Summit Up 1-9-13: Where we’re finding ways to bring Cheez Whiz to Summit County
January 8, 2013
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is ready for some good food!
Seriously, Summit’s got some good eats (we’re thinking Tuscato and Begalis for Italian, J.J.’s for Chinese, Hacienda Real in Frisco and Taqueria La Perla in Silverthorne for great Mexican, Lost Cajun for Creole authenticity and the Euro Deli is true to its name in offering European sandwich delights … and we hear that La Petite Paris can broaden your gastronomical horizons for French food) but we’re longing for some of that cheap, cultural food you can get in the big cities.
Even Denver specializes in the American fare that all seems to blend together eventually.
Mind you, we left off some of the upper-echelon eateries, mostly in Breckenridge, which have some phenomenal, creative chefs who change up their menus and provide delectable delights for the palette.
Thing is, we’re looking for that Middle Eastern kebab joint that makes a killer gyro. And what about a Greek restaurant that can dole out some baklava, spanakopita and authentic tzatziki sauce? Mmmm …
Even a true Philadelphia cheesesteak can be tough to come by, as seemingly everyone west of the Mississippi feels the need to put their own spin on the good ol’ Cheez Whiz and fatty steak recipe, the one that comes when you order at Pat’s or Geno’s: “Whiz wit” or “Whiz witout.” Meaning: “I’ll have a cheesesteak with onions and mushrooms and no, I won’t have provolone cheese instead of the Cheez Whiz, thank you very much.”
If you said all that, you’d go to the back of the line. Seriously. With that, we out to find some good eats!