Dining

Dining Reviews

By
August 2002

1. All In The Family
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Bambino’s
(out of 4 stars)
1135 Bannock St. 303-221-7215
The Draw
A delicious assortment of Italian classics in a beautiful and friendly urban setting.
The Drawback
Some overly briny entrées, metered parking.
Don't Miss
Calamari, Italian wedding soup.
Vegetarian Options
Pasta dishes with vegetarian red sauce, pesto.

2. Take It With Grain...
By Lori Midson
Gumbo’s Louisiana Style Café
(out of 4 stars)
1530 16th St. 720-956-1490
The Draw
Stylish space, super service, and when the ?dishes hit the mark, they really excel.
The Drawback
In a word, salt.
Don't Miss
Crawfish étouffée, fried catfish, shrimp Creole, chicken Dixie.
Vegetarian Options
A few salads.

3. Code Red
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Red Room
(out of 4 stars)
320 E. Colfax Ave. 303-830-7050
The Draw
Urban watering hole, just across from the capitol.
The Drawback
Terrible food, spotty service.
Don't Miss
Bruschetta.
Vegetarian Options
Vegetarian green chile, house salad, spinach salad, portobello panini sandwich, veggie panini, vegetable curry.

4. Decisions, Decisions
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Decisions
(out of 4 stars)
1201 E. Colfax Ave. 303-861-2088
The Draw
Innovative food, great people watching.
The Drawback
Overly attentive and sometimes amateurish service, catch-as-catch-can parking.
Don't Miss
Asiago-stuffed olives.
Vegetarian Options
A great grilled sesame tofu ($8.95) and several pasta dishes.

5. Roll, Roll, Roll Your Bowl
By Lori Midson
Big Bowl
(out of 4 stars)
1147 16th St. 720-946-1878
The Draw
Sexy decor, prime 16th Street Mall location, and given the portion sizes, it’s inexpensive.
The Drawback
Long waits, especially at lunch, dishes deemed “hot” are not, and many of the noodle dishes are oily to a fault.
Don't Miss
Chicken satés, Vietnamese noodle soup, chicken curry, hot and sour stir-fried chicken and shrimp.
Vegetarian Options
Choices are in abundance – sesame peanut noodles, vegetable won tons and pot stickers, pad Thai, coconut vegetable curry, and stir-fry vegetables, Shanghai noodles with tofu, spinach, and peanuts.