Monday, May 14, 2007

Food & Travel -- What's better than that?

Paula tagged me on this fun food meme. Watch out, Fodor's!

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you're in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
Paula (Orange County, California, U.S.)
Jeff (Colorado, USA)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

City Grille: Carnivore? Best burger, hands down. Used to be we loved it but just couldn't go because it was so damn smokey in there. But ever since they passed the smoking ban (I know, I know, they're infringing on our rights and the rights of business owners and I agree but I gotta admit it's nice to be able to go to our favorite restaurants now!!!!!!) we can go, and we love it. The original is downtown near the Capitol, so it gets a great mix of everyone from politicians to construction workers to CFOs to Dead Heads. They opened another location about 1/2 mile from our house, so we're in heaven.

Strings: Best contemporary Italian. I've only gone a couple times, because it's not a cheap night out, but man, the food is fantastic. The decor is a little dated -- a little too 80s -- but you quickly get over that when you take a bite of their bread.

Sushi Den: Best Japanese. Sushi in Denver? I know, a little odd for such a landlocked state, but our surprisingly high Japanese population has brought the tradition here and we're loving it. Sushi Den gets fresh shipments in every day, so sushi and sashimi lovers can eat and eat and eat. Plus, those looking for something on the cooked side have plenty of options too. But wowy wowy wow, it's deceptively expensive. You just keep marking off on the little sheets, and food keeps coming, and then you get the bill and fall over.

Beau Jo's Best pizza -- but only if you've gone skiing or boarding for the day and then hit the original location in Idaho Springs on the way down from the hill. That's when it tastes like the best pizza ever created. Plus, there's something about the crust. They give you honey, with which you drench the crust, and it's a heavenly dessert.

Le Central: Wonderful (and wonderfully affordable) French restaurant. Sunday brunch is the best time to go, because their Eggs Benedict (and a variety of variations) are scrumdillyumptious.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

David (Oregon, U.S.)
Jackson (Devon, G.B.)
Gekko (Arizona, U.S.)
Fringe (Texas, U.S.)
Lucy (Somewhere in the U.K.)


Paula said...

Yum! No great pizza places here unfortunately -- gotta go to Chi-town for that.

Joe the Troll said...

Amen to THAT, Paula!

There's plenty of sushi down here, too. I just saw ads for three places I've never been over the weekend!

Cheezy said...

Honey with pizza crust?? That sounds wonderfully indulgent :-p

fringes said...

I'm in Houston. I'll send you the tag link once I write the post!

Jeff said...

Oh, duh, I knew that!

Natsthename said...

You people are ALL MAKING ME HUNGRY!!

I'll take a sushi appetizer, followed by a burger, with some foo foo French dessert to top it off!

gekko said...


Nicole Tan said...

Oh my god Beau's Jo with their crust in honey sounds so good!!! and City Grille?? best burgers??? will mark those place down!

Ps thanks for doing the tag. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

fringes said...

My tag response is here although Nicole already found it. She's good!

Webmiztris said...

i never heard of the honey with crust thing! personally, we like dipping our crust in ranch dressing. freakin YUM.

velverse said...

Le Central sounds cool. I never tried proper french food stuff before.

Muahahaha... I am a Carnivore. Okay.. but not the smoke thing. But well... now that you are able to go... that is cool. Let's grab some burgers.

Thanks for doing the tag.

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