Keep Your New Year's Resolutions at Encore

January 6 2010, 9:35 AM
With the new year comes the inevitable resolutions: eat less (without sacrificing quality, of course) and save money. At Encore Restaurant, the sleek, modern eatery located next to the Tattered Cover Book Store on Colfax, it's easy to do both. Over the weekend, a friend and I shared a flatbread pizza called the Fig N' Pig. The crunchy, thin-crust pie arrives with a thin layer of sweet fig jam and topped with salty strips of prosciutto, tangy bits of Gorgonzola, and a generous sprinkling of deep-green baby arugula. Although the pizza is light, the balance of flavors and textures make it wholly satisfying. Bonus: Dine during happy hour (3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close, Monday through Saturday), and the pizza costs $7.50 (instead of $14); a glass of Mas de la Dame Rosé from Provence is only $5. 2550 E. Colfax Ave., 303-355-1112