Is the food at Squeaky Bean overrated? Gretchen Kurtz loved almost everything she tried there while dining out for this week's review (not the fried chicken ballontine, however), but other diners have a few bones to pick with her.
To even speak French Laundry in the same breath as Squeaky Bean is an abomination to foodies everywhere. I have to agree with Cap_Hill_Cowboy in the sense that yes, the food was good, inconsistent yes, and to be honest, didn't necessarily blow my mind.
I hate to break it to my fellow Denver-ites, but we are simply not on the cutting edge of the food scene here. I travel to NY and LA regularly, and have to admit; ideas such as Squeaky, Linger and Green Russell have been institutions in these cities for 5-10 years.
Let's just pump the brakes a bit and perhaps get some additional experience under our collective belts before we go espousing on how ground-breaking our copy-cat chefs are here in the mile-high city.
Is Den_Food being too harsh? Or did Kurtz go too easy on Denver's "copy-cat" chefs? Meow...
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