Iconic South Broadway restaurant has modernized its menu
When my husband and I were dating, I was living in Boulder and he was in Englewood, so as often as not, we would meet in Denver. He loves the entire Tex-Mex/border food/Mexican cuisine continuum, and we went to the Blue Bonnet Cafe on Denver’s South Broadway as often as anyplace else. After the obligatory chips and guac and/or chile con queso, he always ordered one of his favorite combination plates, and I usually ordered a single-item entrée. It’s been a while though, and since our last visit, the Blue Bonnet has updated its enormous menu but without cutting down the portion size, inflating prices or dulling the “Cheers!”-type friendliness that has kept people returning for nearly 45 years. And when they leave, customers are likely to have a load of leftovers to take home. Many regulars who prefer not to add Styrofoam to-go boxes to the landfill come prepared with their own Tupperware.
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