Me, myself, and Food

I have lived in Denver for 7 years, and grew up in Nederland Colorado. I eat all around the state, I know a lot of hidden gems, and want to share them with you. I am always looking for good restaurants and I am sick of digging and digging for that information, come on Colorado lets share what we are eating!!!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I think I might be half greek...........

If there is one thing that I love just as much as Mexican food it is Greek food.  I am sure if I ever get to go to Greece I will love the food just as much, but what I am talking about is gyros which I am pretty sure is not what they eat in Greece.  I just love it and I think and I know that is probably not very good for you, but I really don't care because I love it.  I kind of do what I want, you should just get to know that about me.  So my favorite food companions Teresa and Jesse suggested Melita's Greek Cafe and market they eat there a lot but I have not and it was on my list of places to try so off we went.  You walk in and it looks like a diner with some grocery items to one side, I think OK this looks pretty good, because everyone knows that the lower the ambiance is, you are probably going to have a good meal.  They have a menu on the wall, the kind of menu you see at a bowling alley snack stand with the red and black press in letters and numbers......I am liking this already.  I grabbed a paper menu to have a peek.

I love a good paper menu.  I order some hummus and pita to start, I have to have an appetizer it is like a drug or something, I have found many a good food just by ordering an appetizer.  The hummus was great, and the pita is grilled on a flat top which makes it slightly oily and toasted which is even better.

hummus and pita
droollllllllllllllllllllllll sorry I had a moment of pita and hummus coma for a minute.  Ok on to the main event.  Teresa had falafel sandwich and french fries, which I of course tasted.  The falafel was really well seasoned and I am pretty sure made in house and homemade with ingredients on hand not from a box. 

falafel sandwich
Jesse ordered the gyros sandwich with a side salad.  I like the fact that you can get fries or a salad with the combo because sometimes you do not want fries and you don't want to pay extra for a salad.  I also had some salad with my gyros platter and I will say the salad here is very fresh and not boring, see picture below to figure out "not boring". 
gyros sandwich
I don't really know if Jesse liked this but I think it was gone in about 2 minutes flat, and that is very strange for Jesse so I am going to say that he LOVED it and move on.  The gyros platter was similar but comes with some baklava as a dessert.  I really enjoyed my food and took half home to eat the next night for dinner, I just tossed it with some more salad greens and had two salads from one meal.  This place really gives you a lot of meat so chances are you will be taking some home.  I am definitely going here again, and by again I mean soon, and by soon I mean maybe this weekend.  If you are not in the mood for greek they do offer cheese burgers and different types of sandwiches, I am sure they are all good.  So what are you waiting for, an invitation?  Go there now.

top view gyros platter

side view gyros platter

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bikers and Dogs

Ok now that I have gotten your attention, focus on hot-dogs and you are in for a real treat.  Recently my sister and her husband wanted to get hot-dogs and they suggested Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs.  Located at 2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO.  Ok first off this started as a cart in Denver and now it is a restaurant location, and I am not surprised because it is really good.  We started with some fried macaroni and cheese, that doesn't really need a description because: A. anything fried is delicious, and B. anything macaroni and cheese is great.  The fried appetizer was great, and I could eat about 5 orders of this........
I ordered the Elk Jalapeno Cheddar this is not a hot-dog, but a tasty delight in your mouth.  It is filled with cream cheese and topped with sauteed onions that are cooked in soda.  Very, very, very good.....oh did I mention I got mine served with fried green tomatoes?  This place is great, great atmosphere, good prices, and really unusual hot-dogs that are super tasty. 

Elk dog, with fried green tomatoes
We all really enjoyed our food and there are a lot of choices on the menu.  I will be back, and yes so will my sister................

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Now I usually do not venture down to Littleton for Breakfast, but a friend that I haven't seen in over 15 years invited me down so we could re-connect.  She chose Toast, there are actually 2 locations in Colorado one in Littleton and one in Cherry Creek.  The one in Littleton is really cute, with pictures of art shaped like toast on the wall.  The menu is really large, and there is something for everyone.  The coffee is also really great for a breakfast place, I'm not sure what kind they use but I loved it.  My friend chose a dish called Sante Fe french toast, this thing is a monster, it has egg, chorizo, green chilis, cheese, pico de gallo, and avocado cheese
Sante Fe french toast

Chicken Fried Steak and eggs
I had the Chicken fried steak and eggs.  Both things were really great.  I will eat here again.  The service was great, the prices were good, and the portions are huge. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sams No 3

Don't have a lot of time to write about this but I wanted to get it in.  Ate at Sams No 3  for Breakfast a couple of weekends ago, and all I can say is WOW.  Really Good, here are some pictures.........

Go eat there sometime soon.  Beware long lines..........................

Sometimes you gotta cheat.............on Denver of course

Last weekend my niece graduated from High School in Norman OK, and I of course used this as an excuse to cheat on Denver.  Some of my family lives in Oklahoma and I am originally from there, but I have lived in Colorado for about 25 years, so I do jump at the chance to go see my family and eat good food.  I got off the plane, my dad picked me up, first question was "Where should we eat?"  My dad and I decided on Earl's Rib Palace we really just wanted a sandwich or something light, hahahahahhaha, that word light is kinda funny, this is what I got.

Smoked Turkey and Brisket Sandwich with Fried Okra
I didn't eat the bread and couldn't eat all the meat.  The Turkey was totally radical awesome, and the okra was some of the best I have ever had.  The brisket was so so.  I will be dreaming about that meat for a long long time.  Go there if you are ever in Oklahoma, it is right off the Highway on the way to Norman.  The other place that I must mention is one that my family has been eating at for a long, long time, The Greek House located in Norman.  It is simple, gyros plates with meat sliced off the spit, this always makes the best Gyros.
Really good and worth checking out.  Word of advice this place is packed for lunch, we went for an early dinner and wasn't quite as bad but they get really busy and you should be prepared to wait.  Lastly a place that I always want to go is Ted's Cafe Escondido it is really great mexican food.  Now is Oklahoma when you sit down at the table you not only get chips and salsa but also get queso and pickled carrots and jalapenos, this is standard and it really should be everywhere!!!!!  The food here is great and the service is outstanding, again a must try.  I had Fajitas but the true winner of the night was a stuffed chili relleno (stuffed with shredded chicken) and served with mashed potatoes. 
Chips, Salsa, Queso
steak and chicken fajitas

Cheese Enchiladas topped with Queso my niece always gets this

stuffed Relleno
Well there it is a short trip filled with lots and lots of food.  Now I can go back to my relationship with Colorado and Denver.  Hope you enjoy.