Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Foodie Adventures Along the Rockies

In my last post, I noted I'd follow up with some highlights of my dining experiences in Colorado. First up, Morrison Inn in Morrison.
Here I had the chimichanga with "killer queso." It came with a salad cup and Spanish rice on the side. It was absolutely delicious. Even with a kick that made me eagerly gulp water (yes, I'm a wimp).
Next up, Anthony's Pizza & Pasta in Golden.
I had this enormous fresh salad, called the Farmer, with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms and bleu cheese dressing. I enjoyed about half of it...then I was full and had only lettuce left.
To go with my giant salad, this huge slice of pepperoni and black olive pizza. It was greasy and messy and oh-so-good. Not to mention very well-priced: pizza sold by the slice for around $3 or $4 (depending on the style and number of toppings).
Then, I made my way back to Morrison and Tony Rigatoni's, a casual little Italian place. I had the lunch special with spaghetti and meatballs, a side salad and garlic toast, all for some ridiculous low price of $6.95 or so. The salad was your standard side salad with bleu cheese dressing (yes, again), croutons, cucumbers and tomatoes.
And the spaghetti was very good - a generous helping with plentiful meatballs.

The only thing I found slightly off about this restaurant was the bickering staff. Maybe it's because I was the only person dining inside (most others were out on the patio) or maybe it's just status quo, but I was surprised to hear two staff members arguing with each other while I was there. My server, however, was friendly and drama-free.
My last stop in the precious town of Morrison was Ozzi's for ice cream, located in this gorgeous building.
Inside was just as cute. I was only slightly disappointed to see that the shop serves Dreyer's vs. homemade ice cream, but really, it's ice cream, so what is there to complain about? :) I had the Take the Cake flavor - yellow cake flavored ice cream with blue frosting swirl and multicolored sprinkles.


  1. killer queso, huge salads, tasty meatballs, and take the cake ice cream!? sounds like a wonderful wide array of scrumptiousness!

  2. That spaghetti looks wonderful! I love food posts...yummy!

  3. I have to admit, I've considered moving to Denver before and Morrison is one of the reason. Not because I've ever been to Morrison or know anything about it, but because that's where Red Rocks Amphitheatre and it's many touring shows are. Putting this post in my "PROS" column for why to move to Denver.

  4. I heard that the Red Rocks Amphitheater is amazing, Doug. I so wish I would have taken a few extra days to bum around, explore and go to a show.