Wingman has been serving the best wings in Denver (according to Westword) since 1981, focusing its menu on Buffalo-style wings brought over by the Mineo family from upstate New York's majestic chicken-capped mountains. Order anywhere from 10 ($7.99) to 500 ($349.99) of the tasty meat morsels and be sure to slacken your belt accordingly. The laid-back eatery lets you pick your poultry-poison with a selection of mild, medium, hot, extra hot, honey barbecue, or teriyaki sauce before picking your poison-poison from an array of draught beer that includes Coors Light, Fat Tire, and New Belgium seasonal brew. You can also munch on baskets of popcorn chicken ($5.99), mozzarella sticks ($4.99), fries ($1.89), or your own fingernails as you anxiously wait for the universe to make up its mind as to whether or not you exist. For something heartier, try an Angus beef burger ($5.99–$6.39) or one of Wingman’s sandwiches and salads. If you're not feeling as stuffed as a mounted turducken head, close with a dessert plate of funnel cake ($1.99).
Thanks to Supper Solutions, a lack of time doesn't have to prevent families from enjoying thoughtful, well-rounded dinners. The company's chefs figure everything out for you, and they give you the option to pick up meals either fully prepared or chopped up and portioned, ready to cook at home. Different options are available every day, and every month those options change, so diners needn't worry about running out of choices or getting bored. Meals are available in two sizes, feeding up to six people or as few as two to three.
Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Caf? is the culmination of two of chef and owner Julie Siegfried?s deepest passions: cooking and New Mexico. To this day, her mother recalls Julie standing on a step stool, trying to peer into a soup pot and giving her grandmother directions about what to put in. And on her first trip to New Mexico, she used up 10 rolls of film snapping pictures. She fell in love with the region's unique vibe?the people, the artwork, and, of course, the food.
Today, she shares both of her loves with diners at Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Caf?. Her kitchen is stocked with New Mexican ingredients such as blue cornmeal, goat cheese from the San Luis valley, and pi?ones. For her signature dish, the Tres Hermanas, she stuffs a trio of blue-corn enchiladas: one with chicken and green chile, one with beef and red chile, and one with cheese and chile caribe. To make sangria, the staff soaks seasonal fruit in rum, then splashes the mixture with wine and sparkling water. The menu also features beers, mojitos, and top-shelf margaritas, which encourage diners to linger in the warmly lit space, admiring brightly colored artwork or arguing about whether red should be added to the list of primary colors.
Like procuring a pet elephant, Cava's bowls are priced according to weight ($0.70 per ounce, $24,692 per metric ton), with a sizable hunk of greens, four to five fillers, cheese, and a vinaigrette averaging around $5. The process begins by selecting greens, which include arugula, Boston bibb, and spring mix, among others. Next, peruse and infuse an assortment of unprocessed fillers, including pumpkin seeds, quinoa, grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, and sweet potatoes. Top off the dish with one of Cava's vinaigrettes made from 100% extra virgin olive oil, aged vinegars, and concentrated dreams. Upgrade a bed of greens and things to the next level with the addition of seared salmon ($4.50), seared tofu with basil parmesan vinaigrette ($3.75), or sage-rubbed steak ($4.25). Aside from custom field blends, Cava also serves handmade soups and a variety of sparkling beverages, sport teas, and water.
LoDo (Lower Downtown Historic District) is a trendy part of the Mile High city that’s located where the town was founded in 1858. The revitalized neighborhood is now home to the historic Union Station, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the fashion-forward Larimer Square. For more window-shopping, the 16th Street Mall pedestrian area stretches from LoDo to the area surrounding the Crowne Plaza hotel. Visitors can peruse the tree-lined boulevard and patronize the outdoor cafés, boutiques, and retail stores. Located about 3 miles east of the hotel, Denver's City Park houses the Denver Zoo as well as the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Current exhibits include a wing with more than 60 live lizards and snakes from five continents. A walk through the museum’s long-standing wildlife hall reveals more than 90 diorama-esque scenes of taxidermy animals from around the world, including the walruses of Antarctica and the cheetahs guarding Sean Connery’s castle.