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Denver, The Big List

sekelmaan | Mar 13, 2012 03:13 PM

Hello Denver,

How are you doing? I am headed into town this weekend and have been doing some research on the food scene. This was going to be just for me, but I went OCD and decided this might be good to publish.

I very much appreciate feedback, comments, criticisms, etc. This is by no means complete, but my first go around at trying to gauge the food scene in the area.

Good boulder list: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/679036
Good Denver list: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670760

African:
Tasty kabob
East African

Best in area:
Frasca in Boulder
My Kitchen in Boulder

Burger:
My Brothers Bar (JCB burger

)

Cheesesteak:
Taste of Philly
Ted’s
Pats

Chinese (authentic):
East Asia Garden
Ocean Forest Café
China Jade
Lao wang noodle house for Dan Dan Noodle, potstickers and dumplings (amazing). 945 S federal blvd ste d denver co 80219
The Empress

Chinese Dim Sum:
Star Kitchen
Kings Land Seafood Restaurant
SuperStar Asian. (All really good, all carts, all inexpensive. King's Land is the largest)
Heaven Star dim Sum

Cajun:
Bayou Bobs (better)
Café Evangeline

Delis:
Jimmy & Drews
Yellow Deli

Ethiopian:
Arada Ethiopian
Abyssinia ethopian
Nile Ethiopian

French:
Z Cuisine

Greek:
Fat Greek café

Italian:
Panzano

Japanese:
Sushi Den
Izakaya Den
Sushi sasa (frontrunner? Has omakase)
Sushi katsu
Sushi Tazu
Sushi Tora (boulder)
Amu (boulder, izakaya)

Korean:
Seoul bbq
Han kang (Korean bbq)

Markets:
Star market
H-Mart 2751 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO (303) 745-4592 ‎ • hmart.com

Mex (authentic):
El Taco de Mexico
Los Carboncitos
Tortugas
Tortisimas
Tacos y Salsas
El diablo
(If you travel down Federal Blvd. from 52nd to Evans you will pass dozens and dozens of them. The 38th Ave corridor has lots of choices too, my favorite for carnitas being La Fonda.)

Misc/Trendy:
Beatrice and Woodsley
Black Pearl
Lola
Vita
The Living room
Deluxe

Pizzer:
New York pizza
Anthony’s pizzeria
Jersey boys
Marcos

Polish:
Royal bakery

Salvadorean:
Pupusas Sabor Hispano

Thai:
Thai Basil
Thai Pot
Udon Thai

Viet:
Ba Le (bahn mi?) 1044 S. Federal Blvd.
New Saigon
Baker's Palace @ 550 S Federal Blvd (bahn mi)
Parallel 17

Viet Pho:
Pho Duy at 945 S. Federal,
Pho Duy at 120th and Main in Broomfield
New Saigon near Federal and Alameda.
Pho Golden on Old Golden Road

Wings:
Wild Mountain Smokehouse for wings
Woody’s wings
The Piper Inn
Lucianos’
Cherry Cricket
Thunderbird burger (xxx wings) out of business?
Golden Flame

Notes:
For Korean and Vietnamese, head to Aurora, for a great Hawaiian/Japanese market, go to Sakura Square, for Vietnamese and Chinese head to Federal and Alameda, go North on Federal for good Mexican. Greek and more Mexican are on East Colfax. There are a number of Indian, Middle Eastern and African restaurants and markets in Aurora as well.

Z Cuisine, Frasca, The Kitchen, Rioja, Duo, Fruition, TAG, Table 6, Root Down and ChoLon are all top-end restaurants, many with farm to table, local ingredients. (Fruition's chef actually has his own farm outside of town)

A big thank you to the following hounds from whom a lot of this list is taken:

Rlm, LurkerDan, tatamagouche and mynameisterry

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