Glen Glen's For the Love of Food

Food, food, and more food. Oh, and some drinks too

Ginza Sushi and Grill August 27, 2014

I kept driving past this place and seeing the opening soon sign.  One day, the sign said Grand Opening. I love sushi and I am in for a new sushi place anytime.  We headed over to the restaurant and found that the parking situation wasn’t too great. Street parking was pretty much the only thing available other than paid parking in a garage that is attached to an apartment complex.  Once we walked up to the restaurant, we saw a sign that said they validate parking in the garage. Oh well, we had street parked. We were greeted by multiple people at the front door and seated in a booth.  Let the ordering begin.  I wanted to try just about everything, and we did.  Rolls, gyoza, sashimi, crab wontons, tempura, hibachi soup, and cocktails.  This place is like heaven. Their food is amazing.  I would put it up with Hapa sushi on my list of favorite sushi restaurants. The service is great and everyone there is willing to suggest anything that you are looking for. We have been several times since their opening.  If you like high end sushi, head to this place located in the DU area.

 

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Walter’s Pizzaria August 13, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 8:25 pm
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I had a menu taped to my front door when I came home one day. It was for Walter’s Pizzeria. I recently moved and have been looking for a good pizza place that would even come close to Perry’s Pizza. Well, I found it. It isn’t quite the same, but definitely does the job.  They have a great beer selection and cheap, tasty calzones. With a menu that allows you to pick up to 5 items in the calzone for a cheap price, how can you go wrong? I like a ton of meat in my calzone and on top of my pizzas.  I got pepperoni, ham, caramelized onions, garlic and black olives. For an additional 50 cents, I added bell peppers. YUM! This calzone came out pipping hot, served by a great waitress. I am going to frequent this place over and over.

 

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Sams No.3 August 12, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 12:10 pm
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Big Smoke Burger August 7, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 6:56 pm
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Big Smoke has great burgers! We were hanging out on the patio at World of Beer and we were starving.  There are a few choices of food that deliver to your table.  I love this idea.  Both companies benefit, and I benefit even more because I can bring my dog. We decided to order from Big Smoke because we had heard great things about them.  I like spicy food, so I went with the spicy burger. It has spicy chipotle mayo, which was calling my name.  We also got Poutine fries. The delivery was super fast and the girl was extremely friendly. The burger was delish.  I bit into the juicy burger and it began oozing the spicy chipotle mayo. I am a fan. I was not a fan of the Poutine fries, but I think that may be a acquired taste.  I am little picky when it comes to what I put gravy on.  Overall, great experience and excellent food. I will definitely be back to try more burgers.

 

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Zatarain’s New Orleans Airport August 3, 2014

Filed under: New Orleans — sethocfreak @ 7:29 pm
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You have heard the commercial for Zatarain’s and I am sure you have had that stuck in your head. You know, the ZATARAIN’S! When I saw that there was a restaurant by the same company in the airport, I had to try their authentic creole food. There was a line and the whole seating process was very unorganized. We finally found a table for two and sat down.  I watched as the person behind us waited for a table the entire time that we were there. Lets just say, they weren’t very quick. We ordered red beans and rice, jambalaya and gumbo.  Everything tasted just like you would imagine. Like you made it at home from a box. I am not saying it was bad, just typical. It was good enough for me to end my trip to Nola. If you you really don’t care if you are eating Cajun food that comes from a box, then try Zatarain’s.

 

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Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Filed under: New Orleans — sethocfreak @ 11:04 am
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We looked over a few menus on the streets before picking Felix’s for lunch.  There was already a line out front and the place wasn’t open yet.  That is a good sign when people are waiting for you to open. We waited roughly 10-15 minutes before they opened the doors and we were seated.  As we were walking past the bar to our seat, I smelled oysters.  I glanced to the right and saw stacks of shucked oysters.  They were definitely prepared for the the day to start. I glanced over the menu and knew exactly what I wanted.  I hasn’t had catfish and I hadn’t reallyhad any fried food on this trip.  So, I went with the fried shrimp and catfish platter. It came with hush puppies, french fries and cole slaw. All of it was so good.  Straight from the south, and fried to perfection, I was so happy. Brian went with the oyster poboy. He was in heaven as well.  Great food, excellent service and they serve Abita beer.

 

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Napoleon House Bar & Cafe August 2, 2014

Filed under: New Orleans — sethocfreak @ 7:20 pm
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In our ever quest of finding new places to eat in New Orleans, we stumbled on a place called Napoleon House.  The menu looked like it would cover all of the food that the 6 of us were looking for.  I just wanted some gumbo. I found that that the gumbo in New Orleans is fabulous and I want it with every meal. We sat down and immediately the server was rude.  He obviously didn’t want to be there, nor cared about his job. We started to order, then he interrupted us to speak to another server for a minute. I was already not having it.  The service at most places we had been to for the trip was great, but not this place. He then came back and continued to take our order. Once the food came, he had already messed up a few orders and been rude the whole time while doing so. The food was not great.  There are so many better places to eat at in the French Quarter. I sadly feel like we wasted our timel on this place. Once we were done with our meal, I noticed a Zagat sticker on their window.  That is usually an indication of a great place to eat.  However, in this case, the Zagat part was covered on the sticker.  I found this odd and made me think this place was a joke.  I will never go here again and I don’t suggest that anyone try it either.

 

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