Reader: Meatballs are rolling into Denver three years behind the trend

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Lori Midson
Jensen Cummings stirs the pot at the Slotted Spoon Meathball Eatery.
The Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery will open next Monday, and when Lori Midson visited for a first look, it appeared that the place was ready to roll. "We've got a fun and playful menu, but we're just not using a heavy hand," says chef Jensen Cummings, who left Row 14 to open this spot. "We want this to be a place that's approachable for everyone."

But at least one someone thinks these meatballs are behind the curve.

See also:

- First look: The Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery will open February 4
- Photos: Behind the scenes with the crew from Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery
- Jensen Cummings is leaving Row 14 to focus on meatballs and Revelry | Pangaean Eats, another new restaurant project

Says AceRanchero:

February, 2013-- and at least three years after the trend hit elsewhere. Right on time for Denver.

Is Denver behind the times on trends? What do you think will be the next fad to finally roll into town? Post your thoughts below.

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Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery

2730 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Maybe I'm a hayseed, but I never realized that meatballs were trendy. I guess they wont taste very good because New Yorkers were eating them years ago and Denver can't possibly compete. Time for a Chubby's run.


Honestly?!  Three years 'late'?  Who cares?  People spend so much time complaining about what things AREN'T.  What good does that do anyone really?

Mantonat topcommenter

Aceranchero, who cares? Does the fact that NYC or Chicago had meatball restaurants 3 years ago diminish the quality of a new restaurant here? Why don't you wait til the place at least opens and give it a try before passing your judgment. Alternately, I'll just never eat another meatball because you just told us that the trend is over. Right. Good food is good food regardless of trends.


@Mantonat As you frequently like to pin-point clarify in responses to your posts, in this instance I made no direct reference to restaurant. Rather, I note the seeming regularity of food trends to end up here rather than with originating here—chain franchises notwithstanding. And, in point of fact, I did no such pre-judging of the Slotted Spoon. Finally, to clarify, I did not declare the trend is over. You seem to have read much more into my 17 words than are there, which, as you should know, can be more revealing in response than with with the initiative. No matter, there's good news for you back on the original thread!


@AceRanchero @Mantonat It's been the same way with Fashion forever. Honestly you're just pointing out the obvious. Froyo came here late, ramen places are coming late, etc. etc. It's what we deal with for being where we are. We're a 2nd tier city (that I love, don't get me wrong) with a bug up our ass about wanting to be bigger, which is honestly what makes us awesome. We have all for major sports teams and a giant arts complex, which is rare for a city our size. It's awesome that we get big city stuff without lots of the big city headache, so I'll deal with trends arriving a little tardy as a sacrifice.

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