Al Lado, the new Spanish-inspired restaurant opened by Richard Sandoval along the South Platte River, was awarded two stars by Denver Post's restaurant's critic William Porter. Porter assessed Al Lado's offerings as both crisply edited and expansive at the same time and recommended the roasted shisito peppers, patatas bravas, and bacon-wrapped dates.
The critic called Al Lado a space where you tend to park yourself. Being as much bar as it is restaurant, a classic tapas restaurant feature, Al Lado appeared welcoming and hip, designed with mid-century-modern touches and fine black-and-white photography on the walls. While Porter decried the lack of originality, he concluded that Al Lado offers value and good service, making for a fun night out. [DP]
THE BLOGS— Table Talk's Carol Maybach gave a shout to the new Humble Pie shop, located at Third Avenue and Elati Street. Maybach was charmed by the cozy aroma of cinnamon and butter mingled with fresh fruit that wafts out of the doorway, the heartwarming Huckleberry Roasters coffee, and the owner's specialty beef short rib pie. [Table Talk] Thrillist also highlighted Humble Pie. Diners were charged with enjoying the selection of from-scratch pies that range from savory meaty ones like chicken potpie or the beef stroganoff potpie to the sweet ones like blackberry apple or the graham cracker-crusted Farmer Dave's Famous Buttermilk Banana Cream pie. [Thrillist]
· Al Lado offers a taste of tapas along the Platte [DP]
· New: Humble Pie [TableTalk]
· The Humble Pie Store [Thrillist]
· Denver's 38 Essential Restaurants [EDen]