Word of Mouth

Reader: Kirk's Has Great Collard Greens — Ignore the Dead Guy

Mark Antonation is eating at soul-food restaurants for this month's Ethniche, and his travels recently took him to Kirk's Soul Kitchen in Aurora, where the restaurant occupies the former home of a payday loan. And given the setting, Kirk's serves up some unusual stories along with authentic soul food. Says Joshua:
One time I went there right at opening and it took FOREVER to get my food, and I was like, "What's going on, I'm only the third person in line?" And the lady said, "Yeah, sorry, we found a dead guy in back." And I was all, "Oh, yeah, okay." Great food! Best collard greens in Colorado!
What's the most unusual experience you've had at a local restaurant?

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun

Latest Stories