Earlier this week I returned from my latest voyage and I was happy to see that quite a few of my astute and discerning readers left their two cents, as they say, on where I should be having my next meal. The options were plentiful, and I must say that my readers have quite good taste when it comes to restaurant selection. Again, the humble reward for the winner of this contest is a DINR deck card, which is more a token of my appreciation than anything else-- my way of saying thanks for all the emails and comments over the past five months.
The decision was not easy, as there were many good suggestions. Much to the dismay of my lovely wife, no one was able to tell me where to get tostadas de pata. Despite her disappointment, it may be for the best, as it is probably sufficient for her (or any human for that matter) to eat pickled pigs feet but once or twice a year during our annual Mexico visits.
(Thanks to this Flickr user for the image)
Given that there was no pigs feet option, what I decided to do was narrow my selection down to places I have never been to, and better yet, never heard of. This eliminated some great places that I haven't written about yet on this blog, but have been to in the past, and will be sure to include in the not-too-distant future.
Even then there were two or three places that really made me hungry, and after what turned into a disproportionate amount of deliberation on my part, I gave up and decided to have more than one winner. So without further delay, here are the winners.
For sure I have to go with Tacos Tijuana on 44th and Sheridan. I've heard mixed reviews about this place, but I did not know that they put the pastor spit out on the weekends. If you've ever read this blog before, you know well that any place with pastor on a spit, charring in the open air over open flame, is going to get a visit from me. It was almost like cheating to suggest that one, but nevertheless thanks for the heads up.
I also want to give a prize out for another Mexican place I have never been to: La Loncheria Mexicana on 32nd and Clay. Again, my slight (extreme) bias towards Mexican food is coming out, but I can't help myself when an unknown place like this comes so highly recommended.
I also want to thank our third and final winner for reminding me of the opening (finally) of Den Deli, the newest addition to the Sushi Den South Pearl Street empire. I know that this place will probably receive plenty of press over the coming weeks, but my Asian side can't resist trying the newest Kizaki venture.
As I said, it was a difficult decision, and as you can see, I managed to avoid any and all difficult decision making by simply choosing three winners. Congratulations and thanks again for checking in on my blog. I hope you will join me as I eat and write my way through 2010 by subscribing to my feed, following me on Twitter, or becoming a fan on my newly enabled Facebook page.
-Denver On a Spit
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