Dining

Dining Reviews

By
June 2003

1. La Comida Rica
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Red Tango

5807 W. 37th Ave. 303-420-2203
The Draw
Great Latino food, good service, warm, intimate setting.
The Drawback
The wait on busy nights.
Don't Miss
Ceviche, flan.
Vegetarian Options
Quesadillas with asadero cheese ($4.50), salads. Sopes de bistec is also available sans bistec.

2. Brunch Brilliance
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Café Bisque

224 Union Blvd., Lakewood 303-985-4151
The Draw
Chic bistro with killer food, serving breakfast and lunch; lots of vegetarian items.
The Drawback
Not open for dinner or on Sundays; no desserts.
Don't Miss
Bordeaux crêpes, Asian pear salad, port wine pork.
Vegetarian Options
Frittata Milanese, frittata Sardinia, Asian pear salad, romaine salad, baby arugula salad, pizza Tuscana, eggs Florentine, lemon pancakes, pancake valrhona, French toast stuffed with cranberry cream cheese.

3. Almost Blue
By Lori Midson
Indigo

250 Josephine St. 303-996-9966
The Draw
When chef Ian Kleinman hits his stride, his food is wonderful.
The Drawback
Despite a menu aimed at pleasing every palate, there are too many dishes that don’t.
Don't Miss
Popcorn, mussels, risotto, and pork.
Vegetarian Options
Popcorn, polenta cakes, soups, salads, pizza, gnocchi, pot pie.

4. Good for the Seoul
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Seoul Food

701 E. Sixth Ave. 303-837-1460
The Draw
Homestyle Korean food.
The Drawback
Capitol Hill parking, or lack thereof.
Don't Miss
Seafood pancake, sang-choo-sam, bi-bim-bob.
Vegetarian Options
Lots of tofu.

5. True to its Name
By K. Courtney DeWinter


(ADDRESS)2246 S. Colorado Blvd. 303-756-0744
The Draw
Affordable Middle Eastern food in a family environment.
The Drawback
The potholes in the cramped parking lot could swallow a VW Beetle, minimal desserts.
Don't Miss
Ara-yes (a paste-like mixture of meat and veggies spread between pita bread); most all of the kabob entrées; abgosht dizi (a Middle Eastern stew).
Vegetarian Options
Hummus, baba ghanoush, Persian salad, Greek salad, Fettoush salad, tabbouleh, veggie shish kabob, vegetarian combo plate.

6. Muddled Results
By Lori Midson
Aquarela Restaurante

3000 E. Third Ave. 303-399-6080
The Draw
Nice wine list with numerous pours by the glass, and a romantic, but not overly formal, dining room.
The Drawback
A would-be interesting selection of French and Brazilian influenced dishes that are marred by sluggish flavors, poor execution, and prices much too high to justify the end result.
Don't Miss
Bananas.
Vegetarian Options
Don’t bother. Vegetarians are completely ignored.