• watercourse foods: take 2

    March 19th, 2010quarrygirldenver, more restaurants (not LA)

    i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, watercourse foods in denver is one of the greatest vegetarian restaurants ever. the food is great, the portions are huge, they serve tap beer, and EVERYTHING on the menu can be made vegan. we love watercourse so much, that on our recent retreat to the mountains of evergreen colorado, we stocked up on take out food for the next day…which proved to be a very wise decision.

    Reuben: Smoky portobello mushrooms topped with homemade sauerkraut, and a special sauce on grilled rye bread. With choice of 2 sides. $9.25

    i ordered a vegan version of the reuben, pictured above, with my sides being mixed vegetables and steamed chard. what makes the reuben at watercourse so special, is it’s made with chewy smoky portobello mushrooms as the meat substitute, rather than seitan or deli slices. while this wouldn’t be my favorite reuben on earth, it’s definitely delicious and i’d order it again. the thing was pretty big too, bigger than it looks in the picture…and for under 10 bucks it comes with two large sides. just check out how much chard they gave me:

    my husband went with the wild rice tempeh burger, and for his sides he chose chard and mixed greens…

    Wild Rice Tempeh Burger: Homemade and amazing. Topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and choice of BBQ, teriyaki, or blackened. With choice of 2 sides. $9.25

    i had a bite of his burger, which was prepared teriyaki style, and it was excellent. the rice/tempeh patty was thick and hearty and the sauce was perfectly tangy. and like the sandwich, it was pretty sizable for just $9.25. or maybe i am just used to LA prices!

    lastly, we got a huge chocolate chip cookie to share. watercouse is known for its desserts, all of which are vegan, so i was very excited to try this thing. unfortunately, i locked this cookie in the cabin as we were leaving, and it was never to be seen again. it looked and smelled really good though. 🙁

    speaking of our cabin, we stayed in this really cozy place called highland haven located in evergreen, which i would highly recommend. it came with nice views, a comfy fireplace, a little kitchen, and even a vegan stag mounted on the wall.

    so next time you are anywhere near denver, be sure to have at least one meal at watercouse foods. in fact, watercourse and city o’ city are probably reason enough to visit colorado…so start planning.

    watercourse foods
    837 E. 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
    303-832-7313 / » Map
    Open Mon – Thur 7am – 9pm, Fri 7am – 10pm,
    Sat 8am – 10pm, Sun 8am – 9pm

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14 responses to “watercourse foods: take 2” RSS icon

  • Let me get this straight. You purchased said cookie, carried it back to your cabin, and didn’t even sneak a bite? That’s crazy talk.

  • The Wild Rice Tempeh Burger looks awesome!!

    On another note, I’ve been analyzing my purple posting icon on this blog. I can never tell if it’s crying or just really angry. I believe it’s wearing spectacles though. Hehe.

  • It might also have fangs? What are those pointy things on its teeth. Maybe it’s a vampire.

    That chocolate chip cookie looks pretty great too by the way.

  • Just a quick comment for a long time RSS feed-based reader. The other month you seem to have turned on some new service that has rendered the RSS feed almost useless. First, it keeps reporting something about stealing content, and then you changed feed to partial with no images. I read too many blogs today to have to always visit the website, so will soon have to abandon this blog, as inspiring as it has been in the past.

    I use NetNewsWire and Google news as my reader/aggregator combo, and have pointed them at your designated RSS feed url.

  • Haha, don’t fix the rss just to spite this dude.

  • Jason – if you can’t be bothered to click through from your RSS reader to a web page you are just lazy. Quarrygirl carries no ads and is one of the most frequently updated vegan blogs in the country. I see her content stolen everywhere with people making money by placing ads around and inside it, as well as leeching the pictures directly from this site.

    I’m very happy to come here, read the articles formatted nicely and participate in the comments. NetNewsWire is an awful way to experience content you appreciate.

  • Ug, that’s a drag. Maybe the next guests were treated to a complimentary vegan cookie though.

    Gauri Radha, you can upload any kind of picture you want for yourself at gravatar.com. They work on all WordPress blogs and a lot of other places.

  • ^ Oh cool, thanks so much, I hadn’t even heard of that site before. I’ll rotate some cute animal photos through for future posts. I’ve uploaded a small duckling walking in the grass for right now.

  • Jason's Boyfriend

    Hi Jason, it’s Tommy, your boyfriend. Stop being such a faggot about your “RSS trouble” and come over and suck my toes.

    P.S. I love you Jason.

  • Haha, if you don’t visit the blog page itself how can you participate in the witty comment banter? Isn’t that half the fun?

  • Chard? That looks more like kale.

  • Your picture of the cookie looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this recipe.. I really like the vegan chocolate chips that the Whole Foods here sells. They are delicious! YUM
    Cigar Ratings

  • michelle mccracken

    I just went here today and bade the vegan tempeh Cuban sandwich with onion rings it was the jam! I had to take the other half home. I am from L.A. and im just here for a week to help open the new Ikea out here and im so glad you had the postings for denver so I could find good eats! Im gonna try to go to rebellion pizza tomorrow they have a vegan menu so I will keep ya posted!
    thanks do the info!

  • Was in Denver this past weekend, and based on this review, went with friends to Watercourse. It was good, for sure. Had the Seitan Fried Steak and liked it a lot. I would not say that it’s the best vegetarian restaurant ever but very good.

    While in the area, went to Boulder and had lunch at a place called Leaf.
    That was an outstanding meal!

    Cheers, and thanks for the great blog and dinning ideas.
    (Stay clear of the Central Coast (SLO County), it’s a vegan and vegetarians worst food friend…)

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