Monday, October 18, 2010

Denver Magazine's 100 Things to Taste


Denver Magazine just came out with their 100 Things to Taste in and around Denver. And it looks like a fun to do list for the dark winter months. (The items bolded are the ones we've sampled already.)
  1. Cheese Sampler - Opus Restaurant
  2. Sticky Toffee Pudding - Duo
  3. Absinthe Verte - Leopold Brothers 
  4. Kurobuta Pork Belly - Venue
  5. The King - The Berkshire
  6. Pho - Parallel Seventeen (it's pretty good, but it's not better than my favorite, New Saigon)
  7. Chile Relleno "en Nogada" - Chili Verde
  8. Soup of the Month - Twelve Restaurant
  9. Wonton Tacos - Zengo
  10. Chocolate Sandwich Cookie - Cake Crumbs (i.e. The Denver Cupcake Truck)
  11. Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Co.  (this is one of Edward's favorites, and our favorite tap room in Denver!)
  12. Calamari - Il Posto
  13. House-Smoke Idaho Trout- The Oceanaire Seafood Room
  14. Shrimp Cocktail - Elway's Cherry Creek
  15. House-Cured Duck Prosciutto - The Village Cork
  16. Chapchae - Seoul BBQ
  17. Housemade Sodas - Hutch & Spoon
  18. Chicken Franki - Mirch Indian Grill
  19. Veg Taco - Gastro Cart
  20. Grilled Jumbo Artichoke - Cherry Creek Grill
  21. Raw Kitfo - Africana Cafe
  22. Torpedo Farms Chinese BBQ Pork Belly - Vesta Dipping Grill
  23. Moroccan Spiced Pork - Cafe Aion
  24. Ajo - The Med  (this roasted garlic, gorgonzola and tomato jam concoction is worth the drive to Boulder) 
  25. Mac & Cheese Fries - Jonesy's EatBar
  26. Long Farm Crispy Pig Trotter - Colt & Gray
  27. Z Cassoulet de la Maison - Z Cuisine
  28. Breakfast Charcuterie - Table 6
  29. Banh Mi Slider - Deluxe Street Food Truck 
  30. Ramen with Poached Lobster, Edamame & Miso Lobster Broth - Bones (I die. This is buttery and amazing. But, everything at bones is amazing. We also really like the Udon Noodles: Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder from Salmon Creek Farms with a Poached Egg).
  31. Pasta Carbonara- Fruition Restaurant
  32. All-Veal Brats- Continental Sausage
  33. Housemade Soup of the Day - Cafe Options
  34. Sauteed Wild Mushroom Breakfast Sandwich- Masterpiece Delicatessen
  35. Sourdough Baguette - City Bakery
  36. Garlic Dip with Pita - Phoenician Kabob
  37. Signature Bone-in Filet- Shanahan's Steakhouse
  38. French Onion "Soup" Dumplings - TAG
  39. Fig & Crispy Prosciutto Pizza - Osteria Marco
  40. Cinnamon Roll - Johnson's Corner
  41. Spicy Sesame-Cashew Jerky - New Saigon
  42. Scoth Egg - Argyll GastroPub
  43. Raisin Bran Muffin- The Market (at Larimer Square)
  44. Queso - El Camino Community Tavern  (I'm not a fan of queso in any form, but this is better than most.)
  45. Fried Chickpeas with Harissa Aioli - Olivea
  46. Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo - Jax Fish House
  47. Ginger Sashimi - Izakaya Den
  48. Soul of Autum Benedict - Gallop Cafe
  49. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge New School Milkshake - H Burger
  50. Campania Pizza Napoletana - Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza
  51. Seitan Buffalo Wings - WaterCourse Foods  (Chewy, crunchy spicy. Vegetarian! Yum! And they're just as good at City O' City)
  52. Chef Mickey's Famous Red Beans - Lucile's Creole Cafe (Everything here is amazing, but these beans are fantastic... although they must be eaten with a beignet and strawberry-rhubarb jam)
  53. Potstickers - Lao Wang Noodle House
  54. Larkburger - Larkburger
  55. Pecan Caramel Bars - Living the Sweet Life
  56. Pecorino Ravioli with Fava Beans and Preserved-Lemon Vinaigrette - Rioja
  57. Frites- Mateo
  58. Pepperoni Piccolo - Il Mondo Vecchio
  59. Mojito - Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar  (I love mojitos, and this is a good one. I think this is a little simple to put on the list, though.)
  60. Baked Garlic Bread - Kaos Pizzeria
  61. Calves' Liver - Strings
  62. Paella- Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar
  63. The Crippler - Vine Street Pub
  64. Mint Julep Gelato - The Red Trolley
  65. Croquetas de Jamon - Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar  (Really good and authentic!)
  66. Yellowtail And Salmon New Style Sashimi - Sushi Sasa
  67. Huevos - Lola (Lola's brunch in Denver's best kept secret. Some of the best food, and never a wait. Plus, you can stay after brunch for happy hour from 2-5 for live music.) 
  68. Broiled Mushrooms - LoHi SteakBar
  69. Spicy Thai Beef Salad - Delite  (A great place to go for happy hour. We also really like the "Dylan's Ass" -- their take on the Moscow Mule, and the Steamed Pork Bun Sliders and the Masa Fried Oyster Shooters.)
  70. Escargot - Simms Steakhouse
  71. Soul Food Eggroll- CoraFaye's Cafe
  72. Housemade Sausage, Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Flatbread Pizza - Encore
  73. Pepper Blossom Cocktail - Rootdown
  74. Shrimp Po'Boy - Steuben's Food Service
  75. Lobster in French Style - JJ Chinese Seafood Restaurant
  76. Peel & Eat Shrimp - Billy's Inn
  77. Tom's Tavern Burger - Salt Bistro
  78. Cast-Iron Skillet Cookie - Second Home
  79. Potato Gnocchi - Fuel Cafe
  80. Denver Venison with Lingonberries - Cool River Cafe
  81. Chile Fried Calamari - Black Pearl
  82. Di Rucula, Pere e Asiago Salad - Undici Ristorante
  83. Beef Tenderloin Tartare - Shazz Cafe and Bar
  84. Farmer's Croissant - Buffalo Doughboy Bakery
  85. Ojo de Agua - Novo Coffee
  86. Croque Monsieur - Brassarie Ten Ten
  87. Uni- Sushi Den
  88. Sables - Andre's
  89. Tostadas al Pastor - Tacos y Salsas
  90. Crawfish Beignets - Beatrice & Woodsley
  91. Shroom Pizza - Brava! Pizzeria della Strada
  92. Frank's Salumi Plate - Luca D'Italia
  93. Smoked Pheasant Soup - Palace Arms
  94. Ruby Scones - Spruce Confections
  95. Nutty Cheese Salad - Racines  (One of my favorite salads, hands down. So simple. So nutty, cheesy and delicious. The banana and the honey mustard sound strange but make it sooo good.)
  96. Tofu & Black Egg Mix - East Asia Garden
  97. Bresaola- Panzano
  98. Sopa Azteca- Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace
  99. Chicken Liver Mousse - The Squeaky Bean
  100. Any Farmers Market Salad - Potager









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