Fuel Cafe: Worth Falling in Love With

Worth Falling in Love With

Finally, today I made it to Fuel Cafe with a couple of friends to celebrate a birthday for lunch. I don’t consider myself tied to anyone’s “top” list, but the fact of the matter is that anything that ends up on 5280s Top 25 Restaurants list is probably worth trying out. As it turns out, not only is Fuel worth visiting, it’s worth falling in love with. We found ourselves sitting in this odd semi-industrial space in north Denver wondering how we could get them to open up another one closer to where we live in the southern part of Denver proper. I had a tartine, a simple open-faced sandwich with ricotta, beet greens and prosciutto, served with a side of the best roasted beets I’ve had in ages. The birthday girl had the Udon Noodle Bowl – it’s brought to the table with all of the ingredients in a large bowl – cucumber, cabbage, pickled onion, burdock, beets, slow poached egg, and your choice of chicken or tofu – then dashi broth is poured over the whole thing tableside. Gorgeous presentation, and a rich and warming meal for a cold day like today. And a little tip, we started the meal off by sharing an order of the sweet potato chips, made in house and served with what seemed like their housemade version of a ranch dressing. Yum. With the tagline of “organic seasonal local sustainable”, I’m sure I’ll be back