Monday, August 5, 2013

Travels and Food In and Around Denver

 On Sunday morning, July 20th, we drove west from Denver 
through the scenic mountains and the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne.
On the return trip, we stopped in Evergreen for a late lunch at the 
Tin Star Cafe and Donut Haus known for Colorado BBQ and Donuts,
and featured on the Food Network's Outrageous Food Show in 2011.

We visited with Andrew, the owner and Mom.
Austin and I had "Mama's Nachos",
pulled pork over homemade potato chips, and topped with Cole Slaw.
Glenn had "The Clucker", a pulled chicken BBQ sandwich also topped with slaw.
Other menu items included the "Pig Pile", the "Tasty Cow" and more!
The guys had a donut and I had a mini gluten free blueberry pie
made by My Mom's Pie. 
 
On Monday evening, July 22nd, we went to
the Buckhorn Exchange, Denver's oldest restaurant (below).
We were advised this is a "must do" for Denver visitors.

 
The Buckhorn Exchange building is a National Historic Landmark
and the restaurant includes a fascinating western museum. 


 
The Buckhorn Exchange is famous for beef steaks, buffalo prime rib,
elk, salmon, quail, game hens, pork ribs and more. 
On the night of our visit, the appetizer special was
Rattlesnake Queso Dip served with Chips.
The Rattlesnake was a very generous portion sprinkled on top of the dip. 
 
Well, of course we ordered it! It was quite good.
Below, I tried to photograph the impressive gun display behind Glenn.

The service and food were excellent.
We just love making family memories! 
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What an amazing summer of travels! 
 

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