Monday, February 22, 2010

Root Down

Don't you love it when you come across a new restaurant that's really friggin' cool and serves good food and drinks as well? It's like the stars are aligned on one corner of your world. It feels like an old friend upon first glimpse, like there is some secret kinship you have with the space, the atmosphere. You find yourself wondering when you can come back or who you need to bring back to meet said new BFF (and all of these thoughts occur before you have made your way through the apps). Even if you discover it years after everyone else and your friends say, "Oh yes; I've known about that for centuries. It's fabulous, darling. You simply MUST get over there." And you think, "Yeah I was there last night and I LOVED every minute of it."

That's the kind of place Root Down seems to be. As always, JH had a hot tip on the coolness in Denver and got the ladies to expand their horizons from the regular featured favs. You can imagine how excited I was to discover their desire to be a sustainable, local, organic joint when at all possible. That alone was enough to sell me on the digs, then I walked in and found the reused materials and uber-cool retro/contemporary/dumpster-dived decor and fell head over heals.

From the wall of colored rotary phones to the oversized, photo booth style pictures on both sides of the 50s retro bar, I was in for the ride. It is a fun, delicious place indeed. You simply MUST get over there (and take me with you).

We feasted on Hoisin Duck Confit Sliders, Veggie Burger Sliders, Organic Sweet Potato Fries with a Curry Lime Dunk, King Canyon Ranch Buffalo Sliders, Organic Beet Salad, Grilled Pork Chop, and Croissant Bread Pudding. Apparently the Margaritaville Margarita is a mind-blower and the best $3 marg in town. I choose the house I know for next time.


  1. We're heading to Root Down next Friday. Glad to hear you liked it!