Dining

Dining Reviews

By
April 2001

1. Biff, Bang, Boom
Lori Midson
Bang!
(out of 4 stars)
3472 W. 32nd Ave. 303-455-1117
The Draw
Heaping helpings of deliciously refined homestyle cooking.
The Drawback
Have an incomplete party? Grab your cell ?and get your party here pronto, otherwise who knows when you’ll be seated.
Don't Miss
Fried oysters, burger, herbed chicken, meatloaf, banana bread pudding.
Vegetarian Options
Herbed french fries, mushroom ravioli, salads.

2. High On a Hill
By Lori Midson
The Hilltop Café
(out of 4 stars)
1518 Washington Ave., Golden 303-279-8151
The Draw
Creative, artistic, and bold globe-trotting?dishes along with pinpoint service.
The Drawback
Some of the worldly cuisine translates ?into culinary train wrecks.
Don't Miss
Mussels, spicy shrimp tempura roll, top ?sirloin, and penne with sausage.
Vegetarian Options
Sweet potato lasagna; gnocchi; grilled ?vegetable plate; pizza; sun-dried tomato, ?provolone, and asparagus puff pastry.

3. Fit to Be Thai
By Lori Midson
TV Cuisine
(out of 4 stars)
4980 Kipling St., Unit 12, Wheat Ridge, ?303-432-9264
The Draw
It’s a haven for suburban Thai food junkies.
The Drawback
Brrr! The dining room is cold!
Don't Miss
Koong-pla, tom-kha-ta-ley, gang-ped-kai,?pa-nang-kai, and Vietnamese spring rolls.
Vegetarian Options
Several veggie options, including cream cheese wantons, papaya salad; all curries?and stir-fry dishes can be made vegetarian.

4. Sea Saw
By Lori Midson
Coos Bay Bistro
(out of 4 stars)
2076 S. University Blvd. 303-744-3591
The Draw
Extensive wine list.
The Drawback
If only the food lived up to the attitude?of the wine list.
Don't Miss
Steamed clams appetizer, stuffed boneless pork chop, and roasted chicken sans ?the sauce.
Vegetarian Options
Bruschetta, caprese salad, cold asparagus?salad, and agnolotti on occasion.

5. All Dressed Up...
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Vasil's Euro-Grille
(out of 4 stars)
7340 S. Clinton St., Englewood 303-799-3600
The Draw
Excellent service, New American menu ?with European touches.
The Drawback
Minimal charm, enormous portions with?correspondingly high prices.
Don't Miss
The spicy beef tips appetizer (lunch only), escargot bourguignonne appetizer (dinner only), and lamb modena.
Vegetarian Options
Mostly for lunch: one pizza and a grilled?portobello mushroom sandwich.

6. Growing Pains
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Fins Fish Market and Grill
(out of 4 stars)
550 Broadway 303-866-9780
The Draw
Fresh seafood from the owner’s own?seafood operation.
The Drawback
Schizophrenic service, decor, and ambience.
Don't Miss
Hawaiian opah (a type of fish), Key lime cheesecake.
Vegetarian Options
Two side salads. That’s it.

7. Coming up Roses?
By Maureen Harrington
Bloom
(out of 4 stars)
1 W. Flatiron Circle, FlatIron Crossing ?Shopping Center, Broomfield 720-887-2800
The Draw
Zippy Bloody Marys, sexy martinis, wine flights, and comfort food.
The Drawback
Dull bartenders.
Don't Miss
The Bloody Mary, the scallops and the pork chop at dinner, and wines by the glass.
Vegetarian Options
Mushroom ravioli, meatless salads, and the vegetable plate.