Denver, CO 80231
(303) 755-0771 Rating– ***
I must say, I was slightly apprehensive about coming to this place. I mean, I drive by it everyday, and usually there’s nothing but a shitload of Harley’s out there.
I’m scared of bar fights.
But I loves me some Harley folk, so I strutted on in with my stiletto boots (yes, stiletto. they were the closest i had to steel toe…) and let them know who’s boss.
Anyway, Joe and I walked in to a nice, cozy and mostly clean and hella busy watering hole. I quickly fell in love with this little place.
We joined the two lovely ladies waiting for us at one of the bar’s many high tops, and after hugs and such, we sat down to enjoy cold beer and good conversation.
After a little bit, we decided to get these ‘insanely incredible’ Asian wings that I’ve heard only good things about, along with an order of the basic hot wings.
The hot wings were pretty good. The Asian wings…meh.
I KNOW! I KNOOOOWWW!!
I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to say. They weren’t bad. Not by a long shot. I probably would have liked them more if I hadn’t have read all the reviews that said they were the best wings ever.
I built them up so high…they were doomed before I even tasted them.
The service was pretty ok. I could tell that we kinda pissed our server off at one point. Probably something that Jenn did, I’m sure. (JK Jenn. Muah!)
And what’s up with the bathrooms?? So small. I mean, you can’t wash your hands without being hit by either the stall door, or the doorway to the bathroom. It’s crazy I tell you!!
And, if you go there in the winter time, your pee will probably freeze in mid-stream. Cuz it’s that cold in there. Nice visual, I know.
Anyway. I will definitely be back. In case you can’t tell, I like the place quite a bit, and their menu looks great. And, maybe I’ll try the Asian wings again. I know I’ll like them if I give them another chance…
I really can’t believe that I’m the only person in the Denver metro that doesn’t have a hard-on for these wings. Really.
Aurora, CO 80016
We arrived at about 5:30pm. It was super packed. We had only planned on grabbing a couple drinks in the bar, so we bypassed the hostess stand, the nasty vibrator system, and slid through the crowd to make our way to the bar. Needless to say, the bar area was super crowded also, mostly of people waiting for their table in the dining room. No problem….it’s a Friday night. We decided to grab a couple drinks and stand over to the side and wait for one of the high tops to become available. So…
All the seats were taken at the bar. There are about 10 people standing behind the people sitting at the bar, either mingling amongst themselves, or waiting to get the bartenders attention. So, we join in. And we wait. About 5 minutes in, the bartender says she’ll be right with us. At this time, for no other reason than for something to do, I glance at the time on my cell. I had no intention to keep track of how long it would take, it’s just an annoying habit I have. Anyway, it was 5:42. At 5:58 (another glance at the phone), we still had not been served. My boyfriend was standing at full attention, so that there was no confusion that he was waiting to place a drink order. And you could tell that the bartender was purposely avoiding my boyfriend’s eyes. NO EYE CONTACT…BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING TO HIM AGAIN!! A few minutes later, I give up and moved over to the side, and started talking to another couple that gave up on getting a drink and was just waiting on a table. They had been there since 5:15, and gave up around the time we walked up to the bar. My boyfriend is hard headed. He would have stood there till 7. He needed his Corona.
At 6:04, he was finally asked what we’d like. When she finally served it, she set it about 2 inches from the inside of the bar. Meaning that my boyfriend would have had to reach over the people sitting at the bar, then extend his reach even further across the length of the bar to reach the beers. Even if he was actually sitting at the bar, it still would have been quite a reach. Because there was no effort to serve us in a friendly manner, (we actually would have forgiven you if you were just nice to us. Yes we know you’re hella busy, and it’s not your fault that mgmt scheduled only 2 bartenders on a Friday night to handle the entire restaurant, but how about a little personality, serving our drinks so we could reach them, and maybe a slight hint of a smile and an apology that it took over a half hour for us to be given 2 freakin’ beers)
About 2 or so minutes after she ‘served’ our beers, the couple sitting in front of my boyfriend were called to their table, so we were not only able to sit down, we could actually reach our drinks! Score!!! But we were so disgusted with the service, and the lack of ‘caring’ that we decided after all that time, we would pay and go. Joe was lucky enough to get her attention again, and asked for the check. She printed the receipt, and set it in front of us. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. No ‘thanks’, no ‘sorry for the slow, unfriendly service’, no nothing. She didn’t even look up. Joe quickly paid the bill, and we sat for a couple more minutes while we finished our beers.
Then it happened. This same bartender grabbed a beer glass, filled it with about 2 inches of water, then went over to the tap and topped it off with Miller Light. I shit you not!
I had heard of bars doing that to save costs and rip off the customers, but I never thought I’d see it so blatantly done right before my eyes.
And this is why I will never, ever go back to this place.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
My boyfriend was made privy to this ‘great mexican food restaurant with kick ass margaritas’!! Jeez.
This was during a conversation he had with someone after they had about 6 drinks in them. Going forward, he now knows to only take restaurant recommendations from sober people.
We arrived here about 5:30 last evening, and the place was packed! We were told there would be about a 30-45 minute wait, and were given our vibrator so we would know when our table was ready.
(By the way, though I like so many of you fine readers, I must warn you that if you ever decide to open a restaurant, and use the vibrator system to let me know my table is ready, I will give you 1 star. Those unsanitary pieces of shit piss me off. Not to mention the whole cheesy factor…)
Anywoooo….We make our way over to the bar to and have absolutely no where to sit. It’s all good though. Should we really expect to have a table in the bar waiting for us on a Friday night? I think not. But, yes…it was still annoying. I really wanted to get the sticky vibrator out of my hand. (they obviously don’t wipe them off or something)
Joe orders a couple of their famous Margaritas, and they were damn good. We stand around for about 10 minutes and finally a table opens up. We sit down and are quickly served chips and salsa. The salsa was excellent! And the chips were homemade and slightly warm. Nice.
After about 20 minutes we were summoned via our vibrating apparatus and taken to our table. Joe ordered the Steak Fajitas, and I ordered the seafood enchiladas (can’t remember the name on the menu) Joe’s fajitas were served without his sides that are supposed to be included (sour cream, pico, and guac), so by the time he got our waitresses attention and she brought the sides out, his food had cooled a bit. Anyway, the steak was awsome. Cooked perfectly, tender and well seasoned. He seemed to enjoy them pretty much. My dish was meh. (by the way, when I ordered my enchiladas, I asked for green chili instead of the norm. The waitress said ‘oh, you don’t want the enchilada sauce…?
I said what kind of sauce is it? ((there’s different types)), she responded…’oh…it’s brownish/reddish….cumin…? you know, if you’ve ever had enchiladas before….’
Huh. Fine, whatever, give me the brown/red/cumin sauce please, because you make it sound so freaking good!!!
My seafood enchiladas were ok. I probably wouldn’t order them again. The saving grace of the whole dish was the black beans and rice. It was hella good. If I ever go back, I’d just order that off the sides menu.
Anyway, we asked for the check, and this is what makes the whole visit a 1 star experience. When our waitress (Annika or something) dropped our check, she left a pen for us to fill out the tip, signature, etc (as per protocol). On the pen, it said something like ‘Annika’s Passion Party’s. Call to schedule your party! Or e-mail me to join my team!’
This little girl is a go getter!!
Not only is she working here, but she’s pushing her side gig!! Though I’m sure she’s careful who she offers that pen to, I still found it kind of tasteless. And I would bet money that management knows nothing about it. Until now, I guess.
Parker, CO 80138
We ordered a couple pots to share, and they were really good. Joe ordered the Long Islander which consists of Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Corn and Potatoes. I ordered the Sunset Fire Grilled, which has Dungeness Crab, Snow Crab, Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and Potatoes. The mussels, clams and shrimp were perfectly cooked…no rubberyness. The crab was seasoned with a kind of spicy bbq seasoning. The Andouille Sausage was the best I’ve had since I was in SE Texas. So much better than the Andouille you find in your local grocery store. The corn even had this wonderful seasoning sprinkled on top. Very good!!
I’m sure I’ll go back. Joe and I figured that the other time we went was either a bad night, or maybe we’ll just continue to stay away from the battered and fried seafood.
Englewood, CO 80111
I came here with my son the other evening for a nice dinner. Mother and Son bonding and stuff.
This place is very cute, quaint, and cozy. It has about 4 booths, and a few tables…or something like that. The decor is minimal, but still cool.
Over by the counter, they have a dry erase board displaying their daily specials. And written at the very top is ‘Challenge Us’…or something like that. Basically, challenge them to make something not on the menu. Cool idea…but could be risky. Obviously, it works for them, cuz they’ve been doing it for a while.
We were greated by the a very friendly waitress (I’d venture to say she’s pushing 25 years of age. You’ll understand why I’m guessing her age in a minute)…she quickly took our drink order, followed by our appetizer order.
When she came back, this is when it slightly went down hill…or maybe just veered slightly off course.
My son is a creature of habit when it comes to Chinese food. He has a couple favorite dishes, and that’s what he sticks with. I threw out a challenge to him to try something new…step outside the box…be adventurous. Well, our cute little waitress heard me pose the challenge, and joined in.
‘Yes, you need to try new things!!’ ’Step outside the box!!!’ ’What do you like….I’ll pick something for you!!’
He accepted this challenge, I believe mainly because he felt somewhat pressured, but either way, he said ok.
She asked him what dishes he liked, and what flavors he liked. He said he wanted something hot.
‘Oh…I know hot. Cuz I’m hot!!’ she exclaimed as she started rubbing my son’s back… Ummm….what?
My son’s somewhat shy, and refused to look up from the menu. She suggested one of the specials posted on the board…and worked in the fact that she was hot at least 2 more times while doing so. While continuously rubbing his back. Come ON…!!
We were able to somewhat eat our food in peace, and it was pretty ok.
I ordered the Hunan Duck, and unfortunately, the duck was pretty damn tough. And the Hunan sauce was so strong!! It didn’t taste bad…just extremely Hunan-y. As stated earlier, my son ordered one of the specials. I forget the name…something like __?___ Chicken w/ Basil. This dish was pretty damn good. And for the appetizer, we ordered the Crab Cheese Wonton. I like my food hot when served, but I scortched my lip on the cream cheese when I bit down on the first one. I’ve never had them served soooo hot.
Well, we made it through our meal without my son being thrown over the table and dry humped…but everytime our waitress came by our table and gave my son the ‘eye’, I was worried.
Well, we stood up to leave, and she quickly came over to tell my son how proud of him she was that he ‘stepped outside the box and trusted her’ Then she winked at him, and as she stroked his back one last time she said ‘Ok….do good in school!!!!’
Ok…first of all, he’s 21 years old. He looks no older than 16 to most, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt that she was one of the few people that actually saw that he was an adult. But she actually DID think he was a kid!!!
So, my question is, why the eff are you flirting and rubbing on someone you thought was in high school??!! You freakin’ nut!
Don’t flirt with my son when you think he’s underage, even when he really isn’t.
Cuz that’s creepy to me.
If I ever decide to eat this places food again, I’ll order delivery.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
We belly’d up, and ordered a couple beers. I like the look of this place. I don’t really know how to describe it, but maybe if the Tattered Cover was to open a restaurant, it would look like this. That probably makes no sense to you, but it does to me. So I’m flyin’ with it.
The beer was nice and super cold. I ordered a Peroni. I’d never had this beer before, but I must say I’m a huge fan!!
After a bit, we decided to split an order of Calamari. The bartender assured us that it was big enough to share, and at first glance, it does seem pretty large. It’s served in a huge dish…the fried calamari/pepperoncini positioned in the center, and two HUGE portions of sauce on either side. Marinara and they’re ‘special’ version of tartar. There was enough sauce for 3 orders of the amount of calamari we received. Yes, it took up the whole dish…but 70% of it was sauce. Somewhat deceptive I think. It was super good, but not really share worthy.
Also, something about the management staff looked off to me. The 2 men I saw were very nicely dressed, as per usual for a restaurant manager so it wasn’t about their looks…but everytime I saw them, they were smiling. At eachother, at the floor, at the table they were cleaning off… I don’t know. It was just weird.
We only stayed for about an hour, and didn’t eat anything else.
Overall, this place is A-OK. It didn’t really leave an impression on me one way or the other…I guess I’d come back. Or…maybe not.
Denver, CO 80219
So here’s the deal. Me and a few of my friends went to Pho 95 last night, and had the best time!! Upwards of 20 people went and we had the best time, and some of the best Pho ever!! Everyone seemed to have a good time, and boy was there alot of slurpin’!!
I got a medium, and shoulda ordered the small, cuz I might have finished 1/2 of it. The broth was flavorful, full bodied, and if I just had a bowl of that, I would have been in heaven. But add the noodles, the veggies, the toppings, the brisket, and the tendon….and the squeeze of lime…and…oh my goodness!!
I also ordered the Vietnamese Eggrolls, and those were perfect! And thanks to my friend Doug…I now know that I’d been eating them, and loving them, but not getting the full experience because I wasn’t wrapping them in the lettuce and adding the accompanying veggies… Who knew??!!
Now I love them even more!
Aaron (the owner) is the master of hospitality, and if I could find out how he remembers everyone’s name, life would be great!!
This was a super place to eat…and it was with some super friends!! Hopefully, we’ll go back soon!!
Aurora, CO 80015
Good Lord in Heaven. Good Lord in Heeeeaaaveeennnnn-uhh!!
I loves me some mexican food.
Carne Asada Fries.
That’s what I had for dinner tonight my friends.
The fries are SMOTHERED in strips of tender, flavorful beef. Then topped with cheese, chile…oh my goodness….
Oh. Good. Lord!!!!
And the Fish Tacos…??!! Luscious, tender, mild fish breaded in panko and fried up crispy. Topped with a slaw like substance and pico.
I’m happy for many reasons.
1. This place is 5 min away from my house.
2. The word seems to be spreading, cuz it was pretty busy.
3. There’s still a shitload of things on the menu I’ve yet to try.
4. I plan on trying everything
This place is no joke. If you’re ever in the area, or want to take a drive for some awsome mexican…you should go here!
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
I committed a rather high crime (or maybe just a misdemeanor) by having provolone on my sammich instead of the highly regarded ‘whiz’. Hey, if it’s offered, don’t give me shit cuz I ordered it. Just sayin’.
Anyways, I also had jalapenos and onions.
My bf got the standard ‘whiz’, onions, jalapenos, and someother kind of peppers.
We spoke with the owner for a while, and she was very, very kind and personable. She told us that she got a call from the food network to be featured on one of their shows, which she was excited about, but she’s also not holding her breath, cuz that was sometime last year. She also told us how there’s a very well known philly cheesesteak restaurant owner here in Co that was spreading the rumor that he actually owned her place. As she was telling us that story, you could tell it really pissed her off, as it should of course. This place is also very well decorated. Alot of pics paying homage to Philadelphia. And their homemade hot sauce…very, very tasty!
I would recommend this place to anyone who asks, because like I said, it was good. Though according to my bf, it’s no Geno’s and it’s not Pats.
Aurora, CO 80010
This is so not a restaurant review…but I just have to tell you about this place. You have to go!
Oh good lord.
It was my first time here, though I’ve driven by frequently. I have to disagree with a couple other reviewers about the people hanging out in the parking lot. They’re just trying to sell their wares and I didn’t find them threatening at all. They were all very nice and respectful.
Don’t fear them. They’re just trying to make a buck.
This place is incredible. The produce was plentiful and cheap. Some things I haven’t seen since I lived in the Philippines.
(my ONLY issue with this shopping experience was that they only had black plantains. No green. No yellow)
I know I mentioned how cheap the produce was. I just need to make sure you heard me. It was cheap.
On to the panaderia. Amazing. I have to say that I didn’t get anything from there, but the pastries, cookies, and breads that they were creating back there…right before my eyes, was a beautiful thing. I stood there mesmerized for a few minutes…but I had to keep moving.
On to the carneceria. There was so much meat going on. The prices, like the produce, were cheap. Beef, chicken…
Oh, the pork. So much pork. Butts, shoulders, feet and stuff. I love pork.
There was just so much meat to choose from. I’ve never seen a meat dept so busy. Seriously. You’d think there was a fire sale or something.
On to the seafood. I didn’t hang out there for too long, but it was just about as big, and everything seemed fresh. No offending fishy smell that some seafood depts have. (a sign of not so fresh fish)
The center section of the store had so many things that I’ve not seen before, but have had in my food. Seasonings and canned fruits. Different marinades. Beans galore.
Adobo this, mojo that.
They had a little place towards the front of the store where you could buy hot food to go, or eat it in their little dining area. It all looked fab (I walked by a couple people sitting in the dining area. I wanted to sample what was on their plate. But they didn’t look like they wanted to share), but I’m trying to lose weight, so I didn’t order anything. I didn’t even go over to the counter, as I feared that my stomach would have gotten the best of my brain and I’d be rolling out of there an hour later.
Yes. I can put away some latin fare.
This place is going to be a regular stop for me. The produce and meat alone are reasons to make a special trip.
Denver, CO 80231
That was 1986 yo!
I haven’t been here since, so I can’t remember too much about it. I think I liked it back then, but who knows. One thing I do remember, is this is where I saw Ron Zapolo in the flesh. I don’t really know why this has stuck in my mind for so many years, but it has.
We walk in the door, and they want to check my I.D. I was like…yeeeeeaaay!! I must be looking especially young today! No. They checked my bf’s also. And he looks no where near 21. Sigh.
The next thing I noticed were all the hot chicks with the big boobies and the shorty short shorts (waitresses). This is another thing that I don’t remember from the 80′s.
Men (and lesbians, I guess). Take note. They’re all cute as a button! And oh so very friendly.
I ordered a Washington Apple, and first off, the bartender didn’t know what it was. And second of all, it cost $10. We’re no cheapo’s, but wow. That was an expensive drink.
My bf ordered a couple Corona’s, and wherever we go, he always gets a chilled glass. They don’t have those at Caldonia’s. I think it would be a good idea to have those, at least in the summer time. Just a suggestion.
We moved from the bar to the patio, and for my next drink, I ordered a Hurricane. The waitress looked at me like I had a 3rd eye on the tip of my nose. But, the bartender knew what it was, and it was super good!
After being out on the patio for about 20 minutes, the manager made rounds to all the patrons to let them know that they were getting ready to turn on the mist to cool everyone down.
We just happened to be sitting under one of the connections that had a leak, so when the misters came on, we had a pretty steady stream of water coming down on the table, making a nice puddle, and another coming down on my bf’s arm. So, we moved again.
We’re pretty easy going, so it really didn’t bother us too much.
Just a note…if you sit on the patio, closer to the entrance to the bar, the mist isn’t that bad. If you sit closer to the other side, the mist can be a little overbearing. We saw 3 tables that were kind of fanning themselves because the mist was coming down pretty thick.
We didn’t order anything to eat, so I can’t comment on the food. But from the way it looked when the orders were flying by our table(s), the food seems heavenly.
We’ll probably go back.
I’ll just keep an umbrella in the car, just in case.
Denver, CO 80204
I asked our waitress if I could rent a room in the back, and she looked at me like I had lost my mind.
I’m not sure why…they must get that question a multitude of times in a 24 hour period.
Hmmmm…maybe she’s new.
Me and my bf went to Cuba Cuba on Saturday evening, and though they looked somewhat busy, we got a table in the dining room right away. (the patio would have been a 45 min wait) It was quite warm when we arrived, so we had no problem being seated inside.
From the beginning, we were very impressed with this space. The decor was so simple, but beautiful at the same time. My bf was raised in New Orleans, and he said that alot of their latin restaurants had the same look and feel.
We ordered a couple mojitos. They were strong, and quite refreshing. My bf didn’t like mojitos till he came here. Mind you, the mojitos he tried prior to these were made by me. And I think I made it for him after I had had a couple myself. So no tellin’ what the hell he was forced to consume that evening. Prob rum, mint leaves and a squeeze of lime for good measure. Anyway, he liked them here.
But I digress.
For our appetizers, we ordered the Mariquitas Cubana, which is fried plantain chips with an avocado concoction, along with a wonderful minced garlic in oil. Not sure what the technical term for it is, but that garlic oil was amazing. This was the first time I’d had plantains, and now I’m looking to stock up on them (or, dare I say hoard them), cuz that’s all I want to eat when we’re told to all go to our bomb shelters. I don’t want to eat anything else. Ever.
The other appetizer we chose was the Frituritas De Yuca. These are yuca fritters with garlic cilantro aioli, avocado cream & vigoron salad (kinda like a coleslaw). These little creamy balls of goodness are sinfuly delicioso . They’re mashed yuca, formed into a ball and coated with what I’m guessing is similar to panko breadcrumbs, and deep fried. I’m sure there’s other steps to the preparation, so don’t go trying to make them from my description. You’ll just mess ‘em up.
My entree was the Guava/Rum Glazed Duck, served on top of mashed yuca, with a side of hearts of palm. The duck was nice and pink, cooked perfectly, and the glaze was amazing. The mashed Yuca was sweet and savory at the same time. The Palm had a nice char on them and tasted equally amazing.
Joe had the Paella Cuba Cuba. It was chock full of shrimp, calamari, mussels and lobster. This was the highlight of the entire evening, as he took one bite, looked at me and said ‘I’m home’. You see, my bf is first generation Honduran-American. He was brought up on Paella, Yuca, Plantain…etc. His mom passed away a little over a year ago, and he mentioned more than once that this reminded him so much of how his mom made her Paella. He also made mention of how the Yuca and the Plantains brought him back to his childhood. It’s hard to explain in this review. But the look on his face was enough for me to know that this was the real deal.
We ended the meal with the Tres Leches Cake. Though I’d always wanted to try it, I never did because I thought it would be too soggy for my liking. The waitress assured me that the cake stood up to the milks, so we gave it a try. It was sooooo good. It was shared between Joe and I, and I can’t tell you how hard it was to offer him the last bite. I’d liken it to giving up my first born. Or at least something like that…
After dinner, we made our way to the bar, and had a nice chat with our bartender. She was super nice, and very informative on the history of the place.
I highly recommend Cuba Cuba.
Joe and I have had many great meals together, but this one will surely be our most memorable.
Denver, CO 80210
For our entrees, I got the Pita Burger, and he got the Combination Super Dish, which consists of Sheesh Kabob, Kifta Kabob, Chicken Kabob, Hommos, falafel, baba ghanouj…etc. It was huge, and everything on his plate was super delicious. My pita burger was a very good too.
The staff are always friendly, though maybe a little harried.
I think a good testament to this restaurant is that when we went this past Sunday afternoon, we happened to pull into the parking lot just as someone was leaving. We had to wait because there were no more spaces. At the restaurant next door, there were 2 cars in the parking lot. Both were parked on the farside, so I figure they belonged to employees.
That’s a pretty crazy contrast if you ask me!!
Denver, CO 80222
The next question, ‘Is there someplace around here?’
I didn’t know of any, so we drove down Co Blvd, and stopped at the first sushi place we saw. That could be a very bad thing.
It’s in a strip mall, and the store front is not that impressive looking. But, our stomachs were talking to us, so we decided to give it a try.
As we walked in, I noticed a Yelp sticker, and I immediately felt better. This might be good afterall…
We sat down, and the waiter brought us 2 waters with 3 pieces of mostly melted ice. I really don’t like pre-made waters that are sitting there waiting to be drank. But it was ok. The hostess gave us the menus, and 8 seconds later, the waiter came over to see if we were ready to order.
I told him not quite yet…but I’d like a Kirin (Japanese beer) please.
The entertainment for the evening came when our waiter brought my beer.
He walked past the table, beer in hand, looking so confused. I let him keep going, cuz I figured he would figure it out. He then made it to the end of the restaurant, turned on his heel (almost military like), and slowly walked past again, still totally confused. Though I didn’t laugh out loud (I’m not rude), it was very funny. He finally stopped at our table on his 3rd pass, dropped the beer, and almost ran. It was cute. (Judging by the confused state he was in for our entire meal, I could tell he was brand new)
Anyway…the menu is extensive. The sushi menu was a tad annoying, only because I like the type of menus that have a little explanation (I’m not a sushi pro), but it was ok.
My bf got the Miso Soup, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Then we shared the Kaki-Furai (fried oysters), served with some type of sauce (it looked like oyster sauce, but didn’t smell like it, and was a little lighter in color…you sushi aficionados can tell me what it was, cuz it was good), anyway, the oysters were the bomb.
Yes…I’m bringing back the 90′s. They were the bomb.
We also got the Shumai. Now, I have had Shumai numerous times, but never with chunks of things in them. The pork, and whatever else that goes in it has always been minced quite fine. Well, this was some of the best tasting Shumai I’ve had to date, but there were a few chunks of something. Maybe garlic? It threw me off. But it was still quite tasty.
We continued with a few different types of sushi.
I can’t remember the names, as I’m not fluent yet in all things sushi. But I do know that we had the Eel, Fatty Tuna, Crab & Shrimp. It was all very, very good.
Overall, I would def come back to Kiki’s. Though some things were slightly annoying, the food was very good, and though the service was ‘different’, it wasn’t anything that can’t be forgiven.
Oh, and if you look at the label on the drink menu, it says ‘SHALL WE DRINKE’ . Me and my bf had a good laugh at that also. How cute is that???
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
We went last evening for an early dinner.
By coincidence, they were also debuting their new menu (novel).
We ordered the Tempura Salmon Rolls for our app, and they were pretty good. We chose them for the obvious reason of having them at other places and liking them, but the picture in the menu (ok…it’s a novella. it has a table of contents) made them look big, with a golden brown, even, crunchy tempura coating…what we got were about half the size in circumference, and it looked like about half the crust had flaked off somewhere on the way to our table. The taste was great though.
But, you know what they say…you first eat with your eyes.
For the entrees, my boyfriend got the Quick Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. He thought it was ok.
I’d never had Seared Ahi, so I was anxious to try a piece. Well, as expected, it was raw in the middle, but a few pieces seemed over ‘quick seared’. Kinda like they might have been end pieces or something…and they got over cooked? And the pieces of tuna were luke warm? Is that normal? I didn’t ask my boyfriend, as I didn’t really think about it till after I got to work today. Normal or not, I didn’t really enjoy it.
My entree was a Noodle and Vegetable Soup with Shrimp, and some type of Sushi combo. (Can’t remember the exact name). That was alright, I suppose. The shrimp was a little larger than cocktail size…the picture made them look much bigger. Overall, the taste was pretty ok.
Through our dinner, the waiter was kinda jittery. That’s always pleasant.
How many times do I have to be asked if ‘everything tastes ok’? Once during apps, once during entree, leave me alone. Not twice during each. Then when he dropped the check, he disappeared for quite a bit of time. Like 10 minutes. We were doing the ‘chicken neck’. You know….you kept seeing our heads rise above the rest of the patrons as we were looking for our waiter. When he finally made it back, he apologized for ‘disappearing’.
Bottom line…we probably won’t go back. It wasn’t terrible, but we can find other places to spend our money, and have a better experience, all at the same time.
Aurora, CO 80015
We got there around 5pm and headed out to the massive patio. It was very crowded, but we were able to find the last empty table. We had to flag down the waitress because she was so busy, but it’s all good, as she turned out to be a super cool chica.
We ordered a couple drinks (the Margarita’s are outstanding!!), and we ordered the chimichanga. We had just planned on sharing the plate, but the waitress asked if we’d like it on two plates. Yaaay!!
When she brought our order out, we had half a chimi each, but the beans, rice, guac, and sour cream was the regular portion size!! What a great thing to do, as most places don’t even offer to put it on 2 plates, and if they do it for you, the order is literally like a half order, which I guess technically, that’s the way it should be…
The chimi was hella good!! The last time were came here, we didn’t order any food, but I’d been told by a few friends that their mexican is really good. Well, let me tell ya…it’s really good.
It started getting a little cool, so we moved inside.
Ok. Geeeeezzz!! There’s some serious stank going on in there!! The smell of old beer, cigarettes (?), cheap wine…
The only good thing is that if you hang out for a few minutes, you get used to it.
We ended up staying and watching this cute little duo belt out some pretty good 70′s rock. They were all right.
We ended up closing the place down, so I guess you could say we had a damn good time.
Oh!! The best part…I made a few new biker friends!!
And I loves me some bikers…
Denver, CO 80212
We arrived at around 10:30a on Sunday, and was seated right away. We were lucky enough to get a window seat, which I always love, and had a great view.
We started off with the bottomless Mimosas. My gawd, that was a beautiful thing! When they say bottomless, they mean bottomless!!
I ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict, and my bf ordered the Pain Perdu. We then gave each other some of each dish, so we could share.
The crab cakes were prepared perfectly. Mostly crab, hardly any filler, which is hella important to me. Not overly seasoned. I could actually taste the crab. Other restaurants that serve Crab cakes, please take note.
The hollandaise sauce was also a thing of beauty. Creamy, not splotchy, lumpy…just silky, mild, and perfect.
The Pain Perdu. This stuff could seriously get me in trouble. The brioche was wonderful…sweet. Fixed on a griddle, topped with berries and syrup.
I’m in love!! I’m in loooooove!! This place rocks!!
Denver, CO 80218
I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak and it was fab-u-looooous!! The steak was nice and crispy, not soggy, not greasy, as what can happen sometimes with CFS. The gravy was outta this world! It had a nice creamy consistency, and was perfectly seasoned. I had a side of over easy eggs and hashbrowns, which were equally tasty.
My bf had the Corned Beef Hash. I can’t stand the stuff, so I didn’t try it, but he informed me that this was some of the best he’d had.
I didn’t try the coffee, because from the majority of the reviews I’ve read, it leaves something to be desired. But our OJ’s were great!!
I think I saw someone at the next table eating their famous sweet potato waffle, and I really wanted to cause some type of bodily injury to them so I could steal it off their plate. On the menu it’s called the ‘Sweet Potato ER’, and I really wanted to make that a reality for them.
Yes…it looked that good.
Ima have to try the waffle next time I guess.
Littleton, CO 80160
I got the Filet Mignon Medallions. Cut up filet on a bed of rice. Seasoned perfectly, and the rice was cooked just right. (sometimes rice can be sticky, or with a few hard pieces) The filet very tender also. My sides were the steamed brocolli and the baked sweet potato (i know…2 starches, wut evs’…).
I loaded my sweet potato with butter and it was damn good.
My son got the Delmonico, and he liked his also. His sides were the steamed brocolli and a regular baked potato. He made the comment that this is the best steak he’s ever had. He’s only 21 and I told him to hold that thought…he’s got some good steak eatin’ years ahead of him. He also had a half a beer in him…that could have also been a factor.
Don’t get me wrong…it was very good. But the best… :-)
Anyway…only one issue. I asked for a glass of wine, and my wine was served in a glass with fresh pink lipstick. At least it looked freshly applied.
When I pointed it out to the server, he said “yeah, sorry about that. lipstick is the hardest thing to wash off.”
In their defense, the glass did look clean, just the lipstick, so at least you could tell it was washed.
Maybe just pay a little more attention….? I’m just sayin’
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Cool River is pretty expensive, as so many other yelpers have pointed out. We were pretty prepared to spend a couple bucks, so we weren’t suprised.
We started the evening with a couple glasses of wine and an order of the calamari. The calamari was ok.
The wine was needed. And it was really good too.
I ordered the Petit Filet, medium.
I got the Petit Filet, well.
It had a wonderful flavor…tasted great. I would have enjoyed it more if it was cooked the way I wanted. With my steak, I enjoyed a side of smashed potatoes. Those were really good.
My bf ordered the Cowboy Ribeye, medium rare.
He got the Cowboy Ribeye, medium rare.
They must have known he was carrying the cash.
Oh sweeeeet Jeeesus!!!! His steak was one of the best steaks I’ve eaten. And yes, I would have to say I ate more of his steak than my own. It was really BIG and I’d like to thank the poor sterioid laden cow that gave up his rib-eye-part…cuz it fed both of us real good. My bf liked the side he ordered also, I wish I remembered what it was, so I could give it a shout-out.
Anyway, we finished, as we usually do, with sharing a creme brulee. It was the perfect end to a A-ok evening.
Denver, CO 80203
Steuben’s was A-OK.
It’s got really cool decor, and the waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Though maybe a bit slow.
I had the Cayenne Etoufee, which was pretty decent. Anytime I see an Etoufee on the menu, I’m gonna order it. This was good, but I’ve had much better.
I also had the sugar rolled hush puppies, and they were quite good. I’d never had them sugar rolled, and wonder why the whole world doesn’t make their hush puppies the same way…
My boyfriend had the ribs, and he enjoyed his entree also. He wasn’t blown away though.
We’ll probably go back some day, as there were other items on the menu that sounded really good. And there’s sooooo many great reviews for this place, that maybe we just went on an off day.
Denver, CO 80220
My boyfriend and I had one of the best meals we’ve had in a while.
We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation, and decided to have a couple glasses of wine. We were summoned about 2 minutes after our set reservation time, and that’s pretty damn good for a Saturday night.
We started with a couple apps, the Oysters and the House Mozzerella. The oysters were perfect, and the mozzerella with the balsamic/basil/olive oil was equally wonderful.
Bf got a spanish ceaser. He loved it, I didn’t try it because I don’t like anchovies. It looked pretty good though.
For our entrees, I got the prawns/pasta dish (can’t remember the name), and it was SO good!! It is so easy to overcook prawns, and these were done perfectly.
My bf got the Paella, and he was in heaven. It was really good, and the mussels and clams were cooked perfectly….neither were rubbery, as can happen from time to time.
For dessert, we shared the Creme Brulee. That was the perfect ending to a very GREAT meal.
This really is a wonderful restaurant.
Denver, CO 80202
We stopped by yesterday and I got the French Onion Soup and my bf got the Gumbo. I ordered a french roll to go along with my soup (i’m a dipper), and a Baklava.
We ordered our items to go, and I had no idea that the big crouton was going to be placed in my soup. Reason being, I once ordered French Onion Soup to go from another restaurant (can’t remember which one), and since it was a to go item, they left the crouton out for me to put in myself when I got home, as it would be quite soggy by the time I made it there…as was the case with the soup I ordered last evening. And also, when I ordered the roll, I was praying to the roll gods that it would be good crusty bread. It wasn’t. It was like day old.
My bf thought the Gumbo was ok.
The baklava was pretty good though.
Bottom line. It was ok. I’m not gonna be runnin’ back anytime soon.
Denver, CO 80246
Plus 1 star because they don’t have Hunan Duck on the menu, but they made it for me anyway…and it was awsome!!
Minus 1 star for the above mentioned waiter coughing in my bf’s food when he was serving it. He ordered the Mongolian Lamb, which comes on a sizzling platter, and when he took the lid off and was setting it on the table, I think the steam mixed with the peppers got to him-and he coughed.
It was a small cough, and we all acted like it didn’t happen.
Appetizers–Shrimp Toast (always awsome, though I had to ask for a side of sweet and sour…?) And Coconut Shrimp, good but predictable.
My Entree- Hunan Duck. As stated above, it’s not on the menu, but they will make it for you. It was probably the best I’ve had.
His Entree–Mongolian Lamb. He loved, I hated. I just hate the taste of lamb. My bf says it’s psychological. Defenseless baby animal or not, it just tastes nasty.
To Go– Shark Fin Soup. I know. I KNOW!! I shouldn’t, but it is soooo good.
Denver, CO 80205
The few times I’ve gone, I’ve had the chicken fried steak, the fried chicken, the collard greens (not bitter!!), mac & cheese, candied yams, and if I’m lucky, the peach cobbler.
I’ve only been here a handful of times, but I’ve never had a bad meal.
As other reviews stated, make sure you bring cash, as they don’t take credit cards or checks.
You need to plan for an early lunch, because when the food runs out, there’s no hope for you. You don’t wanna be standing in line, and see them erase what you want to eat off the board. That’ll ruin your day.
Speaking of the line…since everyone knows you gotta get there early, expect a bit of a wait. That’s the only downfall, but the wait is worth it.
It kinda bothers me that some people complain about how they got ‘too full’…well, you didn’t have to finish it all. Or how unhealthy the food was…you didn’t have to order it, then actually eat it. You coulda left when you saw what was on the menu and went to a healthier restaurant.
You know who you are.
Denver, CO 80211
We went to Jack-n-Grill last week and had one of the best stuffed sopa’s I’ve had in a while.
My boyfriend had one of their burgers (not sure which one), but it was huge and it had BACON and green chile. I’m gonna get that next time, pho sho.
The service is a little slow, but they prepare you for that, so no worries. I like the fact that they cook to order. Nothing laying around back there waiting to be served.
We also tried a pitcher of the top shelf margaritas, and I just have to say…that was some good drinkin. Good drinkin’ my friend.
Aurora, CO 80016
If you pull up to a place called ‘Brewery Bar’ at 9 on a friday night, would you expect to have a good time and maybe get your drink on?
Well, that’s what I expected.
I’ve never been to any of the ‘brewery bar’s', but I guess to assume that it’s a nice little watering hole with some decent mexican food, you’re asking for too much.
We get there, and make our way over to one of the high tops in the bar area. Order a couple beers, and listen to the 1 man keyboardist/singer located over on the side of the bar. He wasn’t bad, but the sound system sucked.
We look over to our right, and there’s a family of 5 sitting at one of the tables, screaming children and all. The poor kids were probably kinda tired, and were a little disappointed having to watch their parents get their drink on.
At this time, we’re checking out the menu, and not completely convinced we want to stay. The service was extremely slow, and the waitress seemed almost annoyed/distracted by having to help us. It took close to 15 minutes to get 2 beers and our complimentary chips and salsa. Seriously.
So, you know those generic round tortilla chips that you can get at your local grocery store? Ok, now, you know how you take those generic round tortilla chips home, open them up, grab a handful, then toss the half opened bag into the pantry for about 2 weeks, then you go to eat them again and they’re stale??
Those are the chips that were served with our salsa. The salsa was great by the way.
Oh, there’s another family that arrived about 10 minutes after we did. I guess this is the go to place to drink with your toddlers.
We left after we finished our beers.
Denver, CO 80206
I wanted to get something a little different than the usual ham & turkey, lettuce, tomato, swiss with extra mayo on sourdough. Ok, that sounds damn good, but I eat it quite a bit and needed to change it up before I got sick of it.
So I ordered the frontega chicken and ah-mah-gawd.
It has white meat chicken, red onion, tomatoes, basil, mozzarella with a chipotle mayo schmere on focaccia.
This is the sandwich you need to eat tomorrow for lunch. There are Panera’s all over the effin place. Go get one, and report back to me.
You’ll be one of my many fans.
Denver, CO 80207
Everytime I’ve eaten here, it feels like I’m 12 years old and eating dinner with my mom and dad in the kitchen.
Everything on this menu, and I mean everything, is the exact dishes my mother made when I was a child (and still makes to this day) right down to the chitlins’, and these meals are what I made for my son when he was growing up, and now make for my southern raised boyfriend. (except for the chitlins’).
I’ve tried so many things on the menu, but my favorites so far are the:
smothered pork chops
collard greens (not bitter!!)
macaroni & cheese
I’d love to try the chitlins’, but my Mom told me a looooong time ago…”Don’t eat chitlins’ outside the home. You never know how well their cleaned”.
Now that doesn’t mean that I don’t trust CoraFaye’s, it’s just that they’re pig intestins. And I know damn well my mom spends more than the better part of a day just cleaning those damn things, and I can’t guarantee that anyone else commits to that much time. I don’t even trust myself to get them as clean as my mom does, which is why I’ll never cook them myself.
But, I digress.
I think you should not only try this wonderful restaurant, but I would challenge you to step outside the box, if even just a little bit, and try something like the oxtails, or the neckbones. You’ll have a new favorite dish to tell you’re friends about.
Denver, CO 80203
This is one of those places to go when you just want to have a great evening out with friends. I mean, of course there are alot of places to do that in Denver, but to get a beautiful meal, great drinks, killer Jazz, and be surrounded by some of the coolest decor…this is about as good as it gets.
Each time I go, I usually eat something different than the last. Whether it’s because of something I’ve ordered, or something I’ve stolen off of the plate of whom ever I’m with at the time.
My favorites so far are the…
Beef Chuck Sliders
Fried Green Tomatoes
Four Cheese Mac & Chz
Spinach & Gorgonzola Ravioli (!!!!)
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Wipe your mouth.
The above list are just a few reasons to get your ass over there. It’s Saturday…tonight would be a great night.
845 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206
I finally went there a couple weeks ago, 2 years after my last day working at Saks, and my verdict still stands, it was still really good.
I always order the Pad Thai. I’ve had other Pad Thai since, at other places that I think are a little more authentic…so I see the difference. Pad Thai at other places are usually better. But this is still damn good to me.
My boyfriend got the Drunken Noodles, and he liked it as well.
1513 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
The Rib-Eye…spot on.
The Bacon Wrapped Chicken…meh
The Lamb…I didn’t partake, but Joe say’s it was the best he’s had.
The Sausages…Pretty damn good
The Pao de Queijo…the BEST I’ve had
The Caipirinhas…I have much love for the Caipirinhas. I really do.
The Creme Brulee…missing something.
C’mon!! I like attention, but I felt like I was on a conveyor belt. Everytime someone left our table…another meat pusher showed up. Can’t you all see the RED SIDE of my little card thingy!! Please, please. Leave me alone for about 5 minutes.
And don’t get me started on the wastfulness. I mean, I could have finished that Polenta if you’d just hold on a minute. Really, just one more minute. I don’t need a new polenta. This one is just fine.
Oh, but keep the Pao de Queijo coming. I’m trying to figure out how I’m gonna smuggle them out in my purse.
I wonder if they donate the uneaten food to local food banks. Not the food on our table of course, but the way they’re cranking food out, they must have quite a bit left over every night.
This place has been open for the better part of a year. I hope they ease up on their patrons a little. That could really start turning people off towards this place.
Oh, and the salad bar KICKS ASS!!
1231 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
I’ve always loved Chubby’s. I’ve lived in Denver for a couple decades, and I think I’ve tried every Chubby’s, but this is the one I keep coming back to. From the Smothered Burrito’s, to the Mexican Hamburgers (the best in town as far as I’m concerned), they are always consistent and always good.
I have to agree to a certain extent with the other reviews when it comes to the clientele. You get such a different mix of people. But in their defense, I’ve never been harrassed or felt threatened in any way.
The staff are usually pretty cool…sometimes a little moody, but I think they’ve earned it. As long as my food comes out hot and good, I’ll accept their fake smiles. Happily.