Zolo's Unforgettable Southwestern Fare

January 26 2010, 7:04 AM
If date night means a quick dinner and a movie, my go-to spot is Zolo Southwestern Grill, near Boulder's 29th Street Mall. Though I usually opt for the smoked, double-cut pork chop---a juicy three-inch cut served with house-cured bacon, black-eyed peas, and roasted, pasilla-tomato collard greens---I recently discovered a new staple: the guajillo-marinated mahi. This buttery fish comes topped with smoky cuitlacoche-tomato sauce, grilled mushrooms, and a blistered corn tamale that contrasts grilled kernels with soft masa. Tip: Check out  Zolo's Web site (linked above) for free tequila tastings and paired tequila dinners, part of their 151-day celebration of tequila. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-0444