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Comfort Food: Mr. Lucky’s Frito Pie


Though often relegated to the middle school lunchroom, I rate a well-made Frito pie at the top of the cozy scale alongside mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. And so, on a recent blustery afternoon, I ordered the dish at Mr. Lucky’s Sandwiches.

Inside the tiny Sixth Avenue shop I discovered a hearty recipe of made-from-scratch chili topped with crunchy Fritos, freshly grated cheddar, leaf lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. Each bite of the comfy combo tastes just like childhood.


711 E. Sixth Ave., 303-861-5825

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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