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DRUG STORE LUNCH COUNTERS IN DENVER?

Can't say I've ever heard of one here.

Aug 04, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Vegetarian Eats - DEN

Domo has gotten raves from vegetarian friends. They do Japanese country fare: stews, soups, tempura. They originally did not serve sushi, though they do now. But there are plenty of vegetarian options, more than you would expect.

However, as they note in their menu:
Domo Restaurant uses over seventy different
ingredients individually or in combinations.
Meats, fish and vegetables are prepared in the
same kitchen, with the same pots and utensils
(washed between preparations of course). It is
not possible to follow extremely strict vegetarian
guidelines for food preparation.

So it depends how strict you want to be.

I prefer them for lunch these days (more affordable, and I don't expect as much from the service, which has fallen off a bit since their early days). Your mileage may vary!

http://www.domorestaurant.com/index.html

Aug 01, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Help! Dropped the ball on Anniversary Dinner (PHX)

I'm guessing you're not in Denver, or I'd suggest something.

Maybe you could put your town in the title?

Oh, and good luck!

Jul 19, 2008
Kitt in Phoenix

Cheesemaking supplies in Denver?

I've got goat's milk galore and I'd like to make some cheese. I can get rennet at Vitamin Cottage but I'd also like to find a press and some molds, and possibly some different cultures.

Are there any cheesemaking supply places in the area? I'd rather buy locally than shop online. (Aside from wanting to spend my cash in town, visiting the shop and talking to people is half the fun.)

Thanks!

Kitt
http://www.kittalog.com

Jul 18, 2008
Kitt in Mountain States

Billy's Inn, Denver—pretty cool

Didn't ring a bell. But I haven't been reading Sheehan lately, so.

Jul 16, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Billy's Inn, Denver—pretty cool

Thanks! I could've googled, but I think it's helpful to have the location in the discussion.

Jul 16, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Driving from Denver to Cardondale

Nonono, don't eat at the airport! I'd say your best bet is to stop in Idaho Springs, which is about a half-hour west of Denver off I-70. Very easy off and back onto the highway. The most obvious choice would be Beau Jo's pizza, but there are other places in the same stretch. Get off at the second Idaho Springs exit (exit 240 for CO-103/Mt Evans), turn right at the bottom of the ramp on 13th Street, then right again on Miner Street, which is lined with restaurants and shops. Beau Jo's is two blocks down on the right.

Other Chowhounds will surely have recs, too.

Jul 16, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Denver Report: Bistro Vendome & Snooze breakfast; Tamayo dinner

Thanks for the report! Snooty staff can really ruin a meal.

At Bistro One (new place on South Broadway) the other night our server was hyper-smiley and enthusiastic almost to the point of annoyance ("Well played, my friends!"), but I decided I just needed to smother my inner cynic and be smiley right back.

I'll take perky over surly any day.

Jul 15, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Billy's Inn, Denver—pretty cool

Where is Billy's Inn?

Jul 15, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Bistro One, Antique Row, Denver?

Went there Friday night. Great space, enthusiastic service, excellent food and VERY affordable. I posted a review on my blog: http://kittbo.blogspot.com/2008/07/di...

Definitely going back often.

Jul 15, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Lack of Denver Chowhound postings

Oh, I've heard about White Fence Farm in the distant past (like 10 years ago?). I had no idea it was still around. Maybe I'll drag my fella there this weekend.

We haven't been to Casa Bonita yet, either.

Jul 08, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Middle Eastern in Denver/Boulder

Seconding Beirut Grill and Ya Hala. And also seconding Claire's suggestion that you try making your own. It's so very easy. I've posted a recipe on my blog (linked in profile; then search for hummus). I make it regularly and it's so much better (and cheaper) than what you can buy.

Jul 08, 2008
Kitt in Mountain States

Denver Pizza

I don't eat a lot of pizza, so I'm not an afficionado, but I do enjoy Pasquini's.

A friend of mine appreciates Beaujoe's gluten-free pizzas. I'm not sure what kind of crust that is (cornmeal maybe?), but it's nice to have the option.

Jul 07, 2008
Kitt in Mountain States

Upcoming book alert: Marcella Hazan's memoir, "Amarcord"

Thanks! Yep, that's my house. I'm wowed by it, too, even after a year. Particularly because the kitchen is three, no, four times the size of my old one, and had room to build in a floor-to-ceiling bookcase for all my cookbooks. Surprisingly, I do not have any of Marcella Hazan's yet, but after reading her memoir, I will certainly be picking up her "Essentials," which is an expanded version of her first book.

The story of how that book got published is fascinating, too. It almost withered on the vine, until some chance introductions changed her life.

Jul 07, 2008
Kitt in Food Media & News

Upcoming book alert: Marcella Hazan's memoir, "Amarcord"

A friend who knows I like foodie memoirs slipped me an advance copy. I've posted a partial review here:

http://kittbo.blogspot.com/2008/07/wh...

I'm reading it as slowly as possible to prolong the pleasure. It's quite good.

Jul 07, 2008
Kitt in Food Media & News

Upcoming book alert: Marcella Hazan's memoir, "Amarcord"

You won't be disappointed. I'm about a third of the way through and really enjoying it. She has a good story, and it's well-written.

Jul 02, 2008
Kitt in Food Media & News

Favorite Restaurant In Denver?

Cafe Brazil and Cuba Cuba are my favorites. I've also always considered Le Central a good standby (dinners only, never brunch), as long as I can get a seat on the patio or in one of the back rooms.

Jun 27, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Best restaurant in Denver for the day

On the patio at Highlands Garden Cafe is lovely and special. I'm also fond of Cuba Cuba (they have a patio too). The former takes reservations, the latter does not.

http://www.highlandsgardencafe.com/ho...

http://www.cubacubacafe.com/

May 18, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

DENVER -- Monday Brunch on Memorial Day

I second Lucille's. Great brunch place. Love the bloody marys and the beignets. Fabulous Creole food, and good service. (I've only been to the Denver location. On Logan just north of Alameda.)

May 18, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Grass Fed Beef in Colorado

You can find some of the restaurants here:

http://homegrowncolorado.blogspot.com...

May 13, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Score! 4 gift certificates for 4 Denver Restaurants

I thought I had posted some pics from Izakaya Den, but I couldn't find them on my blog. Turns out I'd saved the post in Drafts and forgotten about it. I posted it tonight:

http://kittbo.blogspot.com/2007/11/we...

May 11, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Need Bakery suggestions for Anniversary Cake-Denver Area

Mulberries on Old South Pearl in Denver makes beautiful cakes, but I can't tell you how tasty they are. Their cookies are good, though!

http://www.mulberriescakeshop.com/

May 10, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

New Places to try in Boulder/Denver & surrounding areas

They definitely have pisco sours, and capirinhas and mojitos ...

I do mourn the passing of Piscos, which of course had excellend pisco sours.

May 07, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

New Places to try in Boulder/Denver & surrounding areas

I haven't seen any mention of Red Tango here, and I think it is most excellent. It's Latin American, mostly Chilean and Peruvian. They do an osso bucco as a special that is delicious (and big enough to make two more dinners for me). And though I'm not vegetarian, their combo plate (chile de zapallo stuffed with butter nut squash and goat cheese drizzled with nutmeg cream sauce 1 steak or avocado tostada, 1 cheese enchilada smothered with mole pobalono) is one of my favorite things.

Their menu is here:

http://www.allmenus.com/menus/25682/R...

The service is friendly and efficient, and they have the full line-up of (properly made) Latin American drinks, plus a nice wine list.

The location may seem a little funky (they took over several linked storefronts in a strip mall on 38th just west of Sheridan) but that also adds to its charm. It feels like a nice surprise!

They're at:
5807 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
(303) 420-2203

‎I don't think they require reservations but it's probably a good idea. I've never seen a slow night there.

Here's a Google link to maps, reviews, etc:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&...

May 07, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Hounds Do Dim Sum

Sorry I missed you guys! I was there with a friend at the same time. We probably walked past you on our way out, if you were sitting by the kitchen. Didn't know it until I saw Claire's post on her blog. Sounds like quite the feast! Dim sum is definitely better with a crowd.

May 07, 2008
Kitt in Mountain States

attn: CO booze-hounds, tipsy's (littleton, co) is open

Thanks for the tip on Keg Liquors. Never would've thought to check in there for deals. (I'm partial to Reserve List and Morgan's, though; they have not steered me wrong, though they may be pricier.)

May 05, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day - Review

Just caught up on this discussion. Thanks for the update from the class! Great to know you can freeze the dough, too.

May 04, 2008
Kitt in Home Cooking

Score! 4 gift certificates for 4 Denver Restaurants

Nice win!

I had a gift certificate to Sushi Den that was also good for Izakaya Den across the street. Izakaya has all kinds of non-sushi items ( menu here: http://www.izakayaden.net/menus/fusio... ), so your husband should be able to find something he likes there. I'd call and double-check whether you can use your gift cert. there, anyway.

(Sorry, tatamagouche. But I could be wrong!)

May 04, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Sunflower in Boulder

I was there about a month and a half ago. Really good dinner, though a little pricier than I was expecting (which certainly isn't their fault). I posted about what I ate here:

http://kittbo.blogspot.com/2008/03/di...

May 02, 2008
Kitt in Southwest

Chinese bakeries, Denver area?

Vinh Xuong is the bakery in the Far East Center (in the southwest corner), unless there's another one there I don't know about (quite possible). They have a pretty extensive selection of pastries (love the sesame balls), and they do banh mi. I am also fond of their tapioca puddings. I couldn't say what their meat buns are like, but they often have spring rolls that are good.

Feb 23, 2008
Kitt in Southwest