This is the best indian grocery I've been to in the Denver area. They carry a solid selection of indian/regional groceries. I stocked up on Maggi!
They also have a nice selection of refrigerated goods. They stock pantua made by a local family and it's really good. It's very clean and well-organized, and the items stocked seem to be as fresh as you can expect.
Erin (company owner) is great and Heather, my dogwalker, is just fantastic! My dogs love the midday attention and we have zero concerns about giving her access to our disaster of a house. The company is insured and bonded. I would not be comfortable with some random person who put a couple of flyers up in coffee shops as a way to make extra money.
Heather came by to meet the dogs, meet us, and get a key during the initial appointment. Thereafter, she just lets herself in and takes the dogs for a jaunt. My dogs have had - issues - of the intestinal variety and not even that scared her off! Heather administers midday medications as needed and I love getting the reports about how the dogs had a good time during the day. I mean, if I'm at work at least someone's having fun! The dogs are so much calmer when she has come by. This is a really fantastic service.
This is absolutely some of the tastier Thai in Denver. We're not talking about that. Just know that when the otherwise very nice people ask you how hot you want your food, and you tell them "extra extra hot," they ain't fartin' around. I got my tom yum goon and chicken panang curry and dove in. I was surprised to find that it was...a little warm! Most places in Denver if you ask for extra spicy, it's just barely piquant. Here, I noticed I was drinking some extra water with my food. When I started to sweat, I suspected something was up. I glanced up from my food trance and noticed the guys from the kitchen watching me from around the corner and remarking amongst themselves. They seemed surprised I was eating it and not sending it back. So: spicy is a thing they do.
I finished my food - because I can and because it was a point of pride - and several glasses of water. On the way out I saw a newspaper article talking about how spicy the food is if you ask for it. And boy did I!
We've been back several times because it's so good and the prices are so cheap. But now I ask for medium!
Their green chile is delicious, the perfect level of spice. The color is a little alarming but omg is it tasty! I am really lucky that I did not live around this place in my bar crawling days because boy would I have spent a lot of money and time here! The smothered fries are really really - really really - good, and the beans are nice too. They package the food a little oddly - they don't have take away containers but rather staple two plates together, face to face. Whatever, it's probably cheaper for them and it gets the job done.
Yum yum yum yum! This was some delicious food in a restaurant that is a Northside institution. The restaurant itself is a little small and has a ramp up to the front door which is very steep and narrow. it kind of took us a while to place our orders, but the kitchen must move at light speed because we got our food very quickly. So don't lose hope!
The chips are free, the salsa is spicy and the guacamole is awesome. I got enchiladas which were tasty. Husband got Carnitas Michoacan. I don't like pork but after I got a taste of his dish he had to eat fast to keep me away. Wow! The regular margarita wasn't very strong, but it was VERY tasty (and it was a school night, so really not strong was for the best).
They also list very reasonably priced lunch specials on their Facebook page, for what it's worth. We are fans and will definitely be back.
Maggiano's is a chain but you know what? It never, ever disappoints. The food is always absolutely phenomenal. Their tiramisu is a party in my mouth. So good. I even liked the linguine with clam sauce, and I don't like clams! The prices may seem a bit high, but their portions are so oversized you can make 2 or even 3 meals out of one meal. They seem relentlessly committed to customer service - even the one bad experience we had there two years ago (they sat us an hour late, even though we had reservations) they fixed by assigning us a fantastic waitress who had us in stitches by the end of the night and then comping our entire meal (we had expected they would only comp half, as that is what they had offered). Further, my sister-in-law has a gluten sensitivity and, unusually for a lot of Italian places, they are happy to accommodate that.
Because of the portions and the prices (even if you can make several meals out of it, don't expect to leave without dropping $50-75 for two people), Maggiano's has to be a sometimes meal. But boy is it a nice one! It seems like a lot of restaurants lately are cutting corners or otherwise compromising on food or service quality, and it's nice to go to one that goes to such efforts to maintain its high standards.
This is one of my absolute favorites. I have never ever once been disappointed. Extra props because we showed up once with out of town visitors for dessert and happened to catch them on a prix fixe special chef menu night - and they hooked us up anyway! It was great because we got to listen to the chef's/farm's presentation. That exemplifies the service we've come to expect here. The only thing that can be a horror show is the wait times.
We had a great BOGO coupon and a day off so we went to check it out. The food was outstanding - really exceptionall! I had banana bran pancakes with fruit. Husband had chilaquiles. The green chile on the chilaquiles was amazing and my bran pancakes were delicious. I'm stoked that this place is in the neighborhood. One star off because we did have to wait a while when we got there BUT there was only one waitperson for the entire dining room and considering that, she was doing an outstanding job. Shoot, if minimal yet stupendously efficient waitstaff is what it takes for a tasty breakfast joint to enjoy continued viability in that location, I'm down. It's tasty! Go enjoy!
We left our beasts there over the weekend. The facility was absolutely wonderful! The woman who worked there was super friendly and very sweet with the dogs. We were staying in a hotel that didn't allow dogs, but we broke them out of boarding to go on a hike. When we returned them for the evening, the dogs were more thrilled than I've ever seen them - even with their regular doggie day care on the front range - which says the most to me. The dogs are crazy tired, which says the second most to me.
Smell-wise: Yeah it's a little stinky, but not excessively so. It's seriously not a big deal.
Oh yum! Much like Patterson House in Nashville, which I think I also reviewed, this bar has an unusual drink menu and a lively yet relaxing ambiance. I wish I took pictures of the drink menu. I can't remember the name of what I had - something with a raw egg and completely delicious! For me, this would be a fine night out on its own. In my partying days, this would be an excellent beginning to a fine night out.
Denver restaurateurs - fancy, complicated drinks, low-key atmosphere! Make one here!