Scholars & Rogues is looking forward to meeting as many DNC attendees as possible – we aren’t the official hosts of the convention, but a lot of us live here in Denver and we’re excited about the prospect of introducing you to our town.
We’re also pretty excited that Lime, one of the greatest restaurants in a town full of great restaurants, has agreed to host the S&R crew for the duration. Denver is going to be a circus and there’s not going to be a lot of real estate available to us humble blogger types (although the Big Tent is one of the best ideas ever – thanks Markos, thanks Google, and thanks to all the other sponsors who have made it a reality). So Lime’s willingness to take us in is something we greatly appreciate. We’ll be occupying space that could otherwise be used by customers, so they’re making a financial investment in all of us who care about the future of our country. Thanks, then, to Curt, Pam, Kavika and Kate, and also to marketing director Nicole Gruber, who is already going above and beyond the call of duty on our behalf.
For that reason, as well, we hope you’ll stop by to see us, and we know the staff hopes you’ll stick around for lunch, dinner and/or some late-night action around the bar or on their really sweet patio.
Some dining notes, if you so inclined. As noted in our earlier article on Mexican food, Lime serves up fresh, creative, healthy and insanely tasty takes on a variety of Southwestern standards. They’re serious about that healthy thing, too. For instance:
- The refried beans are vegetarian – made without pork or lard.
- The lime rice is vegetarian, seasoned with ground annatto seed and fresh vegetables.
- They use RedBird Farms chicken, which is locally raised and processed. It’s cage free, antibiotic clear and has no added steroids.
- Lime is trans-fat free. The red chile sauce is vegetarian, made from ancho and red chile purees with spices and herbs. The green chile starts with roasted green chiles, shredded chicken, veggies, and spices.
- The tamales are made on-site daily from fresh corn, masa harina, and pure vegetable shortening.
- And if you have special dietary requests, let your server know and they’ll do their best to accommodate.
I think I may already have mentioned the mojitos.
Lime is located at 1414 Larimer St., just across Speer from Pepsi Center. It’s about halfway down the block, and the entrance is via a little inner courtyard (that is, the entrance isn’t directly on the street). We’ll be back in the bar by the DJ booth (please note the “Rogues” portion of Scholars and Rogues).
Thanks for reading, and come see us.