Udi’s is a food-making entity in the Denver area. I say “Entity” as they seem to do a giant glob of things, including catering, pre-made food in grocery stores, and restaurants. Up until recently, my only experience with them was making pizzas on their gluten-free crust for a co-worker of Drew’s. Didn’t actually try the pizzas, but rumor has it that they were pretty good. There’s an Udi’s location in Olde Town, about a 15 minute’s walk from us, so we had us some impulse dinner there with mixed results.
To start off, Drew got a Blue Moon, and I got me a Bhakti Chai. This stuff is so freaking amazing, it’s chai tea with some serious spices. Apparently it’s made in Boulder, and sold at a bunch of different places in the Denver area. Pretty much every time I stumble across a new place that sells it, the power of Chai compels me to buy some.
Drew got a Greek Salad, and was rather pleased with it. He was especially impressed with the fact that the cherry tomatoes were all sliced in half. Half a cherry tomato is much easier to consume than an entire cherry tomato!
I was desperately craving some grease, so I got myself some fries. The fries were a tad overcooked, and didn’t really stand out to me in any particular manner. Not that they were *bad*, mind you, they simply were not very inspired.
We both split a pepperoni pizza, and had mixed feelings towards it. There was practically a solid layer of pepperoni on this thing, which is good for someone really into pepperoni. The cheese looks sparse, but wasn’t, surprisingly enough. From what I can figure, they take slices of whole mozzarella and lay it on top, so that while there are gaps in cheese coverage, the places where the cheese does sit is pretty thick. The crust, unfortunately, was pretty thick as well. This might not have mattered if the crust were fabulously delicious, but alas, it did not move me as it could have. At $12, the pizza was also a bit overpriced.
I’m open to trying Udi’s again at some point, as they also have sandwiches and other things, but it won’t be anytime in the near future unless we’re with friends that want to go, as we still have approximately 2397238438924 more restaurants on our “list of restaurants to eat at.”