Shish Kabob Grill
A brief note on Shish Kabob Grill: I stop in here from time to time for Greek food and falafels, but my favorite item here is the Turkish Coffee. If I’m downtown I’ll often pop in just for a cup of coffee while sitting at the front tables watching everyone from bums to high level government folks from the Capitol pass by on Colfax.
This isn’t a Starbucks espresso. Rather a finely ground coffee made from pre-boiled beans, (called cardamom,) and then sweetened. It’s definitely bitter at first taste, but eventually you appreciate it. Or you don’t. Some like it, some don’t. If you’re the person at work who makes the coffee too strong you’ll like it – and you won’t have co-workers cursing you from the break room.
My second favorite item here is the cucumber yogurt salad – a soupish type salad made from diced cucumbers, mint, garlic, yogurt and salt.
Everyone in Denver has probably walked or driven by Shish Kabob at some point – and even if you don’t care for quicksand like coffee it’s worth checking out for gyros and spiced rice.
They’re at 1503 Grant – and Colfax and Grant. www.shishkabobgrill.com