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Published: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:13:47 GMT

 



Thanksgiving dinner

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:08:57 GMT

This place? https://thefreshfishco.com/elements/Lobster-menu Looks like a great choice. Would love to hear back after Thanksgiving to know if you liked it.



Looking for recipe from the Denver junior league cookbook: Colorado Cache

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:09:36 GMT

It's not in my copy of Colorado Cache.



Cheyenne, Wyoming

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:27:56 GMT

We had a nice dinner at the Albany. Their specialty isa prime rib for $20 or so. I'm not certain it was prime, but it was tasty and rare as ordered. Mrs. DCBBQ was pleased with a very fresh dinner salad. And we had a good lunch at Tasty Bones BBQ. OR at least the pork and the ribs were good. The brisket was just plan bad. They have Filipino as well as BBQ dishes, and I think that influence is felt in the pork and particularly in the ribs. A Filipino dish at the next table looked tasty.



Wyoming Trip Report

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:32:36 GMT

Part 2 of our great expedition to see the eclipse of 2017, going through Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Again, the stars are my score given out on “Trip Advisor” (Click on my user name to find the other parts.) Blue Lion, Jackson, WY -- 4 Stars http://bluelionrestaurant.com/ First thing we noticed was that it was crowded! Monday night in August. Glad we had a reservation. Sat down and were presented with a nice looking menu, with a lot of interesting options. We started with the soup of the day, cheddar broccoli. Yum! From there went to our mains (which included a salad). Salads were obviously pre-prepped, right out of the fridge, with the plates being quite cold, and the lettuce noticeably cold as well. Wife went with the Elk Tenderloin & Trout combo (surf & turf?) while I went with the Bison Tenderloin. Really liked the mushroom & bacon gravy that came with the elk, and the huckleberry sauce was also quite nice on the bison. Trout was nice too, a good combo. Mains came with the veggie of the day, which was carrots today. I would prefer mixed veggies rather than a single kind (what if you don’t like that kind?). We had a side of morels in cream sauce (a seasonal special), very tasty! Great to dip the bread into, that’s for sure! Skipped dessert because we were stuffed, but they looked good. We had a couple of glasses of Malbec with the meal. Wine list is dominantly California and imports. I suggest they look to Washington and Oregon a bit, so close, seems they should be the wines of choice. I thought the meat portions (elk & bison), however good tasting they were, were a bit small for the money. Tourist haven prices, of course. I do wonder if the elk alone, without the trout, would have been a bigger portion of meat? Even so, the portion of bison was small for the $$$. However, the trout was huge. I mean HUGE! We ended up splitting the trout and that is what filled us up. Note we don’t eat a lot of carbs, so we skipped most of them, left them on the plate. With eating the carbs, we would have been even more stuffed. But still, for the price, seems to me more meat was in order, starches are cheap. Interestingly, the elk & trout came with two starches, both potatoes and rice pilaf. The rice was very good. About service: Generally attentive, pleasant, friendly but, we did ask for “no” starches & extra veggies, but were served them anyway. Also, when it came time to pay, our server disappeared and we never saw her again. Shift change? Eventually a bus boy took our credit card. The also ran out of large bottles of sparkling water. Perhaps still waiting for the delivery after a busy weekend? The ambiance is pleasant but very noisy. We sat in the main house, there is also an area under an awning (with walls). I’m not sure that would have been as nice. Parking sucks. Street parking only and not enough of it. Be prepared to drive around for a few minutes looking for a spot and to have to walk a couple blocks. Overall, a good choice! Snake River Grill, Jackson, WY – 5 Stars http://snakerivergrill.com/ Upscale (white table cloth) ambiance and nice décor that sets the tone the moment you walk in. Staff very helpful, attentive and friendly. Ordered the snap pea & radish small plate, Little Gem & Cherry salad first course, the Elk Filet in mole sauce and a daily special, the BLT Scallops. All were wonderful. For dessert went with the special, peach pie and the homemade donuts. Again, very good. Got a free “taster” of the Eskimo bar. Also very good. Too much food. Wine was a glass of Albarino and a ½ bottle of Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot. Love to see the half bottles on the list. Too many wines from CA, not enough from WA (but they had a few!). Waiter was the best. Talked to us about lunch resto recommendations, where and when to see wildlife, gave us some recommendations for roads to drive. All-in-all a fantastic experience. Best restaurant in Jackson! (Same parking issu[...]



Utah Trip Report

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:30:30 GMT

Part 1 of our Great America Eclipse Trip. There are three more parts, covering Wyoming, Nevada and Los Angeles. Click on my user name and you can find all my trip reports. As I also use Trip Advisor, both to report and for research, the “stars” are my scores that I post on Trip Advisor. Chef Alfredo’s, Cedar City, UT --- 4 stars http://www.chefalfredos.com/ Menu is adventurous, lots of good sounding options. Service is very friendly, mostly good. Had to ask twice for sparkling water, asked for a house water refill that never came. Otherwise, no problems. Ambience is “strip mall” nice. They have an outdoor waiting area that is probably too hot on some days, but otherwise looks fine. Ordered Pomodori and Gorgonzola salads. Both tasted great. Got the small, was so good wished I got the large. Would be better if they just used the “hearts” of Romaine, but still a good salad. Nice bread, not a traditional baguette, more of a brioche style, tasty. Mains: Pollo Avolone: Lots of cheese, crab and shrimp in a chicken roulade, béchamel sauce. Heavy, but tasty, if you like the seafood. Vitello Chianti: Veal scallops topped with prosciutto, cheese and roasted peppers in a flavorful sauce. Would have preferred the peppers to be bigger pieces. But overall very tasty. Had an Italian sausage side. Note: This is a spicy sausage. Good, but if you prefer it sweet/mild, this isn’t for you. We got veggies as sides for both. They were nice portions, not over cooked. Broccoli, zucchini and carrots. Nothing adventurous about this, but prepared well. Overall a nice experience. HSL, Salt Lake City, UT -- 4 stars http://hslrestaurant.com/ A few negatives right off the bat. Hate to nitpick, but when you get a list….can’t ignore it. Menu on website not up to date, first thing my wife noticed because she had her heart set on something that was gone, and no, it didn’t say “sample” or “subject to change” Tea light was not lit when we sat down, nor immediately thereafter (wife hates that, but they did light it later, halfway through our meal, must have a designated time) Waitress walked by several times after we put down menus before asking if we were ready, when we were obviously just sitting there. First glasses of wine the pour was light. We complained, and the 2nd drinks had more, definitely, more. The manager came by and explained they can only pour 5 oz, and she made sure we got the full 5 oz this time. No break or apology for the first round. Overall, I thought prices were a tad high. We ordered: Cauliflower in the style of General Tso – tasty! Charred cabbage w/ cheese and romesco Pork shank Bavette steak All were good, but the bavette steak was weakest of the four. Overall happy we went here, but they have room for improvement in the service department. Adding this here because it looks like a good resource others might be interested in https://www.gastronomicslc.com/



Planning a road trip from Sacramento, CA to Gray Summit, MO along I80

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31:10 GMT

Great Full Gardens; Reno, Nevada http://greatfullgardens.com The Martin Hotel; Winnemucca, Nevada http://themartinhotel.com/ Wasatch Brewery and Restaurant; Salt Lake City, Utah https://www.wasatchbeers.com The Albany; Cheyenne, Wyoming http://www.albanycheyenne.com/ Luigi's Italian Restaurant; North Platte, Nebraska http://luigisnp.com/ Fireworks Restaurant; Lincoln, Nebraska http://www.fireworksrestaurant.com/ Lazlo's Brewery and Grill; Lincoln, Nebraska http://www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com/ Arthur Bryant's Barbeque; Kansas City, Missouri https://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/ McCoy's Public House; Kansas City, Missouri http://www.mccoyskc.com/



Vail/Beaver Creek dining update pls

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:39:43 GMT

Hoping for updated post on excellent restaurants. We will be in Vail for 3 nights and Beaver Creek for 3 nights mid September. Any suggestions for fabulous dining? Doesn't have to be fancy, we are open to varied cuisines but generally we prefer upscale and emphasis on food and wine quality. Thanks, ann



Curry Leaves in Denver area

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 03:11:29 GMT

Hi! I love southern Indian cooking and love using fresh curry leaves. I've had mixed success finding these at Indian groceries in the past. I'm new to the Denver area and would be thrilled if someone could point me to a place that sells them. Thanks!



1 night in Denver

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:20:38 GMT

Hi we will be staying in a Denver for only one night and would like a good Italian restaurant. Not super fancy, we are traveling with the kids (11 and 9) but it can be around 25$ for entrees. We will be staying at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown address: 818 17th street Thank you!



Help finding wild game in Grand County / Rocky Mountain National PArk

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:41:10 GMT

We're going to be renting a house in Grand County--technically Grand Lake, but on Lake Granby, so close enough to Granby too. We're planning to do some home cooking--or more likely grilling. Wanted to see if anyone had any recommendation on where we might be able to buy butchered wild game--sausage, steaks, chopped, etc.



Jackson, Jackson Hole, and Wyoming, in general. Any regional foods to try, in addition to the breakfast burritos? 2017 Edition

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:55:13 GMT

I found the food in Jackson to be very good. Better than most ski and resort towns. Very easy to avoid pork, too. (I remember you dont eat pork from other threads). I really liked Gather, Lotus and Café Genevieve, and there were several places I didn't get a chance to try. I didn't love the skiing as much as Tahoe, Mammoth, Vail or Aspen, but I ate very well in Jackson, and would return to Jackson in the spring, summer or fall.



Where to find New England Split Top Hot Dog Buns in Denver/Boulder?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:38:39 GMT

Just an FYI, you replied to a thread that is more than 6 years old - so its possible the OP isnt monitoring this board any longer.



Looking for Denver area restaurant with amazing lamb Osso Buco

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:51:49 GMT

Sadly, no. However, my quest did lead me to have a really good pork osso bucco at the Breckenridge Brewery Farm House restaurant in Littleton.



Road Trip SD, MT, WY, CO please help

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:35:38 GMT

Trying stopping in Livingston, Mt. There are a number of restaurants. We ate at Second Ave Bistro for dinner and Pinky's for breakfast. This time is about an hour or so north of Yellowstone. It was a nice ride.



Moab, Castle Valley, Bluff trip report

Wed, 31 May 2017 21:18:33 GMT

I'm to Moab in a couple days and am very happy to find your post. Thank you for taking the time to share -- I'll report back!



Birthday dinner downtown for a pescatarian

Thu, 11 May 2017 23:59:10 GMT

A group of co-workers will be staying at Embassy Suites on Stout St. for a conference and will be celebrating the birthday of a vegetarian who will eat fish. While we'd prefer to walk or take the bus, an Uber ride would be okay too. Looking at the following: City o' City, Root Down, Mercantile, Rioja, The Populist and The Plimoth. We're an older bunch looking for something fun and classy, not too noisy, entrees in the $30 range. Two would describe themselves as foodies and another loves dessert. From what I see on line, The Populist looks like my preference (because I want to try that jackfruit.) I'd appreciate feedback.



Salt Lake City Recommendations

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:28:58 GMT

good pizza at From Scratch, near Gallivan Plaza. They even mill their own flour. Also, a new place at 9th and 9th called Nono...woodburning oven, excellent pizza.



Forage is a gem

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:26:16 GMT

forage closed a while ago. a new italian restaurant, veneto, is in that location.



Estes Park and Boulder

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:28:01 GMT

We will be visiting Estes Park and Boulder Colorado in July and would like recommendations for restaurants. They need not be fancy, just good food. We prefer fresh, healthy ingredients as we generally avoid dairy and gluten due to a sensitivity. Thank you for the recommendations, we can't wait for our visit.



How Do I Get Yogurt Started in the High Desert?

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:20:58 GMT

This is fascinating. My interest in making yogurt is precisely because I want to try to improve my gut health, so I'll definitely go with the raw milk. Will post here to let you know how it goes. Thank you again, Ninrn