Brazen, the neighborhood eatery that opened earlier this fall at the border between Berkeley and the Highland, received a three star review from the Denver Post. Restaurant critic Bill Porter appreciated the sleek yet warm and cozy room, the attention to cocktails, and the creative comfort food. He recommends the bruschetta of chevre with roasted butternut squash and arugula with caramel-black pepper gastrique, spicy deviled eggs, and tomato meatballs.
A Wheat Ridge restaurant, Sunrise Sunset, struck a nostalgic cord with Westword restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz. Located in a strip mall since its inception two decades ago, the humble breakfast-and-lunch brings a large menu with dishes that boast funny names like Cheeses Pleases (an omelet), Mt. Mushmore (a burger) and Roll Out-a-Bed (a pecan cinnamon roll). Kurtz warns that this is not your modern breakfast joint that uses organic ingredients and makes everything in house. She lists among her favorite dishes the Corned-beef hash and the Southern, a platte featuring crumbled biscuits smothered with sausage gravy.