Dining

Reviews

By
August 2005

Small Treasures
By Carol W. Maybach Somethin' Else
1313 E. Sixth Ave., 303-831-1992
(out of 4 stars)

The Draw
Exciting Mediterranean and global flavors, intimate setting, extraordinary service.

The Drawback
Noise levels can be deafening, seating is tight.

Don't Miss
The menu changes regularly, but if available try fried baby artichokes with aïoli, oven-baked curry chicken cocotte, Cuban-inspired black bean soup, suckling pig with apples and red-eye gravy, old-fashioned strawberry shortcake.

Vegetarian Options
Fried plantains with mango chutney, fried baby artichokes with aïoli, bleu cheese fondue, warm chèvre, walnut, and beet salad, hummus with preserved lemon, chickpea falafel with tahini sauce, broiled wild mushrooms with sherry.

Star Power
By Elisabeth True
Café Star
3201 E. Colfax Ave., 303-320-8635
(out of 4 stars)

The Draw
Gourmet comfort food in an attractive contemporary setting.

The Drawback
Spotty, slightly inept service.

Don't Miss
Three-way pork, yellowfin tuna appetizer, duck confit plate, roasted beet salad, lobster pot pie.

Vegetarian Options
Most salads, mozzarella pizzeta, goat cheese agnolotti, sweet potato, spinach and fontina pasta, ricotta gnocchi, ricotta empanadas, baked mozzarella.