Thursday, January 7, 2010

Win a Prize While I'm Gone

Dear Reader,

Happy New Year and thanks for visiting my blog. August 2009 marked the beginning of this endeavor, and my readership and waistline have been growing in alarming proportion since then. 2010 promises to be a another food-filled year as I gifted my wife the DINR deck for Christmas (kind of like when Homer got Marge a bowling ball), and plan on working my way down the list of Denver's Independent Network of Restaurants over the year.

As for the next couple of weeks, I will be temporarily without reliable internet service as I travel to the tropical land known for its passion for three of life's most honorable pursuits: revolution, baseball and poetry. I am speaking, of course, of Nicaragua. While I'm there I'll be sure to try whatever food comes my way. I will also try not to get lost in a land where there is no formal address system, and many of the landmarks used as a reference were destroyed almost 20 years ago in an earthquake and never rebuilt. Oh yeah, and to make it more interesting, East is "up", West is "down", North is "to the lake" and South is luckily just "South".

Until then, please leave a comment at the end of this post (or email denveronaspit at gmail.com) of a place you would like to see me write about. Anything unique and decidedly great will do. I'll leave it up to you. (As a bonus I actually would love to know where I can get tostadas de pata--pickled pigs feet.)  I will choose the most enticing option upon my return, and to the lucky winner I will send the modest prize of one of my (wife's) DINR deck cards: that is, $10 off at one of Denver's Independent Network of Restaurants. If you tell me where to get tostadas de pata you get two cards.

For the duration of 2010 I hope you will continue to check in, get my feed and/ or follow my tweets as I continue my taco al pastor countdown (one, two, three, four...) and delve into my DINR deck. With that, I leave you with this thought which, for better or for worse, pretty much sums up what I do here: talk a lot of nonsense. Hopefully you will find it amusing and informative.

"I like them to talk nonsense. That's man's one privilege over all creation... Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I’ll kiss you for it."

-Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

Back Soon.
- Denver On a Spit

6 comments:

  1. Den Deli and Seafood Market

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  2. For your pastor obsession, Tacos Tijuana (4406 Sheridan).
    Masterpiece Deli (egg salad, cubano or reuben)
    Billy's Inn- Bar food tacos

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  3. Check out El Paraiso, everything is good there!

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  4. Tom's Home Cookin...the best southern fare in Denver. Fried catfish, meatloaf, cobbler, collards, mashed potatoes, cornbread, the list goes on....the menu changes daily and is served until the food runs out. All homemade and delicious. Hidden in Five Points in a shanty of a building, appearances definitely deceive. YThe servings are enormous and the price is not. Yum!

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  5. I have to second Tom's. That is my favorite restaurant in all of Denver. The one I try to hit every time I'm back.
    A few I'm surprised you haven't mentioned yet:
    New Saigon on Federal - IMHO the best vietnamese in the country.
    Efrains in Boulder - the best green chile outside of NM.
    Damascus on S. Colorado - huge Lebanese meat platters!

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  6. jose f quintana
    rico pollo for grilled chicken.
    uoki for the bi bim bob and pork bul gol gi. the seafood udon is the goods too along with the curry soup.
    on the way to the airport to pick up my moms i took 56th ave, the one where the rapids stadium is, and saw about 7 stands, some trucks, some people just grilling, serving up mexican goods. i didn't have time to stop, but it looked interesting. it was on sunday and was east of the stadium.

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