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Oak at Fourteenth Receives Rave Reviews from Westword; Amerigo Feels Imperfectly Appealing to 5280 Magazine

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Oak at Fourteenth
Oak at Fourteenth
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Oak at Fourteenth, the popular Boulder restaurant co-owned by chef Steve Redzikowski and bar manager Bryan Dayton, received high praises from Westword in its weekly restaurant review. Restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz describes Oak as "a neighborhood place, with award-winning craft cocktails, a menu tilted toward sharing, and a wood-burning oven that lends a rustic flavor to meats and vegetables and fills the restaurant with a cozy campfire smell."

Kurtz picks up on the finesse of the otherwise casual restaurant from details like the butter: "light as whipped cream with a pleasant, salty crunch, it tells of a restaurant both modest and high-striving, not afraid to go to elaborate lengths to keep guests happy, but not so pretentious as to make them uncomfortable." The critic recommends that guests try staples dishes like the meatballs, the kale salad, and the wood-oven-roasted chicken, but also venture into the seasonal dishes that change with new ingredients that become available.

Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market was reviewed by 5280 Magazine in its June edition. The casual Italian eatery that sits at the border of the Ballpark and RiNo neighborhoods received three stars for food and service and two and a half stars for ambiance. Restaurant critic Shari Caudron described the restaurant as inviting and imperfect with meals that are at times fulfilling at at times vexing. She appreciated the warmth and hospitality of chef Iain Chisholm and his front-of-the-house partner and wife Anna and recommended the pasta, the linguine in particular, and the polenta, whichever way it is cooked that night.

· Oak at Fourteenth Rises From the Ashes [Westword]
· Imperfectly Appealing: Amerigo Delicatus [5280]
· Oak at Fourteenth Is Hot on Friday Nights [EDen]
· Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine to Cook at Oak at Fourteenth [EDen]


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