Dining in the RiNo

The City of Denver is known for many things, one of which is all of its many little sub districts located all throughout the city.  They each have their own personality and identity.  Just to name a few, there is Wash Park (Washington Park), Bonnie Brae, and Park Hill, all known for their nice homes and friendly, family environments.  Then there is Downtown, which is also subdivided into areas such as LoDo or Lower Downtown, where a lot of the night life lives, and the Rino District, which stands for River North.  It is the area north of the Platte River.  The Rino District is an older area that is being transformed into a new, hip place to go to sample some of the local brew pubs.  We went to dinner with our friends Sue and Jim and ended up in one of these local pubs in the Rino District called The Walnut Room.



I love this outside fire pit.  I wish I had one like this at my house.  I’ll have to go back at night sometime to see it in all its glory, with the flames dancing in the cool of the night.


Inside, The Walnut Room is a comfortable and cozy pub where everyone is welcomed as a friend as soon as you walk into the room.


Some of the local brews being featured on the board.


The food is pub food with flair; pizza, sandwiches and salads, all made in house, with fresh, delicious ingredients.  I had the Southwestern Slope sandwich with turkey, candied bacon and avocado.  The boys both enjoyed a sandwich called “The Fat Bastard”, which was loaded with all kinds of meats and cheese. YUM!


Sue had a Greek salad.


A good time with good friends.  Life is very good indeed!


The Walnut Room is located at 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205.  To see what’s brewing at the pub, go to their website at http://www.thewalnutroom.com.





Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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