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Revelry Kitchen Wows; Uncle Joe's, Not So Much

One Denver restaurant missed the mark while another was spot-on.

Revelry Kitchen
Revelry Kitchen

William Porter, food critic for Denver Post, was thrilled with what Revelry Kitchen had to offer in his latest review. Enrique Socarras, of Cuba Cuba fame, has put his latest efforts behind the new Berkeley neighborhood breakfast joint, and the results are a hit. Stealing the show were the Northside rancheros, which Porter dubbed as "one of the best breakfast dishes" he has had this year. The quiche, which changes daily, was also a wonderful understudy, making the drive very much worth it for those living across town.

On the other hand, critic Gretchen Kurtz of Westword was much less enamored with her food (and service) this week in her review of Uncle Joe's. The restaurant, which boasts fare from Hong Kong, seemed to fluctuate in quality from dish to dish. The Cha Sao, which comes recommended by the restaurant's namesake, Uncle Joe himself, was a disappointment, as well as the time it took for it to reach her table. However, the Sichuan peppercorn oil found in many of the dishes was a revelation. Kurtz expressed hope that a series of menu changes for the month of November by Uncle Joe's otherwise very talented culinary team will improve the image of the restaurant.

Uncle Joe's Hong Kong Bistro

891 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 330-8487

revelry kitchen

4140 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 (303) 455-3132