Reader: Those turkey legs are terribly...Midwestern

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Brandon Marshall
This past weekend the thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado filled Civic Center Park with live entertainment and food -- lots of food. Nothing says Taste like a big turkey leg -- but some people don't like the message that delivers to the rest of the country about the Denver dining scene.

See also: Food of the Taste of Colorado 2013 -- slide show

Says Steven:

Wow terribly...Midwestern. Come on now, Denver. Small plate nouveau fusion cuisine! You're never going to be mistaken for your idol California with a fucking turkey leg.
What food would you like to see at Taste of Colorado next year? What would offer a better flavor of this state?



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Shea Scott
Shea Scott

It's me! And obviously I am in love with that turkey leg.

jrojasaboc
jrojasaboc

If you want to taste Colorado. Go support local restaurants. The Taste of Colorado is a fair. Duh! You have to buy tickets. Who cares. Go or don't go. Flea market in commerce shitty is more entertaining. órale! I'm about to chow down on some Rocky Mountain Oysters! Now that's Colorado good eats! Fuck you and California!

Elissa Burdick
Elissa Burdick

This event was a disappointment. I was expecting to be able to taste some of the finer food items from local restaurants and farms, thus getting a "taste of Colorado". In reality, this was a carnival/fair, not a food festival as the name would have one think. Bummer.

Shaun Parrott
Shaun Parrott

The greatest part about them: they're bought at cost-co already cooked, then re-heated and sold. ouch, who bought one thinking they were made with love? lets get some real culinary creativity at Taste of CO.

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Kessler

Yes, stop selling dead animal parts. I gag when I see them, and that's the main reason I've stopped going to Taste of Colorado.

itched
itched

I seriously cannot give any fucks about this.

Seriously.

Peter Navarro
Peter Navarro

Who cares what some chode thinks. Thirty years of success trumps one opinion.

JungleJane
JungleJane

Well, I got sick from eating that small plate nouveau fashion cuisine.  I was very disappointed with the selection of high end restaurant 'tastes' this past weekend.  The only thing I ate all day was the slider plate from Randolph's and got so sick later on that night.  My daughters both had turkey/ostrich legs and neither one of them got sick.  I wish I had stuck to the midwestern cuisine.   

Isoceles Woodsfish
Isoceles Woodsfish

like chewing on a belted radial tire that's been sitting under heat lamp

rawdoggin
rawdoggin

Just to clarify, is Steven suggesting that because some citizens of Denver enjoyed presumably delicious turkey legs, we as an entire city have regressed towards our goal of emulating our culinary "idol" that is California?  I just want to make sure that comment was as violently stupid as it sounds.

Mike Hymbaugh
Mike Hymbaugh

I do agree with Jeremy, the whole thing just isn't really "a Taste of Colorado". Famous Daves is Colorado? Saltgrass?

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien

Turkey legs should only be had at the Renaissance when doing the Henry VIII routine. Otherwise, they are awful flea market fare!

Jeremy Kossler
Jeremy Kossler

They should really change the name from Taste of Colorado to "Denver Summer Fair". It's a fair like any other with cotton candy, turkey legs and funnel cakes. Throw in a hundred booths that have nothing to do with food and 2 entire blocks of carnival games and kids rides, and it's fine for what it is. What it's not is a showcase of the good "tastes" in this state. On that score, it is really unloved by the organizers. Many of the food purveyors aren't even restaurants - they come out a few times a year to sling fried twinkies, noodles, turkey legs or massive rice crispy treats. Nothing at all against that, but the event name is suggestive of something better. Unless it was just a "fair", then it would be fitting.

John Hazelwood
John Hazelwood

Those bird-cicles aren't very appetizing. That said, it is nature's food-on-a-stick.

WhirledPeasPlease
WhirledPeasPlease

Really... people don't eat turkey legs in California?
I understand that one would expect phenomenal  tasty treats at an event called "Taste of Colorado." But there hasn't been anything besides overpriced street-food garbage at that festival for years. If you really want a 'taste of Colorado' check out 5280 restaurant week. 

YayWhiskey
YayWhiskey

That's some impressive pretentiousness there.  Turkey legs are "midwestern"?

I'm sure no one in LA, or SF or NY ever ate a hot dog, or street tacos, or a slice of pizza.

Particularly at an outdoor walk-around festival.

Get over yourself...


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