Dining

Denver Dining: Reviews

By
October 2003

1. Start Your Engines
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Pesce Fresco

6600 S. Quebec St., Centennial, CO 303-290-9705
The Draw
Charming ambience, excellent service, consistent food, fresh fish nightly, a smoke-free environment inside the restaurant.
The Drawback
For central and north Denver folks, it’s a haul to get to this south metro location.
Don't Miss
Gorgonzola cheesecake, fresh fish specials, house-smoked pork chop, homemade gelato.
Vegetarian Options
Italian olive appetizer, roasted garlic Parmesan bruschetta, house salad, Caesar salad, arugula ravioli. (Strict vegetarians can call ahead with their needs, and the chef is happy to accommodate.)

2. Thai a Little Harder
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Erawan Café

3919 E. Eighth Ave. 303-388-3226
The Draw
Traditional Thai food, great prices, warm service.
The Drawback
Hit or miss hours, overly plain ambience.
Don't Miss
Hot and sour soup.
Vegetarian Options
Most entrées can be made without meat.

3. Yippee Ki-Yay!
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Ajuua!!

7777 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 232 720-747-0764
The Draw
A broad menu, affordable prices, and excellent ?guacamole.
The Drawback
Bring friends because most entrées are way too much food for one person.
Don't Miss
Picadillo, Ajuua!! prawns, fajitas, sopaipillas.
Vegetarian Options
Vegetarian fajitas, enchiladas, veggie macho burrito, arroz con vegetables, spinach enchiladas.

4. Fish Food
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Sushi Tazu

300 Fillmore St. 303-320-1672
The Draw
Great, innovative, and classic sushi, Cherry Creek North location.
The Drawback
Ordering can be confusing.
Don't Miss
Volcano, gyoza, udon bowls.
Vegetarian Options
Yes, an entire vegetarian menu!