Best Colorado-Style Green Chile -- Chunky - 2005
Brewery Bar II
As green chile made its way up from New Mexico to Denver, it became thicker by the mile. And it reached stew-like perfection at Brewery Bar II, a classic dive on Kalamath Street that's renowned for its giant "Tiny" beers and crunchy chiles rellenos. But those rellenos wouldn't be nearly as good without the thick layer of green chile that smothers them, a mean green so filled with chunks of tender pork (an ingredient that's unheard of south of this state's border) that a few bites are more than enough for a meal. Some like it hot -- and Brewery Bar II is the place for them.