From the great outside patio, Emerald Isle has a biker bar/roadhouse vibe -- but inside, there's a total role reversal, with a pleasant dining room and bar, caricatures of regulars on the walls and friendly service. The music is good (if Metallica and '90s alterna-metal is your thing), and the food can be great: Americanized Mexican, with great avocado-and-bacon cheeseburgers and smothered chimichangas that take up an entire plate.
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While many people remember their first kiss, I remember the first bar where I ever ordered a beer. Back when I was far too young to drink — legally — my high school gang would spend hours on the Emerald Isle patio overlo...
Emerald Isle Restaurant 4385 South Parker Road, Aurora 303-690-3722 Talking to Genessee Elinoff, owner of Rosie's Diner (see review, page 54), I learned that Denver's connection with diners dates back to 1888, when one of the first ...
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