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denver airport restaurant

Haven't eaten there; Mesa Verde on second floor of I think A is tolerable, good caesar. Pour, Jimmy's also ok. Airport food is never that good; even the La Casita branch there leaves something to be desired.

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La Casita
333 N Main St, Springville, UT 84663

Apr 30, 2010
hungrynick in Mountain States

International restos and markets in Denver?

Denver's all about the Mexican/New Mexican. Tacos de Mexico, just south of downtown, is terrific. Jack N Grill on federal and 26th is up there with the best dives in New Mexico. Rosalinda's, on 33rd, is another excellent place that blends Mexican with New Mexican green chile. Los Carboncitos at 37th and Pecos is good Mexico City-style, cheese-covered food (but real Mexican cheese, not the BS yellow stuff from the places w canned sauce). There are great Mexican food shops along Federal and also giant supermarkets -- Avanza is one. Hell, even regular gringo-oriented supermarket chains sell a fairly wide variety of chiles and Mexican products. I found legit tamale skins at Sunflower, our local Trader Joe's-type yuppie organic store.

There are several Vietnamese and other East Asian places on Federal near Alameda, as well as numerous food shops. New Saigon is very popular and very good; I've had good food at T-Hwa too and I understand there's tons more -- I havent explored. However, thats where our ethnic food tapers off. In the distant suburb of Aurora you find a couple of excellent Korean places and a number of good Indian/Pakistani ones, but it's a bit far afield and not up there with what you find in other big metropolises' outskirts.

I'd love to hear about a good Salvadorean place, even if it's in Boulder.....

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Avanza
1320 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

Los Carboncitos
3757 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211

New Saigon Restaurant
630 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

Apr 28, 2010
hungrynick in Mountain States

Trapped in downtown Phoenix

Wow, thanks all, this is a boatload of dining. I tried PastaBar and found it okay, and enjoyed Breadfruit. Looking forward to testing a number of these other spots during the coming months.

(Btw Poerz, my reference to Northern Mexican was meant to refer to high-quality places like Tradiciones or Carolina's, which central Phoenix is blessed with and I like a great deal. But eating at them constantly gets repetitive. I try to steer away from places that serve Mexican food with shiny yellow goo on top and, after three weeks in a row downtown, would probably give a small portion of my anatomy for a good Oaxacan or Yucatecan place w/in walking distance.)

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Tradiciones
1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Apr 28, 2010
hungrynick in Phoenix

Trapped in downtown Phoenix

I have been coming to Phoenix on business every few months for the past five years or so, but am going to have to be here much more often through the end of this year. I usually stay downtown and am trying to find a good option that's not Pizzeria Bianco or the nearby array of (often good) northern Mexican restaurants. Does anyone have any suggestions of good spots within a modest drive of downtown?

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Pizzeria Bianco
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Apr 26, 2010
hungrynick in Phoenix