Dae Gee, the Korean restaurant that recently opened a second location, shows Denverites how Korean food should be served up. Westword describes a modern vibe in Dae Gee, with loud music playing and napkins printed with "PIG OUT!" Critic Gretchen Kurtz noted that the timing of dish delivery and presentation could have been a bit better, but the flavors were what made a great impression. The food is authentic and cooked just as if patrons were dining in Korea. The tofu kimchee appetizer was Kurtz' favorite, stating: "When cabbage tastes this good, Kim is doing more than reaching the masses; he's making a case for why the English language needs a few more words for cabbage"
Uptown's The BSide gets brownie points from the Denver Post for serving up its comfort food on TV-dinner trays, and having a back room with Skee-Ball and pinball. The retro vibe only took critic William Porter so far. The presentation - food coming on plastic lunch trays - wasn't welcomed. Porter liked the meatloaf, but really lauded The BSide for its fried chicken: "The skin was perfectly crisped, well-spiced and it crackled when you bit through it and into the well-grained, moist flesh. Bravo for that. It is already being touted as some of the best fried chicken in the city, and rightly so."