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A Cup of Peace is a relaxing place to enjoy a lovely, and healthy meal, and try one of our many varieties of tea. All of our vegetables and meats are freshly prepared here. We also have gluten free desserts available daily. We accommodate the needs of many of our guests by serving gluten free and dairy free foods.
With a cheery pink-and-yellow facade, Whistler's Cafe perks up guests before they've even set foot in the door. Breakfast starts when the caf? opens at 7 a.m., and it keeps right on going all day and night until closing time at 2 a.m. The menu also has plenty of options geared toward lunch and dinner, such as burgers, soups, hot dogs, and subs. A kid's menu ensures the whole family can dine happily, even if one person is ready for breakfast when another is on dinner. Whistler's Cafe also keeps its guests entertained with TV and live music performances.
Because her family fled Cuba long before she was born, the closest Kristy Socarras Bigelow has ever gotten to her home country is eating meals prepared by her Cuban relatives. Still, growing up in Miami among a strong Cuban community, it was easy for her to feel close to her heritage?she lived in a bilingual household where they often threw parties with Latin music and dancing.
So when Kristy moved to Denver, she felt a little lost. That lively Cuban community was gone, and the occasional care packages she got from her mother weren't enough to satisfy her constant cravings for her native foods. She and her husband made a command decision: they would open a Cuban restaurant where Kristy could feel at home any time.
Over the years, her single restaurant has expanded into four locations, including three sandwicherias that take a more casual approach to Cuban cuisine. There are a few entrees, but it's mostly wraps and sandwiches, including, of course, the country's famed Cubano with slow-roasted pork and ham. The minuta de pescado is almost like Caribbean banh mi, with tempura mahi, citrus slaw, and spicy aioli on a whole-grain baguette. The mojitos are another specialty, as are chairs that don't wail for help when you put weight on them.
When pressed for his motivations behind HBurgerCo, managing partner Pete Pflum told a reporter from Dining Out, "It's my favorite meal from childhood," before adding that the burger is "accepted as a meal unto itself—especially when you're using the best meat, baked goods, and fixings." Housed in a sleek but familiar space designed by Robin Smith Designs, the head chef conjures inventive burgers, while soda jerks also harness the combined power of local spirits and liquid nitrogen to craft inventive cocktails and milk shakes. Patties hand-formed from locally-sourced Angus beef, lamb, turkey, veggies, and buffalo arrive at tables crowned with eclectic toppings including fried eggs and asian slaw, complimented by a create-your-own-salad menu. Draft brews pour into glasses cooled with liquid nitrogen, which prevents libations from getting warm and snowmen from getting bartending gigs.
At Trattoria on Pearl, chef Guillermo Casarrubias wields pizza and pasta recipes learned from Italian chefs as his wife and cofounder, Sara, crafts breads and desserts. This division of labor yields a menu of meticulously prepared Italian eats, from duck bruschetta with house-cured meat to house-made ravioli, fettuccine, and lasagna. House-made mozzarella also graces a selection of crisp extra-thin-crust pizzas, a house specialty.
Chef Guillermo's culinary philosophy places a premium on freshness, so he crafts seafood dishes with Dover sole, Alaskan black cod, and barramundi sent direct from Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Other entrees incorporate dry-aged steaks and organic chicken breasts. Diners can also open the wine list to order bottles of bubbly or sharpen their tongue-twister skills by saying "Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon" 10 times fast.