Wednesday, October 25, 2006
CB & Potts Rest & Brewery (Oct. 25th)
1415 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
**2 out 5 stars**
Looking for a change of pace, we decided to go to Potts (as we call it) and have dinner and drinks. The place was very busy when we arrived, but quickly died out. We had arrived late, and so I didn't have much time to look the menu over and order (I was talking too much as usual). The waitress came over and I decided on a "Steak Sandwich" without reading the accompanying description. Imagine my surprise when they brought out a 10 oz steak piled on top of a piece of French bread. Not what I would consider a steak sandwich, although the steak was very good and cooked to my liking. I also had a bowl of Beer Cheese soup, which does have the taste of hops and cheese and is better than you would guess.
After dinner, we stayed to have some drinks. Tuesday nights used to be all about Potts with their $1 Twisted Teas. However, last night this place was dead. There was maybe 15 people in the whole place and it was relatively quiet. The wild party days of yesteryears are no longer. I was disappointed that there were not more people. It lead to a lame atmosphere, where you could hear boring elevator type music playing. The drinks are still a dollar, and are still pretty good and will get you drunk for cheap. However, the place was empty and wasn't that much fun.
Daddy O's Green Onion (Oct. 25th)
2277 W Eisenhower Blvd
Loveland, CO 80537
****4 out of 5 stars****
A great little sandwich place tucked into the corner of strip mall. It reminds me of Scholtsky's deli before it closed. The sandwiches are on a round bread that is very flakey and moist. I'm not sure what kind of bread it is, but its awesome! They have several kinds of bread to choose from (white, wheat, jalapeño cheese to name a few). They have a ton of sandwich choices. You can get everything from chicken, roast beef, turkey and ham in a dozen different combinations. They also have a gourmet coffee and smoothies and also make pizza's on their delicious bread.
On this visit, I had a Southwest chicken sandwich - which comes with a dill pickle slice and a green onion (hence the name). You can make it a "meal deal" and add a soft drink and chips. The service is very friendly and fast, and the restaurant is very clean and neatly kept. The food is affordably priced and very good. A must visit.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Egg and I (Oct. 22nd)
799 Us Highway 287 Unit A
Broomfield, CO 80020
****4 out of 5 stars****
On of all time favirote breakfast places, the Egg and I is a must. This is a great place to take visiting family and friends. It has a very friendly, down-home atmosphere and an attentive staff. The menu is very wide, and included breakfast and lunch.
During this visit (in which I took my mother), we had a very nice breakfast. I had a hearty Canadian skillet with bacon and an english muffic. The skillet had pototes, scrabled eggs, sausage, tomotoes and cheese with a side of green chili. My Mom had a breakfast burrito which she raved about.
Egg and I's are located all along the Front Range, and are very popular so expect a small wait before being seated. Make sure your entire party is with you as they will not seat incomplete parties.