The Best Restaurants in Denver for Dining

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I’m still new to Denver, as I’m only staying here for a week. This is day 5 of my trip, and I’ve had some really great dinner experiences so far. To help and other potential newcomers to Colorado, I’m going to describe my experiences at each one. Look away if you’re experienced and live in Denver.

So far, my favorite restaurant has been the first one I ate: To The Wind Bistro. Some may argue that it doesn’t technically count as a restaurant since it’s a bistro, but then again I don’t care. To The Wind is only like a block south of Denver’s City Park, so I got my food to go. Even though Denver is a pretty popular city, I still somehow managed to find a bench to sit at. The food was amazing enough to go back and get more, although the second time I sat inside. Just in case I needed a round three.

That’s what happens when you don’t eat during your flight. I had their pulled pork sandwich with the avocado kale salad and raspberry chocolate pie. Inside, the decor is really easy on the eyes. No effigies of communist leaders or distracting things like that. The diversity on their menu was great, so I can go back a few more times without ordering the same thing.

bistro restaurant denverNot that I would want to order anything else, because this food was AMAZING. I should probably go back and try it when I’m not starving, but I doubt it’ll lessen in quality. You won’t need to worry about having unfriendly service here, as the owner is helpful and nice. My first review in Denver, and it just happened to be a restaurant with a lot of great reviews.

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For those who are more in the mood for barbecue, you should have dined with me on the second night. I’m glad to say that Kitchen Table: BBQ and Comfort Food didn’t disappoint, and actually managed to exceed my expectations. Kitchen Table’s also only a few buildings away from To The Wind Bistro in Denver, so if you were planning on staying at the City Park all day then you could eat lunch and dinner at each one interchangeably. Again, another restaurant with good value for your dollar. I loved the selection on the menu, because I’m a huge barbecue guy.

The place was very clean and pristine, without any spots on the dishes or tables or anything! So clean, in fact, that I wanted to check out the kitchen to see if they were any messier behind closed curtains. This restaurant’s kitchen was probably the cleanest room I’ve ever seen, especially one with so many people going in and out of it all the time! In addition, the chefs were very professional and didn’t crack even under extreme stress. This restaurant should get high ratings just for the quality of their chefs, let alone the food.

Not everyone knows this, but every commercial kitchen has an exhaust hood to capture grease and prevent fires (don’t ask how I know this). I thought I could fool the owner and spot his dirty hood, but they were all clean as well! Kitchen Table must pay top dollar to a very lucky Denver hood cleaning business.  I sat down and read through the many amazing reviews before I ordered, and agreed that this was a good restaurant in general. Maybe I’ll leave my own personal thoughts after the next time I eat at Kitchen Table.

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Next up comes Fruition Restaurant. Sounds like a vegan place, but it’s a great general restaurant. No theme, unless you consider being a great restaurant a genre. These guys are found near the Cheesman Park in Denver. My favorite thing to eat (and the only thing of theirs that I have eaten) is the pork shoulder schnitzel, which I ordered with the duck breast as well.

The schnitzel alone was enough to share with another person, although I wouldn’t. It was too good. They can get their own and share it with me. Another place with great service and a general high standard for sanitation. Fruition Restaurant’s lighting was great as well, just dim enough to make it a good romantic setting for any potential dates.

The wait staff was really friendly, which enhanced my experience as well. Some places have staff who either bother you way too much to where you can’t eat, or they’re the polar opposite and completely avoid making eye contact with you while they socialize with their co-workers. I read the great online reviews on google while I waited, and lots of other people had positive things to say about the duck breast.

Looks like I lucked out when I ordered. Honestly, all of the food at Fruition Restaurant looked good. I’m itching to come back and get my Fruition Restaurant fix. Can somebody copy and paste this on Yelp so I don’t have to write this review a second time?

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Finally, last night I ate at the Tortas Grill. Likely the best Latin food I’ve eaten in a long time, even with food trucks popping up everywhere. This one’s north of Cheesman Park in Denver. Tortas has a good aesthetic once you’re inside, making it approachable and pleasing on the eyes while you eat. The owner came out and made sure I was enjoying my meal, which is always appreciated.

In fact, the one thing I appreciated most was their accommodations for children and the elderly. Some restaurants could just have some wooden box with stilts on it and hand it over to the parents, but the staff at Tortas made sure that the child was fit snug in their chair. As for the elderly part, there was a group in front of me that was led by an old man with a cane and hearing issues.

Neither of those affected the waiter’s ability to make sure they had a good experience. Things like that can really make or break a restaurant’s reputation, which is super important since the restaurant industry is so competitive. I left a great online review after eating, and I encourage others to do so if they enjoy their meals. Top-quality service, and they still manage to charge less than less accommodating places of equally poor quality.

 

Favorite class last year

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ll tell you the answer to the riddle. I’m a high schooler. What a twist, who could have guessed? Anyways, I’ve been thinking about my junior year since I’m going back to Oregon in less than a month (sadly) and it’s going to suck. Actually, it might, it might not. I just can’t decide where I want to go for college because none of the schools sound that different to me. Maybe I just haven’t looked deeply enough into the specifics of each school. In any event, reflecting on the last school year made me think about which classes I liked the most. The class that I enjoyed the most, by far, was my Psychology B class.

Psychology A was kinda interesting and stuff, but all the content we learned was just plain boring. Nothing really held my attention, except for the clock. It was the last class of the day during my first trimester. Psych B, however, was chock-full of seniors who couldn’t care less about the class. They just needed the credit before they graduated in three months. It probably helped that I knew most of the seniors in that class, and they were all super cool. I had known most of them for the entire year, and they were way more welcoming than my own classmates who I’ve known since elementary school but can’t seem to remember me. We did a bunch of fun projects and got to watch movies, and our teacher was pretty laid back. She really liked me, so that helped. I even got to do a guided meditation with my class where I had to hypnotize them with my words to help them relax.

Good thing I have a seductive voice. The seniors last year got to leave two weeks early, because there were so many snows days and they couldn’t postpone graduation. So after all the seniors left, there were only three juniors in the class, including myself. At that point, my teacher would just leave to go get groceries or do some tasks that she wouldn’t normally be allowed to do during her job. If she was smart, she would have gone to get a Miami Restaurant Hood Cleaning. She was selling her house so she had to make a lot of phones calls. That meant we could do whatever we wanted, so we usually just ended up leaving the classroom. It was my second to last class of the day, but if I didn’t have microbiology then I could have just left and gone home.

My weekend’s finale

I had no idea I was gonna turn this into a quadrilogy, which is probably what Ridley Scott said about the Alien franchise. There’s a fifth movie out now though, so I’ll take up the four-story franchise for him. After Steph’s family finished shouting and accusing each other of cheating in Monopoly on a PlayStation 4, it was finally our turn to use the PS4. I signed into my profile on her account and downloaded my save data for all our mutual games from the cloud, which sounds pretty complex but isn’t really that difficult. The one game we pretty much exclusively play these days is called The Binding of Isaac, which is a roguelike game. If I had to describe it by using an older game as comparison, the closest one would be the original Legend of Zelda games before they made the transition to 3D.

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However, this game features procedurally generated dungeons, so the levels will be different each time you play them (to a certain degree).  The game itself is extremely difficult, and will destroy you in seconds if you don’t know what you’re doing. Although Steph is the reason I got the game, I actually accomplished way more than her and I did it a lot faster. By beating a final boss with each different character in the game, (there’s around 10) you unlock different items that could potentially spawn in a future playthrough. But since I completed more than Steph, she always loves to watch me play and use all these new items that she’s never seen before. There’s actually also co-op in the game where you can share a screen and the second player spawns as  “co-op baby”, and they do half your damage but they consume your character’s health to spawn.

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The game stresses me out so much that sometimes I feel like I’ll need a Chiropractor in Reno. All in all, we always play it when we’re together at each other’s houses so we played it for 3 hours yesterday while I was at her house. Because of the positioning of her TV, I laid on my stomach next to Steph which my dad says is strictly against the rules because you’re never supposed to be close to a girl even when her whole family is in the next room and the door is wide open. They can see any movement we make, and we’re just playing games.  We still had fun anyways, and her entire family loves me except for her stepdad. Her mom actually invited me to come over again in the future

About

I created this Blog because I wanted to share with you my experience living in Los Angeles for three and one half years.

When the recession of 2008 hit, we had to make a decision on our future.  We had been living in the same home for 17 years but my husband could not find work in the area.  He was offered a job in Los Angeles and decided he had to take it.  I had  pretty good income, however, decided it would be best to pack up and move to a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

The apartment turned out to be a lot of fun.  It was at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.  The theme of this place was Resort Living.  On the ground floor, there were upscale shops and restaurants.  On the second floor there were apartments, a first class work out room and apartments. The third and fourth floors were apartments.  The flooring was wood flooring and tile in the kitchen and bathroom.  The ceilings were high so it made it feel like you were in a larger unit than it was.  The deck overlooked an area of shopping.

The mall itself was beautiful.  There was a magnificent fountain.  The grass was changed out every two weeks so there were no dead spots.  There is a trolly that drives around the main area of the mall.  At Christmas time, they changed all of the flowers to red and white, brought in a sixty foot Christmas Tree and built a temporary Santa house.  They would bring in one guy every year to be Santa Clause.  He lived on site and worked 12 hours a day.  They never used a different Santa Clause as they wanted the children to see the same person.

When they would bring in the tree they brought extra branches.  They would drill holes into the tree to make it a perfect looking tree.  A couple times per week, they would make it snow.  Pretty sure it was soap but it was pretty cool.