In the past couple of months we’ve gone into the community and held surveys and polls about our readers’ preferences when it came to particular foods. We first asked “who’s got the best pizza in town?” Pietro’s was victorious by a landslide with Jet’s a distant second. Last month we asked about the best burgers.
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Once again this month, we’re asking our readers to write restaurant reviews. This month it’s burgers: any dining establishment in Wheat Ridge, Edgewater or Mountain View that has the classic sandwich on its menu. We’ll publish the best four or five reviews in the November Neighborhood Gazette. There are some rules, of course. The first
We’re going to try something new this month: you, dear ravenous reader, get to write a restaurant review. And to keep things manageable, we’re going to start with pizza: any dining establishment in Wheat Ridge, Edgewater or Mountain View that has pizza on its menu. We’ll publish the best four or five reviews in the
Inevitably, when a long-lived, traditional mom-and-pop Italian restaurant closes its doors, and new restauranteurs move in, nostalgic patrons may be critical of the new establishment. Rossi’s Italian Eatery recently opened at 5800 W. 38th Ave., the space where Mama Sannino’s served memorable meals for a decade. I never ate at Mama Sannino’s, so I chose
I’d been holed up in Port Sloan for so long waiting for clear passage that my sea legs shriveled up like salted slugs and my mind started to feel like a drunken boatswain had tied my brain stem in a clove hitch. Any good sailor knows when you get a case of the galley grumps,
Where Quality Auto once tuned up autos, Mestizo Brew Cantina (6800 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge) is turning out Latin American tacos, tortas and small plate fare alongside house brews and cocktails. The former garage is newly renovated, clean and well lit. The food is more than Mexican, drawing on Salvadoran, Ecuadorian and Argentinian cuisines,
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about what we will serve at our holiday gatherings. For many of us, that means heading to the supermarket and picking up the same old things you get every year. But why not shake things up a bit and buy locally sourced foods?
The best Slopper in Colorado can be found in Wheat Ridge, not Pueblo. I may have just started a feud with the people of Pueblo with the title of this article, but I can say with certainty that the best Slopper in Colorado can be found at El Aguascalientes Mexican Restaurant in Wheat Ridge. First,
A fun part of being a managing editor or writer with any publication are invitations to catered media events and kitchen interviews. Those pleasures have ranged from a free ice cream cone while reporting the grand opening of a Baskin-Robbins to Jamaican jerked chicken wings with the chef of a new restaurant. (When I sample
Driving past Brewery Rickoli on Wadsworth, a sign caught my eye: Gluten-Free Beer. How can that be? Rickoli’s website says they remove the gluten from all of their brews. That, according to my non-scientific research (i.e., Google) is achieved by using an enzyme that breaks down gluten protein. (If you have celiac disease or other
I took a break from beers and visited Clear Fork Cider with my family this month. Clear Fork’s tasting room, tucked inside a small industrial park just north of I-70 near West 50th Avenue and Kipling, provides a chance to sample and enjoy artisan ciders made from heirloom apples from orchards from Oregon to Colorado’s
Barquentine Brewing Co., in the Edgewater Market, bills itself as a family-owned brewery with recipes drawn from tradition and “inspired by the beers of Belgium and the sailing ships, called Barquentines, that brought Old World brewers their provisions.” I’m partial to Belgian ales, and am always on the lookout for anything real and purporting to