Not everyone wants their comfort food to be exactly like what they grew up on, which helps explain the relatively poor sales of Hood's breast milk. For comfort food turned on its head, check out Satchel's on 6th.
Born out of the ashes of an even smaller first incarnation in Park Hill, this brand new, Mizuna alum-chef'd 50-seater rocks exposed brick framing pine tables, and features New American "comfort food with a twist" and a 30 bottle wine list they encourage you to sample, inevitably leading to Girl Talk. Highlights from the menu include a take on steak and eggs with a 6" veal femur bone cut and topped with a soft scrambled egg / thyme/ caramelized onions alongside Texas toast, a lamb belly confit that's been seasoned overnight, roasted, and served on Israeli couscous with pine nuts/ tomato/ fava gremolata, and a short rib meatloaf with pot au feu veggies and smoky ketchup, also what the forest fire bear's younger brother feels like he's been playing his whole damn life. On the lighter side, they're serving up a homemade wild mushroom orecchiette topped with artichokes/ arugula/ pearl onions/ Parmesan, an asparagus salad with aged prosciutto ham and a poached egg on top, and a melted leeks/ Dijon/ baby potatoes gratinee of herbed sole, which they presumably got by having it walk around a Phish show for a while.
And for a comforting buzz, the aforementioned wine list's broken up into categories like the Argentine/French white-filled "Round, Full and Floral" , and the Napa-heavy "Big, Bold and Beautiful", both of which were considered by Hood's branding execs, but ultimately failed to stick in people's mammaries.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
1710 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80128
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