First look: food porn from Tom's Urban 24

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Lori Midson
Pumpkin spice pancakes crowned with dots of salted caramel butter and paired with maple syrup.

In case you've been lost in the woods, Tom's Urban 24, a 24/7 grub house with a menu that spans pages -- and cuisines -- opens on Larimer Square on Halloween, and last week, we brought you exclusive photos of the two-tiered space, which is a kitschy, artistically whimsical combination of modern nuances and retro accents.

And earlier this week, I went back to feast on a wide selection of dishes, which owner Tom Ryan describes as "familiar food with modern twists and turns." And he's right -- the menu trots through burgers and burritos, tacos and salads, pho and pancakes, and while a menu of this magnitude can be intimidating, it's well thought out, and far shorter, admits Ryan, than when he first designed it. "The menu started out 300 times larger than what it is now, but we whittled it down based on consumer feedback and what the kitchen staff could handle," he explains, adding that he's "bringing everyone's favorite foods under one roof."

Herewith, a photographic journey (albeit an abbreviated one) through the menu.

See also:
- Exclusive first look: Tom's Urban 24 opens on Halloween
- Larimer Associates inks a deal with Smashburger to lease the Samba Room space

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Lori Midson

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Lori Midson
Housemade corned beef hash Benedict draped with scratch-made hollandaise and sided with a simple salad with oven-roasted tomatoes.

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Lori Midson
Boulder club sandwich, smeared with mayo and stacked with house-roasted turkey, havarti cheese, avocado, cucumbers, butter lettuce and tomatoes on wheat bread.

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Lori Midson
A trio of tacos: adobo chicken, Korean carnitas and sweet-chile chicken.

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Lori Midson
Truffle aioli and roasted crimini mushroom burger with fresh baby spinach and Swiss.

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Lori Midson
Tom's flatbread pizza topped with candied walnuts, fresh figs, sliced apples, fresh thyme and goat cheese.


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Tom's Urban 24

1460 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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a94buff
a94buff

That looks pretty decent.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

I'll give the place a try.  I'm looking forward to it.

Arf_Arf
Arf_Arf

Looks promising.  I'm happy to see the menu is populated with Colorado-centric dishes like the Slopper instead of just offering the same boring diner food you can get anywhere.

Cap_Hill_Cowboy
Cap_Hill_Cowboy

Some poor girl is going to puke that "midnight slopper" into her boyfriend's car on the way home and get herself broken up with.

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