Dining

Reviews

By
May 2004

1. Brunch on the Bayou
By Carol W. Maybach
Lucile’s Creole Cafe
(out of 4 stars)
2124 14th St., Boulder 303-442-4743
The Draw
Charming, comfortable Victorian with a menu full of authentic, down-home Southern flavors.
The Drawback
No reservations on the weekends, which results in long waits.
Don't Miss
Beignets, eggs Pontchartrain, eggs Sardou, buttermilk biscuits, pain perdu, crawfish étouffée.
Vegetarian Options
Hank’s eggs, beignets, Lucy’s granola, rice pudding porridge, zydeco salad, fresh fruit platter, eggs Jennifer, fresh fruit and cream.

2. Mamma Mia!
By Rachael Graves
Ristorante Amore
(out of 4 stars)
2355 E. Third Ave. 303-321-2066
The Draw
Classic northern Italian food in a quiet setting.
The Drawback
Cramped dining on busy nights.
Don't Miss
Bistecca della casa, gnocchi principessa, panna cotta, mussels.
Vegetarian Options
Parmigiana di melanzane, puttanesca, panini sandwiches, salads, frittatas.

3. A Grande Dame
By Elisabeth True
Tante Louise
(out of 4 stars)
4900 E. Colfax Ave. 303-355-4488
The Draw
Impeccable service, sumptuous French and contemporary American food, superior wine list, patio.
The Drawback
Dated decor, pricey menu.
Don't Miss
Lamb T-bones, delectable desserts (especially the bread pudding on a sinful caramel sauce), out-of-this-world homemade onion bread.
Vegetarian Options
Only one entrée option that changes nightly.

4. Berry Blues
By Elizabeth Ellis
The Huckleberry
(out of 4 stars)
700 Main St., Louisville 303-666-8020
The Draw
Adorable country ambience in quaint downtown Louisville, three meals a day including the ever- popular breakfast-for-lunch.
The Drawback
Inconsistent quality, making the extensive menu tricky to navigate.
Don't Miss
Chicken satay, biscuits and sausage cream gravy.
Vegetarian Options
Eggplant rollatini, veggie enchiladas, wild mushroom polenta, and tomato Gorgonzola penne, as well several salads, many breakfast items, and a few sandwiches.

5. Colfax Olé!
By Rachael Graves
Mezcal
(out of 4 stars)
3230 E. Colfax Ave. 303-322-5219
The Draw
Hip Colfax cantina, full fare, lively crowd, innovative food.
The Drawback
Questionable host service, weak desserts, parking.
Don't Miss
Micheladas, guacamole, soyrizo.
Vegetarian Options
Vegheads and carnivores alike will love the soyrizo.

6. Troubled Waters
By Elisabeth True
WaterCourse Foods
(out of 4 stars)
206 E. 13th Ave. 303-832-7313
The Draw
Fantastic breakfasts, excellent value, marvelously fresh ingredients, an all-vegetarian and/or vegan menu.
The Drawback
Inconsistent, slow, lackadaisical service and some unfortunate dinner entrées.
Don't Miss
Delicious French toast, tasty biscuits and gravy, buckwheat pancakes, Greek salad, homemade jelly doughnuts (when available).
Vegetarian Options
The whole menu is vegetarian, and much of it is vegan as well.