Cafe Society

Behold the buffet at the Front Page, but beware of building your plate too high

I don't believe I've ever had a "buffete" before, and I'm definitely not a huge fan of buffets, but when I stopped in at The Front Page, a quirky new joint at 7700 East Colfax Avenue whose name is fashioned, inexplicably, after the front page of a newspaper and whose window signage boasts "burgers, sandwiches, shrimps, fish, pork, beef, ribs, chicken, pasta, vegetables" and -- you guessed it -- "mojitos," there were two women having lunch that must've invented buffets, because the amount of food on their single table amounted to more food than that what was actually offered on the buffet. It was beyond astonishing.

Certainly more astonishing than the buffet itself, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items at the appropriate times of day, although the staples -- green chile, minudo and mashed potatoes and gravy -- are, from what I could gather from the staff, available all day, every day. But if you don't do buffets, then you can also order from the breakfast, lunch or dinner menus, which peddle housemade banana or strawberry sauce pancakes, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, burgers, sandwiches and salads.

Then again, you could just pull up a seat next to the two heathens lunching ladies whose plates were stacked to the rafters and ask if they'll share.

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Lori Midson
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