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Old 11-17-2007, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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My husband and I recently moved to Denver and are living in the Capital Hill area. We don't want to cook a big meal just for us, but still want to celebrate - any suggestions on where we should go for a nice but still rather traditional dinner/lunch that won't break us? We are Grad students so don't want to go too much over $70. I have done some searching online too but wondered if I could get a local's opinion

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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If you google thanksgiving dinner denver a nice list will come up on opentable. I would probably check out 1515 or Altitude Restaurant - Hyatt Regency Denver, but there are lots of great choices! The Hyatt top floor has an amazing view at sunset from mountains to city lights - it's beautiful!
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Its a bit of a dive but if you are in the mood Pete's kitchen is offering a full thanksgiving dinner I forgot to see what the price is but usually they are really affordable and its awsome food. Just went there for dinner last night and got the university park grecian platter aww yeah it was good
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:38 AM
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There is always the heat and eat from Safeway, Target, Walmart & King Soopers.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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I don't believe I've ever had turkey with the traditional fixings at a restaurant, but I'd guess it would be pretty much the same wherever you went, so I'd go for the ambience.

The GreenBriar in Boulder at $24/person. You'd have enough to buy a glass of wine each and still stay in your budget (not including tax and tip, unfortunately). The dining room has lots of wood and windows. It is large, but ask them for a secluded table. There's a nice alcove area with just a few tables.

Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder at $29/person. The dining room is cavernous but was once the main dining hall for chautaqua participants in that movement's heyday. Depending on how early you dine, you can also spend a few hours hiking before or after the meal in the adjacent open space.

The Fort in Morrison at $35/ person. The dining room is reminiscent of the pre-statehood days. It's been a long time since I've been there, but I seem to recall there are tables with some nice views of Denver.

Since you're free of all the thanksgiving day prep, you could pass the day in the mountains and finish with dinner at any of the places listed above. Hmmm.... Maybe the kids and grandkids will be doing something different this year.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Be different. Go eat or bring something exotic. I think Thanksgiving is the most bland, unappetizing meal of the year. Turkey, bland. stuffing, bland. Potatoes, bland. Rolls, bland. Gravy, bland. It's food for ulcer patients.

We'd often spend Thanksgiving with friends back in SoCal. I'd bring authentic tacos from hole in the wall Mexican joints, carne asada with lots of raw onions and cilantro. I'd also pick up Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) from the Armenian market. Man are those good. We'd also eat bourbon pumpin pie.

Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) - Allrecipes


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Old 11-18-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Thanks all - we have chosen Chinook in Denver and I am very excited to have something with a little more spice and flavor then the usual meal - I will miss the leftovers though.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Be different. Go eat or bring something exotic. I think Thanksgiving is the most bland, unappetizing meal of the year. Turkey, bland. stuffing, bland. Potatoes, bland. Rolls, bland. Gravy, bland. It's food for ulcer patients.

We'd often spend Thanksgiving with friends back in SoCal. I'd bring authentic tacos from hole in the wall Mexican joints, carne asada with lots of raw onions and cilantro. I'd also pick up Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) from the Armenian market. Man are those good. We'd also eat bourbon pumpin pie.

Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) - Allrecipes


Im sorry but that does NOT look good.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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Be different. Go eat or bring something exotic. I think Thanksgiving is the most bland, unappetizing meal of the year. Turkey, bland. stuffing, bland. Potatoes, bland. Rolls, bland. Gravy, bland. It's food for ulcer patients.

We'd often spend Thanksgiving with friends back in SoCal. I'd bring authentic tacos from hole in the wall Mexican joints, carne asada with lots of raw onions and cilantro. I'd also pick up Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) from the Armenian market. Man are those good. We'd also eat bourbon pumpin pie.

Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza) - Allrecipes


Looks like someone barf'd up their turkey day dinner. ROFL
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