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Best Bites: Fire on the Mountain’s Emma Sandwich


March Madness puts many of us in the mood for fare like wings and burgers. But if you can’t decide which one you are in the mood for, try a sinfully delicious hybrid: the Emma sandwich from Fire on the Mountain.

The “cult favorite”—which started as a special but was so popular that it became a permanent addition—is like eating a plate of (boneless) wings on a bun. Packed between a toasted Brioche roll from City Bakery sits two crispy, breaded chicken tenders that have been slathered with the Highland wing joint’s creamy and piquant blue-cheese-Buffalo sauce. Cooks add blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, onion, tomato, a garlic mayonnaise, and pieces of thick-cut bacon.


Just before serving, the kitchen jams the tower of flavor (pictured) with a wood-handled steak knife to hold everything together. This eat is one-stop-shopping for “all of the best things we have to offer,” says owner Andrea West. And, she promises, “I won’t tell your yoga teacher.”

3801 W 32nd Ave., 303-480-9464

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—Image courtesy of Braden Gunem for Fire on the Mountain

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