Food & Drink

Doctor-recommend burgers in Cherry Creek

The traditional, so-called "food pyramid" can't actually be good for you -- have you seen the guys pulling stones and stuff in ancient Egypt? Malnourished. Terrible bodies. So why not follow Dr. Andrew Weil's (pictured/bearded above) more modern "Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid", which he's deliciously instituted at True Food Kitchen, his new Cherry Creek health-staurant

A 160-seater decked out out with environmentally friendly reclaimed oak floor, birch tree walls, and chairs made from recycled soda bottles, True's got a menu adhering to the Harvard Med School-educated doc's diet that A) battles the chronic inflammation that apparently leads cancer & heart disease, and B) somehow does so via burgers and pizzas. Apps run from a caramelized onion tart with smoked garlic/ black fig/ Gorgonzola, to Thai shrimp dumplings, a grilled shrimp roll stuffed with green papaya & soba, and albacore escabeche smothered in citrus/ avocado/ chile. And -- what's that you say? You're interested in eating some quinoa (Grain of the future™)? Well they've got that next to Steelhead salmon & beets, and there's even (somehow) healthy pizza like a chicken sausage joint covered in Fontina/ fennel, plus sammies that include a tuna slider and a grass-fed bison mushroom burger

Pair the meal with rejuvenators like the coconut water/ fresh OJ/ pineapple juice Hangover Rx and the pomegranate/Sea Buckthorn/ black tea Medicine Man, or grab a cocktail like the rye/ Averna Amaro/ black tea honey syrup Peacemaker and watch all the terrible bodies around you transform into "eh, I probably would" bodies.