The Top 100 List: #39 Pete’s Kitchen “Chili Cheese Fries”


Pete’s Kitchen “Chili Cheese Fries”

Location: E Colfax

Rating: 5.2 (out of 10)

The Skinny: You have to smirk when you see something like this on the list of 100.  The mere mention of Pete’s Kitchen to most Denverites brings back foggy memories of 2am food binges in a room full of other such ravenous drunks.  In that state, it might be a good guess that the most popular, greasy, belly warming request is the chili smothered cheese fries.  But although it might be a beloved Denver tradition, are the chili cheese fries actually any good?  That was what I set out to discover.

The answer:  Meh… they’re ok.  The fries are so underdone they’re practically just soft potatoes, but the chili is pretty tasty, and of course the cheese makes everything a wonderfully gooey mess.  It definitely belongs on the list, however – perhaps more for the local tradition than the great taste.


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