Southwestern cuisine treats diners to a taste of the desert via its use of hot chilies and lack of snow. Indulge in deliciously arid edibles with today's Groupon to Old Blinking Light in Highlands Ranch. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of seasonal Southwestern fare and drinks during lunch.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of seasonal Southwestern fare and drinks during dinner.
Old Blinking Light's seasonal dinner and lunch menus wrangle together local produce, sustainable seafood, and free-range, steroid-free meats into a synthesis of Southwestern-style feastables. Dusk invites appetites to avail themselves of sautéed wild salmon encrusted in New Mexico red chili ($20) or bacon-wrapped buffalo meatloaf drizzled in mushroom madeira sauce ($17). Grilled green chili, local beef, or Kansas City-style barbecue sauce distinguish a bevy of burgers and sliders served with duck fat fries and locally baked brioche buns ($10−$12), and New Mexican–style mussels show off their flavor profile by flexing alongside chorizo and garlic in a hot tub of guajillo-chili broth ($12).
Bartenders splash silver and gold tequila into seven unique margaritas ($7−$11), crowning the glimmering glasses with fresh fruit purée, as an extensive wine list invites prolonged sipping among love birds or out-of-work sommeliers. Diners can watch constellations and pedestrians glide past from the spacious covered café along the sidewalk, or retreat from thieving forks shot by Orion by escaping into the airy casual dining room.
Old Blinking Light will be closed on December 11 and December 12.
Old Blinking Light
At Old Blinking Light, executive chef Christopher Hansen uses his talents to craft a menu of southwestern-inspired seasonal cuisine, highlighted by dishes such as signature enchiladas, which tuck beef, chicken, or vegetables in white corn tortillas with red or green chili, pico de gallo, and crème fraîche and sautéed salmon rubbed with New Mexico red chili and served alongside cilantro green rice and calabacitas. Additionally, diners can choose from an extensive wine list with wines by the bottle or glass to accompany meals, or specialty drinks made with juices and sweet and sour mix squeezed fresh.
The interior boasts an industrial feel, with high ceilings supporting exposed ductwork, corrugated metal accents, and seemingly rusted chains hanging from above. Outside, patrons sit at tables with fire pits at the center, into which they can toss food offerings to the gods in exchange for good baseball weather.