Sassafras, the Southern-style restaurant located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, was reviewed this week by the Denver Post. Receiving 2 and a half stars out of 4, this casual eatery made a positive impression for its traditional dishes- fried chicken, pulled pork and the like- but also for the creative, contemporary takes on that heritage. The restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch are served all day, lured restaurant critic William Porter with its try the fried green tomato Benedict, the eggs Sardou, nod to New Orleans' French Quarter, and the chicken-and-andouille gumbo.
Taita, a nine month old Peruvian restaurant, was reviewed this week by Westword. Restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz called this contemporary restaurant a good addition to the Denver dining scene. With the menu that devotes a whole section to ceviche, this Capitol Hill restaurant does justice to the Peruvian classic dish. Among the dishes recommended by Kurtz are the solterito arequipeno, a refreshing salad, with cubes of queso fresco, fava beans and corn in a lime dressing, and the chicken-filled tamal criollo, a long rectangle of freshly puréed cooked corn steamed in a large banana leaf.
· Dining Review: Sassafras Offers Breakfast and Lunch, Southern-Style [DP]
· Taita takes diners on an unexpected journey through Peruvian cuisine [Westword]
· Big Eat Brings Over 40 Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries Together [EDen]
· The Kitchen Next Door, Alex Seidel, and Snooze Going into Union Station [EDen]