Glen Glen's For the Love of Food

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

Louis’ Diner In Littleton October 19, 2014

I pulled up this local diner on Yelp and saw some bad reviews from 2012 and 2013. Mainly things complaining about the service and lack of English speaking servers. We didn’t have a single problem with any of the known issues listed. Immediately greeted by a friendly waitress and seated at a table of our choice, I was already happy.  This looked like it was going to be my new neighborhood food joint. The menu is pretty large and the waitress was eager with suggestions.  I know it was breakfast time, but the fajitas were calling my name. Brian went with the pregnant burrito.  That is basically a bean burrito stuffed with chile rellanos. Both were fantastic.  The owner/chef is from Mexico and knows how to make some great Mexican food. I already have a list of things that are on my must try list. I don’t care what the reviews say, this place is awesome!!






Racines Restaurant October 5, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 11:58 am
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I am constantly looking for dog friendly places to take the pup.  While searching the internet for breakfast places, I found this restaurant called Racines.  It is located in Denver, close to downtown and boy, was it a find. Tucked away in a neighborhood, this place was booming. They offer free valet parking, outdoor seating for those with dogs, and an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had a very hard time deciding what to get. There were entirely too many options. Not that it is a bad thing. Settled on a skillet topped with green chile. Amazing!! Great food, fantastic service, large patio for the pups and valet parking. I love this place.  We will definitely be coming back.






Banzai Sushi is not worth the cheap lunch September 10, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 12:40 pm
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I work near a sushi place called Banzai. I happen upon myself one day there for lunch.  Their lunch menu is super cheap and had a nice variety of options to pick from.  I selected the bento box with the 4 piece chef picked sushi, vegetable tempura and California roll.  It came with miso soup and a salad covered in ginger dressing.  Sounds great right? Wrong. The dressing on the salad was extremely bland. The tempura batter was so thin is just crumbled off of the vegetables. The California roll has some weird green stuff on top that masked the flavor and stuck to your teeth. The fish was just plain gross.  I couldn’t eat the fish, it was that bad.  The service wasn’t really anything to write home about either.  Everyone seemed to hate their job and not want to be there. I would not suggest going here unless your taste buds lack.





Simm’s Steakhouse August 28, 2014

Want a beautiful view of Denver and a mouth watering steak? If so, then you have to go to Simm’s.  It has been on my Denver bucket list for a while and finally dined there. There is not a bad seat in the entire house. Every table has an amazing view from the hillside that the restaurant sits on.

Brian went with steak medallions over vegetables and I had the filet with mashed potatoes.  As a side, we got the fresh green beans and a few cocktails. Everything fell apart like butter. The meat was incredibly tender and full of great flavors. The service was perfect. He was always prepared with suggestions and opinions. I ended up with a banana chocolate martini that was to die for, based on his recommendation.  I will definitely be back to try more tasty menu items and to enjoy the view.












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.












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.





Sams No.3 August 12, 2014

Filed under: Denver — sethocfreak @ 12:10 pm
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