It’s that time of the year again, or, as one of my Facebook friends so eloquently put it, – it’s the end of girlfriend season. In other words, it’s officially football season. I will argue about the girlfriend thing because I am a girl and I love football, but I digress.
Last Friday on a Culinary Connectors Pearl Street walking tour I found myself with 9 other foodies happily ensconced in a booth at the Pearl Street Grill. In honor of the Great American Beer Festival the good folks at Pearl Street served us pitchers and cans of several Colorado-made beers such as Rail Yard Ale and Mile High Pale Ale. Rail Yard, which is newly available in cans, is malty ale and is Wynkoop Brewing’s (the owner of Pearl Street Grill) most popular beer. Mile High Pale Ale is a very hoppy beer that is only available in kegs. We feasted on hummus and artichoke pesto, black bean quesadillas and these crazy good Mexican egg rolls – crisp egg rolls filled with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, rice and jalapeños served with pork green chili and sweet chili sauce. I’ve been thinking about the cold beer and those spicy eggs rolls all weekend. I can’t wait to go back and have them again.
That brings me to my next point. The Pearl Street Grill is the perfect place to watch football or really any sport. Go early for happy hour and stay late to drown your sorrows if your fantasy player doesn’t score you enough points or if your favorite team loses. They have two happy hours, one from 3:00 – 6:00, and a late night one from 10:00 to midnight. Drinks are a dollar off and they offer a bunch of fun snacks for just $5.
This hip and casual spot has been in existence since 1983. The wood bar is said to be from the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904 and the stained glass is from an old church in St. Louis. Whether that is true or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that the Pearl Street Grill is a laid back venue for drinking and eating with friends. In case you don’t like beer, they have a fun wine list as well. Their menu features classic bar sandwiches, wings and burgers but you can also find a spice rubbed pork tenderloin, barley risotto and a vegetable curry.
The Pearl Street Grill – 1477 S. Pearl Street, Denver. 303-778-6475