Shells and Sauce
Just a few blocks from my ramshackle abode in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood is the new restaurant “Shells and Sauce.” I’ve watched this building be converted from the old “Cluttered Closet” consignment store into this small but snazzy little bistro. The remodel took quite a long time, but the place has been packed with locals for the past two months, and it’s a wonderful complement to Chef Zorba’s and Pete’s Chinese.
The interior is welcoming with soft colors and warm lighting. The place is small, but a full bar and outdoor patio makes up for the tight interior.
I had the Pancetta Russa, a vodka infused pasta sauce with asparagus served over thick noodles accompanied by two crisp glasses of pinot. Soft thick garlic bread and potato soup rounded out the meal, and I had sufficient leftovers for my Monday lunch. Prices are between $12 – $25 a plate.
You can read the local food critic “Gabby Gourmet” review here. They’re located at 2600 East 12th Avenue in Denver’s Congress Park area, and open daily except Mondays.
Caleb Cross, Denver, Colorado