Much like a photographer or a supermodel, Dr. Jonathan Rones built his career on smiles. He draws on more than 16 years of experience to treat dental problems and correct cosmetic issues, in addition to teaching his patients the importance of preventive care.
To fortify weakened, cracked, or stained teeth, he installs crowns or white composite resins. Custom dental trays whiten teeth with a safe and gentle bleaching solution, and implants replace teeth that have been lost, extracted, or donated to the client’s favorite hockey team. In addition to using x-ray technology to locate hidden cavities, Dr. Rones uses intraoral cameras to view teeth from different angles and spot small problems before they grow into major concerns.
Westerkamps Steakhouse and Meat Market was established two decades ago, and over that time, a single thread has weaved one year into the next: quality. Instead of outsourcing slicing duties to contract garden shears, Westerkamps retains a butcher to carve fresh-cut meats daily. The family-owned business still operates out of its original building, which at one time featured a grocery store that the family has since been converted into a restaurant. Their breakfast and lunch menus feature homemade dishes such as the green chili that the Denver Westword named one of the top ten in the city.
EVOO Marketplace, Colorado's original olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room, offers a unique educational and interactive sampling experience. With a staff of trained mixologists whipping up a variety of taste combinations using more than 50 of the finest olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. The discovery of their high quality products by local home chefs and food lovers has helped the shop flourish.
The philosophy behind the shop is simple – a store where customers are able to taste and receive expert education about their products prior to purchase. The expert staff of mixologists have a lot to boast about. The selection of fresh 100% extra-virgin olive oils, ranging from mild to robust intensity, are brought in by following the olive crush cycles of the Southern and Northern Hemisphere, ensuring optimal freshness. Flavors include as the smooth Sicilian Cerasuola del Belice extra-virgin olive oil, the flavor-fused blood orange olive oil, and the flavor-infused basil and Persian lime olive oil. Their genuine traditional balsamic vinegar hails from Modena, Italy, where it was aged for 12 to 18 years in a chestnut, oak, mulberry, or ash barrels without additives. In addition, white balsamic vinegars and flavored balsamic vinegars, such as Honey Ginger and Cranberry Pear, are available. The staff of mixologists recommends different uses of their products, ranging from a dressing for salads, a marinade, or a delicious addition to a mixed drink.
The chefs at Cafe Brazil use ingredients such as coconut milk, chili oil, and lime to flavor fresh seafood and cuts of meat, creating dishes that transport diners' taste buds to the far-off continent of South America. But their menu isn't solely Brazilian—they describe it instead as "Novo Latino," drawing upon the cuisines of Colombia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as more-far flung influences such as Spain, Italy, and France. This makes for a varied menu; the seafood Copacabana, for example, includes shrimp, scallops, and coconut milk accented with Italian parsley and parmesan cheese. Keeping it more traditional, the feijoada completa—Brazil's national dish—consists of a black-bean stew with smoked meats. More than 75 varieties of rum await visitors in the brightly tiled Rum Room, where the alcohol can be sipped neat or mixed into a mojito. Non-rum options abound as well, including the caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail made with cachaça liquor and lime. The restaurant offers complimentary tapas in the Rum Room, giving drinkers something to nibble on while toasting. For those opting to eat in the dining room, reservations are recommended, as the casual, vibrantly colored space can get quite crowded.