A Delicious Lunch in Denver

While the Thanksgiving turkey is bathing in a salty brine, I thought I’d share a tasty lunch I had in north Denver when I was there about two weeks ago.

Fuel Cafe is in a rapidly changing, once industrial area of the city where tech startups and other businesses now call home. It’s got a very California-ish vibe, especially at Fuel. It’s a pretty quaint restaurant with large garage-style doors that open up to outside seating.

They do first-rate sandwiches, salads, soups, espresso, beer and cocktails.

I got the Cuban sandwich and it was one of the best I've ever had. It's the perfect combo of braised pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and a jalapeno mustard. It came with a nice apple, avocado and nut salad.

Cuban sandwich

The portions were perfect for a light lunch.

I was with a cousin and his family and the dish he got really blew me away: A charred carrot salad with white quinoa, goat cheese, arugula, garlic chips and thyme with a sherry mustard vinaigrette.

Look at that.

Lunch at Fuel was a highlight of the trip, but there's more to share with you coming up. Also, stay tuned this week to the blog for another new restaurant coming to Grand Forks!