Guess where I'm eating gumbo and cornbread?

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Lori Midson

Years ago, at 7 p.m. on a sunny weekday evening, the patio at this diminutive restaurant would have been packed, but last night, it was just me and another table of three, which prompted the server to wonder out loud: "Where is everyone?" Good question, because the gumbo and the accompanying cornbread were terrific.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where I'm eating a chicken salad sandwich?

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Lori Midson

I didn't partake in pot this weekend, but that's not to say that I didn't have the munchies. Still, instead of stuffing Twinkies and chips down my gullet, I satisfied my hunger pains with a hearty sandwich of chicken salad, melted cheddar, tomatoes and arugula. Not exactly the kind of food that you want with weed, but definitely the kind of sandwich that made for a nice afternoon high.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're ck.moore

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Lori Midson

Cafe Society served up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from the highly addictive house-baked pretzel twists at Old Major to a plate of completely forgettable sushi rolls from Red Ginger to a Mid-East kabob feast from a suburban strip mall joint.


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Guess where I'm eating pretzel twists?

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Lori Midson

If you've ever been to this restaurant, then you'll recognize these pretzel twists immediately -- and you'll understand, too, why two is never enough. I have no plans to partake in 4/20 this weekend, but if I did, this is where I'd go for my munchie fix, and it's not a stretch to admit that along with eating my own pretzel twists, I'd eat yours, too.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where I'm drinking?

Categories: Guess Where

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Don't put all your eggs in one basket. If you haven't made your Easter plans, it's not too late to get out of the house and bend an elbow, if not a knee. Although you won't find a lavish brunch spread here, the proprietors want you to know that the bar will be open for business?

Can you guess where I'm drinking?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where I'm eating cheap sushi rolls...that taste cheap?

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Lori Midson

It's an attractive offer: all sushi rolls priced 50 percent off, all day long. But like a lot of things in life, you get what you pay for, and aside from the fact that the fish tasted faded and the rice was even duller, with no hint of the obligatory tang of vinegar, when I asked if freshly grated wasabi was available, the server looked at me as though I'd lost all my marbles. Short, curt answer: "No, it comes out of a bag." Truth be told, I'm inclined to wonder if the fish does, too.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where I'm eating a corned beef sandwich?

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Lori Midson

Yesterday, after briefly stopping at a restaurant that made me sprint to the nearest wash sink to slather my hands in soap, I didn't have much of an appetite, but that all changed when I took a seat at a well-known deli and ordered a corned beef sandwich stacked with coleslaw and melted Swiss. I only ate half, which worried my server, who was sweeter than the slew of desserts the table next to me had in front of them. "Next time, honey," she said, "save yourself two bucks and just get a half sandwich." Instead, I threw down more money for a bagel and a container of smoked salmon cream cheese for breakfast.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

Guess where I'm eating a trio of kabobs?

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Lori Midson

It was a chef who recommended that I drag my butt to the suburbs -- and to this joint, in particular -- to get my Middle Eastern fix, and so I did, feasting on a well-dressed plate of meaty kabobs, baba ghanoush and spicy hummus.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

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Guess where I'm eating a pork chop and spaetzle?

Categories: Contests, Guess Where, Midson: Gastronaughty

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Lori Midson

With the flurry of new restaurant openings, it's all too easy to sweep some of the older ones -- like the restaurant where this photo was snapped -- under the rug, but this lively spot, which is celebrating ten years feeding the neighborhood in which it resides, continues to command my attention, turning out truly memorable dishes, including this rhapsodic pork chop sidekicked with spaetzle and Brussels sprouts.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to a Guess Where post -- on the Cafe Society blog, not on Facebook -- is entered into the contest pool, and every Monday, we select one lucky winner who'll receive a 2014 EatDenver dining deck, worth up to $520 in discounts at independent restaurants.

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Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're JGDenver

Categories: Contests, Guess Where, Midson: Gastronaughty

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Lori Midson

Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from an Argentinean pizza topped with egg and hearts of palm from Buenos Aires Pizzeria to a sizzling platter of tandoori chicken from India's Castle to a bowl of crab dip with housemade potato chips from a restaurant that just trotted out a new happy hour menu.


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