This popular pub does not possess a manufactured charm or upscale designer interior to draw in the crowds like many of the other downtown bars. Instead, Fagan's is a nice gathering place with a lived-in, rustic look that takes good care of its regulars and offers a friendly atmosphere for conversation and, of course, drinking. The menu is an interesting mix of Mexican food and traditional English fare. Try the chicken burrito or the tasty Shepherd's Pie. The full bar is stocked with Irish and English beers.
This family-owned and operated restaurant has been a fixture in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood for more than 20 years. With a rough and tumble roadhouse appearance mixed with a family friendly atmosphere the tavern caters to all by serving outstanding pizzas, fine, down-home comfort food and lots of beer. The halibut is excellent and comes with a ton of side dishes. The chicken fried steak is a definite winner, but make sure you do not miss the pizza.
Located in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood, this restaurant is famous for a saying that is posted above its entrance: "If you do not like GARLIC go home!" The massive servings of traditional Italian fare, from manicotti to spaghetti and meatballs, all come with a little extra zing. If you are not a big fan of garlic consider eating elsewhere. If garlic happens to be your thing, try the lasagna for a powerful dosage of flavor. The house wine is not the best, but there is a fair wine list to choose from, and prices are reasonable. Check the website for opening hours.
2345 East Evans Avenue at University Denver, CO 80210
One word describes the food served at this neighborhood greasy spoon-grub. The owner has been a fixture in the Denver dining scene forever running such local favorites as Pete's Kitchen and the Satire Lounge. His latest venture, Pete's University Park Café, continues a long tradition of short order delights including an excellent Italian sausage sandwich and breakfast burrito. But the gyros and domades keep the crowds coming. Do not expect health food here unless you consider a side salad and grilled cheese sandwich diet food.
If you can manage the crowds, the cramped space, and do not mind a bit of noise, Pasquini's has some great pizza and calzones. Sure, the old space looks a bit run down inside, but the atmosphere, although extremely loud, is friendly and inviting. The starter garlic bread sticks are divine and the Vegetarian Calzone is quite good. A full bar complements the menu. For a calmer setting try the other location on 17th Avenue. Expect a long wait, at times up to two hours on the weekend.
The Jerusalem Restaurant rates as one of Denver's best choices for Middle Eastern cuisine, a fact evidenced by long waits for a table. Its menu, however, which offers tasty Pita Rollups stuffed with lamb or chicken, Babaghanouj and Falafel Patties, is well worth the wait. The restaurant tends to be crowded (especially with college kids after the bars close) and smoky but the outdoor patio is unbeatable on warm days. Vegetarian choices abound.
2710 South Colorado Boulevard at Yale Denver, CO 80222
Forever recognized by the local press for its excellence, this pizza place is the home of Colorado's famous mountain pie. It offers seven sauces, nine cheeses, and two crusts, thick and thin, to choose from for each pie. And has exciting offers too - fill in your birthday details and get certificates in the mail during the birthday month. Calzones and a salad bar round out the menu, but do your taste buds a favor and opt for the pizza.
Kokoro Restaurant offers a fast-food version of Japanese fare, complete with a drive-up window. Nonetheless, cardiac-conscious consumers will be happy with its healthy meals. Popular with locals and corporate customers, the restaurant serves up a seemingly endless selection of inexpensive and delicious meals. Among the favorites are rice bowls topped with a combination of meats and crispy vegetables, all basted with a teriyaki glaze and bolstered with a bowl of rice. Side dishes are equally tasty.
For the best flavors of India, visit Little India. When you walk into the restaurant, the spice-filled aroma gets your mouthwatering. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and this comes across in the flavor itself. The freshly prepared Indian breads complement the main course with every morsel. A word of caution, If you don't like your mouth on fire, stay clear of the chicken Madras!
The Black Pearl restaurant, located in the middle of the trendy South Pearl shopping district, is an experiment gone wonderfully right. Specializing in new American Cuisine, Black Pearl manages to keep prices reasonable if not low and still serves delicious food in fair portions using local and organic ingredients from Colorado in nearly all of the dishes offered. Offering a traditional brunch menu, creative and unusual dinner entrees and sides, and a full selection of wine and other drinks to complement the unique tastes, Black Pearl creates delicious meals that still seem adventurous. While the portions are small compared to most family restaurants, they're equal to other fine dining establishments and that alone makes this a rarity among New American restaurants. If you want something exciting after browsing Denver's most experimental district, Black Pearl fits the bill perfectly! - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
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