The Copper Pot’s name is inspired, in part, by the great American metaphor of the melting pot in that its menu represents a hodgepodge of classic American dishes such as meatloaf and chicken-fried steak. Some of these recipes have been tweaked and reinvented such as the baked mac 'n' cheese with shrimp and the fish 'n' chips with panko beer batter. Inside the restaurant, staffers attempt to cultivate a neighborhoody vibe, getting to know their clients instead of just yelling "Norm" as people walk in the door.
1950s ephemera decorate Gunther Toody's eight Colorado locations, lending an extra boost of Americana to plates of classic diner food such as burgers and meatloaf. The menu even draws its inspiration from American pop culture of yore, with Elvis fries, burgers named for Howdy Doody, and Big Bopper breakfasts served on platters of chantilly lace. Classic ice-cream treats including shakes, malteds, and black cows help lead each meal to a suitably sweet conclusion.
Street-style tacos and quesadillas. Earthy tamales. Gorditas overflowing with fixings. These are just a few of the many dishes at Jalapenos, an unassuming eatery that cooks up made-to-order authentic Mexican cuisine daily. Jalapenos’ diners can savor their delectable entrees inside the restaurant or pull into the drive-thru on their way home or to a Bring Your Own Burrito party.
The artisan cakesmiths at Cakeheads squish creamy filling between cake cookies to create a kaleidoscopic menu of all-natural gourmet whoopie pies, shipped to restaurants and markets throughout the area. More than a dozen flavors are available, and an assorted box of individually wrapped confections includes at least one classic chocolate cake and vanilla cream, one maple brown sugar, one lemon strawberry, and one chocolate-espresso pie in a total assortment of 12 pies. Order online and trust the skilled sugar spinners to assemble a ragtag crew of cakes, with possibilities including limoncello, butter pecan, chocolate cheesecake, and mint chocolate chip. Then, pick them up in store or, for an additional fee (not included), have Cakeheads ship the pies in hungry-mailman-proof packaging.
Hella Burger's chefs dish out gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and seasoned fries and chips from the confines of a silver airstream trailer. Saddle up to the trailer window and scan the menu for Hella's eight specialty burgers, made with local Colorado beef and a blend of premium USDA-choice brisket, beef short rib, and ground chuck. Test drive the best-selling El Diablo, the signature beef patty piled with roasted poblano peppers, aged Swiss cheese, and habanero avocado cream ($7.99), or deviate from the dough norms with the Trailer Trash, an egg-topped burger with maple bacon and american cheese on a glazed donut ($7.99). Non-burger options include New York– and Chicago–style hot dogs ($4.99–$5.50) made from 100% all-natural beef and nestled in a steamed poppy seed bun. The Drunk Chick sandwich obliterates boring chicken patties with whiskey-ground achiote chicken, fresh poblano peppers, and spicy red pepper aioli ($6.99).
The Smiling Moose Deli has been a Colorado tradition since 2003. Born in Edwards, CO nestled in the Vail Valley, the Smiling Moose has grown into 13 restaurants in the state and 1 in Wisconsin. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be expanding into Montana, Texas, Indiana, and South Dakota in 2011!