Reader: I love all the restaurant-blog readers who believe the best meals are made at home

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The original Chipotle store on East Evans Avenue.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, which got its start with a store near the University of Denver two decades ago, has inspired a lot of discussion this week -- over the gun protest that started in Texas and went national, over the recent price hike. But even with all the meaty topics surrounding the company, some commenters got off on a tangent.

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Love all of the comments from those who follow a restaurant blog for some reason, but believe all meals should be made at home because their own food is better.
Here's your holiday weekend homework: Why do you follow Cafe Society? Post your picks and pans, your compliments and complaints below.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

1644 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Even though I am a good home cook, there are nights I don't WANT to cook. Where I want to taste someone else's food, with a different flavor profile than my own. Sometimes I want to eat something other than what I can scrounge up in the grocery stores here without having to drive 50 miles to 15 different stores to get all the ingredients, all of which will be in packages too big for me to use in any reasonable amount of time. (Just where do you buy exactly 1 tsp chopped mint?)

And then there's cross-pollination, If I ate only my own cooking, I wouldn't benefit from new ideas, tastes, and textures - many of which I have incorporated into my own dishes.

So why read Cafe Society? I want to keep up with what's happening with restaurants and food locally, and none of the national food rags seem to acknowledge anything in Denver, let alone Colorado, exists other than Frasca. I like being told about new restaurants, and why places I used to like closed. And Cafe Society doesn't take itself too seriously (and neither do I, frankly).

So do I get an A on my homework? :)


I always groan when I invite people for dinner and they instead invite you over for their cooking because 99% of the time their cooking is below the standard you would get at a good restaurant. I don't want to eat your meatloaf, that's why I invited you out, and no, you do not make better enchiladas than the Mexican immigrants on Federal.

ScubaSteve topcommenter


Quit your child-ass bellyaching.  Believe it or not, there are actually a few of us home cooks left who can actually cook.. I still go to restaurants always hoping to find something better than home cooking. I've spent sixty years looking and will probably spend the next sixty years looking to no avail.  I didn't find anything in any of my past lives, either.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ScubaSteve @bondad_prevalece

So dinner at your place, around 7 ?

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