Dining

Reviews

By
February 2005

1. Veggie Nirvana
By Elisabeth True
Denver Woodlands
(out of 4 stars)
12200 E. Cornell Ave., Aurora 303-745-6666
The Draw
Unusual, vibrantly flavored, Southern Indian vegetarian food (it’s also kosher) and baked goods; great value.
The Drawback
Tucked out of the way in an Aurora strip mall, no liquor license.
Don't Miss
Carrot keer, dosas, mango lassi, eggplant curry, appetizer sampler platter.
Vegetarian Options
Take your pick of anything on the menu.

2. Comfort Food
By Elizabeth Ellis
M&D’s Café
(out of 4 stars)
2000 E. 28th Ave. 303-296-1760
The Draw
Great food and Southern hospitality that feels like coming home (no matter where you’re from).
The Drawback
Many main dishes don’t match the stellar standard of the starters, sides, and sweets.
Don't Miss
Fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries, fried chicken, pecan pie.
Vegetarian Options
Make a meal out of fried veggie starters and homey sides such as green beans and candied yams.

3. After Hours at Grumpy’s
By Carol W. Maybach
Grumpy’s Roadhouse
(out of 4 stars)
613 Water St., Silver Plume 303-569-2462
The Draw
Rated on ambience and charm alone, Grumpy’s would earn five stars out of four.
The Drawback
Bar food is comforting but not thrilling.
Don't Miss
The fabulous Buffalo wings are succulent and flavorful, with just the right amount of heat. Worth the drive.
Vegetarian Options
Pizza, garden burgers.