Posts tagged ‘Sandwich’

August 24, 2011

Denver: Marlowe’s


The Tuesday that we got into Denver, we were starving. I was visiting the Mile High City with my husband as a reward trip with his company. We promptly dropped off our bags and went to the conference “hospitality desk” and asked for local restaurants nearby. They pointed us to the Hard Rock Cafe and  J.Alexanders. Hm. We were on our own.

So, we headed down to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall on our quest. We ended up at Marlowe’s on the corner of 16th Street and Glenarm Place, mainly out if desperation and starvation.  I’ll keep this one short and sweet because I don’t think there is much to this place, but my sandwich was interestingly good and so was the people watching.

I ordered the Sliced Pork Loin Sandwich. Sounds suspectedly pedestrian. Pardon the pun (since we were at the pedestrian mall). But, I read the description, and it sounds amazing: cherry & ancho pepper rub, Moroccan cheddar, spicy mustard-herb aioli, arugula & Fresno pepper jelly relish on a semolina bun, severed with kettle chips.

It sounds like a hot mess of crazy flavors, but the blend of all things sweet and spicy was amazing. The sliced pork was tender and flavorful with the sweet cherry and spicy ancho pepper rub – a perfect base for all the other yumminess. The pepper jelly is what you taste first, sticky and sweet. Then, it’s the spicy mustard-herb aioli giving it a little kick, the cheddar oozes out with the pepper jelly and the peppery arugula lingers a bit.

We both enjoyed a nice cool Big Nosed Brewery beer – the wheat and the red, respectively. I plan on doing a beer list/review of our entire brewery-hopping jaunt.

I have so much more to share from Denver soon!

501 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-3700
Open Mon-Thu 11am-1am; Fri 11am-2am;
Sat 12pm-2am; Sun 12pm-1am
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