This restaurant supply house was once wholesale only, but now that it's open to the public, it's become the Restaurant Source for household cooks as well. Just about anything you've ever coveted at a local restaurant -- creamers, crumbers, squeeze bottles, cheese shakers, serving trays, booster seats, whisks, chafing pans, dishes, glasses, linens, tongs, baking molds, syrup pitchers and another 8,000 or so items -- is stocked here. Loved that china pattern? The Restaurant Source probably has it. Always wanted a professional-quality sieve? The Restaurant Source definitely has it. And the price on that stainless service for forty is so low that you'll be embarrassed that you ever even thought about pocketing a spoon at your local diner.
At first glance, the intersection of Wadsworth and Alameda seems like just another busy corner -- but look again. This place has a certain regal quality that can't be denied. Perhaps that's because it's overseen by King Donut and Dairy Queen, which both rule on the northwest corner. If only Denver still had a Jack in the Box, the royal family might be complete.
At first glance, the intersection of Wadsworth and Alameda seems like just another busy corner -- but look again. This place has a certain regal quality that can't be denied. Perhaps that's because it's overseen by King Donut and Dairy Queen, which both rule on the northwest corner. If only Denver still had a Jack in the Box, the royal family might be complete.
Moe's Broadway Bagel
Scott Lentz
Talk about rolling in dough: Moe's Broadway Bagels, creator of one of the town's top bagels, has the best cinnamon-roll recipe, too. We're sweet on these jumbo rolls, which are dense but not too heavy, swirled with just the right amount of cinnamon and slicked with plenty of ultra-smooth, sugary icing. Paired with a cup of Moe's Dazbog coffee, this is all the breakfast you need to get your day off to a delicious start. Show up early, because the rolls are usually snatched up by mid-morning from their post on a covered plate next to the cash register. Ka-ching!
Talk about rolling in dough: Moe's Broadway Bagels, creator of one of the town's top bagels, has the best cinnamon-roll recipe, too. We're sweet on these jumbo rolls, which are dense but not too heavy, swirled with just the right amount of cinnamon and slicked with plenty of ultra-smooth, sugary icing. Paired with a cup of Moe's Dazbog coffee, this is all the breakfast you need to get your day off to a delicious start. Show up early, because the rolls are usually snatched up by mid-morning from their post on a covered plate next to the cash register. Ka-ching!
The "Shoestrings and Romesco" tapas offering at Triana, a snazzy restaurant named for a barrio in Spain, sounds more like a singing group than the area's most fabulous French fries. And, in fact, these are actually Spanish fries: long, thin-cut, skin-on potatoes that have been deep-fried and then liberally sprinkled with salt and -- get this -- sugar, so that the sugar caramelizes just slightly and both heightens and is heightened by the salt. Served in a paper cone set jauntily in a wire hanger, the fries also come with a small ramekin of romesco, a Spanish dipping sauce made from almonds and roasted red peppers. But these spuds don't really need any augmentation: They sing all on their own.
The "Shoestrings and Romesco" tapas offering at Triana, a snazzy restaurant named for a barrio in Spain, sounds more like a singing group than the area's most fabulous French fries. And, in fact, these are actually Spanish fries: long, thin-cut, skin-on potatoes that have been deep-fried and then liberally sprinkled with salt and -- get this -- sugar, so that the sugar caramelizes just slightly and both heightens and is heightened by the salt. Served in a paper cone set jauntily in a wire hanger, the fries also come with a small ramekin of romesco, a Spanish dipping sauce made from almonds and roasted red peppers. But these spuds don't really need any augmentation: They sing all on their own.
Tasteez is a very well-bread market. Pastry chef/chocolatier Michael Bortz creates artisan loaves with crackly, chewy crusts and soft, textured interiors that hold the scents of hearth and home. Every day, Bortz sets out boules, baguettes, ciabatta and brioche -- a sweet, raisin-studded bread that makes first-rate French toast -- along with specials that include stollen, the German Christmas yeast bread that's filled with dried fruit and encrusted in sugar. This bread is a real slice of life.
Tasteez is a very well-bread market. Pastry chef/chocolatier Michael Bortz creates artisan loaves with crackly, chewy crusts and soft, textured interiors that hold the scents of hearth and home. Every day, Bortz sets out boules, baguettes, ciabatta and brioche -- a sweet, raisin-studded bread that makes first-rate French toast -- along with specials that include stollen, the German Christmas yeast bread that's filled with dried fruit and encrusted in sugar. This bread is a real slice of life.

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Fadó Irish Pub

Fado Irish Pub
Now that the wife is gone and the kids are around only half the time, these guys can spend time -- and money -- on whatever they want. And what they want is to take themselves out to the ballgame, then over to Fadó for a pint o' Guinness and other belly-enhancing carbos such as mashed potatoes in gravy and fat, greasy sausages. After day games, Fadó's deck is the perfect place to let that belly hang out while ogling twenty-somethings in skimpy attire. Food of choice: the Ceili spuds, basically Tater Tots for grownups. Well, almost-grown grownups.

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