For two decades, Carmine's on Penn has been stuffing Denver with its heaping bowls of gourmet pasta. Though Carmine's pricing is often as bloated as its patrons' bellies -- largely because of serving sizes that are injurious for a single person to consume -- the restaurant has always focused on high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients. And now it's offering a more affordable and portable dining option with Little Carmine's, sandwiched between its sister restaurant and a medical marijuana dispensary. Little Carmine's has repackaged its progenitor's recipes and quality ingredients into sandwich form; the spaghetti & meatballs sandwich even includes noodles.
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We've got a brand new plantain-heavy menu on the Watch List this week, plus a whole selection of new items from established eateries. There's the return of brunch to one RiNo restaurant, a Japanese lunch special at another. And sand...