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Weekend Trip Report - Denver

curiousgeo | Oct 2, 201312:28 AM

We came in to see the Denver Philadelphia game at Mile High. A great experience with a packed stadium and awesome performance by Manning and the rest of the Bronco's.

We arrived in the morning on a red-eye flight, so decided to have breakfast after checking into our downtown hotel and before settling in for an afternoon nap. Heard that Syrup was a highly regarded place so decided to give it a try. Arrived about 10:30 after the morning rush and prior to the lunchtime crowd. All in all I'm very ambivalent towards Syrup. Had the Cherry Creeker (corned beef hash, eggs and hashbrowns) and buttermilk pancakes. The food arrived and everything was lukewarm, including the coffee. Too tired to send it back, so we just ate. This would have been good if everything was piping hot instead of barely warm, which I find inexcusable for someplace specializing in breakfast/ brunch.

Dinner that night was at D'Corazon, a busy, extremely lively place with reasonable prices. The guacamole and chips were perfect with cold beer. Everything was well done here, very comforting Mexican food, chicken flautas, shredded beef enchiladas, chili relleno, carnitas, rice and beans.

Our second dinner was at Sushi Den. We were blown away by this place, never expected such a large, busy Japanese restaurant with its beautiful second floor dining area. The nigiri sushi was well prepared, the sushi rolls were beautifully presented, the broiled black cod and yellowtail were excellent, even the salad with Japanese dressing was nicely done. Did not expect such quality in the mountain states and can understand why this place is so popular.

Breakfast on game day was at Snooze. Really liked it here, thought the coffee out front while you waited was a nice touch. We had the ham, eggs, hashbrowns with wheat toast and french toast with strawberries. This is how breakfast should be served and we were very satisfied with our choice.

Dinner after the game was at the Palm Restaurant. The caesar salad here was excellent, crisp greens, creamy with just the right amount of dressing, cheese, croutons and fresh ground pepper. The veal martini was delicious, veal cutlets served with mushrooms, fresh and sundried tomatoes in a rich Italian wine sauce. The NY strip was a perfect medium rare with a beautiful crust, hot, juicy and bursting with flavor. Can't wait to try the original restaurant in NYC next year.

Enjoyed our short visit and hope to come again in 2014 for another NFL game and to sample more of what Denver has to offer.

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