William Porter, the restaurant critic of the Denver Post, awarded Uncle, the hot new restaurant in LoHi, with three stars. Uncle opened its doors in August to much buzz. Featuring Asian-fusion cuisine and promising a modern and fun approach to the dining experience, Tommy Lee, the owner, had the town talking. Porter enjoyed his two meals there. He appreciated the food - from the Olathe corn laced in kimchi butter and tempura-crusted calamari to the duck sesame pancakes. And while the lamb riblets left a bit to be desired, the Brussel sprouts were a big winner — sweet and savory and perfectly charred. The ramen bowls highlighted were the spicy sesame noodles and the chile mazemen ramen. Porter commented positively on the compact but smart beverage list and sleek decor, and deemed the Momofuku-inspired eatery a fine addition to the LoHi neighborhood. [DP]
Ruth Tobias of Denveater raves about the Zucca Chips at NoRTH, a Cherry Creek restaurant that is part of a larger restaurant group. Tobias dug the razor thin pieces of fried zucchini - a salty, greasy, and flavorful treat that comes in a sizable basket for a mere $3. [Denveater]
Table Talk writer Carol Maybach dishes on affordable steakhouses and recommends the Steak Out Steakhouse. The Lakewood steakhouse serves 10-ounce rib-eye with an iceberg salad, Texas toast, and loaded baked potato for only $14 and 22-ounce porterhouse for only $1.95 more. Maybach also suggests to skip the Steak Out steak sandwich and go for he Philly cheese steak. [5280 Table Talk].
· Uncle Satisfies with Pan Asian Cooking in LoHi [DP]
· (Surprise) Dish of the Week: Zucca Chips at NoRTH [Denveater]
· Cheap Eats: The Steak Out Steakhouse [5280 Table Talk]
· The Early Word on Momofuku-Esque Newcomer Uncle [EDen]