A Favourite: Comfort FoodPosted: August 20, 2010
For those who know me well (or maybe even those who don’t), I love eating! I try very hard to eat healthy, but there are those times when you just really don’t want to do that and you “forget” about everything healthy and gorge on your favourite comfort foods.
One of my favourite types of comfort food is American Southern cuisine! Which is a bit ironic because I always put down the US for serving up crappy food – but just to clarify, I just think they do ethnic foods wrong!! (Actually, the US does serve up some pretty unhealthy food :( LOL)
My all time favourite comfort food restaurants is located in Denver, Colorado – Steuben’s Food Service. Steuben’s is named after a popular restaurant in Boston – a city which I love! I have yet to see if this Boston Steuben’s still exists and if it does, must check it out!
But back to Steuben’s in Denver…I don’t even know where to begin! I remember the first time my boyfriend took me there, it was for a late breakfast and we sat outside on their enclosed patio where my eyes lit up with gluttony as I carefully scanned through the brunch menu.
It felt like they had everything on that menu; and with menu items such as chicken fried steak and eggs, pancake stack, bacon & sausage roll egg sandwich, chicken and waffles, pulled pork sandwich, bbq beef brisket, and biscuits & gravy – I was in comfort food heaven! (and this was just the brunch menu!)
Naturally, I went for the basic breakfast – 2 eggs, hashbrowns, toast, breakfast meat (which was I believe ham…Canadian bacon? it was soo long ago…). I usually do the basic breakfast when I try out new places, it’s my litmus test to see how good a restaurant is – if they can serve me up a delicious basic, then their “specialities” must be equally tasty, if not better! I also ordered a malt milkshake because a) LOVE LOVE LOOOVE malt (maltasers, horlicks, malt candies); b) I’m in America – land of excess!
In the end, my meal was impressive despite the fact I felt I gained a few pounds and my arteries became a bit more plaquey. Steuben’s had found its way into my heart (in more than one way), it’s a place where I frequent whenever I’m in Denver, and where my mind wanders whenever I feel like some good ol’ comfort food.
P.S. Their cubano is AWESOME!!!! so are their drinks…