Duck, Duck, Goose
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 01:10
My life has changed forever. It’s rare that I have an experience so life-affirming, so fundamentally wonderful, that I get teary-eyed and adrenaline rushed just thinking about it.
What I am referring to, dear reader, is the Duck, Duck, Goose Poutine at Euclid Hall. I have eaten it. And it is the best dish in Denver that money can buy.
The culinary wizards at Euclid Hall start with medium thickness fries, cooked to perfection. Then they let the fries soak up a rich pool of fragrant, seasoned duck gravy. Succulent cubes of duck meat playfully mingle with the golden fries, dripping with the gravy and their own warm juices.
Combine that with stringy Wisconsin cheese curds, a massive and picturesque sunnyside up duck egg, and, finally, a delicate and classy piece of foie gras, and you have something beyond expectation.
And that represents why I love Euclid Hall. It’s the quintessential student joint. It caters to the laidback child in all of us—the one that appreciates hearty and wholesome food. It has a really lax atmosphere and the staff treats people like people.
But, at the same time, Euclid Hall provides complex flavors and superior ingredients, allowing my curiosity and fancy side to run wild. It has sausage and pickle platters and foods that I can’t even pronounce. Eating there is like an adventure.
The brick walls and dim lighting give a lounge atmosphere. You can sit in a cozy booth or at the bar, which has a full view of the dynamic kitchen.
And, not only that, but the drink menu is themed after different disciplines within mathematics, such as algebra, arithmetic, and geometry. This calls back to the title of the restaurant (Euclid is the father of geometry), which is just downright clever and awesome.
It’s like I always say: The only thing better than an inside joke is one dripping with math and alcohol.
If you ever find yourself at 14th and Larimer with $23 to spare and your taste buds in need of utter euphoria, get some Duck, Duck, Goose. Your eating life will never be the same.