Dining

Reviews

By
November 2004

1. Green Means Go
By Elisabeth True
Green – Fine Salad Co.
(out of 4 stars)
1137 16th St. 303-279-0173
The Draw
Exceptional salads from a star chef in a hip downtown space.
The Drawback
A bit pricey for salads.
Don't Miss
Frizzled leeks, Chef Jam salad, candied pecans, roasted beets, Stilton vinaigrette, arugula.
Vegetarian Options
A multitude of vegetarian options, ranging from curried tempeh to haricots vert to grilled portobellos.

2. Mag-NO-lia
By Elizabeth Ellis
Magnolia Steak and Seafood
(out of 4 stars)
1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette 303-665-3080
The Draw
Pleasant decor with great local artwork, friendly service, good burgers.
The Drawback
Higher-end items are poorly prepared, consistently falling short of the menu’s promise.
Don't Miss
Hamburgers (made with Coleman natural beef) and French fries.
Vegetarian Options
Several starter salads, gold potato gnocchi, house-made pappardelle, spicy peanut and tofu noodle bowl.

3. The Culinary Heart of Vietnam
By Carol W. Maybach
Chez Thuy
(out of 4 stars)
2655 28th St., Boulder 303-442-1700
The Draw
Authentic regional dishes and reasonable prices, creative combinations that exhibit exquisite moisture and texture, fresh produce.
The Drawback
Some soups with flavors slightly out of balance, occasional long waits for tables.
Don't Miss
The house-sampler appetizer, stuffed chicken wings, stuffed grape leaves, fresh spring rolls, anything dipped in nuoc mam sauce, Vietnamese coffee.
Vegetarian Options
Vegetables in curry sauce, vegetable pad thai, tofu baskets, tofu lemon grass, and vegetarian hot pots.