Guess where I'm eating a "Cruban" sandwich?

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Lori Midson

"How is a Cruban different from a Reuben?" I asked the sandwich maker behind the counter. "I have no idea, but it's one of my favorite sandwiches. You should get it, you'll like it," he replied. He was right, and while I'm not certain, my guess is that it's called a "Cruban" because of the cheese, a rich and nutty Wisconsin Grand Cru that melts beautifully.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

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The new happy hour at Trillium makes me ecstatic

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All photos by Lori Midson.

You can sink a cheap drink at just about every watering hole in Denver, a city that's indisputably obsessed with the ritual of happy hour. The bar at Interstate Kitchen & Bar features a late-night happy hour, wherein a cooler of cold beers in cans -- barkeep's choice -- are a mere $9; the duo of daily happy hours at Virgilio's results in 20 percent off every bottle of premium and reserve wines, plus twenty-ounce sangrias for just $5; "Study Hall" at Euclid Hall pimps $3 draft beers, wines and well drinks from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. And all of those deals are damn good.

See also:
- Ryan Leinonen on "Mr. Wizard," Velveeta, pig's nipples and the raw vegan
- Best Late-Night Happy Hour - 2013 Interstate Kitchen & Bar
- Best Late-Afternoon Happy Hour - 2013 Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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The pizza at Tony P's disappoints during happy hour

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street, 303-355-1177

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m.

The Deals: $5 domestic pitchers; $10 craft beer pitchers; $2 Coors Light or Schlitz pints; $3 craft beer pints; $3 margaritas, well drinks and house wine; $7 bottles of sangria; $1 pizza slices; $10 Neapolitan pizzas; $4 meatball sliders and eggplant rotoli.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

See also:

- Pasquini's changes name of Cherry Creek spot to Tony P's
- Pasquini's plants its newest pizzeria in Cherry Creek

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Kona Grill: Not really our cup of vodka

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Kona Grill, 3000 East First Avenue, 720-974-1300.

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m.

The Deals: $3-$4 beer speials; $4-$5 cocktail specials; $5 wines by the glass; $7.50 sake bombers; $4-$6 food specials.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

See also:

- A stellar happy hour experience awaits at Bones
- Getting sauced with spicy snacks at Phat Thai

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Getting sauced with spicy snacks at Phat Thai

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue, 303-388-7428.

The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Deals: $3 draft beers; $5 specialty cocktails and wines by the glass; $1-$5 small plates.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Gumbo's delivers a delectable happy hour experience

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Gumbo's Louisiana Style Café, 1033 East Seventeenth Avenue, 720-266-5300.

The Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Deals: $2 off specialty cocktails; $3.50 beer specials; $4 wines by the glass and martinis; $3-$4 small plates.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Fogo de Chao introduces its first happy hour

Categories: Happy Hour

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Endless meats on a stick might be too much to hope for. But still, Fogo de Chão's new happy-hour menu offers a viable option for those who want to enjoy the traditional churrasco without overdosing on seared flesh.

With $8 dishes and $6 cocktails, this menu, which is only available at the bar, is also easier on the wallet than the restaurant's $24.50 lunch or $44.50 dinner.

See also:
- Fogo de Chao sticks it to the steakhouse concept
- Behind the Bar with Caleb Whitmore of Fogo de Chao
- The opening party of Fogo de Chao


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The Wynkoop's happy hour is a boon for beer enthusiasts, but the food needs attention

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 Eighteenth Street, 303-297-2700.

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m to midnight.

The Deals: $3.50 select draft beers; $4 food specials.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Sipping and snacking at Sullivan's Steakhouse

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1745 Wazee Street, 303-295-2664.

The Hours: Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: $6 house cocktails and martinis; $6 wines by the glass; $6 appetizers.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.


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Once is enough for Bar Louie

Categories: Happy Hour

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Happy Place: Bar Louie, 8332 East 49th Avenue, 303-457-5900.

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Deals: $3 draft beers; $4 wines by the glass; $5 martinis; half-priced select appetizers.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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