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Old 11-07-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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I loved the Cherry Cricket's hamburgers, but hated the cigarette smoke.
That must be all gone now with the smoking ban? I always liked the Cricket because it was so *not* Cherry Creek. They had good Greek salads, too. (And I could walk there for St Patrick's Day)

I agree with Aix for a date night, you had to get there early before they ran out of entrees but it was really, really good food, more expensive than Le Central, but we always seemed to like it better.

Some of my favorite Italian food was at Lucca d'Italia (across from Benny's) and Pagliacci's on west 33rd. Going to Pagliacci's always reminded me of my childhood in New York. The minestrone is incredible.
Thanks for the suggestion, coming from a real New Yorker I am going to have to trust that recomendation. Thanks again!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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Default Mexican food

I cant stand benny's and bluebonnet. Santiago's is good cheap mexican, Senor burrito on first and broadway, and the best real mexican is on 32 and navajo, cant remember name. They dont have the standard american burrito fare, but their food is amazing and authentic. Illegal Pete's downtown is good for burrito's, but the quality has gone down as of late.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:05 AM
 
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I cant stand benny's and bluebonnet. Santiago's is good cheap mexican, Senor burrito on first and broadway, and the best real mexican is on 32 and navajo, cant remember name. They dont have the standard american burrito fare, but their food is amazing and authentic. Illegal Pete's downtown is good for burrito's, but the quality has gone down as of late.
Taqueria Patzcuaro? I think it has already been mentioned here.
It has been a "hidden" (everyone knows about it) treasure for years.

There are those who are Benny's devotees, and those who can't stand it.
There are so many different kinds of Mexican food. At this point, identifying the real deal can be debateable. My SoCal relatives, who have eaten their share of Mexican food *in* Mexico, did give the "autentico" seal of approval to the mole at the Satire on Colfax.
I guess everyone tries different places until they find one that consistently works for them. Benny's always worked for us, and it was close by, too.

Marie, I hope you like Lucca's and Pagliacci's as much as I did.
Those restaurants are very different from each other, but I enjoyed the food (and ambience) of both.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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I like stopping at Beau Jo's pizza in Idaho Springs. A great place to be stuck instead of on I-70 in traffic.

For a wonderful breakfast, try Great Beginnings off Lincoln Ave ... or try Mimi's Cafe near Park Meadows.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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I like stopping at Beau Jo's pizza in Idaho Springs. A great place to be stuck instead of on I-70 in traffic.

For a wonderful breakfast, try Great Beginnings off Lincoln Ave ... or try Mimi's Cafe near Park Meadows.
ugh beau jo's? Barf barf barf you can get better pizza in the freezer section at safeway.. and whats up with the honey on the crust? On the other hand Mimi's is amazing for breakfast and they have really good muffins. Also try the egg and i in greenwood village. They have these granola pancakes that are awesome!
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Does Chubbies still exist in Lodo? That place does (or did) make about the best Mexican food I have ever consumed.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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I admit Beau Joes is a little different and perhaps not for everyone. But the honey on the crusts IS good. Personally, I like Old Chicago a lot better.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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I like old chicago too. But whats really good is some Anthony's cheese pizza! Its huge and amazing. And best part is on tuesdays you get a slice and a drink for 3 bucks I think. Im drooling all over my keyboard just thinking about it.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I like old chicago too.
I like the Italian Nachos. It's my "after contract acceptance" place to celebrate. Yes, I bring the clients.

I am on the wall at the Lakewood store - When we first moved here our condo was three blocks from that location - we'd eat $1 pizza (after 10pm) and drink beer and chase the rabbits all the way home.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Anthony's IS really good -- different from Old Chicago. If you like huge slices of thin crust pizza -- Anthony's. If you want thicker pizza (and more varieties of toppings) on homemade thicker roll-mix type crust ... then Old Chicago. If you like very exotic toppings and Monster sized crust -- then Beau Jo's.
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