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Post Posted: Jul 26, 2007 11:55 am 
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I thought we could experiment with something a little different, so I created this thread. It is not for reviews, per se. It's about topics related to restaurants and dining out -- a free-form conversation of sorts. You are welcome to join in if you like.

I'll even start it off with the following post.

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Many times when I go out for dinner, I like to have a glass of wine or a beer to go with my food. I find it often enhances the food and the dining experience. A glass of merlot with beef or lamb, a class if chianti with Italian, beer with BBQ just seems to hit the spot.

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I'm not much of a wine-er (ha ha) so it depends on the type of food as to what I would drink:

ie: Mexican= Margarita

Italian: hmm- never really thought about it

--mostly I have water and then an after dinner drink / aperitif / Cognac

Beer with BBQ-definitely!!

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My husband and I visited The Fort for the first time a couple of weeks ago (FANTASTIC - but expensive). We had an amazing Pinot called Eberle. Never had a bottle of wine that enhanced the food more than this particular bottle.

Wine w/ pizza and any italian food is my favorite.

I agree, beer w/ bbq or w/ bar food in general. :hugegrin:


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Mimosa at Brunch!

I usually like to go out with the early birds. 4-5 pm is best for me .

As a rule I don't eat after 7pm--just no longer hungry I guess --but it's always been so--making it hard to go out with friends that want to eat at 8:00 8O or 9:00 8O 8O

I couldn't even imagine trying to eat that late............

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I've been up here for about 12 years and just find it frustrating that there are not any good restaurants for dinner. Seriously, you have to go to Denver for good dinner food, plus the service that you're ultimately paying for.

I wish the mountain area would demand more from local restaurants rather than the blandness being served up.

Breakfasts and lunches seem to be taken care of, so no complaints there. I'm not usually a complainer - just have high(er) expectations.


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The Fort - I've only eaten there once. It was awful. Of course, you can't screw up a bottle of wine and I'm glad you found one you enjoy. However, it's disappointing when a Colorado restaurant screws up guacamole. We didn't even eat half of it, considering it was mostly tomatoes, I was thoroughly disappointed and won't go back for any of their food. 'Tho, I may try the wine.


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Wok & Roll wrote:
Many times when I go out for dinner, I like to have a glass of wine or a beer to go with my food. I find it often enhances the food and the dining experience. A glass of merlot with beef or lamb, a class if chianti with Italian, beer with BBQ just seems to hit the spot.

How about you?

I never really saw the point of drinking alcohol and eating at the same time unless it is wine. I like to eat a nice meal, let it digest and then drink.
this is a good idea for a thread.


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It seems that restaurants are hard-lived up here, the really good ones never lasted. I think a lot of it has to do with location though, seems some spots are cursed!
Does anyone remember the HIGHLANDER? I used to love their smiley face pancakes. I still remember how they tasted.


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Olivine wrote:
Wok & Roll wrote:
Many times when I go out for dinner, I like to have a glass of wine or a beer to go with my food. I find it often enhances the food and the dining experience. A glass of merlot with beef or lamb, a class if chianti with Italian, beer with BBQ just seems to hit the spot.

How about you?

I never really saw the point of drinking alcohol and eating at the same time unless it is wine. I like to eat a nice meal, let it digest and then drink.
this is a good idea for a thread.

Wait a minute, I do like a nice salad with a tall glass of a hefeweisen!
This is making me hungry which is why I am "talking to myself".


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Olivine wrote:
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Wok & Roll wrote:
Many times when I go out for dinner, I like to have a glass of wine or a beer to go with my food. I find it often enhances the food and the dining experience. A glass of merlot with beef or lamb, a class if chianti with Italian, beer with BBQ just seems to hit the spot.

How about you?

I never really saw the point of drinking alcohol and eating at the same time unless it is wine. I like to eat a nice meal, let it digest and then drink.
this is a good idea for a thread.

Wait a minute, I do like a nice salad with a tall glass of a hefeweisen!
This is making me hungry which is why I am "talking to myself".


Thanks to all of you who have posted in this thread,

Wocky likes Cognoc.

Hefeweisen is excellent, too -- with smothered pork chops!!!!!!!!!!.

Please carry on.

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I enjoy a single Corona witih my Mexican.

Also enjoy a nice glass of red wine from time to time.

Pork Chops --- love em -- but they're Haram. As a matter of fact, alcohol is Haram, as well ---- but I confess --- I drink a glass at the Italian restaraunt in the Rotana periodically.

Trader Vics also tends to deliver a fantastic mixed drink --- but Taxis are advised if you're going to go that route.


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