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Dinner for 1 in Denver

Euclid Hall!

Feb 28, 2013
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Help! Dinner for 35-40 in Downtown Denver

Is my suggestion, had a dinner for 25 people there last year, including 4 vegans and 3 young kids and they did a great job. Was $30 PP, not including drinks.

Feb 28, 2013
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Vegetarian seeks good eats between KS and Boulder- i-70

It's mostly ranchers and farmers and horse property, you might try The Grainery in Idalia, just opened a few months ago, owned by some friends of mine, real homemade food, not gourmet, I am sure they'd customize anything you want. There is a Coronas mexican Grill in Strassburg that is pretty good, not fancy or gourmet but a diverse menu. Primo Bistro had some good Italian Fare in Bennett, CO, but I am not 100% sure they are still open.

Feb 14, 2013
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Suggestions for a cafe for a first date in Denver?

Feb 13, 2013
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Housemade Pastrami in Boulder or Denver?

I believe Edwards Meats in Wheatridge does.

Feb 09, 2013
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Carbone's in North Denver

Jan 25, 2013
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Recommend the food scene in your town!

If you like the mountains, look west from Boulder towards Nederland, Lyons, even Estes Park, Wondervu (west Golden). I used to live in Nederland, small quiet community, on 10 acres and we could make it to Boulder Farmers Market (the best) in 20 minutes give or take and to Lodo (downtown Denver) in 40 minutes. Tons of biking, off road and mountain trails as well as parks and lakes.

Jan 18, 2013
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Chef Coming To Denver March 10-12

Frank Bonanno - Osteria Marco
Jennifer Jasinski - Euclid Hall

Those would be my pics, if you call ahead at Euclid hall, they will do custom tasting menu. I had some chef friends come in from California for a conference and they put together one for 10 of us, that has to rank as one of the best tasting menu's I've ever had. And they have an excellent beer selection, which is fun.

And you can't really go wrong with Hotel Teatro, Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Denver’s only four-star, four-diamond restaurant.

Jan 11, 2013
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Restaurant Recs near City Park/Downtown in Denver

I'd highly suggest Panzano, they have a full gluten free menu in addition to their regular menu, great food, fun location in Lodo.

Jan 10, 2013
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Child friendly "nice" restaurant in Denver

The melting pot, vesta dipping grill, D Bar Desserts (they have good food too).

Nov 09, 2012
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Thanksgiving dinner out with family inlcuding young kids [Denver-Boulder]

Looking for some thanksgiving ideas in the Denver-Boulder region, 4 adults, 2 kids ages 6 and 8. Not looking for a traditional only menu, as several are not huge Turkey fans. Any suggestions?

Nov 07, 2012
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Downtown Denver

I'd take Edge off the list, it's a non-traditional steakhouse...but other than the massive wine/alcohol selection really is a steakhouse. For atmopshere I'd go to Kevin Taylor or Palace Arms. Palace Arms tasting menu is wonderful.

Oct 05, 2012
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Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Turkey in the Denver Area?

I believe they have in the past.

Oct 03, 2012
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Good Chow before a concert at Red Rocks?

My suggestion would be The Fort, great food, incredible view and literally down the street from Red Rocks:

Jun 04, 2012
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Cheyenne WY Steakhouses?

My suggestion would be, great food, nice atmosphere, it's where the locals go.

May 28, 2012
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Denver - dinner in the Highlands

Lots to pick from, what type of food are you looking for?

Apr 08, 2012
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where can I get great sticky buns in Denver?

Okay, not classic, but yummy....bacon sticky buns at Euclid Hall in Denver.

Apr 07, 2012
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Restaurant Week 2012- let's talk about it!

I went to Euclid Hall with my mom for Restaurant week. Very in-depth menu, probably about 80% of their regular offerings. For appetizers, we had Bruléed Center Cut Beef Marrow Bones, the bigger, the better. espagnole, sherry gastrique, toast, which was incredible, the sherry gastrique, really made the dish. Wish it came with more toast, but it was wonderful. We also shared as an appetizer, Chips and Dip, lemon goat cheese dip, oolong tea smoked duck breast, duck confit, Kennebec potato chips, baby dill, extra virgin olive oil, which was equally as good, the combination of the leamon goat cheese dip and tangy tea smoked duck was great, it was a good portion too, enough to easily share. For entrees she had Pan-seared Prime Tri Tip Steak, shiitake-fingerling-blood pudding hash, Onsen soft egg, ancho harissa, chives. It was okay, steak could have used more seasoning, tender but nothing out of the ordinary, the blood pudding has was different, egg was a nice touch. I had the Beef Short Rib Kielbasa sausage and a
Uncensored Hoppwurst Sausage, probably the disappointment of the eventing. The Short rib Kielbasa was dual, the Hoppwurst was good but tiny. The portion was very small and really served at a disadvantage on a plate literally the size of a saucer, over a few sprigs of kraut, I asked if it was always served on such a small plate (the plate of four mustards were on a larger plate) and they said yes. The desert was a hit, we shared two (neither of us drink, so instead of the beer offered with the 5280 menu, they gave us two desserts), The S'mores Pot de Crème, house made graham crackers and marshmallows was wonderful, very large potion, great texture and we also had the Bacon Sticky Bun, keg caramel, apple crème frâiche ice cream. The Bacon sticky bun was packed in the center with bacon and very tender, the apple creme fraiche was over-kill in my opinion, and the sticky bun was better on it's own. Service was great, dinner was a solid hour and a half and very enjoyable. I'd go back for appetizers and dessert, not sure about dinner though.

Mar 03, 2012
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foie gras

Feb 26, 2012
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Denver Restauarant week newbie questions....

Okay, I see that the menus/resaurants have been posted, now what? Do I just call them to make reservations during that week? Any special tips, me being a newbie to restaurant week. And lastly any can't miss restauarants? Thanks.

Jan 19, 2012
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vegan friendly restaurant near Denver convention center?

We were there Saturday night, a few adults and my four year old son. Had an incredible meal. They were busy, but took my son in the back for a kitchen tour and brought him out his own bread bowl, literally (a bowl of bread, with the inside hallowed out), kept him entertained all night. Wonderful dinner.

Nov 07, 2011
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Taffy Addiction Delemma - [Moab, Utah]

Brown Betty Candy shop....I used to vacation there, best SWT ever, it's in Moab, near downtobn.

Sep 19, 2011
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Vegetarian (maybe seafood) in Denver?

Root down is great! I can't say enough about their food and variety. And they will honor any custom request, great food.

Aug 24, 2011
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Cheese in Denver A bit out of your way, but a good cheese plate and a great, grilled cheese, with brie, apples and currant sage pesto. I've had hit and miss luck at Again a bit more East than the areas you mentioned. The cheese plates I've had were good there, a bit more basic, but great combinations...however, the last two times, I was there, they were out of several. On the plus side, the brought us what they had, complete with sides (fruit, crackers, chocolate) both times and didn't charge us, but I would have rather they had the cheese options and gladly paid for it.

Apr 24, 2011
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Buckhorn or The Fort?

Well waste might be a bit harsh, but for food quality, I'd suggest the Fort.

Mar 11, 2011
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Where in Denver/Boulder area can I find Taramasalata?

I've had some at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, but it was served as a side with one of their dinners and to be honest I can't even remember which one, it's been several years. But you might try calling them. 303-777-2391

My Big Fat Greek Cafe
560 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Dec 06, 2010
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Best pies in Denver?

Great people to deal with and if they don't have the pie you want, they'll usually make it. They did a sour creme rasin for me that was devine and not on the menu.

Nov 29, 2010
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24-Hour Spots In Denver Area

Denver Diner on Colfax is as well. Tacos Rapidos on Evans used to be, not 100% sure, have not lived in that area in a while.

Here is a link to a bunch of fun stuff open 24 hours or until the wee morning hours:

Denver Diner
740 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Tacos Rapidos
2800 W Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80219

Nov 28, 2010
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Suggestions for Thanksigivng Dinner for two plus a toddler

Claire, you must try them, I think you'd enjoy it, be a fun place to review too. The Monk Fish with Quail Egg Ravioli is great, so is the Kobe burger with Pancetta and truffle mayo, especially for $9. And the pineapple Rum desert with Liquid Nitrogen Horseradish Ice Cream is quite different. I didn't care for it, but the rest of the people in my party did and it's really worth ordered, if only to taste it. I've only had one bad meal there, they overcooked my Kobe burger, I wanted rare and it came out medium. They actually boxed up the over cooked burger, and said, surely there is someone or some pet that could enjoy it and brought me a new one cooked as ordered.

Nov 28, 2010
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Suggestions for Thanksigivng Dinner for two plus a toddler

Thanks for thinking of us Claire. We ended up at 1515 restaurant of all places. It was wonderful and I would say that there were atleast 5 other parties within view of us, that all had kids, from babies to about 10, very friendly and family oriented. I was super impressed, they even offered to put the kids food orders in early to get them started (which of course we took advantage of). I had an awesome Butternut Squash soup and Prime rib for myself. They offered pasta with butter or red sauce for the kids, with a side of cheese bread, among other things, but that was what my son chose. I called frist when we made the reservation to confirm, a toddler was okay and that they could cater to a vegetarian one at that and they not only said yes, they made a note of it on the reservation, when we were seated, the waitress, quickly addressed me, stating "I understand your son is a vegetarian, here is what we can offer him today", before I even had a chance to bring it up. Needless to say, we left a GREAT tip!

Nov 27, 2010
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