Ten best places for tater tots in Denver
Tater tots often aren't very appealing in restaurants; they're usually served lukewarm, too oily or not crispy enough. But when Gretchen Kurtz visited Vesper Lounge for this week's review, she found herself popping every tot at the table.
That got us thinking about other places in town that do right by tots, so we compiled a list of the ten best places in Denver for tater tots, presented below in no particular order. This spud's for you!
See also: A Closer Look at the Vesper Lounge
2134 Larimer Street
During its rollicking happy hour, Trillium offers sophisticated snacks to go with its complex cocktails. But these aren't your typical tots: They're truffled tater tots paired with a side of Hollandaise sauce. Take our word for it: They're a lot better than greasy spuds and watery ketchup.
9. Vesper Lounge
233 East 7th Avenue
Frank Bonnano's newest venture mixes Middle Eastern cuisine with neighborhood bar food and drinks -- and tots as a side with just about everything.
8. The Fainting Goat
If you're looking for familiar -- and good -- bar food, the Fainting Goat is the place. Grab a Guinness and some tots, which can be loaded with cheese, bacon and scallions.
7. El Toro the Tot
no set location
This Spanish-inspired food truck offers three kinds of tots with its fancy burgers: original, with oregano and paprika; cheesy, with Manchego, aged cheddar and smoked paprika; and Toro, topped with aged cheddar, bacon and oregano.
6. Fire on the Mountain
3801 West 32nd Avenue
This popular Highland wings joint offers homemade tots in original style, chile-cheese style, or a version made with sweet potatoes.