Thursday, May 25, 2006


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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Best Of...

Every year I look forward to Westword's 'Best of' Issue. Pretty much everyone I know does, too. The thing is, I generally only enjoy it to hear about new places, but I don't always agree with their choices. So, here's a quick 'best of' from me (I'm sure more will be added as time goes on):

Burger: Cherry Cricket. I love that there are no pre-determined topping combos. Try the cream cheese and jalapenos on a turkey burger. Mmm.

Happy Hour: McCormick's. Twice a night, every night. $1.95 gets you a yummy burger and fries, so you have money left over for their perfectly shaken martinis.

Root Beer: Wynkoop's Tiger Root Beer.

Sushi: Expensive: Sushi Zanmai; Mid-Price: Japango in Boulder, Sonoda's in Denver; Cheap: I Love Sushi

Italian: Panzano

Mexican: El Noa Noa right now, but that changes frequently

American: Sam's No. 3

Late-Night: Pete's, of course

Pizza: Pizzeria Mundo. Try the Nantucket!

That's it for now. I'll add more as I think of things.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Fear Not!

Don't give up. I know there has been a lull, but I am not even close to done. I have tons of reviews in the pipeline, including Jack-n-Grill and Rocky Mountain Diner. 10 days of work in a row is killing me right now, and then I am on vacation 5/19-5/22 in Vegas. Maybe some Vegas buffet reviews if you're lucky ;) Keep checking back! I promise the new content is on its way!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Irish Snug

To me, a well-poured Guinness is one of the better indulgences in life. According to the brewers of Guinness, it should take 119.6 seconds to pour the proper pint. A Guinness can't be ruined by a bad pour, but it can take away much of its appeal. Luckily, the Irish Snug knows this. This cozy little bar off of Colfax is a nice change from another Irish pub chain downtown, which I haven't been a fan of for a couple of years. It was cool when I was in my partying stage and didn't realize there was life outside of LoDo. The Snug has at least 4 awesome things going for it (besides their superb Guinness pour):

1) Waffle fries! Served plain, nacho-style, or buffalo-style, and available in half-sizes. Mmm.

2) Live music

3) Free parking at the meters in the area after 6 pm (unlike downtown's 10pm)

4) Snugs! These cute little rooms are only big enough for 2-3 people, but they're great for a little quiet couples time if you want to get away from the noise and smoke. You order food and drink through a small stained-glass window that opens on to the bar. Otherwise, you are left in total privacy. Use only as directed!

So go sneak into a snug, eat some waffle fries, drink a Guinness and enjoy!