Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Want to go to Denver!
King Sooper's is the local, non-specialty food shop here in downtown Denver. I've had a lot of luck in recent months with these types of establishments--Stauffer's in Lancaster, PA, Publix and Piggly Wiggly in Montgomery, AL, Shaw's on Cape Cod--but my luck has run out. Sooper's was a bust. I might as well have been in a Price Chopper on Western Boulevard in Albany. Oh, the Boulder Chevre was a pretty good find, and they get a little credit for the weirdo name---it's not super, and it ain't soup.
I spent a delightful half an hour wandering around the dainty Cook's Fresh Market on the 16th Street Mall--it's a specialty foods store, and has some tasty prepared foods. I sampled the roasted tomato with asiago cheese, and the crust-less quiche, both of which were light, fresh, and delicious. What I liked most of all, however, I found in the cheese section, where little bits of leftover cheeses are available on the cheap.
Wynkoop Brewery has been on my list ever since I started my Denver research. I like breweries in general, and Denver's a place where you're supposed to try the beer. So I tried it--eh. They let me down. The food looked uninteresting--I didn't order any--and my self-composed flight of four of their brews was undistinguished.