Colfax has come a long way in recent years: higher-end apartment complexes popping up, more restaurants, bars, and shops moving in, and a fresh coat of paint slapped on buildings here and there. The stretch of road between Broadway and Colorado Blvd is lookin rather proper in parts. One of the tips of the overhaul iceberg sits at the corner of Colfax and Monroe, an establishment simply known as Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.
The crew gathered at 2PM on a gorgeous Denver Sunday to partake in some meat, cold beer, and sparkling conversation. We started this round with some highly-recommended flash-fried veggies. Not entirely sure what made them flash-fried versus just warm, but regardless, they were tasty. The group split one order so as not to fill up and leave no room for the dogs… Cue: The Main Event.
The dogs were good. The fries were free (Chris did a good job on that one!), and customer service was second to none. Mike, the guy announcing order numbers did so with the enthusiasm of a WWE announcer when the Rock was about to come out and layeth the smacketh down on some jabroni…. (nerd alert).
Pitchers of beer were only $9, which made me recall my college days at the Trailhead in Fort Collins, putting away pitcher after pitcher of Moosehead with my friends.
Back to Mike…Seeing as how this was an encased meat stop, not one of us tried the smashburger on the menu. Mike had us promise to make sure we come back and try it, promising that it was as good as the patty they serve at Elway’s but $15 less. Hell of a sell there!
If you’re on Colfax, want a quick bite among good people, love hot dogs, and don’t want to put a dent in your back account, check out Steve’s. And if you’re around July 31, 2011, come by for their hot dog eating contest. I gotta see this one in person…
Check out the rest of Steve’s dogs and their story:
Steve’s Snapping Dogs
3525 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206-1816