A:Good question! After contacting fifteen likely candidates, the closest I could come to finding chicken and dumplings was the Rocky Mountain Diner (800 18th Street, 303-293-8383), where an employee told me: "Ive been here for two years, and in that time, we had them on the specials menu once that I can remember."
Not even Ethels House of Soul (2622 Welton Street, 303-295-2125), which specializes in down-homey, Southern dishes pigs feet with cornbread and greens, for instance offers chicken and dumplings. "You have to make those to order," owner Ethel Allen explained. "And you dont want to be dealing with that during a busy time."
If any local restaurant is willing to deal with that, inquiring minds and stomachs eager to take on big wads of dough over creamed chicken want to know.