Dishes of DISH: Spring Salad from Interstate Kitchen

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes.Interstate Kitchen & Bar, for example, will be returning to DISH with something a little lighter to counter the inevitable culinary excess. See also: Dishes of DISH: Brioche French Toast from Fooducopia

In just over three years of operation, Interstate has become a tradition on Santa Fe Drive, feeding countless art patrons and travelers spruced-up diner grub. But for its DISH offering, the kitchen will eschew burgers and fried chicken for a fresh salad with spring vegetables.

Baby carrots, peas, radishes, cauliflower and greens are all represented in this salad, which is brought together with a buttermilk vinaigrette dressing. It may not be the most obvious item from a restaurant based around a motor oil-stained vision of Americana. But Interstate's Joey Newman says the dish serves the restaurant's goal of "seasonally representing our surroundings with scratch made and wholesome ingredients."

Interstate's salad is just one of dozens of offerings you'll find at DISH, which runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. (VIP entrance is at 11 a.m.) To see what else is in store and buy tickets for this culinary celebration's twentieth anniversary, visit the 2014 DISH site.

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