Since all we have in Colorado are brew pubs anymore, we went to one that is pretty fucking good. Oskar Blues in Longmont.
They don't do reservations on the same day, but the hostess did a call-ahead seating thing for me, so our table was ready when we got there.
I had a Meyer Lemon Margarita. It was pricey at $8 but I think it was a double... it was strong anyway. Also amazing flavor. Try it with half salt or a sugar rim.
Appetizers: Fried pickles - these are not thick flaccid things. Several nice spears with sauce. Mussels -- beer steamed with all the right spices and garlic bread. sweet and tender.
Entrees: Brisket plate - This is a huge serving, so worth the price. 12 bucks for several large slices of brisket, comes with two sides, I had the baked mac n cheese and the texas toothpicks.
Friend had ribs, a half rack, they were equally good and she tried the dirty rice and collard greens. All sides (ex. toothpicks) are in the good sized (6oz? 8oz?) bowls, packed full.
This visit our server was great. She was friendly, attentive, and had a sense of humor.
I like that it seems Oskar Blue's hires waitresses for their actual ability/desire/experience to do the job, not just pretty young blondes that can't do a damn thing.
Drawbacks were some band doing a sound check for later that night... they really blew out the eardrums for a few minutes.
I hear they have a bloody mary bar on Sundays that I am going to need to check out very soon.
I forgot to add they have some really great crab cakes here.