Best Bites: Ice House Tavern's Fries

July 2009
There are two ways to kick off or finish a baseball game: beer and French fries. The newly opened Ice House Tavern, which has taken over the old Via space at 18th and Wynkoop, has both---in great supply. The restaurant forgoes the standard fry (golden potato and salt) for generous portions of gourmet varieties, like rib-rub spiced fries with blue cheese ranch dressing, sticky sweet potato ones glazed with ginger and sprinkled with sesame seeds, and thick-cut steak fries with sea salt and vinegar. Pair the snacks with a hoppy Sierra Nevada, Deschutes organic amber, or Ice House's own ale---all of which come in 16- or 20-ounce glasses or by the pitcher---and enjoy the combination out on the breezy patio. Before or after a game, there's not much more you could want. 1801 Wynkoop St., Ste. 150, 303-292-3775