The dishes at Dish: Interstate Kitchen + Bar's griddled cheese and hot tamale

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Lori Midson

Cafe Society invited some of our favorite eateries to share samples at Dish, September 9 at Ninth Avenue Historic Park. Here's what one spot will be serving:

Andre Lobato
Interstate Kitchen + Bar
www.interstaterestaurant.com/

What are you serving at Dish? "Tomato soup with griddled cheese and a sweet potato hot tamale with candied bacon and tomato marmalade, both of which appear on our menu. They represent the two sides of what our menu offers: The tomato soup is an iconic American classic executed at a superlative level, and the hot tamale is a creative reimagining of a familiar dish. I went with these two because it will be easy to execute consistently on a large scale for the event."

Before there was molecular gastronomy, before Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay hijacked the Food Network, and before Anthony Bourdain penned Kitchen Confidential, there was Dish (formerly Menu Affair), Westword's annual culinary bash that extols the city's best bites, wine sips, suds and sounds. This year's Dish, slated for Friday, September 9, at Ninth Avenue Historic Park (that's a new venue), features thirty restaurants and food trucks all invited to participate by Cafe Society scribes, along with such liquid assets as beer and wine and a celebration of the Art of the Cocktail, and live music from Air Dubai, Rachel Platten and Robert Eldridge.

General-admission tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door; VIP tix, which include a food-sampling reception and complimentary beer, wine or cocktails, are $75 in advance and $100 at the gate. For more info or to snag your tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193586.

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Interstate Kitchen & Bar

1001 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: Music


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Barrfly2
Barrfly2

I will defend Interstate. I have only been there a couple of times but I did like it! It was creative for a change, the food was great, and it was a little bit different without searching for an identity and being to hipster without a soul. Nice to see a bar that wants to make it on the food and creativity instead of an unlimited number of T.V.'s, bad music, bimbos, and assholes! Amen.

Uncledave8
Uncledave8

Sorry, so not a fan of this place  Tried it several times and we were literally the only people in the place.  Boring, and the food was Boring,  Got hit up for a handout by some homeless guy.  Never again. Really NEVER.  $50  - $100 - for tomato soup and grilled cheese, I think not.

Sbuckyl
Sbuckyl

what are you talking about?

I don't think you have ever been there.

Two appetizers, including the excellent chicken livers and the watermelon salad, a couple of entrees plus a couple of drinks for less than 60 dollars.

It is one of the best deals for the money in town.

Mantonat
Mantonat

Tamale: $5. Tomato soup (with grilled cheese!): $4. Nothing on the menu over $16. You must have left a hell of a tip. 

Uncledave8
Uncledave8

Does anybody bother to read the article?  The Dish event at which Interstate plans to serve grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup is charging $50-$100 for admission. I'm just saying if you're going to participate in a "high end" event - you could probably do better.

Uncledave8
Uncledave8

Duh - those are the prices for the tickets to Dish at which Interstate plans to serve grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Read the article.  I'm going to spend between $50 and $100 to attend an event where participating restaurants are serving grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup - NOT.

t...explorer
t...explorer

What the hell are you looking for? Interstate is never going to be a Michelin rated restaurant. I have been to Interstate a number of times and unfortunately it is never that busy, on the other hand places like Stuebens are packed, why? I could never figure this out. Interstate does a great version of comfort food, this is probably one of a handful of restaurants I have eaten at that I usually try a different item each time and have always been happy with. They serve a full menu until midnight and light menu until 130, drinks are great and service has always been attentive. I always recommend Interstate to friends looking to try something new. And finally, yes I have met one of the owners and think he is doing a great job, being on site regularly. Go eat somewhere else Uncledave8 if you are looking for something a little more crowded, I will gladly take your seat. 

Mantonat
Mantonat

How about $35-$75? And $35 will get you the same food as the $50-$100 you mention. No need to get a VIP pass or waste money waiting until the day of the event to buy tickets. So for $35, you get your tomato soup and grilled cheese, plus a bunch of other food (unless you are fixated on tomato soup). Sounds like a bargain to me.

Sbuckyl
Sbuckyl

Wow. Rather ironic. someone who didn't read the article commenting on not reading the article. Here is the text of the article that is linked in the post. Try reading it slowly and sounding out the words. The dish event is not just the grilled cheese sandwich:

"Westword Dish an event of Denver Food and WineNinth Avenue Historic Park at Metro StateDenver, CO

For the past seventeen years, Westword has celebrated the Denver dining scene with its annual Dish event (formerly known as Menu Affair). And now we're transforming Dish into an even more delicious celebration of sips, samples and sounds, working in partnership with Denver Food and Wine. On September 9, Westword's Dish will fill the Ninth Avenue Historic Park at Metro State with music, beer and wine as well as celebration of spirits known as the Art of the Cocktail, and delectable dishes from more than thirty of the area's best restaurants.  

Ticket includes sample dishes from Beatrice & Woodsley, D Bar Desserts, Mezcal, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Trattoria Stella, Euclid Hall, Second Home and many more!

Along with a special performance from local favorite, Air Dubai.

Date: Friday, September 9Location: Ninth Avenue Historic Park at Metro State 

Time:6:00pm - 7:30pm VIP Reception7:30pm - 11:00pm General Admission

Ticket Prices:In Advance: $35 GA, $75 VIPDay of: $50 GA, $100 VIPr"

Sbuckyl
Sbuckyl

Yes, because all of the participating restaurants are going to serve grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. 

Whether you appreciate Interstate or not, that is the kind of food they serve. Many of us who happen to be quite knowledgeable about food do appreciate it: The other restaurants that are participating will serve the kind of food that they generally serve.

If their dishes represent their menus as well as Interstate's dishes represent theirs I think the event will be well worth the money.

Uncledave8
Uncledave8

To my seat at Interstate you are welcome indeed.

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