AROUND THE RANCH
Support our small business owners. Here’s some of our Denver favorites.
Francophiles are flocking to JaJa Bistro…”
Rocky Mountain News 2008
Voted #1 French Restaurant 2010
Channel 7 A-list
- Voted Best Brunch 2011
Westword (Best of)
SOME OF OUR NATIONAL FAVORITES
1. Galatoires New Orleans. One of the best times we’ve ever had in a restaurant. Fabulous food, atmosphere that’s filled with hospitality, history and New Orleans flavor. We love Galatoires.
2. Commander’s Palace, New Orleans. A ride on the famous street car to tour the Garden District and then dinner at Commander’s Palace is a great culinary adventure. Hand’s down the best service we’ve ever had and memorable cuisine. Since 1880, Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans landmark known for the award winning quality of its food and many commodious dining rooms. The history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans’ ante-bellum past.
Brigtsen’s - New Orleans. A taxi ride across town to a historic home offered us a fabulous meal in a lovely atmosphere. Quite homey as our waitress had to leave for a few minutes to help her daughter get ready for prom. Another waitress stood in to make sure we were well taken care of. And that we were. Bob thought it was the best meal we had in New Orleans. He ordered a New Orleans parody on Thanksgiving Dinner. Roast duck with corn bread dressing with tart dried cherry sauce. A unique and memorable dining experience.
Nick’s Italian Cafe - McMinville, Oregon. After a long day of wine tasting in Oregon Wine Country, one has to schedule a reservation at Nick’s Italian Cafe in McMinville. A non assuming store front, interior and atmosphere makes it a perfect days-end hide-out that serves some of the most delicious gourmet Italian inspired food that you can imagine.
Capital Grill, Denver. I know, I know, I can’t believe I’m including the off limits “chain” restaurant on this list. But I am. We’re not even “steak-house-people” but the service and food at Capital Grill on Historic Larimar Street can’t be ignored. Does it count if I say they make you feel like you’re not in a “Chain”. They do. They even employ Denver’s awarded “Top Waiter” You really do feel special here and the food is wonderful.
Al-t’s, Winne Texas. A local joint that serves fabulous Crayfish Etoufee