Socrates is said to be the source of the common wisdom that "Any food that takes more than a couple minutes to make can't be any good, right?" Fuel up on speedy, freshly prepared selections with today's Groupon. For $10, you'll get $25 worth of made-to-order Asian eats from one of Fire Bowl Cafe's two locations in Englewood and Centennial.
Proprietor Larry Davis's 43 years of experience in the meat industry lends to the selection of high-quality meats at Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop. The meat masters age the tender selections for five weeks before hand-cutting them according to each grumbling stomach’s order. Tastily top an empty dining-room table with one of eight different types of sausage, a variety of natural, hormone-free pork and poultry, or a cut of elk, buffalo, or lamb. The Red Bird natural boneless chicken breast ($4.99/pound) proffers a savory centerpiece for any meal, and the marinated fillet sirloin steak ($7.99/pound) is so tender it could be cut through with chopping motions from a persistent tongue. Embrace Saturday morning with thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon ($6.29/pound) or celebrate a hefty rise with the hearty all-natural pork chops ($3.99/pound).
Nestled amid bright, inviting environs, Café Mon Ami has dedicated more than a decade to slinging its staggering selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. Ante meridiem risers can unfurl eyelids to a quartet of savory benedicts ($8.49–$9.49) or a croque monsieur festooned with ham, cheese, and egg before it’s grilled atop a sizzling french beret ($8.49). Fix midday fangs into one of nearly 30 croissant sandwiches, such as the Oh La La’s hearty medley of roast beef, turkey, ham, pastrami, and swiss ($8.49) or the sourdough burger, which ensconces a half-pound of ground beef in a sliced croissant bun slathered with thousand island dressing ($8.49). Drizzled with such specialty sauces such as brandy-dijon and pepper-cognac, a selection of five succulent 8-ounce Angus steaks ($15.49 each) such as the steak Oscar depart kitchens accompanied by your choice of side and a sepia-toned headshot of the chef.
When she first moved to the United States after living in central Asia, Irina Bertini found herself unhappy with the prevalence of processed foods and the lack of recycled and reused resources. Together with her husband, James, she decided to join with local artisans in the hope of spreading her twin passions for quality foods and self-sufficiency. They are now part of Denver Urban Homesteading, a limited liability company that shares its DIY expertise with students through classes in topics such as beekeeping, chicken raising, homebrewing, and furniture restoration. They also host regular chicken swaps where like-minded omnivores can buy and sell livestock and supplies such as organic feed and chicken waterers.