Dining

Dining Reviews

By
April 2003

1. Worth the Venture South
By Lori Midson
Ventura Grille

5970 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village 720-482-9744
The Draw
One of the best dining experiences in the south ’burbs.
The Drawback
The noise levels can be high on busy evenings, and sometimes the live music from the bar filters into the dining room.
Don't Miss
Wedge salad, mussels, hanger steak, lobster pot pie, and pork chop.
Vegetarian Options
Portobello mushrooms, Ventura salad, vegetable risotto, bruschetta, goat cheese dip, and numerous sides.

2. Coral Reef
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Coral Room

3489 W. 32nd Ave. 303-433-2535
The Draw
Hip eats in Highland.
The Drawback
Drafty in places, a bit smoky near the bar late at night.
Don't Miss
Coconut curry shrimp.
Vegetarian Options
Not many items other than a few appetizers.

3. Everest Bound
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant & Bar

825 Walnut St., Boulder 303-440-7151
The Draw
Awesome Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan food, great service, low, low prices.
The Drawback
The Boulder drive.
Don't Miss
Dal (traditional Nepali lentil soup), Vindaloo (chicken, lamb, salmon, or shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce), Chili (spicy dry-rubbed meat or shrimp sautéed with veggies).
Vegetarian Options
Vegetable samosas (pastries filled with potatoes, peas, and Indian spices), vegetable pakoras (breaded, fried vegetables), vegetable curry, vegetable korma (vegetables prepared in a mild cashew sauce), and much more.

4. Pie, oh my!
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Wazee Supper Club

1600 15th St. 303-623-9518
The Draw
Big, raucous eats at a Denver classic.
The Drawback
Smoky at times, service runs the gamut, parking.
Don't Miss
The pizza, of course!
Vegetarian Options
Pick your pizza, several salads, and starters.