Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Where to Eat this Weekend: Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen

January 30th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

Contemporary American Tavern

Euclid Hall

 

Not long ago, I stopped into Euclid for lunch, not quite sure of what I was hungry for, but in the search for balance, vibrant flavors, and innovation. After perusing the menu, I settled on the “Itsy Bitsy Fishwich” and “Roasted Cauliflower Salad.”  I can honestly say that the salad I ordered was one of the best salads I have ever had. The texture and flavors were in balance and the cauliflower was roasted to perfection; tender with a slight bite. The small sandwich was packed with flavor and the sweetness of the shredded carrots paired with the slightly spicy jalapeno aioli provided equilibrium of flavor, complimenting one another.

However, aside from the lunch items I enjoyed, guests all around me were ordering the “Brat Burger” with a side of house-made French fries accompanied by a bacon aioli, which I quickly became jealous of. The menu boasts modern American pub fare and the atmosphere is contemporary-urban with a historical downtown Denver feel. It’s a downtown neighborhood-type restaurant serving upscale pub fare that is sure to convince multiple return visits.

 

Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen is located at 1317 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

(303) 595-4255

Monday-Friday 11:30AM-2AM, Saturday-Sunday 2PM-2AM

Happy Hour 3-6PM

Kitchen Open Sunday-Thursday until Midnight, Friday -Saturday until 1AM

Now for the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What branch of mathematics is Euclid, Greek mathematician, known as the “Father” of?

 The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: From what Mexican state does Adelita’s offer traditional Mexican fare? Answer: Michocan!

Where to Drink this Week: Adelita’s Cocina and Cantina

January 28th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants 1 comment

One-Dollar Taco Tuesday and Four-Dollar Margaritas!

Adelita's

Adelita’s Cocina and Cantina on South Broadway, an establishment with an extensive tequila selection and strong margaritas, is a Mexican-rustic, relaxed atmosphere for gathering with friends and/or family for drinks and flavor enthused appetizers. Not only does this cantina offer two happy hours seven days a week, but a variety of daily specials are also available all day and night until close. Try Monday for example, the daily special is two for one margaritas and if you visit during either of the two happy hours that day, you can enjoy two Adelita’s margaritas for only four bucks! However, probably my favorite day to visit Adelita’s is on a Tuesday when one-dollar tacos are offered all day and all night.

Adelita's

Aside from the amazing happy hour prices and daily food specials, Adelita’s is a fun place to hang out. The staff is very friendly, the music is lively, and the atmosphere is charming. The large community table situated just behind the bar is perfect for watching Broncos games with friends or even gathering for happy hour before a night out on the town. The traditional Mexican fare, tequila cocktails, and relaxing environment make Adelita’s a great spot to drink any day of the week.

Adelita’s is located at 1294 South Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 778-1294

Monday:11:00am – 11:00pm
 Tuesday – Friday:
11:00am – 1:00am


Saturday:
10:00am – 1:00am 
Sunday:
10:00am – 11:00pm



Brunch Sat. & Sun.:
10:00am – 3:00pm


 Happy Hour:
3:00pm – 6:00pm
10:00pm – Close

Now for the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

From what Mexican state does Adelita’s offer traditional Mexican fare?

The answer to last Thursday’s blog question: Where did the co-owners of Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe apprentice before moving West to Denver? Answer: New York!

Where to Eat this Weekend: Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe

January 23rd, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Uncategorized 1 comment

A Source of Responsibility

Western Daughter's Butcher Shoppe

Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, an establishment that only sources from within 250 miles of the Denver LoHi shop, supports ranches and farms that raise animals in a hormone and antibiotic free environment. The owners of the butcher shop, Kate Kavanaugh and Josh Curtiss, have simply chosen to supply customers with animals that have roamed free on pasture and ranch land, currently obtaining pigs from Cotton Creek Farms in Merino, cows from Koberstein Farms in Holyoke, and lamb from Fruition Farms just outside of Elizabeth. Although the shop only carries pork, beef, and lamb, there are high hopes to supply customers with bison, elk, and chicken.

Western Daughter's Butcher Shoppe

Aside from stocking whole animals for butchery, the co-owners also carry a wide range of specialty food products and even homemade stocks and house-made sausages. Also, if in need of a particular cut, the shop caters to specialty orders and will source any product one is in search for. Be sure to stop by the shop between open and 2PM, as the shop provides craft delicatessen sandwiches to go. However, if you’re looking for a sandwich that just can’t be beat, try the “sharp shooter.” This beauty contains chimichurri and mushrooms between two steaks in a whole boule. It’s cut to order and sold by the pound, toasted for supreme enjoyment, and available for walk-in by the slice. Order a few for your Super Bowl party and treat your guests to a sandwich they won’t forget!

Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe is located at 3326 Tejon Street, Denver, CO (303) 477-6328

Wednesday-Saturday 11AM-7PM, Sunday 10AM-2PM 

Now for the foodie trivia question to see how educated a foodie you are!

Where do the co-owners of Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe apprentice before moving West to Denver?

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: What establishment did Old Major’s owner and Executive Chef, Justin Brunson, open before Old Major? Answer: Masterpiece Delicatessen!

Where to Drink this Week: Old Major

January 21st, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants 1 comment

Upholding the Motto: “Seafood, Swine, and Wine.”

old major

            Arguably the best restaurant in Denver, Old Major, a restaurant and bar that primarily focuses on “contemporary farmhouse cuisine,” concentrates on nose-to-tail butchery, in-house meat curing, and only sourcing sustainable seafood. Their food is downright brilliant, their cocktails are craft, the wine list is absolute quality, and their spirits list is extensive. I have visited this establishment on numerous occasions at all different times in the evening and the staff is consistently knowledgeable and polite and the quality of cuisine is unwavering. Needless to say, this is a must visit restaurant. Whether just visiting Denver, living in the high country, or even residing in downtown Denver, find the time to visit establishment.

old major

             Possibly the best point in time to visit Old Major is during their happy hour.  The drink menu is exceptionally reasonable, featuring craft cocktails for a mere five dollars, wines by the glass for six, and draft beers for four. And, these drink options aren’t just generic brands of wine or a weak cocktail, I’m talkin’ an “Old-Old Fashioned,” sixteen ounce IPA’s, and wines featured from Infinite Monkey Theorem. It’s a happy hour that really cannot be beat, especially when you take the atmosphere into account. Resembling an urban farmhouse with the walls entirely encased in wood and tables resembling butcher blocks, the space feels butchery-rustic yet clean and hip with the glass garage door to the patio and exposed ductwork throughout the ceiling.

old major

 

So grab your friends, head down to happy hour and take advantage of the five-dollar craft cocktails and even enjoy the six-dollar “pork mushroom fontina burger.” The happy hour food and drink menus seem to uphold the restaurant and bar’s motto of “seafood, swine, and wine” just as much as the dinner menu does at a fraction of the cost.

Old Major is located at 3316 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211

Contact: (720) 420-0622

Dinner  | 7 Days  | 5PM-10PM

Happy Hour  | 7 Days  | 3PM-6PM

 

Now food the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What establishment did Old Major’s owner and Executive Chef, Justin Brunson, open before Old Major?

The answer to last Thursday’s blog question: At what restaurant was Chef Noah French the executive pastry chef before opening Sugarmill? Answer: TAG!

Where to Eat this Weekend: Sugarmill

January 16th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants 1 comment

Sweet and Savory

Sugarmill

            Sugarmill, a delightfully charming restaurant and bakery in Denver serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, is an ideal establishment for any occasion. Upon walking into the small eatery, I was suddenly hit with a whimsical feeling, immediately overcome with lightheartedness and an urge for sweets. Not only is there a bountiful display of attractive and enticing desserts laid out before your eyes, but also the smell of sweet and savory fills the air as you are graced with tunes of the 50’s and 60’s.

SugarmillThis is the type of place you could spend all day at. From meeting friends for coffee or tea, enjoying dessert after a late dinner, or grabbing a delicious lunch, the menus at Sugarmill are truly accommodating for any gathering or “grab and go.” The restaurant provides a large, high community table with a view of Larimer street, and small tables throughout accompanying a bar overlooking the kitchen allowing for an in-depth observation of Chef Noah French’s intricate confectionary art.

Sugarmill

This restaurant and bakery lounge is a place of absolute indulgence. Every sweet and savory menu item triggers a craving that is sure to be satisfied by items such as the “red velvet crème brulee,” “turkey pot pie,” or the ultimate “duck confit quiche.” The RiNo (River North) art district has definitely gained an asset in this fanciful new dessert bar and cafe.

 

Sugarmill is located at 2461 Larimer St #101, Denver, CO

Monday-Thursday 8AM-10PM, Friday-Saturday 8AM-11PM

Now for the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

At what restaurant was Chef Noah French the executive pastry chef before opening Sugarmill?

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: In what city did Executive Chef, Carrie Shores, attend culinary school? Answer: San Francisco!

Where to Drink this Week: Table 6

January 14th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

PresQu’ile Wine Dinner at Table 6

Table 6

Table 6 in Denver, a classic American bistro, is offering a sensational winemaker’s dinner crafted around the PresQu’ile Winery located in the Santa Maria Valley on California’s Central Coast. With the valley created by two traverse mountain ranges on the Pacific Coast, the winery is situated in an ideal setting for cool breezes unique to producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.  As a certified sustainable winery, PresQu’ile (French for “peninsula”) works to preserve habitat, discourages the use of herbicides, and engages in providing social awareness of agricultural sustainability.

Table 6

            Table 6 has prepared a unique three-course dinner to compliment and showcase four of the winery’s exquisite wines for a reasonable sixty-five dollars per person.  Revel in the warm and inviting atmosphere of the restaurant while enjoying Owner/Sommelier Aaron Forman’s carefully selected PresQu’ile wines paired with Executive Chef, Carries Shores’ elegant yet simply prepared dishes. The wine dinner takes place on January 21st at the restaurant, and reservations are required for attendance.

A list of the wines to be showcased:

Presqu’ile Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Presqu’ile Chardonnay 2011

Presqu’ile Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2010

Presqu’ile Pinot Noir Presqu’ile Vineyard 2010

 

Table 6 is located at 609 Corona Street Denver, CO 80218

Monday-Thursday 5-10PM

Friday-Saturday 5-11PM

Sunday 10:30AM-2PM & 5-9PM

Now for the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

In what city did Executive Chef, Carrie Shores, attend culinary school?

The answer to last Friday’s blog question: The owners of Beast+Bottle are siblings? True!

Where to Eat this Weekend: Beast+Bottle

January 10th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 1 comment

A Rustic “Farm to Fork” Eatery

Beast+Bottle

Beast+Bottle, a small, romantically decorated “farm to restaurant” eatery serving rustic American fare and craft cocktails is a must visit for brunch and dinner. Every week the restaurant sources from Colorado farms to provide the best ingredients possible, highlighting the quality of the dishes, even keeping their own flock of hens for fresh eggs. Acquiring a pig and a lamb every week, the restaurant practices in house butchery and charcuterie, utilizing the entirety of the animals to honor their integrity.

Beast+Bottle

The restaurant’s owners firmly believe in crafting an environment that provides knowledge to their guests by sourcing ethically and humanely raised, organic when possible, responsibly harvested food and creating relationships with farmers, ranchers, and purveyors to generate community and support. The “beast” in the restaurant’s name refers to this exact integrity in whole animal usage, introducing diners to new cuts and creative dishes. The “bottle” obviously referring to cocktails, wine, and beer, is influenced by a European style tradition by drinking how one would prefer. The restaurant even carries a specialty saison beer from a local brewery made just for them, which is ever so light in hops and carries lemony citrus notes making it easy to drink one after another.

Beast+Bottle

 

Considering the restaurant practices “farm to fork” cuisine, the menu is every changing, relying on farmers for seasonal produce. However, with a menu that features small plates, vegetables, flatbreads, and entrees, each guest is sure to enjoy a sustainable menu item influenced with resourceful multi-elemental components.

 

Beast+Bottle is located at 719 E.17th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 623-3223

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday, 10AM-2PM

Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday, starting at 5PM

 

Now for the foodie trivia questions to see how educated of a foodie you are!

The owner’s of Beast+Bottle are siblings? True/False

Check back on Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: What era does Williams and Graham model their establishment after? Answer: Prohibition!

Where to Drink this Week: Williams and Graham

January 7th, 2014 Posted by Cocktails, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Unwind with a Craft Cocktail

Williams and Graham

The holidays are finally over and anxieties, excitement, and harsh realities need to be addressed. What better way to unwind than with a craft cocktail? At Williams and Graham, a speakeasy that transports you straight back to the Prohibition era, strong craft cocktails and a relaxed, dim lit environment will ease and provide composure.

Williams and Graham

Upon walking into a small library, the hostess will lead you into the bar/seating area through a hidden door. With comfortable seats at the bar, relaxing all night while taking advantage of the inventive cocktails is an easy task. The establishment is a great place to bring friends for after-the-holidays- drinks, and the atmosphere is perfect to kick back and rejuvenate. One of the best cocktails, one in which Williams and Graham is somewhat “known” for, is the Blackberry Sage Smash, made with whisky muddled blackberries, lemon juice and sage. It’s not too sweet, but is super easy going down, so much so that you find yourself three deep before you know it. With their innovative concoctions and hand carved ice, every guest is sure to find a cocktail that suits them for the evening.

Williams and Graham

Williams and Graham is located at 3160 Tejon Street (303) 997-8886

Monday-Sunday 5PM-1AM

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What era does Williams and Graham model their establishment after?

Check back on Friday for the answer!

The answer to last Friday’s blog question: What type of wood does Acorn use in the wood-fired oven and grills? Answer: Oak!

 

Where to Eat this Weekend: Acorn

January 3rd, 2014 Posted by Cocktails, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend 1 comment

The Source for Craft Cocktails and Innovative Ingredients: Acorn Restaurant and Bar

Acorn

Located within an 1880’s renovated warehouse turned epicurean market in the RiNo (River North) art district, Acorn, the “sister” restaurant to OAK at fourteenth in Boulder, serves up eclectic, contemporary American cuisine alongside craft cocktails and hand selected wines and beers in a neighborhood-driven environment. With an atmosphere filled with concrete floors, graffitied walls, exposed beams and ductwork, the real warmth is derived from the wood-fired oven and grills.

Acorn Denver

The menu, seasonally inspired and ever changing, consists of traditional American dishes infused with eclectic, innovative spices and ingredients that make up the “small plates,” “shared plates,” and the “large plates.” The “small plates,” similar to appetizers, are inventive and varietal, perfect for ordering two or three and pairing with craft cocktails during a happy hour. The “shared plates,” are sufficient as an entree and the “large plates” can serve two to five, with such items as a 56 oz. bone-in pork shoulder that is sure to feed a whole dinner table.

Acorn Restaurant

Open for lunch, mid-day, and dinner during the week, the food and beverage menu can suit any time of day. Co-owner, Bryan Dayton, an award-winning mixologist has created a cocktail menu, organized into three categories by means of alcoholic strength, to satisfy a wide range of palates.  With everything from “booze free” items to housemade soda and ingredient driven cocktails, there seems to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Be sure to visit this innovative establishment soon, as the restaurant is featuring the highly desirable “razor clams” and the seared Hudson Valley “Cyrus” Foie Gras Donut.” With favorites from OAK at fourteenth in Boulder and new seasonal essentials, Acorn at The Source is an appealing, out of the ordinary eatery to endeavor to.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are and to see if you win a spot on our craft beer tour!

What type of wood does Acorn use in the wood-fired oven and grills?

Check back on Tuesday for the answer!  We’ll draw one winner from all correct entries.

Acorn is located at The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Telephone: (720) 542-3721

Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-10:00PM, Sunday 5:30PM-10:00PM