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 Q:Where can I find breaded mushrooms?

A:It seems like breaded mushrooms should have gone out of fashion at the end of the ’70s along with Jell-O molds, hash brownies and wrapping everything in bacon — which, by the way, is making a huge comeback — but despite health issues and the fact that there are simply more munchie choices available these days, many places in town still carry the fun-guys, dressed in all manner of breaded attire. The problem, then, is finding good breaded mushrooms that aren’t too watery or too greasy.

Location Info


The Park Tavern and Restaurant

931 E. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Denver

Recently I tried a paper-lined basketful of ’em at Spanky’s Roadhouse (1800 East Evans Avenue, 303-733-6886), very small and cute button ’shrooms surrounded by a thin shell of a batter that held a fair amount of good grease and let out a little puff of air at the first bite (watch out, though — those suckers stayed hot for a while). The Park Tavern (921 East 11th Avenue, 303-832-7667) also makes a mean mushroom, with deep-fried baubles more in the big and meaty category. Bonus: The Tavern has them on its late-night menu, which is served until 1 a.m.

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