Sorry folks. I was in Denver last weekend and did tapas and this place was a poor example of a tapas restaurant.
Charcuterie- seriously? Bologna, corned beef, sliced cheese, grain mustard from a jar.
Meatballs way too salty. Eggplant- seriously under cooked.
Good stuff- scallops were nice and I got the impression the "chef" spent some time on that recipe. The lightly breaded and fried goat cheese was quite enjoyable.
Martinis were half the size I am used to seeing at a place that devotes its self to being a martini bar.
$100 (with tip) for 2 with no dessert is very disappointing. I gave a couple tips (I am not getting an attitude but I have a diverse restaurant background) and the owner was very nice. Server was nice but should have pointed out the items on the tapas such as the meats and cheeses instead of playing a guessing game,
She never had scallops before this job? Really? Ok fine but let me know what's on the plate instead of having to refer back to the menu.
I don't see it working past 9 months. I have to believe the lease $ is high though their food costs/liquor costs are low.
I get the feeling it's their first foray into the hospitality industry,
It's a tough pill for me to swallow after going to Osteria de Marco in LODO Denver last weekend where most all their meats and cheeses are house made and their wine list is awesome not mention their bartenders.
I wish them luck but there's much to learn. I feel bad if folks seriously think this is 5 star worthy.
My first Mongolian BBQ was at another USAF town, Belleville, IL, near Scott AFB. It's a bit of gimmick. Such places are popular in military areas where quantity matters more than quality. It's an All You Can Eat (AYCE) eatery for Asian food, healthier than American AYCE joints, but still, massive calorie intake is never wise eating.
The new Over Easy on N. Nevada in University Village is an awesome eatery. GO.
Those caramels seriously have to be some of the best I have ever had! SO GOOD!
I started visiting Special Grounds because it's close to my house. Used it as a meeting place for my hiking group, and they were all thrilled with the warm welcome and personal attention- one woman declared she would never set foot in a Starbuck's again!
Thank You Matthew for such a nice article about the Ivywild Tap. Your always welcomed.
I hate that it moved there. There is no parking which makes for a cluster every weekend. I live down the road and already am so tired of people blocking the road, parking in front of the stop sign (which I'm pretty sure is illegal), or pulling out in front of you bc they can't see past the parallel spots on the side of the building.
The Grub Trolley has amazingly great food. I love to track these ladies down and stuff my face with the deliciousness. My favorite so far is the Caprese Sliders. But I also can't help but order fried mac-n-cheese every time I go. I seriously love this food. I'm excited to hear they are expanding their hours to breakfast!
People this isn't a first from the world of Kitchen Nightmares, just because Ramsay goes in a does a face lift doesn't mean the owner completely changes. It says above the chef departed in November, which was probably the Ramsay chef that he called in as a favor. So Ramsay was there in Aug 2013 and the chef left in November, probably was those 4 months you could get a good meal in the restaurant. Even in the episode Julie said the food was bland before the relaunch, she probably went back to the bland when the chef quit. It's like anything else, you can only help a person so much, they have to figure out how to do it them self, I guess Julie didn't.
I rented from randy and he ended up robbing all my belongings and would enter into my apartment when I wasnt home. He even stole my social security #! If you think he is a good person your mistaken.
Sooo many great lines in this review. I especially love this one... "handles the cleavage quota that's seemingly still necessary for Woodland Pee-ers"...
Thanks you Matt for your honest reviews and humorous edginess.
new favorite word, piposity
Oh joy! Oh bliss! Kevin's spuds (in any of their manifestations) are nonpareil!
We actually go for the "soupy salad dressing". Go figure. It is all what you like.
From the context I guessed that "dope" means good. I double checked for slang dictionaries on the internet and found that http://onlineslangdictionary.com lists a category of "Words meaning good, okay, cool, awesome, fun" under "dope."
Pardon me - but what does "are dope" mean? My slang dictionary lacks a definition.
P.S. From "foodfun" review above. Carlos Miguel's is now call Serranos Mexican Bar and Grill. I wanted to get this right, because their food is awesome. It's in a small yellow building... 730 Hwy 24 right on the main road through Woodland Park.
My son and I had lunch there about 3 weeks ago. We have eaten there before "Ramsay" and thought the food was awful, so we never went back. When we heard Gordon was there, we thought to give them another chance. So sad that we did. The food was horrible. My biggest complaint being that it was completely tasteless. I had some kind of pasta that only had veggies in it and my son had Lasagna. We both had a ceasar salad and the artichoke ap. We both had to ask for salt and pepper to add some flavor to our dishes. The ceasar salad, which was a large piece of lettuce with about a 1/4 teaspoon of dressing and 4 croutons was terrible. My son ordered some kind of tomato soup and sent it back because he said it tasted like hot marinara sauce. We are sad, because Woodland Park has very few places to eat and the only good one is Mexican "Carlos Miguels" You will love the food there. Problem is we can't eat Mexican every time we go out, so we end up going to the Springs. So... we will never return to Mangia Mangia unless the owner wants to give us a free meal to show us they were just having a bad afternoon. By the way... $42 for lunch for 2 and we were the only ones there. Owner contact me if you want us to come back.
I ate there with a friend a couple of weeks after the show was filmed, and I don't think I've had a worse restaurant experience in my life. I'd say that this review is a bit generous in its praise of this hell hole.
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