Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates are worth the gluttony, because it allows us to tell you where you should eat, a little favor that we started in late 2009, when we embarked on a culinary journey that took us through our favorite dishes in the Mile High City -- 100, to be exact. Now we're back with round three, counting down (in no particular order) 100 more of our favorite dishes in Denver (and Boulder). If there's something in particular that you think we need to try, reveal it in the comments section below, or shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. 85: Chicken-fried eggs and smoked buffalo hash from Sassafras American Eatery
The last time I made a pilgrimage to Sassafras, we were quoted an hour wait. My son, who hadn't had breakfast -- and was starving -- groaned. An hour wait for the bottomless pit that's a teenager is more than an eternity, but at Sassafras, the staff knows how to appease just about everyone, including the kid with a rumbling gut, who snacked on a strawberry-and-banana smoothie, along with a slice of terrific banana bread, while we passed the time parked on a bench watching, with envy, the plates that paraded past us. Turns out the wait was less than thirty minutes, but I would have waited longer -- much longer -- for the joint's chicken-fried eggs and smoked buffalo hash.More »