Dining

Dining Reviews

By
March 1995

1. Food with a Spine
By Thom Wise

300 Filmore St., 303-377-8300
Atmosphere .................... 7.5
You just can't add enough color for me.
Food .................... 7.5
Hits and misses, but always interesting.
Booze .................... 8.5
Limited wine list, but perfect margaritas.
Service .................... 7
Fresh, eager, and still training.
People Watching .................... 8.5
Convivial, and fairly loud.
Bathrooms .................... 8
Immaculate and white-tiled.
Overall Fun Factor .................... 7.5
Lower your expectations for higher pleasure.

2. Mel's Bar and Grill
By Thom Wise

235 Fillmore St., 303-333-3979
Before getting to what I think of Mel's Bar and Grill, I have a confession to make. I know the owners. Mell and Janie Master and I go way back. But, in this case, I don't think my friendship with them is clouding my opinion. But judge for your self.

Mel's started out on shaky footing, and Mel and Janie would be the first to say as much. The original schef simply didn't work out, and folks that dined there in those first few weeks have some pretty scary stories to tell.