Vintage ads from 1991 show how far Denver's restaurant scene has come

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The Fort, a Denver classic that's still going strong.
​Take a look at some of the restaurant ads we featured in the July 17-23, 1991, issue of Westword. While deals like $6 dinner buffets may not exist in 2011, and many of the restaurants that advertised that week no longer exist at all, we can savor cheaper -- if blander -- times through with this stroll through the archives.

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NWD
NWD

Wow! Mr Steak!  I definitely remember the one in Lakeside.  not actually in the park.  In the "city", on corner of  Sheridan and 44th.  Has been a vacant lot for years now.  I think it caught fire and they tore it down after that.  When i was a kid my grandparents were visiting from out of town and they dropped my grandmother's steak on the floor, right in front of us.

Kimberly
Kimberly

Damn...a cocktail for $1.69. Too bad I wasn't old enough to legally drink back in 1991!!

Jeff
Jeff

I'd forgotten all about The Chili Pepper.  The fam always went there before Nuggets games.  Loved the fried ice cream when I was a kid.  Part of the Baby Doe's & Brittany Hill empire I think.

Cafe Brokaw was owned by Tom Brokaw's brother.  Eventually became Nono's.  Don't know what's there now.

GFTW
GFTW

Wow, Denver had a lot in common with Vegas back then.

dish publicity
dish publicity

"fuck it! let's go to rodney's." is my new favorite exclamation. i'm just going to begin using it at will.

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