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100 Favorite Dishes: Posole from Tarasco's New Latino Cuisine

Posole from Tarasco's
Posole from Tarasco's
Photo by Lori Midson

As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.

Number 74: Posole from Tarasco's New Latin Cuisine

Tarasco's (470 South Federal Boulevard) awesome posole, the traditional Mexican soup that even gringos slurp for breakfast after a night of corruption and immorality, is ladled into a big white bowl with tender pork and pork bones and enough hominy to fill a gumball machine. It's accompanied, as it should be, with steaming corn tortillas, plenty of quartered lime wedges, a heap of diced white onions and shredded raw cabbage. If you want to dust the posole with Mexican oregano, or give it fire with diced jalapenos, the server will bring those, too, although the fiery tableside salsa -- it's more like a chile paste -- is absolutely delicious. Once you've doctored it with all your garnishes, it's like eating Christmas in a bowl.

No. 100 Chicken-fried steak from Lola

No. 99 Alaskan reindeer sausage from Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

No. 98 Mac-and-cheese fries from Jonesy's EatBar

No. 97 Soft egg ravioli from Prima

No. 96 Pho - any pho -- from Pho 95

No. 95 Assiette de charcuterie maison from Z Cuisine À Côté

No. 94: Cheeseburger from Larkburger

No. 93: BBQ Masher from Cabin Creek Smokehouse

No. 92: Apple pancake from the Original Pancake House

No. 91: Burrata from Osteria Marco

No. 90: Eggs Benedict from Devil's Food Bakery

No. 89: Chile Relleno from La Fiesta

No. 88: Deviled eggs from Steuben's

No. 87: Corn-in-a-cup from Jack-n- Grill

No. 86: Enchiladas from Taco House

No. 85: Pupusas from Pupusas Sabor Hispano

No. 84: Baklava from Ali Baba Grill

No. 83: Masa-fried oyster shooters from Deluxe

No. 82: Tacos al pastor from Los Carboncitos

No. 81: Salsa bar from Tacos Y Salsas

No. 80: Dim Sum from Star Kitchen

No. 79: Green chile cheeseburger from Cherry Cricket

No. 78: Fries from Encore

No. 77: Shanghai-style dumplings from Chopsticks China Bistro

No. 76: Chile relleno burrito from El Taco de Mexico

No. 75: Fish fry from GB Fish and Chips