Cool Off with Magill’s World of Ice Cream

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For coworkers that are near and dear to my heart, I will buy them the best cake on the Front Range for their birthday: a Turtle Ice Cream Cake from Magill’s World of Ice Cream.

Often, coworkers will say, “Oh, no! You don’t have to do that…Seriously!” Yeah, okay – let me let you in on a little secret:

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU & YOUR BIRTHDAY. It’s about me getting some Magill’s Ice Cream. 

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Taste of Pearl 2015 – Foodies Unite! & Venture to Boulder

I’m going to be upfront and honest with you, because that’s what we do here at DenverSpeax. Scout’s honor.

There may or may not have been times in the past where I was not exactly thrilled to travel to Boulder, and avoided it at all costs. The last time visiting Boulder, I almost started to appreciate it (because I found a Free People store on the mall)…BUT, I feel that this could turn my thinking around for good:

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Foodies UNITE! Click on the logo to check out the Taste of Pearl official site.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 1st for the event happening Sunday, April 19th from 2 – 6 pm MST. Continue reading

Drinks, anyone? Earls Restaurant – Glenarm

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Honestly, Denverspeax may be a little bias… But we stand strong on the topic of Moscow Mules and that Earls Restaurant makes the best. Not really your thing? No worries – try a signature Frozen White Peach Bellini or an Earls Old Fashioned.
Stay tuned for more on one of our favorite, casual/fine dining restaurants that we have a love-love relationship with…
P.S. Hope you like our first attempt to post from a mobile phone! Whoop whoop!

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs – “Off the Street & Into Your Mouth”

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Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dog stand hanging out by the food trucks near the pavillion at City Park Jazz. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, July 2013

With menu items like Alaska Reindeer, Wild Boar, and Southwest Buffalo, how can you NOT check this food stand out? Honestly, I’m going to take this very opportunity to throw this out there: I’m not a hot dog person. Actually, they make me sick. Now, let me reiterate the ingredients in these gourmet dogs again: buffalo, wild boar, deer… Gourmet dogs with specified ingredients? Hell yeah –  I can totally get down with that!

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Check out this meat-in-your-face menu! Reindeer? Um, yes, please. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, July 2013

My gourmet dog of choice just so happened to be Elk Jalapeno Cheddar; additional condiments of sautéed onions, cream cheese, spicy mustard, relish, and ketchup turned this already-glorious find into a hot, mouth-watering mess of awesome. Even better? They don’t charge an arm and a leg like some other food trucks capitalizing on us starving, buzzed up City Park Jazz goers. Plus, the ladies and gentleman manning the stand are hilarious – I want to be their friends, like all the time.

Keep an eye out for their stand, and make sure to click on the pictures in this feature to be re-directed to Biker Jim’s Facebook page!

Steuben’s Food Service – A Classic Denver Eatery

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Outside signage on the side of the Steuben’s building – just added a touch of colors. Click on the picture to visit their Facebook page, and of course – like ’em! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, July 2013

A few weeks ago on a Saturday night, my friends and I were jonesin’ for a place with great food where we could sit, relax, eat dinner, and be merry. Up until this point, I’m not quite sure how many people had looked at me in horror, and with a high-pitched voice exclaimed, “WHAT? You haven’t been to Steuben’s???!!??” No more of that – I have visited and endured the famous, comfort-food eatery that is Steuben’s Food Service.

Steuben’s is situated at 523 E. 17th in Denver, on the corner of 17th and Pearl in an old auto-garage turned restaurant. The restaurant sports many areas to park (and lock up) both your bike and your car; however, with the popularity of this place I’d hands down suggest riding your bike. It can be tricky to find a spot to park on the weekend when everyone has the same idea as you to visit!

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Simple and beautiful table arrangements with a filling, great-tasting menu. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, July 2013

What’s great about the Steuben’s experience is the fact that there’s something for everyone (kids included!). The menu is so diverse and does a great job of including new and old American comfort food favorites. Capturing regional influences, dishes are re-created from fan favorites all over the country, and provided for a moderate price here in Denver at Steuben’s. Favorites include shrimp and grits, mac n’ cheese, fried chicken, and (my extremely satisfying choice) a cayenne etouffee. For starters, we ordered up some steubie snacks – little fried pieces of meat topped with powdered sugar, paired with a delicious sauce that actually off-set the sweetness of the powdered sugar. Simply genius, fellas – simply. genius.

We sat inside, and unfortunately with the lighting, the pictures I took of our food were reluctant to provide real insight into Steuben’s awesome offerings; thus, I left them out. By the way, in addition to having indoor seating and bar seating, Steuben’s also provides a great patio, perfect for the weather we’ve been experiencing here in Denver. The ambience where we sat was nice, calming, home-like, and welcoming. I could definitely sit back, relax, and enjoy some great food – just what we were hoping for!

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Walking into Steuben’s to get some good eats! Click on the pic to visit Steuben’s Official Website Credit: Kirsten Ebey, July 2013

Don’t really have time to sit down and eat? No worries – they offer a take-out menu, food truck, and sell a Vesta cookbook! Not really hungry, but interested? Look up their episode on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and see for yourself before you try it out.

Another awesome place to visit in Denver; go check it out this weekend when you have a hankering for something new. Quite sure you won’t be disappointed!