One of my favorite things about my job is my ability to travel. I had the opportunity to visit Denver, Colorado for a weekend of meetings, but was lucky enough to experience some delicious eats in between. The weather was crisp and chilly, the city was clean, and the food was great. First off – let’s start with the hotel. We stayed at this place called the Curtis Hotel where every floor has a different retro theme. The hotel even kept the infamous 13th floor and it is horror movie themed! Our floor was all about Elvis, and we were greeted by Elvis hits every time the elevator approached our level.
On the bottom floor of the Curtis Hotel is a restaurant called The Corner Office. The restaurant continues with the retro theme and has just as much personality. Playing off their theme, The Corner Office’s menu is shaped like a filing folder for dinner and a music record for brunch. We dined there twice and I left full and happy both times. The top right picture in the collage is of the “Soul Train Benny” with crab cakes and cilantro hollandaise I devoured for brunch. You must also try their “Disco Biscuits” with house made tomatillo jam. If you’re boozing, check out their bottomless “Dy-No-Mite Bloody Mary Bar.” It was epic. Below that picture is the cocktail I ordered at dinner. The “French Connection” is truly one of the best drinks I’ve ever had: Grey Goose, St. Germain and Prosecco. For dinner I ordered something completely random — the Tikka Masala as recommended by the waitress. It was phenomenal and not at all what I would’ve expected from a retro restaurant in Denver.
Other dining adventures included breakfast at the well-known establishment Sam’s No. 3. I indulged myself in the Mexican Breakfast with eggs, chorizo and pork green chili. Those potatoes were just as good as they look. We also couldn’t have ventured to Colorado without trying some of the local brews. Union Station in Denver right by Coors Field in downtown has all these different restaurants to try out for a variety of food. We grabbed a quick bite there with a Colorado brew and loved people watching. My other favorite spot was called Tamayo, which is described as modern Mexican. Their watermelon margarita was exactly what I needed for an afternoon refreshment – and just look at that color! Along with chips, salsa and guacamole (essential), I ordered a few of their street tacos and a squash blossom quesadilla. The quesadilla was also street taco-sized but packed with so much flavor! I want to replicate this at home.
Although I didn’t get to do any more sight seeing or adventures in the city, the restaurants I got to taste set the bar high for my next trip to Denver. It’s been years since I’ve been skiing, so maybe next time I’ll venture to Colorado for a winter ski trip instead of a work trip. What are your favorite spots in Denver I should add to my list?
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