Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates are worth the gluttony, because it allows us to tell you where you should eat, a little favor that we started in late 2009, when we embarked on a culinary journey that took us through our favorite dishes in the Mile High City -- 100, to be exact. Now we're back with round three, counting down (in no particular order) 100 more of our favorite dishes in Denver (and Boulder). If there's something in particular that you think we need to try, reveal it in the comments section below, or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
No. 80: Migas tacos from Moontower Tacos
If you've ever been to South Texas, then you understand the general public's unwavering fidelity to breakfast tacos. You may as well just deem them "God" and call it a day. And here's where I agree with the Texans: Breakfast tacos are one of the greatest foods around -- and much better, in my not so humble opinion, than breakfast burritos.
When Moontower Tacos opened earlier this year at Grant Street and Sixth Avenue, owner and Austin, Texas transplant Brent Thrash unleashed a board of tacos, including migas, which is served all day, every day, and since I'm one of those people who doesn't relegate eggs (or tacos) to the morning hours, it's been my go-to taco joint to indulge in breakfast...for dinner. And once I wrapped my jaws around the migas tacos, the flour or corn tortillas generously stuffed with buttery, soft-scrambled eggs, slices of fresh avocado, oil-crisped tortilla strips and glossy, jalapeño-spiked, three-cheese queso that's the hue of a flaming canary, I was immediately hooked. He crowns the tacos with a blot of pico de gallo, and the result is a breakfast novelty -- at least in Denver -- that would even be a star deep in the heart of Texas.
Hungry for more? All the dishes in our 2013 countdown are linked below:
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No. 100: Foie gras oysters from Sushi Sasa No. 99: Porchetta from Parisi No. 98: chocolate caramel sea salt tart from Spuntino No. 97: Nachos from the Pioneer No. 96: Fried pickles from TAG Burger Bar No. 95: Breakfast burrito from Jalapeños Mexican restaurant No. 94: Jajangmyeon from Yong Gung Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant No 93: French fries from Jonesy's EatBar No. 92: Fried rice from Benihana No. 91: Lobster macaroni and cheese from Mizuna No. 90: Schezuan beef in numbing chile oil from Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine No. 89: lamb tartare from Epernay No. 88: Reuben from the Bagel Deli No 87: Wood-fired chicken from Pizzeria Basta No. 86: Watermelon and frisee salad from EDGE No. 85: Chicken-fried eggs and smoked buffalo hash from Sassafras No. 84: English pea agnolotti from Harman's Eat & Drink No. 83: Sushi - any sushi - from Land of Sushi No. 82: Sopressata pizza from Kaos No. 81: Philly Phanatic from Large Marge's