Dining

Dining Reviews

By
October 2001

1. Middle East Feast
By Lori Midson
Ali Baba Grill
(out of 4 stars)
109 Rubey Dr., Golden 303-279-2228
The Draw
Gloriously good Middle Eastern food.
The Drawback
No liquor.
Don't Miss
Hummus, baba ghanoush, fava beans, lamb, chicken shawarma.
Vegetarian Options
Baba ghanoush, hummus, fava beans, grape leaves, falafel, tabbouleh, and fettoush.

2. Weighing in on Average
By Lori Midson
Tiramisu
(out of 4 stars)
2191 Arapahoe St. 303-308-0764
The Draw
Beautiful inside space and gorgeous patio.
The Drawback
Inconsistent service and food that’s more ?miss than hit.
Don't Miss
Insalata de mare, risotto, beef tenderloin.
Vegetarian Options
Bruschetta, numerous salads, gnocchi, ravioli.

3. Grill Drill
By Lori Midson
Pearl Street Grill
(out of 4 stars)
1477 S. Pearl St. 303-778-6475
The Draw
Great outdoor patio in the summer, good burgers and fries, and a jovial crowd.
The Drawback
The occasional boozer, and it’s expensive given the low quality of foodstuffs.
Don't Miss
Greek salad, chicken salad, burger, chips.
Vegetarian Options
Chile poppers, Mexican egg rolls, chips and guacamole, quesadilla, salads, ravioli, Gardenburger, grilled cheese.

4. A Slice of Old Denver
By Lori Midson
Edgewater Inn
(out of 4 stars)
5302 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater 303-237-3524
The Draw
Schooners and pizza.
The Drawback
Long waits at times and the lack of a nonsmoking section.
Don't Miss
Paisano salad, pizza, canolis.
Vegetarian Options
Vegetarian pizza, white pizza, vegetarian canoli, garlic bread, toasted ravioli, chili poppers, mozzarella sticks.

5. West Side Story
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Cheshire Cat Brewpub
(out of 4 stars)
7803 Ralston Road, Arvada 303-431-9000
The Draw
The West-side location, affordable menu, and ?14 microbrews.
The Drawback
Extremely limited wine-by-the-glass menu; a heavy, cholesterol-challenged menu.
Don't Miss
Cheshire potatoes, the mad platter, bangers?and mash.
Vegetarian Options
Veggie appetizers, fruit salad, ploughman’s ?platter (cheese, greens, bread, and Branston pickle), gardener’s veggie bowl.

6. Downtown Chic
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Citrus
(out of 4 stars)
1701 Wynkoop St. (at Union Station) 303-573-1121
The Draw
Superbly prepared food in a chic downtown environment.
The Drawback
Pricey wine list, and keep an eye out for dirty glassware.
Don't Miss
Provencal pesto soup; pan-roasted trout with roasted fennel and tomato with creme fraiche; watermelon granite with orange, grapefruit, and candied zest.
Vegetarian Options
Taglatelle with sweet corn, oyster mushrooms, chile and cilantro; homade mozzarella with Colorado heirloom tomatoes.