Cafe Byblos: A taste of this week's review
If Denver were lucky enough to get a nor'easter -- one of those storms that dumps rain for so many hours, you're sure the sky has never been anything other than dishwater gray -- I know just what I'd do. Not stay inside, though I gave away my long raincoat years ago, and who knows where the umbrellas are stashed. No, I'd put the windshield wipers to good use and drive to Cafe Byblos, a Mediterranean restaurant with walls the color of sky and sunshine, and blue mosaic tiles that glint like light dancing on waves.
Mark Manger Hummus is the inevitable start to a meal at Cafe Byblos.
There's warming comfort food to be had at this cheerful, big-windowed space straddling the intersection of residential and commercial a few blocks east of Alamo Placita Park -- not of the thick stew and root vegetable variety, but creamy dips and pita, seven-spice blends, marinated meats and lemon-spiked sauces. This is food that puts you on a plane to a place far away, a land of sandals and shorts.
Hungry to know more? Read Gretchen Kurtz's complete review of Cafe Byblos here.
- A quick trip to a land of sunshine and bright Mediterranean tastes
- Photos: In the kitchen at Cafe Byblos