Dining

Dining Reviews

By
April 1997

1. Bang!
By Thom Wise

3609 W. 32nd Ave., 303-455-1117
Atmosphere .................... 7
Especially great if you dig lotsa color.
Food .................... 8
Mostly hits with barely a miss.
Booze .................... 0
No liquor license yet (which is fine by me).
Healthy Choices .................... 6
Good salads, but not much low-cal.
Service .................... 8
Usually it's the owners serving you.
People Watching .................... 5
Nothing but a bunch of locals.
Bathrooms .................... 5
Fine and clean.
Overall .................... 7
Remember, it's just a neighborhood hot-spot.

2. Pinots
By Thom Wise

410 E. 7th Ave., 303-863-8335
Atmosphere .................... 5
Plenty of room for improvement.
Food .................... 8.5
Great care and thought.
Booze .................... 7
Small but growing list.
Healthy Choices .................... 5
Not much.
Service .................... 9
Some of the best in town.
People Watching .................... 4
Who'd know who else is there?
Bathroom .................... 6
Squeaky clean, but dull.
Overall .................... 7
Definitely one to keep an eye on.



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