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Old 06-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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How come there is no good ethnic food in Colorado other than Mexican. I've lived here 5 years now after growing up in Boston and have still yet to find good Chinese food, Italian, seafood that isn't ridiculously overpriced (I can understand that), Jewish cuisine, or anything decent that isn't beef or doused in tobasco.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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I have to agree. My buddy moved out from Santa Barbara and was always bitching to me about the lack of decent restaurants. He's out in Littleton in the burbs. Nothing but Applebees for miles and miles.

Can't believe there's nothing good in Boulder, though? Downtown Denver has some nice spots?

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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Nothing that I have found unless you want really posh upscale Italian. I guess I am spoiled with being able to go into Boston and find little hole-in-the-wall mom and pop restaurant in the North End and walk out with the best Italian meal you have ever had for $15. Me and a friend have a theory the only place in the US to get good Chinese food is NY, Boston, Chicago, SF, and possibly Seattle.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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Same thing out here, except in Portland or Corvallis. The local restaurant's lasagna tastes like a taco pie!
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:07 PM   #5

When you live in a cultural desert you learn to get creative. My wife and I "sponsored" a Chinese college student in the student friendship program here in town and he cooks us very tasty and very authentic Chinese meals.

Our small local college has several hundred students from about 30 different countries and we have an international food fair that where the students serve free ethnic foods. Everybody's had Chinese, Italian, Jewish, Thai, and Japanese but how about Nepali, Bolivian, or West African?

Or you can take the easy way out and marry a foreign national. I get all the lumpia, adobo, pancit, sinigang, and kinilaw I can eat.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:41 PM   #6
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Dude, you gotta be kidding me, living in Boulder and complaining about food options...

Chinese food - ok, I'll give you that one, none as good as in NYC, but Golden Lotus is pretty good and Ping's Favorite is great and authentic, and Moongate is great
Italian - Radda, Alba (amazing!) and Frasca (very pricey) are all great
seafood that isn't ridiculously overpriced - Jax
Jewish cuisine - Jimmy and Drew's Deli

you want others...

Aji (spanish), Budda Thai (Thai), 8 Island (Hawaiian), Sushi Tora or Zanmai (sushi), Zolo (southwestern), Mountain Sun (burgers and beer), Ras Kassa's (Ethopian), Taj (Indian), Mataam Fez (Moroccan).

There are a ton more, thats just off the top of my head. This is a town full of yuppies, trustafarians, and intelligent and rich people in the the tech industries who have come here from sophisticated places, have money to spend, and enjoy the good things in life. The best part is that you can get food equal in quality to major cities (NYC for example) and is costs much less. Every time I have friends/family from NYC out here, they are amazed at the quality of the food (James Beard best chef in the southwest at Frasca for example) and the prices are lower than what they are used to.


 
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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I don't want to hear it. I left Colorado a few years back for South Carolina and I miss the food in the worst way. Oh what I wouldn't do for a Haceinda Colorado or a Noodles and Company. Denver may not have what Boston has but there are far worst places to live as far as food selection goes.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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Same thing out here, except in Portland or Corvallis. The local restaurant's lasagna tastes like a taco pie!
Eugene has some excellent hole in the wall type spots, too.

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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Just don;t go to New England and get Mexican food. Each area has it's own specialy of ethnic food. Some better then others. But don't go to a mexican place in New England. You will be dissapointed.

 
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:42 AM   #10
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How come there is no good ethnic food in Colorado other than Mexican. I've lived here 5 years now after growing up in Boston and have still yet to find good Chinese food, Italian, seafood that isn't ridiculously overpriced (I can understand that), Jewish cuisine, or anything decent that isn't beef or doused in tobasco.
I notice it isn't bad enough to make you leave.
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