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Reader: I'm Betting on the "Pave Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot" Approach at Lechuga's

Little Devils at Lechuga's.
Little Devils at Lechuga's.

You could once find red-sauce joints all over Highland, which decades ago was this town's biggest Italian neighborhood. But over the years, those spots have been closing....and now Lechuga's , which got its start as Carbone's and continued to serve some of its classic dishes over the next two-plus decades, has been sold. There will be a retirement party for the owners tonight at the restaurant...and after that? Although the new owners will reportedly continue to run the joint, readers are wondering....

See also: Lechuga's Has Been Sold!

Reader: I'm Betting on the "Pave Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot" Approach at Lechuga's

Says Denver Dave:

I'm missing the Little Devils already. Been going there for almost 40 years. Hopefully the new owners won't change much but I'm betting on the Joni Mitchell song - "Pave paradise, put up a parking lot" approach given the rest of the neighborhood.

Have you ever tried the Lechuga's Little Devils? What other iconic Denver dishes do you still crave? What red-sauce joints do you miss?


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