Last night, I went to the Rockies game. I didn't stay long. I wasn't feeling it.
Instead, Jimmy and I headed to Capitol Grille for supper. I used to love that place and I used to frequent it, until I found Elway's. I'll be honest. I love the food at Elway's, it's closer to my house and I know the bartenders. This is a definite perk to dining out. When I walk into Elway's, I am acknowledged with a warm smile and an offering of a bar seat. If there isn't one available, they find one for me. It doesn't matter that I wear, I am treated as a guest.
Capitol Grille is a cab ride. Walking home drunk, through downtown, isn' pleasant or advisable. And, despite the fact that I frequented the bar, I always had to reintroduce myself to the bartenders which is annoying. I tip well, actually, I over tip, especially at places that I plan to frequent. I like the added perks of being known. I won't b.s. you.
And, for those of you that have dined with me, you know it's true. Tipping is essential!
Anyways, we went to there last night. Jimmy preferred Elway's but I talked him out of it. I wanted to give Capitol Grille another try.
We walked in and I knew both of the bartenders. They found us a seat and we ordered wine. The one guy, from Kansas, told me that he was sorry to hear of my recent loss. Wow, someone 3 years hadn't happened in that place. It was odd. I know that we had talked about Brian, on numerous occasions. To bring up, out of the blue, felt extremely random. Plus, this guy lives in the building it happened and I knew this, because he told me one night. DIfferent story, completely random, bizarre effect. In hindsight, I think he was trying to place me. Funny, how he limited his interaction with us after that.
The food was tasty. I do enjoy their bread and I love their lobster mac and cheese. The experience, outside of the initial comment, was lovely, but I wish their wine list was more dynamic and affordable. They have 8-10 wines by the glass that were okay. The bar, itself, is beautiful and I enjoy the atmosphere. I will return, but not as often as Elway's.