The recently renovated Mexican eatery Mezcal on Colfax was reviewed by the Denver Post. Restaurant critic Bill Porter seemed pleased with the new menu and decor updates. He praised the restaurant's extensive tequila list, as well as the trio of salsas, which for $2 was dubbed "one of the best noshing deals in town." Menu additions were not all hits: while the pupusas were described as "rewarding," the duck tamales were dry and crumbly. Overall, Porter gave Mezcal two stars.
A Denver Tech's wine emporium was the focus of Westword's review this week. The Palate Food + Wine bar impressed critic Gretchen Kurtz with its expansive and elaborate selection of wine, curated by owner Sanju Beri. Though the restaurant's self-pouring wine system was certainly advanced, Kurtz would have preferred to ask a waiter for a recommendation - if the waiter had known anything about wine. Service aside, the restaurant's creative food menu mirrored the selection of wine - it was inventive, extensive, and when done right, delicious.