Global flavors, ever-changing dishes, and longtime favorites is what diners find at Acorn, the sister restaurant to Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth, Westword says. Gretchen Kurtz reviewed the four month old restaurant and pointed out that those going for the large share plates must not only enter negotiations to share dishes with their dinner companions but may miss out on the chance to try multiple small plates. Among the critic's favorites, the tempura-fried snapper complete with "crisp breading and mild, flaky fish, this easily could have become yet another iteration of fish and chips," and the lamb shawarma with tzatziki and harissa.
Curtis Park Deli, a small but mighty independently owned sandwich shop, was awarded two and a half stars by the Denver Post. Located at 2532 Champa Street, the deli and small grocer owned by Joseph Walker and Michael Reif is an efficient operation. Eight sandwich options are available, with price tags between $8 and $10. Great choices include the Curtis, made with "shaved corned beef piled with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a puckery house Thousand Island dressing" and the Italian, an "excellent" sub that "departs from tradition."
Longtime Longmont restaurant Tortugas is a seafood house that spotlights seafood cooked with inspiration from New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The Daily Camera critic Clay Fong awarded the casual eatery four stars for food and ambience and three for service. Located in a converted house, the cozy and intimate dining room is where patrons can enjoy favorites like the fried plantain appetizer, the crab and corn fritters, and the Creole BBQ shrimp starter.