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Best Vegetarian Green Chile Denver 2013 - Sam's No. 3

Sam\'s No. 3

Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St.

Denver, CO 80202


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Readers' Choice: Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl

Let's face it: There isn't much for non-meat-eaters on the menu at Sam's No. 3. Not at the oldest one in Aurora, not at the downtown one, which opened a decade ago right where the first Sam's stood in the '20s, and not at the new spot in Glendale. And perhaps that's as it should be, considering that no matter what its location, Sam's has been catering to meat-lovers for close to a century, and certainly long before "vegetarian" or "vegan" were common words in the restaurant lexicon. But Sam's does appreciate herbivores, and proves it with a thick, spicy veggie green chile — a green so tasty that a bowl makes a satisfying meal. But it also works well in a supporting role: smothering huevos rancheros or topping a breakfast burrito. However you enjoy it — and you will — Sam's shows that you don't need pork in the mix to make a great green chile.

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This vegetarian green chile is AMAZING. After eating it at the restaurant I requested a container to take home.