Word of Mouth

Reader: Why Eat at White Fence Farm When You Have Other Choices?

No more White Fence Farm on Capitol Hill.
No more White Fence Farm on Capitol Hill. Mark Antonation
Shortly after White Fence Farm marked its fortieth anniversary at 6263 West Jewell Avenue in Lakewood, Craig Caldwell and Tom Piercy bought the fried-chicken farm from its original owner, Charlie Wilson, in late 2014. They not only wanted to keep the landmark restaurant going, but also to expand the concept to takeout spots. The idea just didn't fly, though, and the last of the takeout spots recently closed in Capitol Hill. Fried-chicken fans weren't surprised. Says Harold: 
We were downtown one evening and tried it. I don't know where they got that chicken, but it was the smallest half chicken I've ever seen in my life.
Says Jay: 
I still like the original.
Responds Debbi: 
Not happy with the big restaurant in Lakewood. Changed hands and the atmosphere and inside changed; food doesn't seem to taste as good. Last time I went, a goat was roaming around the property near Jewell. I mentioned it to a lady at the desk in the lobby and she said, yeah, it happens all the time. I've been going there for years and I never saw that before. Also, no horse and buggy rides; grandchildren were disappointed. No one keeping kids off the slide while musicians were performing and parents not caring enough to keep their children off the slide and stage. Very disappointed, and probably won't go back after many years of good memories made there.
Concludes Kristin: 
Why eat there when there are so many other fantastic choices in the Denver area?
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