Category: Recommended

Blush & Blu

Gay / Lesbian Bar, lounge

1526 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218

Review Date: 7/18/2021

There’s a long tradition of the relationship between bartender and patron.  I haven’t been in Blush & Blu in a couple of years, but found myself on a Saturday afternoon, parched, thirsty for a beer.  It was a bit crowded, but not overly so, several bartenders behind the bar.  I grabbed a seat front and center, the gal who took my order was unfriendly and a grifter.  I ordered a beer, she held her hand up to indicate $5 for the beer.  I lifted mine said hello.  No smile, no greeting, nothing.  She matter-of-factly said $5.  I handed her my card and enjoyed my beer.  A few minutes later she handed a younger bartender a margarita and said give this away, it was a mistake.  The younger bartender was handing me the margarita as we discussed what was in it.  The rude bartender grabbed the drink and handed it to another patron down the way, saying to the younger gal, they’ll like it.  Her service (or lack of) felt rude and dismissive, once again.  I asked for my tab and the total for my one beer was $4.  So… she was not only rude but increasing the price of my beer initially.  Her POS system obviously has my beer priced at $4, but she wanted to charge me $5.  Was she grifting a $1?  Was she thinking I’d pay cash and she’d just pocket the extra dollar and whatever tip I decided to add on?  F’n rude and a grifter.  I’m really sick of bad service, even if it’s just a $5 beer, I want to know my money and patronage is appreciated, respected.  It’s not about the $1, it’s about the principal on top of the rude service.  I don’t need to go into a place to be treated like crap by a person who is slinging cheap cocktails on east Colfax.  There aren’t many gay bars for women in Denver, unfortunately bartenders like her give the business a bad name, bad experience, and a bad review.  In the end I tipped her 50% on the beer, because in spite of my bad experience, I don’t let crappy people dictate my behavior, but I’ll likely not go there any time soon. Unless you fit the parameters of what this chick thinks is a worthy customer, expect her to be a rude grifter.

Atmosphere: 4,

Service: 1

Quality of Food/Drink: 4, the bud was nice and cold on a hot day

Value for $: 4

Overall Impression: 3.25

Recommended: Yes, but hesitantly. Chances are the owner goes through lots of staff, so I’ll try not to hold it against the place that one bartender with a bad attitude offended me. There are lots of other places I’d go for a drink first though.

Boba King

Bubble Tea, Coffee, Juice Bar

Boba King8414 Farm Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Review Date: 2/16/2021

Boba King Centennial Hills is the best!  5 beverages, each superbly fabulous, delicious!  2 Taro pudding in taro milk slushy were out of this world, the lychee coco was amazing in black milk tea, coconut milk slushy & Thai milk tea were the best also; the Boba pearls were perfectly soft — outshined everywhere we’ve ever had Boba including even in Taiwan & in Hawaii!  The guys behind the counter gave excellent customer service, very friendly, an awesome experience!

Atmosphere: 2.5 It’s clean, take out kind of place, reminiscent of a basic stripmall ice cream joint. It was during Covid isolation, so only took to go.

Service: 4

Quality of Food/Drink: 4

Value for $: 4

Overall Impression: 3.6

Recommended: Yes!

Fire on the Mountain

3801 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Review Date: 6/12/2013

Awesome…wings and fries. Tons of flavorful sauces to choose from and their ranch and blue cheese dips are the real deal. Blue cheese just like my mother used to make. I’ve read some of negative posts, on line, and I totally disagree. First of all, if you want to eat veggies, eat veggies.  Don’t try to make a vegetable into a chicken.

Secondly, the wings are small because they’re not full of growth hormones ~ Its red bird chicken, which is why they’re small and delicious.  In addition, the fact that most people don’t care what type of chicken they eat, there’s no demand for healthy chicken (like red bird), therefore the price is higher.  

When more people start to care about the treatment of the food they consume the demand will drive the price down.  In the meantime people like me will pay the premium because its worth it to have fresh, natural Colorado chicken that’s done well by Fire on the Mountain folks.

Recommended: Yes.

Atmosphere: 2, it’s a small loud counter with a few tables and tiny bar. Best to take out, or sit in the patio if possible. It borders on fast food type place, not really set up for comfort dining.

Service: 3 – mostly run by young adults, who are not really into the whole customer service thing, and they’re super busy so it often feels rushed. I’ve had a few issues with my call in orders not being correct. The one time I had to call the manager, He gave me a gift card equivalent to my purchase for next time.

Quality of Food/Drink: 5 – I have to be honest though, I only ever order wings and French Fries, which are excellent.

Value for $: 5 – It’s on the pricy side for wings, but worth the quality.

Overall Impression: 3.75

Recommended: Yes

Old Major

American Wine Bar & Steakhouse

3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

Review Date: 6/11/2013

Pretentious ~ people and food.  I’m getting really tired of the trendy restaurants where the staff act like they are doing you a favor.  The fair was hit and miss and very pricey for what you get.  Nice conversion of the space into a pub, but the air is thick with snobbery. Wake up people there are plenty of really good restaurants to choose from, and you are not so unique that you do not have to try (or try too hard) . Overall an odd  experience. Next time you deliver the food, try not to put your fingers in my plate as you describe what I ordered.  You can explain just as well describe from six inches away as you can with your finger practically probing my steak. Good value, and food was delicious. Just an fyi to the service: good manners and customer service, sincere customer service, not phoney bs, is what will win repeat business.

Atmosphere: 4, cool, fun, trendy.

Service: 1

Quality of Food/Drink: 4

Value for $: 4, pricy but very good.

Overall Impression: 3.25

Yes, I would recommend giving them and I’d give them another try. Perhaps the service end of things have improved.

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