Local Delicacies You Must Try

Palisades Peaches

Palisade peaches

They’re sweeter, juicier and larger than other peaches.

The arid dry high desert land in West Colorado held little promise for the production of crops. John Harlow saw potential in the soil and created a canal spanning from the Colorado River to irrigate the dry land. He planted the first Palisade peach trees in 1882. By the early 1900's over 25,000 lbs were being shipped out worldwide.

Now there’s a whole festival: Palisade Peach Festival Aug. 18th through the 20th!

 

 

Interesting Meats

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS
Not oysters at all!! Bull or bison testicles that have been breaded and fried. A local delicacy greatly enjoyed with a tall ice cold beer. Bottoms up ;)

COLORADO LAMB
Must Have: Lamb Fondue at John Elway's; serving local lamb from Greeley.

BISON SHORT RIBS
Must Have's at Roaming Buffalo BBQ and Ted's Montana Grill

Beef fat candle @ il posto

Unique Denver Dishes

DENVER BISCUIT COMPANY
The Franklin: Housemade biscuit w/fried chicken, pork belly, gravy, and cheddar cheese.


IL POSTO
Beef Fat Candle: Beef fat infused with rosemary, thyme, marjoram, oregano, garlic, and salt that they LIGHT at the table. Served with warm toasty bread. 


CHOLON
French Onion Soup Dumplings: An American Asian Bistro serving up dumplings with gruyere cheese and sweet onion broth.


FISH N BEER
Blowfish Tails Basket with Smelt Fries


LENA
Chilaquiles: Housemade tortillas strips, braised chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, and a fried egg. Like frito pie, but classy!

 

Sweet Tooth

DUFFEYROLL CAFE
Irish Cream Cinnamon Rolls

BONES
Churro Ice Cream sandwich

AIKO POPS
Enjoy unique flavors such as Blackberry goat cheese, cucumber sesame, honey blue cheese, lavender lemonade, avocado orange, raspberry sweet corn, etc.

 

Andy Ward