Dining

Dining Reviews

By
December 2002

1. Where Cow is King
By Lori Midson
Denver Palm

1201 16th St. 303-825-7256
The Draw
Classic steak house fare with beef done precisely right, the Palm is home to Denver's most impressive power elite carnivores, and parking at the Westin is free with validation.
The Drawback
The Italian-American dishes taste like afterthoughts, and service can be harried during lunch rush.
Don't Miss
New Yourk strip steak, filet mignon, red bliss potatoes, creamed spinach, fried asparagus spears, Philadelphia cheese steak.
Vegetarian Options
All 12 side dishes and several salads, spaghettini marinara, and spaghettini with garlic and olive oil.

2. Raise Your Glass
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Adega Restaurant & Wine Bar

1700 Wynkoop St. 303-534-2222
The Draw
Stylish, classy, LoDo hot spot, incredible wine selection, beautifully presented food.
The Drawback
A pricey menu, sometiems takes a long time to get a reservation.
Don't Miss
Grilled tenderloin of beef, sweet garlic-glazed chicken, skillet of hot smoked trout, peach tart, warm chocolate Gateau.
Vegetarian Options
Greens and herbs salad, chilled asparagus salad, artichoke salad, squash tortellini, and vegetable Parmentier.

3. My Kind of Town
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Aurelio's

10971 S. Parker Road, Parker 303-758-4744
The Draw
True Chicago pizza comes to Denver
The Drawback
The Hampden Avenue location offers take-out only. Soggy pizza if ou have to transport it.
Don't Miss
Mama Aurelio's stuffed pizza, thin crust pizza
Vegetarian Options
Pizza with beggie items (mushrooms, green peppers, onions, olives, hot peppers), spinach calabrese (spinach, sauce, and skim mozzarella inside a closed pizza crust), and choice of various pastas with a marinara or Alfredo sauce.

4. An Old Standby
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Tommy's Thai

3410 E. Colfax Ave. 303-377-4244
The Draw
The city's best phad Thai, great urban location, zippy new digs
The Drawback
Parking; intermittent service
Don't Miss
Phad Thai, panang and massaman curry, vegetarian egg rolls.
Vegetarian Options
Virtually all dishes can be prepared vegetarian

5. Corn on the Cod
By Lori Midson
Squealin' Pic Irish Pub

2700 E. Third Ave.
The Draw
Homey and comely space dressed up with authentic Irish flair.
The Drawback
Service is dismal, and the fare isn't much better.
Don't Miss
Pork chops and penne pasta with chicken
Vegetarian Options
A few salads, mushroom ravioli, Mexican egg rolls.