Slowly but surely, we are making our way through this Denver Passport book. I swear at the beginning of the summer I was like “I’m gonna make it to all 64 of these places!” but here we are, almost at the end of July and I’m thinking I was maybe being a little overzealous with that declaration. Oh and I totally only went to two of the places I said I most wanted to try in my last Passport post. Oops!
There are soooo many Moscow Mules on this passport and I for one am totally okay with that! We had a choice between beer and Mules at Lou’s and Joey surprised me by going for the latter over the former. Then he extra surprised me by LOVING his Mule. Who is this person?? I will admit that they tasted especially gingery, limey and carbonated so two thumbs up!
We’d been here before and weren’t all that impressed but we had tickets to the Buell and could walk to dinner at Tom’s beforehand so we decided to give it another try. Good thing we did because we all ended up having fun and enjoying our meals. Another Mule for me because I like to change things up… and Joey got a margarita that I think I tried and I think I liked? Perhaps I should start keeping notes on our passport adventures.
Funny story, as we were crossing the street to get to Goldspot, our friend Chris drove past. Weird timing! This place is over in the DU neighborhood so I thought it might be a college kids hangout but it was pretty quiet when we went it. The bartender was super friendly and the beer was gooood. I got some interesting saison and Joey got a red IPA and I think he was ready for another but I was like “But Big Brother is on!”
Okay, I’m usually pretty loyal to my beloved Chipotle, BUT they don’t do breakfast and they don’t have an open bar so maybe Illegal Pete’s has a leg up on them in that regard. I’m a sucker for a good Bloody Mary and sadly, this wasn’t one. The house mix just wasn’t my taste (or Joey’s, for that matter). But the good news is, that breakfast burrito has me hooked enough to go back.
Last but not least! I took Joey here for his birthday and we LOOOOVED it so when Lori offered to take me to dinner for my birthday, I knew I wanted to go back. Seriously though, I don’t get this place. The space is open and bright, the service is top notch and the food is INCREDIBLE, yet it’s never busy in there. Should I just keep my mouth closed and assume this is Cherry Creek’s best kept secret? I ordered a sage Saison because that sounded like the most interesting thing ever and used it to wash down my pulled pork and smoked mozzarella grits. MORE PLEASE.
Dying to go to next:
(Still) Colt & Gray // Two words: TIKI. DRINKS.
(Still) Gozo // Been there, wanna go back!
Leña // We went with my family for my birthday dinner but our waiter convinced me to save my passport for next time.
Argyll Whisky Beer // Because Hannah was selling the ish out of the drink they had at this place and now I need it.
Zengo // We can bike there AND get sushi.