Feed Me…I’m Hungry writer Michelle Sandstrom is also the Denver City Editor over at The Daily Meal, where her job is to search out and report on the best food in Denver. Read on for food news and Denver dinning recommendations.
Photo Courtesy or Tocabe
Walking in the front door of Tocabe, you find a restaurant similar in layout to chains like Chipotle, or Qdoba. There is a counter with a glass front towards the back of the open room. You can see the ingredients of your meal laid out and watch as your order is assembled. The room is done in earthy yellows and metal relief sculptures of hand prints adorn the wall. But don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s simple decor and layout: there is more to Tocabe then meets the eye.
Though Denver has a burgeoning food scene, there is not much in the way of American Indian food available. Tocabe is a little gem, giving Denver a chance to enjoy American Indian favorites like Indian tacos and bison ribs.
Tocabe’s menu is simple, with a focus on quality dishes rather then quantity of selection. Indian tacos assembled on an absolutely fantastic homemade fry bread form the backbone of the menu. Fry bread is a flat dough, fried in oil, shortening, or lard. It is said that fry bread was invented during the “Long Walk” in 1864 to relocate the Navajo from Arizona to New Mexico.