Right outside Jonesy’s on the corner of 20th & Logan in downtown Denver, Colorado. Click on the picture to visit their Facebook Page. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Mar 2014
Your first question may be, “What is a gastropub?” This type of establishment reflects the warm comforts of your neighborhood bar while still dishing up some delicious, high-end food. At Jonesy’s, the food boasts fun creativity, collecting comfort foods from around the globe and recreating them at an affordable price.
Opened in 2008, Jonesy’s focuses on the simple pleasures of relaxing at a local eatery. An insta-comfort zone, Jonesy’s is built with a welcoming atmosphere, supporting the wino and Colorado Craft Beer junky alike; bonus – they ALSO cater to foodies near and far. The menu is anything but foreign- it’s simple to pick out old favorites with a new, funky twist.
A speciality of Jonesy’s are their ridiculously addictive fries in several flavors.The header of the fry menu states “Best fries in the US + Best in Denver”; DenverSpeax is here to assure you that they were not fibbing a bit. And, why is that? Oh, because we tried all of them.
That’s right – 3 mouths, one sitting, 5 plates of fries:
Thai Ginger fries at Jonesy’s – click on the link to check out their Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Mar 2014
To get a feel of what we were in for, we began with the Thai Ginger, a plate bursting at the seams with a powerful kick of spice teamed up with a sweet thai chili glaze.
Getting our snack on at Jonesy’s Eat Bar – pictured is a fantastic vegetarian option, The Tuscan Veggie sub chocked full of sautéed harvest mushrooms, stewed garlic tomatoes, gorgonzola, arugula. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Mar 2014
After eating one plate of fries, we had to check out what was going on with the rest of the menu. Luckily, we were able to try the other fry flavors via sides with our meals! The Buffalo Fries were to die for; crumbly, blue cheese with mouth-watering buffalo wing sauce smothered over a heap of hot, crispy fries.
Bacon Mac’ n Cheese fries? Don’t mind if we do! Check out the menu by clicking on the picture. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Mar 2014
We loved how the fries were crispy at first, but eventually soaked up the sauce of whichever flavor we tried. There may, or may not have been, an argument regarding whether the first or last bites were the best.
By the end of this magical Jonesy’s journey, we were stuffed. Plates of fries, Colorado craft beer, entree’s…. BUT WE COULDN’T STOP. So we did what any sensible person does when they’re over-stuffed and unbuttoning the top button on their jeans, and ordered dessert.
A dish created so well, no drop could be left behind – check out other dessert options at Jonesy’s by clicking on this picture! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Mar 2014
Vietnamese ice cream atop a chocolate brownie – a fantastic collaboration of sweet, rich, and indulgent. The Vietnamese ice cream was most definitely the best we had ever tasted, agreeing that this should be a weekly splurge. Oddly enough, the dessert kind of resembled what we loved about the fries – the smothered goodness of flavor, enhancing each fry as they sat and soaked.
Stop by and check out Jonesy’s at 400 E 20th Ave in Denver. The environment provides a great outlet to wind down the week. Also, the patio should be opening soon due to this amazing weather we’re having – sit outside, take a load off, and enjoy a brew and some fries!
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