After spending years working for Dominos Pizza, Vince Schmuhl decided that he could do a better job of preparing and delivering quality pies to people's homes. He challenged the nationwide chain's dominance in the region by founding the first Blackjack Pizza on June 29, 1983.
Although delivering oven-fresh pies within 30 minutes was still a major goal for Schmuhl, he emphasized the importance of quality ingredients using sauce made from freshly packed tomatoes as well as hand-tossed dough that never sees the inside of a freezer or cryogenic chamber. This dedication to quality and speedy service allowed Blackjack Pizza to not only survive, but also thrive over the decades. The chain now includes more than 40 stores operating in four different states.
In addition to offering seven signature pies, Blackjack Pizza also allows customers to build their own order from crust to toppings. A choice of up to four savory, tangy, and piquant sauces form the base, topped with any of the 3 available cheeses, 7 meats, and 10 freshly diced vegetables. Regardless of the toppings, Blackjack Pizza respects the potential danger of food allergies by ensuring that none of its pies ever contain traces of MSG, peanuts, or peanut oil.
Chicken-lovers head to Denver's Chick-Fil-A for fast food with some serious flavor.
Chick-Fil-A is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Wifi access is totally free at Chick-Fil-A, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Chick-Fil-A caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Comfort is prioritized at Chick-Fil-A, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
That's right! Chick-Fil-A will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Chick-Fil-A is centrally located near many parking lot options.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Chick-Fil-A for lunch or dinner.
For the very best in taste and time, Chick-Fil-A's chicken can't be beat.
When you need a quick lunch or dinner option, you can count on Chick-Fil-A to serve you up some tasty eats in a flash.
Fill up on fare from Cleopatra in Federal Heights and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Cleopatra's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
You want food. You can take it or we'll leave it — just as simple as that. Let us know your preference.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
A mid-priced establishment, Cleopatra offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Jimmy John's is a go-to lunch spot.
Dine out in the open during Jimmy John's' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
You can also serve food from Jimmy John's at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Your car or ours? You'll get the food either way via pickup or delivery.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Jimmy John's for lunch or dinner.
There's no doubt about it: Jimmy John's fixes up thick sandwiches that hit all your cravings.
For good times and great food, head on over to Subway in Federal Heights.
Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on Subway's menu.
At Subway, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? Subway is the answer to finding great food at even better prices!
Subway serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a local favorite that not only serves excellent, fully-customizable burgers, but also reminds you what exceptional Guest service looks and feels like. (In case you forgot, it feels pretty darn good.) The menu caters to even the pickiest of eaters, and is inclusive to most dietary restrictions. Fresh toppings, high quality ingredients, and unbelievably flavorful – need we go on? This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends, or an enjoyable lunch option if you’re looking for a change of scenery from your office cubicle. Just a reminder: unlike MOOYAH, your cubicle doesn’t have a giant MOODLE DOODLE board that you can release your inner Picasso on.
Sip on an ice-cold beverage, while your burger sizzles on the grill. Sink your teeth into their fresh-baked buns, and savor each and every delectable fry. Seal the deal with a hand-spun, 100% real ice cream shake – the closest you’ll ever come to heaven on Earth. Tickle your taste buds, and stir your senses at MOOYAH – where every Guest is not only important, but a part of the family.
Purposefully portable, wonderfully versatile and requiring nothing more than a pair of hands (and wide jaw) to consume, the sandwich is about a lot more than just bologna and cheese. It’s prosciutto di parma, a smear of Gorgonzola dolce and fresh figs on a baguette; a spicy torta de milanesa on crusty bolillo; a classic Reuben on toasted rye. And while you could inhale a different sandwich every day of the year in Denver, these are three of the city’s greatest shops.
At Masterpiece Deli, a cosmopolitan sandwich shop in Lower Highland, regulars get positively grabby for the housemade truffled egg salad, punctuated with briny capers and dots of red onion. Sheeted with leafy romaine, the earthy mix is then piled high between two halves of toasted classic white bread. The braised beef brisket, boosted with caramelized onions, arugula, red-wine gastrique and Taleggio fondue has a devoted legion of fans, too. Order at the counter before you stake out a seat, preferably on the patio overlooking the city skyline, and behold the masterpieces that live up to the deli’s name.
The lunch line at Vert Kitchen in Washington Park often stretches beyond the front door, and the menu is as small as the artsy brick space. The sandwiches themselves unleash huge pops of flavor combinations, inspired by French culinary techniques. They’re all notable, but the house-roasted turkey, bolstered with chèvre and stacked with mixed greens, roasted tomatoes and figs soaked in balsamic vinegar, is divine. The sandwiches are paired with a side, the seasonal selections of which change on a whim, but if it’s available, insist on the pumpkin seed, quinoa and sweet corn salad.
Torta Grill, a modest, spare joint that sits in Capitol Hill, is mostly a takeout operation. During off-peak hours, it’s possible to secure one of the five stools that overlook the open kitchen, a hustle-bustle galley that trumpets the signature sandwich of Mexico: the torta. The skyscraping gut bombs are made with split, pre-buttered and toasted telera bread, then smeared with fresh avocado, refried beans and mayonnaise and topped with onions and tomato. Your protein of choice – chicken, ham, breaded steak, chorizo and more – comes loaded with cheese and chipotle sauce or jalapeños, depending on the sandwich you’ve ordered. But all of them are heroic in their abundance, ensuring a full stomach and plenty of leftovers.