Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

The dining space

 

The bar area with chain saw shelving supports!

I wanted to love this place, I really did.  I wish I could tell you that the food was so spectacular that even a year later, I could expound on the details of each course.  I wish I could rave about the way the flavors melded in just the right way to turn just an entrée into an experience, but I can’t do that.  Outside of the incredible interesting décor, I have nothing much to excitedly describe outside of the hilariously difficult time I . . . → Read More: Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

Il Posto – Andrea Frizzi is an Ass, DON’T GO HERE!!!

DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PLACE!!!!

Shame is the best way to describe how I feel about my experience at Il Posto.  Shame for having the ability to write this review after owner and chef Andrea Frizzi treated my party with such disrespect that I should have walked out and not contributed a cent toward his restaurant.  He verbally accosted several members of our party and made such a scene that other diners stopped eating to watch and listen.  How disgraceful it is for someone as “professional” as he to treat his customers in such a way.

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STAR KITCHEN – Decidedly delicious dim sum and desserts

Dining at the Star Kitchen is like being transported from the lazy American suburbs to the overcrowded and fast moving streets of China.  On any given Sunday morning, the parking lot is full and a line has formed at the door prior to the restaurant even opening.  It is not uncommon for there to be an hour wait just 30 minutes after opening.  Although one could patron them on a week day, which I have done in times of desperation, the menu size is reduced as there are certain dishes they only offer on the weekends.  So, go early . . . → Read More: STAR KITCHEN – Decidedly delicious dim sum and desserts

Wild Eggs

Affection and desire can come in many forms, but the way I feel about the new Wild Eggs restaurant in Wash Park can only be described as obsessive love.  I LOVE the variety of dishes they have to offer.  I LOVE the inventive take on old, traditional recipes.  I LOVE the half priced Bloody Maries and Mimosas served on weekdays.  I just downright LOVE this place.  So much so, in fact, that I went there for breakfast twice in one weekend.

On Saturday morning my husband and I ventured our way to the intersection of Logan and Alameda in the . . . → Read More: Wild Eggs

Park Burger

It is easy to see why this local burger hotspot has received national recognition for their great burgers, decadent shakes and French fries, and the generally genial atmosphere.  The brain child of Platt Park local Jean-Philippe Failyau, who is also part owner of the ever popular Osteria Marco on Larmier Square, Park Burger took everyday burger concepts and stepped them up a level.  The addition of buffalo, turkey and award winning veggie burger substitution options, as well as a variety of “specialty” burgers, allows for every discernible burger pallet to be satisfied.  Add in . . . → Read More: Park Burger

Linger

When I made the reservation for my husband, D, and I to eat dinner at Linger, I was completely unfamiliar with the type of culinary experience this restaurant offered. I knew that the place had recently opened and was owned by Chef Justin Cucci, the same guy that runs the popular Highlands’ establishment, Root Down. I also knew that the name for the place had been inspired by the buildings slightly disturbing past as a mortuary. But really, what else does one need to know in order to have confidence that the experience will be at the very least an . . . → Read More: Linger

Lime XS

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves your food with a side of hair, a jacked up price on your drinks and a management staff that blatantly says “if you don’t like it, go somewhere else”, then this is the place for you. Because that is exactly the experience I recently had at Lime XS off of 6th Ave in Denver.

My husband and I have been dining at this neighborhood Mexican restaurant since we moved to Denver two years ago. Until recently, it had always had an experienced and professional, yet quirky staff (think biker gang/tattoo shop). . . . → Read More: Lime XS

Larkburger

 I have to admit that I was a bit reluctant to try the new Larkburger that just opened on Alameda in Wash Park.  I have a favorite burger joint that I like to patron and I really wasn’t looking to pay for anything less than what I was used to.  But such is the nature of the beast for a restaurant blogger.  If all I did was eat at the same places and write about them over and over again, no one would have even an ounce of interest in reading what I have to say.

 

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Lao Wang Noodle House

Amid the myriad of run down strip malls and fast food joints on the stretch of Federal Boulevard between Alameda and Mississippi one can find a hole in the wall restaurant called Lao Wang Noodle House. There isn’t anything that noticeably sets it apart from any of the other hundred just like it down the road. The outside is a dingy store front butted up against a tight fitting parking lot. Inside there is a small area containing 26 seats with walls virtually devoid of decor save for the Chinese wall menu.

The menu for those who . . . → Read More: Lao Wang Noodle House

La Brisa

I had great hopes for this small neighborhood Mexican joint.  After all, its doors remain open despite its close proximity to the long time Denver favorite The Blue Bonnet and the new Mexican hotshot, El Diablo.  Upon my arrival to the restaurant I noted that despite being 7:30 pm, about half the tables in the restaurant were empty.  This is never a good sign in my book.  A good restaurant should be nearly full if not have a short wait at this typical dining hour.  Never the less, we ventured in and took an empty booth with the hopes that . . . → Read More: La Brisa