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Old 10-27-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Chicken enchilata with fresh roasted chilles, the best. RP
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: CO
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A Westword restaurant columnist chooses three in Denver area:
Three great soups for a snowy day

French onion soup at A' Côté Bar à Absinthe
Tomato soup at The Kitchen
Beef noodle soup at Lao Wang Noodle House
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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A lot of restaurants serve clam chowder on Friday. I LOVE a good clam chowder, but it's hard to find in Colorado.
Red lobster has good clam chowder.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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I'm not sure what kind of soup people in Fort Collins like. The rest of the state calls themselves "Coloradans" (no extra 'o') and has pretty much the same exact cuisine as anywhere else in the middle of the country.
Son-of-a-bee-sting, vegas, now I'm lost. I think "Coloradans" flows much better and once referred to the locals as such on this board but someone flipped out and told me it was "Coloradoans" so I changed it. Now you're telling me I'm wrong, AGAIN. Which is it, people? I see a new thread title.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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is any kind of clam chowder served in restaurants in Colorado?
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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VenusAllen wrote:
Son-of-a-bee-sting, vegas, now I'm lost. I think "Coloradans" flows much better and once referred to the locals as such on this board but someone flipped out and told me it was "Coloradoans" so I changed it. Now you're telling me I'm wrong, AGAIN. Which is it, people? I see a new thread title.
To play it safe you could use terms like Colorado residents, people of Colorado, etc. Good luck.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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is any kind of clam chowder served in restaurants in Colorado?
Yes, you can find it at a number of places, though I'd guess that most of it probably comes from a can, in which case we just eat canned clam chowder at home.

When it comes to soup in eateries, my wife loves the Chicken Tortilla Soup at Saltgrass Steakhouse, which may be from a can too but she likes it a lot. I like their Beef Barley soup, but since we eat steaks there, I opt for a salad instead of having beef two ways.

If anyone watched "Restaurant Impossible" last night, they saw a failing eatery in Wilmington, NC that mostly heated up food from big #10 cans; they paid way too much for that stuff and it was largely bland tasteless stuff.

The soups at Panera are very decent.

At home, I like to make Split Pea or Lentil soups from scratch.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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THE SOUP NAZI - YouTube
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Default Soups

I would guess chili made with buffalo meat for the cowboys, something made with lentils, carrots and curry for the vegans. I remember having the best matzo ball soup at the New York Deli (now closed, the one where Mindy worked...) on the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder. Maybe a roasted tomato and red pepper soup? Are you starting a restaurant or something?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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Yes, you can find it at a number of places, though I'd guess that most of it probably comes from a can, in which case we just eat canned clam chowder at home.

When it comes to soup in eateries, my wife loves the Chicken Tortilla Soup at Saltgrass Steakhouse, which may be from a can too but she likes it a lot. I like their Beef Barley soup, but since we eat steaks there, I opt for a salad instead of having beef two ways.

If anyone watched "Restaurant Impossible" last night, they saw a failing eatery in Wilmington, NC that mostly heated up food from big #10 cans; they paid way too much for that stuff and it was largely bland tasteless stuff.

The soups at Panera are very decent.

At home, I like to make Split Pea or Lentil soups from scratch.
Yes, there are restaurant soups that do come from cans and many restaurants use them which has smaller demand for soups. The chained restaurants that serve a good deal of specific soups, like Red Lobster with their clam chowder or a chained Italian with Minestrone, would tend to use a frozen concentrated soup product. This product can be made to their specifications and these frozen soup products are of very good quality.

Actually the best restaurant soup product would come from an institutional kitchen where canned or the more costly frozen product would be cost prohibitive in making large quantities in amounts of 25-50 gallons or more.

I have made great soups from cuttings and leftovers, bits and pieces from previous meals in these kitchen. You can make tasty soups from roasted beef and chicken that are no longer sufficient to provide service amounts. These added to a good base soup preparation of a mirepoix are well appreciated.

Yet, some large kitchen, today, do use pre-made canned soups because of the lack of expertise, time, or have minimal labor. Though the larger amounts needs, say 50 gallons or more, would tend to made on site. It would have to be a large kitchen with the appropriate equipment to process large quantities and most importantly to quickly and safely chill a large quantity of liquid soup for storage, if necessary.

The best soups are made in my kitchen and I eat well--if you look at me, you can tell I also like to make bean or lentil soups and I find any soup taste better--the next day.

My favorite would be a fish soup and the best in this country would be the Cioppino, the fish soup/stew of the San Francisco Bay area. Made fresh with what is available near a good supply of fresh seafood--Ahhhhh

Hint: A chicken soup can be much better if you roast the chicken, first. Being cheap and frugal, I sometimes buy the reduced roasted chickens in the supermarkets and make a fantastic soup.

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