The Crushery – It’s Where to Eat This Weekend

November 5th, 2010 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors, Denver No Comment yet

The Crushery is a comfortable unpretentious place on South Pearl Street where Chef John Davidson, who has done stints in fine dining in Chicago and New York, creates his infamous crushed kitchen sandwiches. Open six days a week, the Crushery is a great place to take your family, a date or even just to grab something to take home.

The menu features delicious home-baked breads, New York style boiled bagels and paninis filled with quality ingredients that are “crushed” – smooshed, smashed, flattened – you get the point.  I particularly like the shredded pork, bacon, green chilies and queso fresco with chipotle aioli.

Make sure to leave room for dessert. John makes liquid nitrogen ice cream to order. Take a look at his list of ingredients and put together the perfect combination of flavors. Salted, chocolate caramel or honey lavender or just plain vanilla – John estimates that there are over 10,000 different scoops he can make . It’s also fun to watch him make the liquid nitrogen ice cream. He does it in a mixer as mist billows around him freezing the ice cream so quickly that ice crystals stay small giving it a very creamy texture.

The Crushery just received its liquor license, so now while the kids enjoy their sweet treats, you can enjoy an adult beverage. Check out their “adult” ice cream flavors as well. When I popped in last week they were making mimosa smoothies. Yum.

The Crushery – 1579 South Pearl St., Denver. 303-733-4117. Open Tuesday – Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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