The Bite

Feeding Your Flock

Munching opportunities abound a few blocks down the street at the new Niçoise (815 17th Street), Kevin Taylor's replacement for Zenith that opened last week. The elegant bar area is offering a happy hour weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m., with drink specials and more than a dozen tapas tidbits available. Check it out: green garlic ravioli with parsley juice; serrano ham with manchego cheese and lime; and crispy fried salt-cod fritters. Yum. Although the tapas lineup will change, the price of each item is always $3.50. Niçoise is also pouring thirty wines by the glass from the Basque region and California.

Just two doors down, The Broker (821 17th Street) now has more than a hundred wines by the glass, including some very high-end ones, such as Silver Oak and Opus One, that you don't normally get to enjoy like that. And until further notice, those wines by the glass are half-price weekdays during lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and happy hour (4-6 p.m.).

Location Info


White Fence Farm

6263 W. Jewell Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80232

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Lakewood

More reason to drink: The art-deco Dazzle (930 Lincoln Street) is now doing "All You Care to Drink" dinners at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $30 per person and buys you four courses along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Last week, Dazzle served tea and cordials with each course, and I heard that the wild-mushroom-and-goat-cheese ravioli with a bacon-and-Valpolicella demi-glace was to die for. (How could it not be?) Up in Morrison, The Fort (19192 Highway 6) will host a spirit dinner and tasting at 6 p.m. November 9, where $55 per person nabs tastes of Grand Marnier, Frangelico, etc., accompanied by Rocky Mountain oysters and quail. That combo doesn't come along very often, my friends. And in Berthoud, one of my all-time favorite French restaurants, The Savoy (535 Third Street), is doing its annual Beaujolais Nouveau dinner at 6 p.m. November 15, also $55 per person.

In other alcohol news, congrats to City Wine (347 South Colorado Boulevard), which was recently lauded in Wine and Spirits magazine as one of a dozen stores across the country where consumers could find "the best value in wine." If you're drinking more these days, it helps to pay less.

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