Argyll Whisky Beer received a rave review this week from Westword. The Uptown neighborhood is the new home to the gastropub, which originally debuted in Cherry Creek in 2008. After closing in 2011, owner Robert Thompson made the promise that Argyll would be back, and it is back indeed. Culinary director John Broening created a menu that mixes the comforts of a pub, the high-end touches of a gastropub, and a bit of British cheekiness. Critic Gretchen Kurtz praised the fish and chips and Scotch egg; two dishes that she claimed are "impossible" to not order. The restaurant provides a delicious local perspective on traditional British dishes.
Glaze by Sasa received three stars in the Denver Post this week. The combined sushi restaurant and bakery received similar praise last week in Westword. The restaurant is a joint effort by chef Wayne Conwell (who also owns Sushi Sasa) and Glaze Baum Cakes Shoppe owner, Heather Alcott. Denver Post critic William Porter called the seafood "impossibly fresh," and recommended diners to sit at the counter because you might get slipped an extra small plate from the chef. At Glaze by Sasa, guests can enjoy delightful dishes and terrific, authentic baum cakes in an inviting atmosphere.