Geno’s in Philadelphia

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Geno’s in Philadelphia, originally uploaded by Mile High Soapbox on Flickr.

This was a nice walk this afternoon.  I just headed down 9th Street from Market from my hotel and headed straight for Geno’s Steaks.

The neighborhood that I walked through was unique and good to see.  The curb market was also unique.  Coming from the west, it is something that we don’t have.

Of couse there was a line at Geno’s (and one at Pat’s).  But I was told to go to Geno’s, so I did.

I ordered, “Provolone with.” I got my Cheesesteak and headed for the next window to get my cheese fries and a diet coke.  I then added relish and Golden’s Mustard.

This was my first Cheesesteak and it was how I imagined it.  It was hot and it was delicious.

If you are in Philadelphia, you need to head down and go to Geno’s.  It does not get better than this.

Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar, A Great Restaurant in a Hotel

Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar is a great, I will say almost unknown, restaurant just east of downtown at 18th and Grant.
We found this restaurant as part of Denver Restaurant Week. I spoke about it in an earlier post.

It was a great place and we were treated well from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess was nice and helpful in taking coats and giving us an option on a couple seating locations.

The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant, giving my wife and I ample opportunity to have some wonderful conversations without the kids around.

The waiter was quite helpful in helping us choose from the special Denver Restaurant Week menu and they had a wonderful wine selection. My wife and I agreed upon the featured Jean-Luc Colombo Syrah. It was delicious.

My wife had the Trout Patè, Moneybags, and Chocolate Lava Cake. I had the Classic Caesar Salad, Beef Shoulder wrapped in Bacon, and the Chocolate Lava Cake. It was all delicious. The Beef Shoulder was appropriately tender.

The Beef Shoulder came with a spinach creme brulee which I was a little nervous about, but shouldn’t have been. It was as delicious as everything else.

The Randolph Restaurant and Bar is located in the lobby of the Warwick Denver Hotel, named after the William Randolph Herst who commissioned the first Warwick Hotel in Denver. But many people are afraid of restaurants that are in hotels, but you shouldn’t be with this one. It was an all-around pleasent experience.

We will definitely be back. We took a look at their regular menu and there were several things that looked good. And they also had a wonderful patio that looked west toward the skyline of Downtown Denver. If you are downtown, this would be a great place to head for Happy Hour.

Enjoy your visit to Randolph Restaurant and Bar.

Denver Restaurant Week

Well the annual Denver Restaurant Week is now on and it is a great opportunity to head out and try a new restaurant in Denver.
Denver Restaurant Week is a annual event presented by the Denver Visitor and Convention Bureau to promote restaurants in the metro Denver Area.

Local restaurants put together a special menu for two and give you three courses for $52.80.  It is an excellent opportunity to get out and try a new restaurant in this wonderful town.  It runs through March 2.