Denver is getting a late-winter dusting of snow, which makes for beautiful nights filled with winter cityscapes. At Low Country Kitchen, you can enjoy a Southern meal with a big view from a wall of windows that separates diners from the surrounding LoHi neighborhood. The restaurant, created by Southerners Katy and Brian Vaughn, is a popular spot that can come with a high price tag, but instead of viewing this as a deterrent, get creative for an affordable meal at a top Denver restaurant while still leaving with a full belly. Building a meal around fried chicken means the rest of the night's big plans need involve only moving from your chair at the restaurant to your couch — making for an even more budget-friendly night.
To join in the fun, start with a glass of rosé or the Ginny Jam from the cocktail menu. The bright, acidic notes of rosé pair well with rich, spicy food, especially fried chicken, while the carbonated gin cocktail is fresh and lively, finishing with the barely-there flavor of strawberry preserves — a nice country touch — that settle to the bottom of the glass.
The portion size of the shrimp and grits is impressive; cheddar notes and a good, toothsome texture — with just the right creaminess — make for a filling dish. Mixing the grits with the accompanying tomato-bacon gravy lends sweet, smokey and salty notes to the succulent Gulf Coast shrimp.
Dining on a budget in Denver isn’t hard when you come across a menu like this, loaded with big flavors and healthy portions. If you want to explore the menu more, happy hour offers discounted chicken biscuits, deviled eggs and other down-home favorites from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and even longer on Saturdays and Sundays.
The damage is just $29.50 for each. Here's how it breaks down:
A glass of rosé: $8
The Ginny Jam cocktail: $8.5
Share Two Mains:
Shrimp and Grits: $23.75
Three-piece fried chicken plate with mashed potatoes: $18.75