Part of my 30 before 30 list is to eat at the Top 25 Restaurants in Denver.Here's the list:
- Frasca's Food and Wine (Boulder)
CholonWe have eaten at Cholon 3 times now: get the pork belly buns--or anything else on the menu and lose your mind. Sushi DenIt is sort of awesome that Sushi Den is our local sushi spot.
FruitionWent for our 4 year anniversary and it was AMAZING. Probably my favorite restaurant in Denver.
- Luca D'Italia
- Fuel Cafe
Old MajorSee Below
- Oak at Fourteenth (Boulder)
- The Populist--no reservation needed
- Beast and Bottle
- Cafe Aion (Boulder)
- Twelve Restaurant
Colt & GraySee post here. Table 6Went here for a date night 2 years ago and we were totally underwhelmed. Won't be back.
- Duo Restaurant
- Il Posto
- Tag Raw Bar
- Euclid Hall (bar-ish)
- Spuntino ($18 or <)
We knocked another one off the list last week while Andy was here: Old Major in the highlands. Here's my yelp review:
We came here with a group of 6 after my friend and I were sworn in as attorneys. We had family and husbands in tow. It was a delight to see that the greeter was the greeter we had at fruition a year and a half ago and was the sweetest man ever. Let's get to it:
- During happy hour we ordered the pork fat fries (do this again at all times and all days)
- I got a Moscow Mule
- Once sat, the restaurant sent over complimentary champagne. LOVELY
- I got the duck with the risotto... OMG. WONDERFUL.
- LB got the nose to tail: DELISH
There are two negatives: The first was that the server had a really hard time splitting our check up and so it took almost half an hour to get out of there. Second, upon reflecting on the menu, and thinking about returning, I think that it is incredibly difficult to discern what is a main and what is an appetizer. Also, if we are comparing meat to meat, Colt & Gray's steak still tops my list for meat spots. Many people left still hungry after dinner and for the price, that was not expected.