Guess where I'm eating a hot breakfast burrito on a cold day?

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Lori Midson

Memo to Mother Nature: Don't think, even for a minute, that just because you're trying to give us all frostbite with your insanely cold temperatures, that I'm going to stay holed up inside with a blow dryer shooting hot air on my face. In fact, I walked a whole block in this frigidity to get my hands on a breakfast burrito that was still steaming even after it had been exposed to your wrath. And I'd do it again, although next time, I'd stuff my bag with a dozen tamales, too.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post is entered into a pool -- and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive an EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants. Read all about EatDenver dining decks here.


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74 comments
ck.moore
ck.moore

OK, since nobody seems to have guessed this one yet -  La Popular?

ck.moore
ck.moore

Wow!  I've never seen a breakfast burrito cause so much unrelated animosity.  It's Christmastime people, go chug a few eggnogs loaded with the booze of your choice and chill out!

bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

Love burgers love Vietnamese, love Indian, love Thai, love pizza, love Italian, love wherever the hell you want to take me. But Mexican food is always the best, always will be the best, and other foods must learn to bask in its everlasting presence.

Casey Davis
Casey Davis

My bad i guess i'll have to keep an eye out on mondays. Thanks for the reply Lori

Priya Butani Nye
Priya Butani Nye

Ok, start with taking your mom, daughter, sig other to tea at the Brown Palace. BTW, it won't be served via Styrofoam.

Mark Antonation
Mark Antonation

Priya, it's not taking up space. This is a virtual environment - it's pretty much infinite. The great thing about online forums is that we can share knowledge, information and ideas. I love hearing recommendations from people who live and spend money in Denver, especially when it comes to the great variety of restaurants opened by immigrants from all over the world. So, please share - it's not "free advertising," it's free knowledge. And I promise I won't make fun of any of your recommendations.

rickstigator
rickstigator

Bunch of trolls, whiners and foodie snobs.  If you don't like the 'Guess Where' series there's a simple solution - don't read it!  And if you're too ignorant or lazy to click on a few links to find out where 'where' is, then indulge in Jenn's fast food reviews.  As for the 'Waaaaahhhhh I can't find any good, authentic, central Mexican'...sell your stock, mortgage your house, put in the hours and create your own fucking restaurant.  But really, seriously, I don't wanna take up space here...

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Since you had to walk a block, I'd guess my place 'cuz there's no parking lol However, I don't have Styrofoam containers for take out ;D

Heather Moreno
Heather Moreno

Wow. Next time I need a dose of the negative Nancy crowd I will just look here. It's called -guess where I'm eating, not - nag at Denver food.

Donna Miller
Donna Miller

YUMMIE! That's my meal i crave for when i come to Denver! We always go to LOS Arcos overv in Westminster EM EM Just thinking how good it is NO MEX food like it in MEMPHIS.....

Priya Butani Nye
Priya Butani Nye

Mark, I don't want to take up space here giving kudos with names....WW readers know very well which and where they are. I WILL say however, Brown Palace for tea. And Lori, 1/4 is a LOT, just wondering if WW does it this way as these places are easily recognizable or if free advertising is involved.

Doug Yoshimura
Doug Yoshimura

So many quasi Mexican food experts the majority of which just don't know. It doesn't matter where you've lived if you haven't got a single taste bud in your head. Just sayin'... I hope you picked up a dozen tamales while you were there Lori.

Sally Lasko
Sally Lasko

I lived in central Mexico as a teenager. Been here 10+ years, and I haven't had any good authentic Mexican. I've had OK Den Mex and New Mex, but when you know and crave the real thing and are used to getting it in Chicago, Ohio, etc., it's a real bummer that there's a dearth of it in Denver.

Mark Antonation
Mark Antonation

I wasn't kidding, I was asking you a question. What places do you recommend?

BlondyVanWeirden
BlondyVanWeirden

This guessing game is a dumb concept.  Who even has time to try to find the follow-up for the answers?  Those of us who have lives are too busy for this shit.

(This is all about which restaurant paid for the placement of their product in the Westword for the week, anyway.) 

Priya Butani Nye
Priya Butani Nye

My stomach has eyes that say steer clear of this! Other places....Italian, Greek. Thai, Ethiopian, Japanese, Indian...you're kidding, right?

Mark Antonation
Mark Antonation

The eyes can be lied to. The stomach always knows. What places do you recommmend?

Mark Antonation
Mark Antonation

Dude, go to central Mexico - the place is crawling with authentic central Mexican food. Or try El Trompito - they have some great regional stuff from the outskirts of the DF. Or just enjoy god Den-Mex where you find it - it's not all prefab.

Tessa Morgan Duke
Tessa Morgan Duke

All I wanna know is where the chili served in a sauce pan is from is that too much to ask ?!?!?

Priya Butani Nye
Priya Butani Nye

Why do most of your "Guess Where I'm Eating" posts usually involve so called "Mexican" "food?" Since you recently reported that Denver is considered one of the top U.S. cities, surely you eat other varieties that it has to offer at places that have at least some eye appeal?

Nathan Campbell
Nathan Campbell

Mmm soggy tortilla. Just the way mom used to make it. Chubby's #14. In Littleton.

Casey Davis
Casey Davis

Im with Tessa on this! These things suck, people guess and nobody ever updates...

Marcus Netters
Marcus Netters

A lot of whiny burritos in the comments about a wet from sauce picture they cannot eat

bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

Oh... so you don't actually know anything about food, you're just a pretentious asshole. Carry on.

LoriMidsonCafeSociety
LoriMidsonCafeSociety moderator editortopcommenter

For the record, La Popular is strictly takeout, so everything it serves is placed in to-go containers, much like every other joint that's takeout. They're just like those boxes you get when you're out at a fancy-pants restaurant and ask for your leftovers to be packed up. What would you suggest instead? Gold-rimmed china? And Bagwhan is right: With all that babble about nods to other cuisines -- which are thoroughly represented in my Guess Where posts --  your recommendation is tea at the Brown Palace? Been there, done that...with Grandma. What else ya got?

Bagwhan
Bagwhan

So, you mention other places such as "Italian, Greek. Thai, Ethiopian, Japanese, Indian" and your first recommendation is tea at the Brown Palace?  Yes, everyone knows that one can get fancy tea at the Brown Palace; if that's all you got, your criticism of "styrofoam" and "mexican food" in the "Guess Where" section of Cafe Society isn't very useful.

Bagwhan
Bagwhan

You promised, I didn't. :-)

bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

That's cool that you lived in central Mexico. You do realize many of the folks making the food in Denver are actually Mexican and grew up there, right?

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@BlondyVanWeirden You contradict yourself. If these are paid product placements, why the hell would a restaurant spend money if it's so difficult to find the answer to where the food came from?

LoriMidsonCafeSociety
LoriMidsonCafeSociety moderator editortopcommenter

The answers are easily found in the comments section below each Guess Where post. And on Monday morning, in a separate post, I announce the winner of the previous week's contest; I also include links to the previous week's Guess Where posts. As for featuring dishes from restaurants that "paid for the placement of their product," I can assure you that you've got imaginary visions of sugarplums dancing in your head.

GTice
GTice

Priya, wherever you purchased that crap you've obviously been smoking, I recommend you RETURN there, and get a refund because you are messed up.  
Hard. 
I'm serious. 
"...most of your 'Guess Where I'm Eating' posts usually involve so-called 'Mexican' food?"
Really?
REALLY?
In the last 33 days, the "Guess Where I'm Eating" contests have featured the following dishes (in order beginning with most-recent first):

Quinoa & Kale
Hot and sour soup
Fried pickles
Camarones a la diabla
Thai green curry
Cajun-spiced shrimp
Chili & cornbread
Smashburger & fries
Butterscotch pudding
Mussels
Jellyfish head
Really, really bad nachos
Chicago-style cheesesteak
Lentil Soup
Pork belly and pickeled mustard greens

BlondyVanWeirden
BlondyVanWeirden

Yep...you're right.  But this guessing game is still annoying.  And, I have to agree with a couple of posters on this particular image of some kind of smothered burrito.  It conjures memories of something my cat upchucked on the carpet in the middle of the night.

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