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

Sabor

This year, a friend of mine who works with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce asked me if I would like to attend their annual food and wine fundraising event “Sabor” (which means “Taste” in English), and write a quick piece about the event. I excitedly accepted the invitation, attended the incredible event, and then completely failed to write a timely review. What an idiot! But, in my ever procrastinator style fashion, I am finally getting to it.

Sabor, which is held at the Denver Botanical Gardens, was truly a wonderful event to attend.

It brings together a . . . → Read More: Sabor

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 can . . . → 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

Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

Since the gastropub first appeared in England as a way to introduce gastronomy into a friendly pub setting, the concept has been making its way across America finding low key foodies in all of the city stops it makes. Nestled among the boutique shops of the Cherry Creek shopping district, one might assume that the gastropub Argyll would have an air of pretention about it. After all, it does have to complete with a handful of pricey local favorites like Houstons and Elways. But, once you descend the brick staircase to the front door of restaurant, you notice a more . . . → Read More: Argyll – A Gastropub (NOW CLOSED)

Sushi Train

Living in close proximity to a handful of well respected sushi restaurants, one might wonder why a picky patron such as myself would venture down south to try an establishment that named itself after a questionable, automated fish delivery system.  Much to my child side’s dismay, the train that meanders around the sushi bar no longer carries behind it a pay load of fish varieties.   

note the jars in theh background filled with tiny hand folded paper cranes!

But it is really all the better, as this method of raw fish delivery also carries with it an inherent . . . → Read More: Sushi Train

Oyster Bar

The Palace Station casino should be famous for more than just the OJ Simpson arrest.  The always busy Oyster Bar is by far the best feature in this off strip casino.  The Pan Roasts and Oysters on the half shell are the stuff found in my gastronomic dreams.  Literally, I dream about eating here!  It’s a little sad… 

The size of this establishment may be a bit of a deterrent for some, as the 20 some odd seats fill up fast and always seem to be full no matter what time of day you want to eat (I have waited . . . → Read More: Oyster Bar