Dining

Reviews

By
August 2004

1. Remedy for a Sultry Evening
By Carol W. Maybach
The Cinema Grill
(out of 4 stars)
13682 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-3456
The Draw
Dinner and a movie in a nostalgic, unpretentious, inexpensive spot; great for the whole family.
The Drawback
The simple food is tasty, but don’t stray from the basics.
Don't Miss
G- and PG-rated movies coupled with a basket of tender, succulent Buffalo wings touched with just the right amount of heat.
Vegetarian Options
Chips and salsa, pepper poppers, mozzarella sticks, veggie quesadilla, veggie-cheese platter, veggie burger, veggie melt, cinema salad, cheese pizza

2. Eight out of Ten Ten
By Elizabeth Ellis
Brasserie Ten Ten
(out of 4 stars)
1011 Walnut St., Boulder 303-998-1010
The Draw
Stylish French-inspired fare in classy surroundings. Well worth the drive from Denver.
The Drawback
A few too many flaws in the details for a place that’s been open a year.
Don't Miss
Fried clam strips, carré d’agneau (New Zealand rack of lamb), tarte au citron (lemon tart), brunch blintzes.
Vegetarian Options
A few soups and salads, tempura green beans, gnocchi with arugula and blue cheese, Napoleon of crisp black-bean cakes, farfalle in sweet tomato sauce.

3. Another Brick in the Wall
By Elisabeth True
Brix Neighborhood Bistro
(out of 4 stars)
3000 E. Third Ave. 303-333-3355
The Draw
Tasty comfort food in an upscale but convivial setting, Tasty comfort food in an upscale but convivial setting,
The Drawback
Exceedingly quick service to the point of sometimes feeling a little rushed, slightly cramped dining area.
Don't Miss
Chocolate mousse, Brix burger, the appletini, house chips with creamy blue cheese, steamed clams with chorizo.
Vegetarian Options
Onion tarte, cheese plate, salads, three-cheese panini, roasted eggplant panini, grilled vegetables on polenta with pesto, penne pasta with arugula, fennel, and tomatoes.