Today, Danny and I decided to try John’s Chicago Style BBQ on Harlan St, just south of the I-70 Exit in Wheat Ridge. A friend suggested it and said it had changed owners some time ago, and was worth checking out. And since it was right down the street from Seyfer’s Automotive, which we also wanted to visit, it was convenient.
The restaurant was empty when we walked in, and I wasn’t even sure it was really open. But the owner was there, working behind the counter, and gave us a quick run-down on the lunches and BBQ sauces. We decided on the pork sandwich. I took fries as a side and Dan took the beans. Service was fast, food was hot, and it was pretty good. The meat had a nice smoky flavor but a bit dry. The mild bbq sauce was decent, although a little thin, so you had to use more of it to flavor the meat. I would have preferred a slightly thicker sauce, personally. All in all a nice little place to eat, and I hope they make it – it’s a little out of the way to get just street traffic, but hopefully people (like us) will know about it and make a deliberate decision to eat there.
After lunch we headed to Seyfer Automotive – not your “regular” auto repair shop. Seyfer has been around awhile and was heavily involved with car clubs and restoring classics. We got a personal tour through the yard and just loved some of the cars – no, all of the cars – we saw! ’55 Ford wagon, 65 Mustangs, old T-Birds. We were in Classic Car Heaven! Oh yeah – and Seyfer fixes regular cars too. Check them out, also on Harlan St, just north of 44th Ave.
After the shop it was still pretty nice weather, and we decided to go for a walk at Crown Hill Park (26th & Kipling). If you have never walked this park – you should! Beautiful scenery and views, miles of walking trails both dirt and concrete. If you have horses, there are trails you can ride through the park. It’s a nice little oasis not far from the city.
Well, that’s it for today – join us for our next adventure…