Interstate Kitchen & Bar-where the Omelette sampled 1/3 of the menu

Friday night happy hour found the Omelette staking out a new locale-Interstate Kitchen and Bar at 901 W 10th Ave (10th and Santa Fe).  I had spied an advertisement for this gem in a local restaurant guide and when I saw that they served deviled eggs and reverse root beer floats (root beer ice cream with vanilla soda) I knew it was the place for me.

Luckily the Omelette and our Men’s Auxilary agreed.   I do believe it was this quote from the website that was the selling point, “No spirit better defines America’s distilleries than whiskey. Whether you prefer it Kentucky straight, Bourbon, Tennessee or good ‘ol fashion ‘shine, Interstate’s bar will surely have your poison.”  We do love our whiskey.

And apparently we love to eat.  Out of our group of 8, seven of us managed to consume the following items from the menu:

  • Two orders of deviled eggs
  • Lap dog
  • Mini-wedge salad
  • Fried pickles
  • Fried chicken livers with house-made hot sauce and pickles
  • Fried shrimp ravioli
  • Hot pastrami on rye with house-made salt and vinegar chips
  • Two cheesesteak sandwiches
  • Side order of shoestring potatoes
  • Fried chicken with pork belly green beans
  • Monte Cristo with shoestring potatoes
  • Tomato soup with griddled cheese

The amazing thing is that we all only have good things to say!  Not one complaint regarding the food.  I would suggest letting the deviled eggs come to room temperature and must say that the shoestring potatoes are a must, the seasoning is amazing.  Mama called the wedge salad ‘unique’ and Betty claimed the tomato soup was ‘spicy!’ and delish.

If the food isn’t enough of a reason the whiskey list should be.  I was delighted to find on their specialty drink menu a mix called the Horse Neck: whiskey, ginger ale and a twist of lemon.  It’s my drink!  However 1/2 of the time I order a whiskey/ginger ale or a whiskey 7-up and end up with a whiskey/soda.  Pepper does not like.  If sipping whiskey is your thing you won’t be disappointed.  They have easily 60 different options on their whiskey list.

And don’t forget to tell ’em the Denver Omelette sent ya!


  1. peachesjulian Says:

    And it says hooch on their Web site! Automatic plus.

  2. mamamonroe Says:

    Pepper – the reason you always end up with Whiskey/Soda is because myself, Peaches and Betty all order WHISKEY/SODA. You just have to be different, don’t you? Come over to the dark side… the Whiskey/Soda side. Be one of us. ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

    Plus there are less calories in soda. And by less I mean zero. Duh.

  3. pepperlowell2442 Says:

    well i wish i did but i DO NOT LIKE!!!! i have tried!

  4. :) Says:

    Whiskey/Soda is pretty gross.

  5. Alastair Says:

    A basket of fried pickles sounds like heaven right now… What would the proper whiskey pairng be?

  6. mamamonroe Says:

    Alastair I recommend George Dickel Barrel Select – the sweetness of the beverage will contrast nicely with the sour pickles. Which are fabulous by the way – they make their own!!!

  7. Blake Says:

    By wedge salad, do you perhaps mean an iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing and bacon? Because if so I am in. I am on a quest to taste the best iceberg wedges the world over. And with a little whiskey…what better?

    I am also in consultation with Alastair about a date for a DO/DOD meet-up. I’ll get back to you.

  8. bettysteele Says:

    DO/DOD meet up STAT!

  9. Blake Says:

    OK, Ladies. I’ve consulted with Alastair. Would the night of February 5th work? That’s a week from this Friday.

  10. pepperlowell2442 Says:

    works for me!!
    ps the wedge salad is ‘fancy’ with romaine, blue cheese, ham and cracklins!

  11. mamamonroe Says:

    It was an unusual wedge salad that is for sure… I don’t know that I loved it as much as the traditional ice berg/bacon/bleu cheese but it was an interesting change… I am also a lover/connoisseur of the wedge Blake, shoe AND salad…

  12. Blake Says:

    But are you a lover of hanging out on February 5th with the DOD boys, Mama?

  13. peachesjulian Says:

    Peaches the drunk is in!

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