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Andouille in denver?

Olivers on 6th makes their own, been a while since I bought it so can not really recall anything about it, but I am sure if you call them they can answer questions.

Mar 05, 2013
nateco in Mountain States

Puebla: Mercado de Sabores Poblanos

I have not found any chowhound posts mentioning this newer market of food stalls. I found an article about it here:
http://www.puebla-mexico.com/mercado-...

Has anyone been? Does anyone have any comments about the quality of food compared to fondas and street food around town in more traditional setting? Looks to be set up for tourist, not locals, but I am fine with that if it is good! Looks like a fun place to go grazing.

Any specific stalls to look for?

Thanks,
Nathan

Feb 08, 2012
nateco in Mexico

Cuernavaca and Taxco

Excellent advice, and very appreciated.

And thanks for the safety warning RE Cuernavaca, I was not aware that this was an area of concern. Will be sure to stay somewhat on the tourist trail there.

Feb 08, 2012
nateco in Mexico

Cuernavaca and Taxco

I didn't find much searching for recommendations for these locations. Can I please get some recommendations? I would love to hear about any good Mexican eats, traditional or modern, not really looking for international. Anything from street/market food to high end.

Thanks for any help!

Nathan

Feb 06, 2012
nateco in Mexico

Rosso de Montepulciano - Similiar Wines

I really love this wine for the price, but you just can not seem to find it in the Denver, CO area. Nobile de Montepulciano of course fit the flavor profile (same grape, similiar, but "more"), but not the price point.

Anyone have any recomendation, maybe some chiantis that use the same Prugnolo grape or regions in Tuscany that develop wines with that similiar flavor profile, and that would fall in what I call my every-day drinker range (<15ish) , which I think of as smoother and more elegant than most chiantis.

For now, I guess I will have to just suffer through the Nobiles.. I am loving it, but my wallet not as much.

Dec 01, 2011
nateco in Wine

Seasonal Specials - Tuscany, ER, Piemonte, Liguria

Thanks for the concern and information. No, we are planning to take the train in from La Spezia. Will probably look to stay in Riomaggiore and hopefuly at least the Via dell'Amore will be open and from there it will be easier to take a day trip if we get restless and all the trails are closed. Will probably be in Parma before and watching the weather. If it looks like more rain, we will postpone or go somewhere else. Right now, it looks like sun next week when we will be in that area. Hopefully we can make it, and enjoy some focaccia, wine, and views.

Thanks

Nov 08, 2011
nateco in Italy

Seasonal Specials - Tuscany, ER, Piemonte, Liguria

Thanks! Walnut gelato is a favorite, will be on the look out for that! Same for anything with pumpkin.

Yes, I have been tracking all of the flooding and reading everything I can find. We are just remaining flexible as far as where we are going and when. We were planning to hit Cinque Terre and were prepared for rainy and grey anyway (good excuse to rest for a while and drink some wine with a view), but obviously not the horrible damage and loss of life, which is so very sad. Right now, we are thinking we are still going to visit, but will keep a close eye on the weather and news. Hopefully the forecast sunny weather will come soon.

Nov 07, 2011
nateco in Italy

Seasonal Specials - Tuscany, ER, Piemonte, Liguria

Great topic just posted about seasonal specialties in Rome. Would people be kind enough to expand it to outside Rome for me. I know there are a lot, and many regional, but what are some highlights I should be on the search for in Tuscany, ER, Piemonte, and Liguria? I will be traveling from the 12th through the end of November

Truffles will be first on my list.

The post on Rome mentioned it has been a bad year for mushrooms, is that true further north as well?

Thanks! Nathan

Nov 07, 2011
nateco in Italy

Minneapolis Hound seeks best hotel lobby bar in Denver

Panzano in Hotel Monaco Denver. Good cocktails, nice wine list, and awesome happy hour

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Panzano
909 17th St., Denver, CO 80202

Oct 08, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

looking for authentic Mexican herbs in Denver or substitutions

there are a few Rancho 'Lborios in town, google for addreesses, they are all ptetty much the same. They also have awesome freshly fried tortilla chips!

the market off colorado is just a neighborhood market, but handy if you are close, their fajitas mix isadictive, citrusy with anchiote, not tex mex.

Aug 05, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

looking for authentic Mexican herbs in Denver or substitutions

Look for it fresh, I have never seen it dried. I have bought it in denver, but I have also gone to pick some up and not been able to find it, not sure if it is seasonal or just an inconsitent supply.

In general, when looking for more obscure latin american ingredients, skip Avanza which does not have a great selection. Try out Rancho Liborio's produce section. Or, Azteca on colfax in aurora. I think I saw it recently at the little groccery between home depot and whole foods in Glendale on Colorado boulevard, but it is a small place, so would not go out of the way to check it. I would try calling ahead.

Dried Avocado Leaves can be a sub in some recipes, and are a great ingredient on their own.

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Avanza
1320 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

Azteca
2462 N Old Mill Loop, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

Aug 01, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Specific Denver recommendations wanted - please help!

Satchels on 6th opened recently and is a great space with really good food.
www.satchelson6th.com/

Euclid Hall is also anothwer recent addition.

Jun 06, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Restaurants Suggestion for Denver, Colorado Near the 16th Street Mall

East 17th, Uptown, just a short walk, will have a more local feel as well. Steubens, Olivea, and others.

Jun 05, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

One amazing dinner in Denver - Help?

Denver is not known for Thai food. You will find some decent thai here, but nothing great. Chada does have the nicest overal ambiance I think, but US Thai in Edgewater just west of downtown is typically given higher marks for its food. But it is more of just a diner atmosphere.

Our best ethnic food is Mexican, Vietnamese, and Korean... in my opinion. You can find a lot of Vietnam's and Korean in your price range, just do a chowhound search for favorites. A more upscale and modern take on vietnamese that would be in your range is Parallel 17, would make for a great meal, and nice patio. Federal blvd has the more traditional places, New Saigon is a lot of peoples favorite, I like Dalat (less crowded, less rushed).

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Parallel 17
1600 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

US Thai Cafe
5228 W 25th Ave, Edgewater, CO 80214

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

Jun 05, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Truffle Hunting and late Nov Fairs in Piemonte

That is great info, thank you!

Looks like I will be there for both a garlic AND a leek festival! May as well save money and skip the romantic hotel, sounds like I will not be needing it...

May 27, 2011
nateco in Italy

Truffle Hunting and late Nov Fairs in Piemonte

Great, thanks! For some reason I was thinking the Asti fair was earlier, that is great news.

May 26, 2011
nateco in Italy

Truffle Hunting and late Nov Fairs in Piemonte

Does anyone know of a guide, or a guide source, to go on a truffle hunt in Piemonte? We will be there this year in November. Pretty open on location as the trip details are still mostly unplanned. There is a post to chowhound from 2007 (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/380747) with some good leads, but I figured it was old enough it was woth asking again.

Also, the most likely weekend for us in the area is November 20th. Anyone know of a good truffle fair that weekend? The big Alba and Asti fairs will not be going. I did find a coulpe smaller looking ones but not really find any details to know what to expect:

San Sebastiano Curone truffle fair: http://www.comunesansebastianocurone.it/index.php?page=a4_s401

Murisengo truffle fair:
http://www.fieradeltartufo.com/home.aspx

Thanks! There is a lot of great info on hear about the area and I am really looking forward to it!

May 25, 2011
nateco in Italy

Park Hill Area, Denver

I may be a little late, but some ideas if you have not found them. For things in the overall area just go with the regular recommendations, but a couple specific area recommendations you may not find in a general search:

Spinelli's Market on 23rd and Dexter has awesome sandwiches, and pretty good pre made meals ready to stick in the oven.

Tacos y Chorizo on Colfax and Cherry. A pretty good taco stand, best in the immediate area in my opinion. And very friendly.

On Saturdays the church at Colorado and 26th does a sidewalk lunch BBQ often. Very cheap and pretty good.

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Spinelli's Market
4621 E 23rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207

May 09, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Bars in Park Hill?

Oh ya, forgot the Cork House and Solera on Colfax. You will often have no one to talk to but the bar tender, but both usualy have friendly ones and they both have good happy hours for wine and occasionaly will have a small crowd. And Cork House has an awesome patio now that it is patio season again!

May 09, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Bars in Park Hill?

Sorry, but that is not a great bar area, I am up there as well. Park Hill has a historey of being very anti liquor license, although it has gotten better in the last few years.

The closest is probably the Berkshire in Stapelton, it has a nice bar area and some good wine/beers/food. There is an Irish bar there as well that has never appealed to me.

The Cherry Tomato does have a bar (down on 23rd at Dexter). But it really is not a place people go just for a drink.

Other than that, you really need to go to Colfax to find a good bar. The Elm is ok. The bars over by the Bluebird are a good mix, about one for any mood with Mezcal, Goosetown, Atomic, R-Bar, PS, Lost Lake, and even more within a few blocks. All an easy bike ride, a longer but very doable walk.

Pary's on 28th just got a liquor license, I have no idea what it is going to be. In the old Satchels at 28th and Fairfax. So keep your fingers crossed!

By the way, check out the Gelato place down there at fairfax and 28th. Good gelato, very friendly.

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Mezcal
3230 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80206

Cherry Tomato
4645 E 23rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207

May 09, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Lizano Salsa in Denver

Has anyone seen this Costa Rican salsa anywhere in Denver? I have checked Avanza and a couple groccery stores in east denver with no luck.

My girlfriend wants me to cook her Gallo Pinto.

Thanks,
Nathan

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Avanza
1320 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

Apr 13, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Fresh pork belly in Denver metro?

I have been really happy with the quality of the belly (and really everything) from Oliver's Meat Market. They have always had it when I needed it, but never hurts to call ahead.

Oliver's Meat Market
1718 East 6th Avenue Denver, CO 80218-3616 - (303) 733-4629

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Oliver's Meat Market
1718 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Apr 13, 2011
nateco in Mountain States

Five Points / Lower Downtown advice (Denver)

Nothing that I can think of is a real close walk. About a mile to anything, including Jonesy's or the ballpark area.

Jonesy's is a great choice, and has a good beer list with usualy a few pretty unique special selections from local breweries. Draft and bottle.

Steubens is just another couple blocks.

Panzano has a great happy hour.
http://www.panzano-denver.com/files/menu/menu_36.pdf

I have not been to The Lobby yet, but it is on my list and looks like a good happy hour
http://www.thelobbydenver.com/happy-h...

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Panzano
909 17th St., Denver, CO 80202

Nov 13, 2009
nateco in Mountain States

Looking for Hinged Pate Pan in Denver?

Thanks for the advice. I am still bummed about Cooks Mart closing, you would think Denver would be able to support a store like that.

Good idea on the Restaurant Source, that is very close to me, and a road trip to Boulder for a visit to the Peppercorn (and a beer or two on the mall) will be a good back up.

Thanks again!

Nov 12, 2009
nateco in Mountain States

Looking for Hinged Pate Pan in Denver?

Does anyone know of a place that would sell a hinged pan for making Pate en Croute, in Denver? Something like this one:

http://www.fantes.com/images/23701loa...

Thanks!

Nov 10, 2009
nateco in Mountain States

Grilled Corn with Cayenne, Lime, and Cotija

Mayo is with out a single doubt used in mexico. At least where I had it last in Oaxaca where every vendor had a giant tub of mayo on their cart, and I believe it was the same in other areas I have been. It may also be served in places with crema, but that is not the only way.

This is a wonderfull dish. I have served it at a fancy dinner party as just the kernels in a bowl with side dishes with all the fixings for people to add. Went over very well, and was easier/cleaner to eat. That dish is actualy called esquite, and also a street food in mexico.

Sep 01, 2009
nateco in Recipes

Estilo Chihuahua en Denver

A new Mexican restaurant just opened on east colfax called Durango's. It is at 8135 E. Colfax . May have some of what you are looking for. Pretty diverse menu.

I just had a great pozole there and remembered this post from a while back. I will definitly be going back to try some other items. Also, very friendly staff.

Jun 07, 2009
nateco in Mountain States

Good eats near Loew's (Cherry Creek area) and Grand Hyatt?

A couple different ideas, the others already posted are solid:

Heading the opposite direction from Cherry Creek, El Coyotito‎ at
4978 Leetsdale Dr, a short walk, is pretty darn good mexican food. The carnita torta ahogada is one of my regular cravings, and cheap. A great bakery for croissants and sweets is Les Delices de Paris at 5303 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, but that is about it there, no real food. And for a real fast lunch, there is a taco truck parked behind the mexican market of Kentucky, just east of the Whole Foods. And then there is always the Whole Foods backed good and coffee.

For coffee and breakfast, Crepes & Crepes at 2816 E 3rd Ave does both well. If you have a hangover, or want to eat like you do, the weekend breakfast at the Bull and Bush brewery at 4700 Cherry Creek Dr S is good (things like chicken fried steak in gravy and good bloody maries).

Other than heading up to cherry creek, you are in a coffee dead zone, really the only decent coffee is at the Whole Foods, unless you like Starbucks.

May 12, 2009
nateco in Southwest

DENVER - truly amazing food?

If we are opening things up to about anything, Novo Coffee is some of the best in the country I think, the Ethiopians they roast can be unreal. They have a location in th Denver art museum and served by a few cafes around, like Fluid Coffee Bar.

And I agree with tacos. Tacos y Salsa is a good one, but they are all over the place, and even a lot of the taco trucks are pretty good. East Colfax is where I find most of my favorites, out past Quebec they start getting thick. I have trouble picking a favorite. Almost more fun to try a different one and a different meat each time!

We do brew beer really well. Vine Street Pub (serving Mountain Sun Brewery beers, and some day to be a brewery itself) and Falling Rock Tap House for a selection of local stuff.

Lola's brunch is pretty unique.

Thats all I have right now. This is one of those questions that can be answered 100 ways depending on what pops in your mind. Have a good trip

May 10, 2009
nateco in Mountain States

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

That is a great starting point. Couple notes to supplement it though:

-The green chilies you choose really are key. Try to get hatch or pueblo. Otherwise, use a variety of chilies to try to get some complexity. A mix of poblano, pasilla, and jalapeno is a good starting point. Actually, a 100% jalapeno green chili is really tasty as well.

-Roast all of the green chilies until they are black, peel most of the skin, seed and de-vein unless you like it really hot. Also roast the other veggies (onions, tomatoes, garlic)

-A good flavorful lard, and lots of it I think that is the secret of Santiago's super tasty green chili.

-herbs and spices are optional, I can not taste any in most green chili. Options are Mexican oregano and cumin. But, keep it low.

In the end, it is a pretty simple recipe. Just start with the basics in Chimayo's link and these notes, and just play with it. Once you get your recipe down, make extra and freeze.

Apr 28, 2009
nateco in Home Cooking