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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