The two month old 110 Reserve comes as an extension of Miss Priss Women’s Clothing Store and owner of both, Pamela Mikesell. It’s a very inviting porch / deck / breezeway mini-bar with a view of the highway and Pike’s Peak and wouldn’t be out of place in Breckenridge in terms of design.
A credit is required for this, but you don’t have to charge Breck prices for simple cocktails. Like an inexplicably high vodka from Tito’s $ 15 Bloody Maria – the cost of a killer cocktail at one of Denver’s high-end spots – that’s heavy on the celery salt and drinks like any $ 5 brunch special anywhere, though candied bacon goes with celery, cucumber, olive and salami slice garnish fits.
When you go
110 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 719-640 9663, facebook.com/110ReserveBar
As fine and refreshing as their Don Julio silver Cucumber margarita is, with fresh fruit and homemade lime syrup and luckily no BS mixes, $ 12 still feels a few dollars high.
Our Chicken satay bowl, colorful and beautifully presented with carrot shavings nested on a rice mound, surrounded by edamame drizzled with dressing, broccoli, cabbage, and sliced bird pieces, is at least $ 4 overpriced at $ 16 for the portion and overall finish, inclusive lumpy rice and fairly dry meat with no juice.
For our money, we are most satisfied with a $ 4 snack bowl of warm mixed nuts encased in a fabulous rosemary spice.