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Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Cafe/Bar

August 30th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

The Modern Version of an American Classic

Some classics are so good that you just can’t let them fall to the wayside. The American cafe is one such classic. With its sense of comfort mixed with just enough residential charm to exude an air of sophistication, the classic American cafe is unique enough that it cannot be replaced.

That is why restaurants like Denver’s Cafe/Bar, the modern version of an American classic, have chosen to renew the style of the American cafe, keeping its core and revamping its edges with little modern touches. Each dish served from Cafe/Bar’s kitchen presents a classic American recipe that has been tailored to reflect a few of the present day influences of new American cuisine. In the end, this offers the diner a refreshing new take on some of the American dishes of comfort they have come to love.

Beginning with Cafe/Bar’s weekend brunch, diners can choose from the stereotypical American blueberry buttermilk pancakes or the cinnamon roll french toast, each one dressed up with a decadent side of crème anglaise and banana cream, respectively.

blueberry pancakes

For lunch, Cafe/Bar makes the thickest and juiciest bison burger in all of Denver. It comes topped off with an American southern classic, fried green tomatoes, which sits below a layer of red pepper marmalade that will have you licking your lips and looking for more. For some more wild west fare, try their smoked trout sandwich made with their own house smoked trout cakes, served with an unexpected citrus flavored cream fraiche further paired with an even more unexpected orange and avocado salsa.

The American novelties served up at Cafe/Bar even extend to their salad category, a normally boring section of the menu, especially when it comes to the prototypical American salads. However, even if you are tired of eating salad this late in the summer, it is in your best interest to try Cafe/Bar’s Organic Berry Salad. With seasonal organic berries, raw pistachios, candied lemon and what Cafe/Bar calls “orange supreme,” you might not know what to do when the waiter brings you the lavender vinaigrette to dress on top. With a refreshing spring mint lemonade to mingle with the lingering lavender left on your tongue, you will surely begin that summer dreamin’ all over again.

For some summer dreamin’ before the summer fades away into fall, head to Denver’s Cafe/Bar. Sitting out on their patio or inside their cozy cafe, you can sit back and enjoy a few American classics all done up with a modern day edge. With a few bites of one of Cafe/Bar’s novel dishes, you will experience first hand what a little creativity and innovation can do.

Cafe/Bar

Cafe/Bar is located in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood at 295 S. Pennsylvania St. Denver CO 80209; Tel: 303-362-0227.

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

True or False: Archaeological evidence suggests that the pancake may be the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to this past Friday’s blog question: “What year was Star Bar originally founded? HInt: Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho came into theaters the following year.” …Answer: Star Bar was originally founded in 1959, one year before Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho came into theaters in the year 1960.

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Star Bar

August 27th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

A Dive Bar Classic

Denver's Star Bar

Denver’s Star Bar

The awards are piling up for one of Denver’s oldest surviving waterholes, the Star Bar. Among its awards as “Editor’s Choice: Top of the Town Best Dive Bar” by 5280 Magazine and “People’s Choice: Best Dive Bar” by Denver Magazine, Star Bar was most recently declared “People’s Choice: Best Karaoke” by Westword Magazine’s Best of Denver 2013. Despite the awards, Star Bar’s divey, unglamorous, simple appearance has helped the Star Bar to remain one of Denver’s best kept secrets.

Just as Star Bar is considered one of Denver’s best-kept secrets, the Star Bar has a tendency to feature some of the hardest to find beers from Colorado and the rest of the U.S., revealing the best kept secret brews to those who are lucky enough to stumble upon the Star Bar. Beyond hard to find beers, Star Bar also has a penchant for hard to find beers in cans. Showcasing 20 of the best beers you will find in cans, Star Bar’s devotion to cans is right in line with its old, classical bar style. Star Bar goes another step further to keep that old nostalgic vibe alive with Classic Cocktails your grandfather probably drank.

If you prefer something novel, Star Bar will mix you up a “Beer Cocktail” made with locally and regionally distilled spirits. Even wine at Star Bar comes locally and keeping with Star’s Bars “canned” motif, in cans! Denver’s beloved winery the Infinite Monkey Theorem makes this canned wine that comes slightly sparkling in the form of a “Back Alley Moscato” and a “Back Alley Rose.”

Since Star Bar is a classic bar, no food is served. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own food like in the olden days. If you forget, you can grab a bite next door at Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza or across the street at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Pizza and dogs should provide you with ample fuel for Star Bar’s Battle of the Non-tenders that takes place Thursday nights on the back patio. All non-bartenders are encouraged to enter. Find more details on this Non-tenders Battle here.

Whether you are looking for a chance to enjoy a canned suds like in the olden days, or are looking for a place to showcase your voice skills or maybe even your bartending skills, Star Bar is your secret to a fun and relaxing afternoon or evening. Star Bar makes drinking like the olden days fun and pleasurable, revealing to its patrons the pleasures of canned local happiness one beer or wine can at a time. In this way, Star Bar is Denver’s local dive bar classic that is here to stay.

Star Bar

Star Bar is located in Denver’s ballpark neighborhood at 2137 Larimer St. Denver CO 80202; Tel: 720-328-2420. Open 4pm – 2am Tuesday-Sunday; Open 11 am for Rockies Home Day Games.

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

What year was Star Bar originally founded? Hint: Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho came into theaters the following year.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to this past Friday’s blog question: “Fill in the ending to the quote Amerigo proudly displays on their website homepage:
“ONE CANNOT THINK WELL, LOVE WELL, SLEEP WELL, IF ONE HAS NOT____.” Hint: The quote is by Virginia Woolf and if you really want to know before this coming Tuesday check out Amerigo’s website!”…Answer: “ONE CANNOT THINK WELL, LOVE WELL, SLEEP WELL, IF ONE HAS NOT DINED WELL.” – by Virginia Woolf.

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market

August 23rd, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

The Italian Delicacies of Denver’s Amerigo Delicatus

Despite a long-lived love affair between Americans and Italian food, the average American may still consider anything past spaghetti and meatballs topped with Kraft Parmesan Cheese to be foreign. In a country where processed Italian food can be found in every supermarket (maybe even at your local 7 Eleven), authentic, handmade Italian-American food may be so rare that by today’s standards it may be considered a “delicacy.” So where do you find such delicacies?

Amerigo

If you live in or are visiting Denver, you can head to “Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant and Market” for all of your Italian food needs. The market section of Amerigo sells seasonal, made-in-house Italian in the form of hand-made pasta, cheeses, sausages, sauces, and prepared meats, everything you may need to create an authentic, handmade Italian dinner.

If the thought of trying to piece together your own meal with foreign, albeit authentic Italian ingredients sounds a little too intimidating, possibly even stressful to the cook who has not yet ventured beyond canned Prego tomato sauce, then relishing in a meal at Amerigo’s restaurant might be your ticket to experiencing the pleasures of Italy’s best. For lunch, Amerigo offers sandwiches better than mom used to make featuring such sandwiches as the Italian “Capocollo,” a traditional Italian cold cut salumi or the “Capresi” piled high with house-made mozzarella. Such quality has never been so cheap at just $7.50 for the sandwich of your choosing.

Amerigo's Mozzarella

Amerigo’s House-Made Mozzarella

Amerigo also offers a full-service dinner that includes such Italian specialties as the soft, dumpling-like pasta known as “gnocchi” topped with brown butter and sage, seared pork tenderloin, fig and marsala. Different from any industrially produced gnocchi you have had before that maintains a putty consistency in your mouth, this gnocchi melts in your mouth in a way that puts industrial gnocchi to shame. Since every good Italian meal ends in dessert, don’t hold back from ordering Amerigo’s classic Italian Canoli filled with enough marscapone, ricotta, and chocolate to make your heart sing to the best of Puccini’s opera. For a less cheesy ending, Amerigo’s buttermilk donuts rolled in granulated sugar are a treat not to be missed according to Westword who voted Amerigo as one of the top ten places for doughnuts in Denver.

Donuts at Amerigo

Doughnuts at Amerigo

After all is said and done, a visit to Amerigo’s will have awarded you a hand-made, authentic Italian meal whether you choose to be the cook or you let Amerigo wine and dine you away into an Italian daydream where Italian food delicacies abound.

Amerigo is located at 2449 Larimer St. Denver CO 80205 in the Ballpark Neighborhood just north of Coors Field; Tel: 303-862-9850.

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

Fill in the ending to the quote Amerigo proudly displays on their website homepage:
“ONE CANNOT THINK WELL, LOVE WELL, SLEEP WELL, IF ONE HAS NOT____.” Hint: The quote is by Virginia Woolf and if you really want to know before this coming Tuesday check out Amerigo’s website!

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to this past Tuesday’s blog question: “True or False: Wynkoop Brewery was and is Colorado’s first brewpub.”…Answer: True! Wynkoop Brewery, established in 1988, was Colorado’s first brewpub.

Scratch Burrito

August 22nd, 2013 Posted by Culinary Connectors LIVE! No Comment yet

Scratch BurritoA delicious show with Clay Markwell, owner of Scratch Burrito, and barman Tyler Lewis.  Listen in to hear about the different types of burritos they do and the craft cocktails.  Including the fried chicken burrito!

Rebecca Pasquariello

August 22nd, 2013 Posted by Radio Show No Comment yet

Colorado CutsContinuing with August’s farm to table month, host Becky Creighton, interviews Colorado Cut’s co-owner Rebecca Pasquariello educates us on grass fed versus corn fed.  If you don’t think there is a difference, listen in!

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Wynkoop Brewery

August 20th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

The Rule Breakers of the Craft Brew

wynkoop

In the ever-growing Colorado craft beer scene, Denver’s first craft brewery founded in 1988 still stands the test of time, partly due to their rule-breaking strategies that have managed to continually draw the attention of Denver beer lovers. Over the years, Wynkoop Brewery has created some of Denver’s (and for that matter Colorado’s) most innovative beers. Made in small batches, each beer is carefully handcrafted. Since the batch is small, the head brewer Andy Brown is able to experiment, breaking every rule in the brewing bible if he so pleases.

So far this experimenting has led to some of Wynkoop’s most popular brews such as the now world-famous Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout that Culinary Connectors previously wrote about here. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout was the first of Wynkoop’s “Even Smaller Batch” series, introducing its canned version to the market this past March.

Rocky Mtn. Oyster Stout

Wynkoop’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

This was met with such success that Wynkoop recently released the second canned beer “Colorojo” to the “Even Smaller Batch Series” this summer in June.

Wynkoop's Colorojo

Wynkoop’s Colorojo

Not surprisingly, this beer began as an experiment as well, resulting in a tea-colored brew with a luscious texture from the hefty amounts of malts that were used in its production. It also contains a palate pleasing combination of caramel, resin, and citrus that is the result of four different varieties of American hops. This beer is considered extra-strength and will surely lure in any beer drinker with its dense, frothy cappuccino-like head.

It is true that rule breakers do not typically have such success, but once again, Wynkoop Brewery breaks the rules here and shows other craft breweries that pushing the envelope sometimes requires taking risks. With the same pioneering attitude that Wynkoop’s founders used to start the brewery, Wynkoop will continue to break the rules in search of that innovative edge. In this way, the Wynkoop brewery will forge ahead, setting new standards for the expanding Colorado craft brewery industry. In the meantime, lovers of novel brews will find what they are looking for at Wynkoop.

Wynkoop Brewery is located at 1634 18th St. Denver CO 80202; Tel: 303-297-2700.

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

True or False: Wynkoop Brewery was and is Colorado’s first brewpub.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to last Friday’s blog question: “What lowcountry animal from down south is featured on the brunch menu at Fourteen Seventy-Two? Hint #1: Fill in the name of the animal in the following phrase from the menu, “______ Sausage Johnny Cake.” HInt #2: This animal inhabits swamps.“…Answer: Alligator is featured on Fourteen Seventy-Two’s brunch menu in the form of “Gator Benedict” composed of a “sausage Johnny Cake.”

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Fourteen Seventy-Two

August 16th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Lowcountry Dining at Its Finest

Fourteen Seventy-Two

Dining on the Outdoor Patio at Fourteen Seventy-Two

With strong parallels to New Orleans’ cajun cuisine, Lowcountry cuisine is a unique blend of the flavors of South Carolina’s Lowcountry mixed with Georgia’s coast, featuring a plethora of seafood, that famous South Carolina rice, and a lively addition of spice and all that’s nice from both Caribbean and African cuisines. To get a taste of this particular cuisine, you may head to Denver’s Fourteen Seventy-Two to experience Lowcountry dining at its finest.

From start to finish you will relish in flavors and textures you have never before encountered (unless you are from South Carolina or Georgia, of course!). To get this meal off to a good start, try something you probably cannot pronounce such as the “Tostones with Mojo Sauce.” Now, of course the secret ingredients to the “Mojo Sauce” are not supposed to be revealed, but, well they are too good to keep quiet with its tantalizing medley of olive oil, sauteed onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic. Warning: Do not try to make this “Mojo” sauce at home as it is highly addictive, trust me.

Moving on to treasures from the waters, Fourteen Seventy-Two offers Lowcountry ceviche with sashimi grade Ahi Tuna and the famous She-Crab soup, a rich soup, similar to a bisque, that showcases Atlantic blue crab meat from the female crab (hence the name!) melded together with mace and shallots in a butter cream base. For those who prefer to remain on land, Fourteen Seventy-Two has a wide selection of dishes that feature land animals. An irresistible overindulgence is the “Bodacious Pork Sandwich” that can be upgraded to “loaded” status which includes the addition of Black Forest ham and Gruyere cheese to your Chipotle Maple style pork. Order a side of Lowcountry sage stuffing to take the over-indulgence to a whole new level of bliss.

Opening almost exactly one year ago in 2012, Fourteen Seventy-Two has successfully introduced much of the Denver community to the pleasures of Lowcountry cuisine. With a dedication to the traditions of this unique cuisine, matched with an adventurous and innovative spirit, Fourteen Seventy-Two offers Lowcountry’s traditional dishes in their finest form.

 

Fourteen Seventy -Two is located at 1472 S. Pearl St. Denver CO 80210; Tel: 303-325-1447.

 

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

What lowcountry animal from down south is featured on the brunch menu at Fourteen Seventy-Two? Hint #1: Fill in the name of the animal in the following phrase from the menu, “______ Sausage Johnny Cake.” HInt #2: This animal inhabits swamps.

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “What upscale restaurant was formerly located in the space where Jonesy’s EatBar is now located?“…Answer: Jonesy’s EatBar opened in June of 2008 in the space where the high-end restaurant, The Dish Bistro, used to be.

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Jonesy’s EatBar

August 13th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey, Wine No Comment yet

Jonesing for Jonesy’s All-American Libations

Jonesy's EatBar

Jonesy’s EatBar

Tucked away on an unassuming street that skirts along downtown Denver is the small, quaint, eclectic gastro-pub commonly known among Denver-ites in the know as Jonesy’s. With over 30 Colorado craft beers, Jonesy’s is a step above your normal pub, catering to those who enjoy their brews locally made. Jonesy’s wines adhere to the same ‘local’ theme, even offering their very own White Wine blend “Sit, Stay,” made by Boulder’s Bookcliff Vineyards especially for Jonesy’s.

Jonesy’s makes drinking fine Colorado wines and beer affordable and convenient with a happy hour that might have you singing praises to Colorado’s brewers and vintners, if only Jonesy’s had a karaoke night. Happy hour includes $5 select wines by the glass, $4 select Colorado craft beer, in addition to $4 select cocktails, and $2 off house specialty cocktails.

Of course, considering Jonesy’s EatBar is an All-American locale, they serve up classic, All-American floats so you can relive one of your childhood pleasures, adult-style.

The Pleasures of Childhood

The Pleasures of Childhood

Each float is prepared with a heaping scoop of Denver’s own Sweet Action Ice Cream with flavors that include such classic American childhood favorites as “Fluffernutter,” the perfect blend of peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Jonesy’s has a habit of combining drink and food into one, also offering a play on the mock-Polynesian dish known as “Rumaki,” a creative blend of bacon wrapped water chestnuts and a house-made brown sugar whiskey glaze.

Set in a small, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere, Jonesy’s is a friendly drinking spot for those who enjoy the wines and brews of Colorado. Formally referred to as a gastro-pub, Jonesy’s EatBar combines good eats and fine drink under one roof, sometimes even mixing the two into one dish that will satisfy your thirst and your hunger all at once. For these reasons and more, it is no wonder Jonesy’s is a well-known secret that continues to spread.

Jonesy’s is located at 400 E. 20th Ave. on the corner of Logan & 20th Ave. Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m. every day.

Jonesy's EatBar

Jonesy’s EatBar

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

What upscale restaurant was formerly located in the space where Jonesy’s EatBar is now located?

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “Lala’s Executive Chef Samir Mohammad was chef at what well-known wine and dine spot in Denver before arriving to Lala’s? Hint: This wine and dine spot is featured on Culinary Connectors’ Top Restaurant Tour!“…Answer: Chef Samir Mohammad used to work at The Village Cork, located just steps off historic S. Pearl St. in Denver.

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria

August 9th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Authentic Italian Made In House

 

In a time when Italian food restaurants can be found in basically every town in America, the search for truly “authentic” Italian food may become more and more difficult, replete with ambiguity as to what is and is not authentic. Some measure authenticity by whether or not the products featured in a restaurant come straight from Italy. While this may make it more authentic in one sense, products that must be shipped all the way from Italy may lose their “gusto,” i.e. taste, vital to any authentic Italian dish.

In the end, true authenticity may arise from time-honored recipes that are carefully followed to a tee, ensuring the quality that comes with the traditional Italian way of doing things. At Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria you won’t find processed, pre-packaged ingredients that came from Italy, but that lack the authentic flavors the Italian “nonna,” i.e. grandmother, knows best. Instead, Lala’s offers authentic Italian foods that are made in house using the freshest ingredients that Lala’s chefs can get their hands upon, often sourcing locally. Each food is made according to the traditional Italian recipes that come straight from Italy so that authenticity is assembled in house.

Beginning with the Italian antipasti, the equivalent to American appetizers, Lala’s offers a tantalizing medley of house-made ricotta cheese, a house olive mix, and a specialty from southern Italy known as “burrata.”  Burrata, literally “buttered” in Italian, is an ingenious Italian invention that combines the best of both worlds, bringing together both cream and mozzarella into one fragile butterball of sorts. You will need a spoon for this delicacy.

Italian Burrata

Italian Burrata

Follow this with a pizza d’forno made with house-made spicy Italian sausage, peppadew peppers, roasted fennel, and a mix of Italian cheeses.

Lala's pizza d'forno

Lala’s pizza d’forno

Finish off your house-made Italian experience with a “Layered Spumoni” composed of a triple swirl of gelato in the form of pistachio, Amarena cherry, and to-die-for chocolate, all made in house, of course. The house-made traditional Italian wafer cookie known as “pizzelle” acts as the essential cherry on top. With the U.S. National Spumoni Day on August 21st, Lala’s is the place to go for this indispensable Italian treat.

Italian Spumoni

Italian Spumoni

To the Italian food lover’s delight, authentic Italian no longer resides solely in the lands of Italy. For all Denver-ites or visitors to the Mile High City, Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria offers an authentic Italian meal from start to finish, founded upon house-made ingredients made according to the Italian recipes that the Italian “nonna,” i.e. grandma, used to use.

Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria is located at 410 E. 7th Ave. Denver 80203; Tel: 303-861-9463. Kitchen open ’til midnight during the week and 1 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays.

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

Lala’s Executive Chef Samir Mohammad was chef at what well-known wine and dine spot in Denver before arriving to Lala’s? Hint: This wine and dine spot is featured on Culinary Connectors’ Top Restaurant Tour!

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “What sports club is sponsored by Highland Tap & Burger that meets on Wednesdays for complimentary pasta, salad, and garlic bread, as well as 20% off all Oskar Blues draft beers after they participate?“…Answer: Highland Tap & Burger sponsors a HTB running club that meets year-round on Wednesdays at 6:30. Find out more info here: http://highlandtapdenver.com/htb-run-club/.

htb-run-club

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Highland Tap & Burger

August 6th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

Drinkers Thirsty for Colorado’s Best Unite at HTB

Highland Tap & Burger

Denver’s Highland Tap & Burger (HTB) contends that with world class breweries and distilleries right here in Colorado, why would you go any further outside of the beautiful state of Colorado to find your brews, wines, and spirits. Showcasing the best of made right in Denver’s backyard or in the case of the Infinite Monkey Theorem, right in Denver’s back alley, Highland Tap & Burger (HTB) offers its thirsty guests an approachable, laid back atmosphere for taking in some fine locally made Colorado beverage of their choice.

An afternoon or evening at Highland Tap & Burger (HTB) is sure to be casual and fun, introducing you to new people and new flavors. HTB is the kind of place where you may get to know the owners, the staff, and maybe even a neighbor you recognize but never really got to know. In the same manner, HTB offers Colorado residents the opportunity to get to know their own Colorado brews, wines, and spirits that they may recognize but have not yet gotten a taste of.

The beer list menu features Colorado’s best including Avery, New Belgium, Prost Brewing, Lefthand Brewery, Bristol Brewery, Tommy knocker, Odell, Ska, and Oskar Blues, many of which have a rotating handle featuring the breweries’ seasonal brews. For those who are an absolute expert of Colorado brews and are looking for an out of state experience, HTB also features an out of state guest handle which is always being rotated to keep things fresh.

You might not have known that Denver’s finest wine is brewed right in the back alley under the label popularly known among Denver-ites as the Infinite Monkey Theorem. The ultimate back alley experience resides in a glass of Infinite Monkey Theorem’s Back Alley Rose. Of course, if you want to explore the world of wine, Highland Tap & Burger has you covered with their Argentine Bodini Malbec and their French Domaine du tariquet Chenin Chardonnay, two of many foreign wines waiting to take you on a foreign wine tasting adventure.

For the best of Colorado’s Signature Cocktails, don’t miss out on HTB’s Denver Donkey, a unique version of the classic Moscow Mule made with Spring 44 Honey Vodka and Goslings Ginger beer. If you are watching your waistline, this signature cocktail may be made into a ‘Skinny Ass’ by trading in the regular Goslings Ginger Beer with the Goslings Diet Zero Calorie Ginger Beer.

HTB's Denver Donkey

HTB’s Denver Donkey

Whether you enjoy a ‘Skinny Ass’ or a portly Colorado stout, Highland Tap & Burger (HTB) has you covered, offering an approachable beer, wine, and spirits list that showcases the best of Colorado with a few out of state nuances thrown into the mix. Locavores, beer geeks, wine connoisseurs, and the classy cocktail lover all converge at the Highland Tap & Burger to find just the mix they are looking for right in Denver’s backyard.

Highland Tap & Burger is located at 2219 W. 32nd Ave. Denver CO 80211; Tel: 720-287-4493.

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

What sports club is sponsored by Highland Tap & Burger that meets on Wednesdays for complimentary pasta, salad, and garlic bread, as well as 20% off all Oskar Blues draft beers after they participate?

Tune in to this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to last Friday’s blog question: “What is the name of Row 14’s Cocktail of the Week that is named after a facial expression you may have after one too many cocktails?“…Answer: Row 14’s Cocktail of the Week is “The Smiley,” made with Exotico White Rum, Blue Curacao, Dolin Blanc Dry Vermouth, and a refreshing touch of lemon zest, all just $5 at Row 14’s Happy Hour.