There are no mysteries at Work & Class. You pick a meat, you pick a side, and you should probably also pick a beer, because it’s Denver. Simple right? But when you’re making a choice between red chile-braised pork and coriander-roasted colorado lamb or chipotle-tomato mac & cheese and Brussels sprout, apple, and bacon hash, things get pretty damn stressful. Oh, and there are apps like the Peppers Five Ways, a fiery mixture of fresno chile poppers and bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and pepper jam with toasts, and, well, two others, but you'll get distracted again by the fact that you can add extra poppers or bacon-wrapped numbers. Which you should because you're a smart person. The on-the-surface-simplicity extends to booze with a mix-and-match style set-up where you choose a liquor and choose a house mix, but just try and stay level-headed when opting for the spicy basil sour versus the spiced cran-apple cider and when picking which of the 10 tequilas you should add in. The answer here is obvious, though: treat it just like that choose-your-own-adventure book where you totally went with every option and go back again, and again, and again.
Kevin Alexander is Thrillist's executive Food/Drink editor and wants to eat Peppers SIX WAYS. Follow him at @KAlexander03 and he'll send you old Pelican Brief VHS cassettes from his Mother's basement for free, assuming you pay the shipping.
Liz Childers is Thrillist's associate Food/Drink editor, and wants to eat Peppers SEVEN WAYS. Follow her at @lizchilders1, and she'll never send you anything on VHS, because her parents gave away her childhood collection of Disney VHS's and it still makes her sad. Please don't ask her about it.