Sloppy, Funky Dishes for Singles To Eat This Weekend

By Ruth Tobias  |  February 14, 2014
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Alone on Valentine’s Day? So be it: take advantage of your single status and dive into messy, meaty and garlicky dishes all weekend long without any fear of frightening a would-be canoodler away. Here are five great dishes to savor solo, breath-mint fee. 

  • Greek Burger at Vesper Lounge

    A staple on the menu at Frank Bonanno’s Capitol Hill watering hole, this burger packs a pungent punch by combining a lamb patty and shaved gyro meat with feta, tzatziki and Mediterranean salsa.

    233 E. 7th Ave.; 720-328-0314

  • Kimchi Ramen at Uncle

    Shredded pork, a soft-cooked egg, loads of spicy kimchi and a sprinkling of scallions mingle in this LoHi noodle bar’s zingy bowl of comfort.

    2215 W. 32nd Ave.; 303-433-3263

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    Garlic Dip at Phoenician Kabob

    This welcoming Lebanese storefront in Park Hill makes what we consider the most luscious garlic dip in town: creamy, lemony, naturally robust and accompanied by fresh-baked pita. 

    5709 E. Colfax Ave.; 303-355-7213

  • Too Hot for You Dog at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

    Available today, “probably” Saturday and “maybe” Sunday, according to owner Jim Pittenger, this beloved Ballpark hot-dog joint is topping its charred Louisiana Red Hot sausage with tomato cream cheese, pink port cheddar, chow chow, horseradish cream and Sriracha. For more reasons than one, this is not something you want to share.

    2148 Larimer St.; 720-746-9355

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    Sardine Banh Mi at New Saigon Bakery & Deli

    A few weeks ago, we named this sandwich one of our top-five Asian seafood dishes in Denver, and we're still craving it. Served up at Southwest Denver longtimer New Saigon's adjacent market, it's saucy, crunchy and funky-fresh all at once.

    630 S. Federal Blvd.; 303-936-4954