Denver Airport, where would you eat?
- coll Jul 23, 2014 02:44 AM
We have a 3.5 hour layover, and I'm sure we'll be starving despite the free peanuts on Southwest. We're linking up with United, I have no idea which terminals these two are in.
I saw a recommendation for Elways steakhouse on another post, but I was thinking Mexican? Wolfgang Puck, but I don't know, we're coming from NY so pizza wouldn't be a thrill. Either way, something to hold us over to dinner in Wyoming, with drinks to match ;-)
A new restaurant just opened at Denver International called Root Down. I haven't been to the version at DIA, but it is a version of a restaurant we have in town and Root Down in the city is a lovely local place. It is very Denver and the food is solid. I think it is in the Southwest Terminal. Elways is in the United Terminal and it is solid too though less interesting than Root Down.
Elways was over the top great, even though we didn't go crazy because we were waiting for my sister's family so we just got something light just in case they showed in time. Which unfortunately they didn't.
All we had were steak tacos and a blackened mahi mahi sandwich. Both out of this world (not to mention the oversized Martinis!) The waiter was so helpful: I couldn't find my cell phone and he had the hostess call us. When I praised the tortillas, he told me the factory was near his house, and while he couldn't remember the name he said the package was teal and pink. Which I remember reading here too! I told my sister to stop there on her way home, as we were travelling separately, and am awaiting her review.
Coming home was another story, no Root Down: we had to change airlines and only had two hours. Back and forth on the shuttle train, the security check was insane, but we just managed to make the plane. We ended up with Chipotle take out in Balto on our next stop, better than nothing I guess.