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sunnygordy Nov 11, 2007 12:00 PM

I'm coming to Denver soon &, other than layovers at the airport, I've never been to the city. I'll actually be working in the Park Meadows area. What is there in the area? I run a pretty huge gamut of places I enjoy; ranging all the way from dive bars to authentic ethnic spots to fine dining, so everything is pretty much fair game. Where do I HAVE to check out while I'm in town?

  1. dinner belle Nov 13, 2007 04:40 PM

    Love the gyros and eggs for breakfast at U(niversity) Park Cafe. The Wazee Supper Club in LoDo is a great little bar with great pizzas. The best pizza is Pasquini's on Broadway. Gabor's is a fab little dive bar on 13th Street near Cheesman Park. If you like jazz with your dive bar, El Chapultepec is a blast. Always loved Strings or Tante Louise for a nice dinner.

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      Pastajohn Nov 13, 2007 04:47 PM

      Sadly, Tante Louise has been closed for more than a year.

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        Bill Hunt Nov 16, 2007 04:30 PM

        Yes - sadly. I received a clipping, some months back, that indicated that Corky was part of a new, middle-end dining spot, but it was not named, and the deal had not been finalized. Have you heard any news about what he might be doing, post-Tante? My Denverites normally keep me updated on some of our favorite haunts, but none knows if this restaurant got off the ground. Any info appreciated.

        Hunt

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          Pastajohn Nov 16, 2007 05:35 PM

          Corky is a partner at the Milwaukee St. Tavern in Cherry Creek, formerly Legends sports bar. It's a place to eat and drink, but not to dine.

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            Bill Hunt Nov 16, 2007 06:11 PM

            Oh... well, I was looking forward to dining with him again. Maybe after his next endevor. Thanks for the update. Man, I miss Tante's.

            Hunt

    2. e_bone Nov 13, 2007 06:30 AM

      Don't have a huge amount of time to think and post today.. but off top of head:
      Sushi / eclectic Pacific Rim at John Holly's Asian Bistro
      http://www.ufeedme.com/johnholly/locations/lonetree.htm

      Deep South BBQ at Yazoo BBQ Company
      http://www.yazoobbq.com/

      Upscale Mexican at Las Brisas:
      http://www.usmenuguide.com/lasbrisasmenu.html
      They frequently have a chipotle prime rib that is out of this world...

      Italian Seafood at Pesce Fresco:
      http://www.pescefrescobistro.com/

      1. NitroGen Nov 12, 2007 09:30 PM

        Downtown:
        Snooze for breakfast...Steak and Eggs Benedict or Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes.
        http://www.snoozedenver.com/

        BEST BAR FOR BEER-
        Falling Rock Tap House: - beer geeks nirvana: http://www.fallingrocktaphouse.com/
        Food and beer - Wynkoops - good food and great beer. http://www.wynkoop.com/

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          sunnygordy Nov 13, 2007 05:54 AM

          pancakes & beer. Now you're talking my language! Thanks!

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            NitroGen Nov 13, 2007 04:03 PM

            Suggest the Great Divide Titan IPA w/ the Pineapple Upsidedown pancakes, as it helps balance the sweetness.

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          molblew Nov 12, 2007 08:09 AM

          Park Meadows is about a 20-minute drive to downtown Denver via I-25. If you want to stick around Park Meadows, you'll find your typical suburbia (lots of chains, etc). If you want something a little more unusual, you'll have to travel around a bit.

          Pick up a Westword (local paper) when you're in town, or even better, check their website (http://www.westword.com) . I know they've got a dining guide. hth!

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            sunnygordy Nov 12, 2007 09:28 AM

            20 minutes is no big deal. How is downtown Denver?

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              ClaireWalter Nov 13, 2007 05:58 AM

              How is downtown Denver? IMHO, downtown (including LoDo) is the best part for food and of course, also for sports and entertainment. Cherry Creek North and Uptown also have good restaurants.

          2. IslayMan Nov 12, 2007 05:33 AM

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              ClaireWalter Nov 11, 2007 06:46 PM

              Depends on what you mean by "in the area." Park Meadows is a huge indoor mall w/ satellite outdoor merchants and restaurants. The overwhelming Park Meadows type of business is chain -- whether for shopping or eating.

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                sunnygordy Nov 12, 2007 09:29 AM

                Unfortunately, I work for a company that is adding to that chain madness. It's a great paycheck, but I prefer something altogether different in my off time.

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