Chicken and Waffles, not just for breakfast anymore

After a day of skiing with great friends, soft snow, my friend and fellow sandwich lover Phil and I decided that we should stop by Tommy Knockers Brewery for some food and brew. I have been there before, and their Pastrami was ok, but their grilled cheese was amazing (pre-sandwich blog…. but it has jalepenos and is a double decker…mmmmm). But after a day of skiing, Tommyknockers is a great place to stop. And stop we did.
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Corned Beef, Pastrami, Seranos and Mustard on Sourdough… toasted of course

I went skiing on tuesday, and as I was on my way back to work, I was really hungry (since I did not think it was going to take that long, i did not put a sandwich in my bag) so I decided to go to Two Brother’s Deli in Idaho Springs, CO. I haven’t been there in a while, so I figured I would see if it was as good as I remembered it being. It is right across the street from Tommyknocker’s where they have a pretty darn grilled cheese (triple decker, see my other posts on THE BEST GRILLED CHEESE EVAR!).

Well, the atmosphere hadn’t really changed, and the sandwiches had changed a little bit, but the service was a little slower than I remembered it being. I was asked 3 times what I was having on my sandwich, which was fine, but every time I was asked, there was a different ingredient thrown in there randomly. Eventually I ended up with a warmed Roast Beef and Pastrami Sandwich, with Spicy Brown Mustard, and Serrano Peppers…. on sourdough. It was very close to what I was going for, which was a warmed roast beef and pastrami sandwich on sourdough with spicy mustard and horse-radish, with a little bit of chopped garlic.

Here it is in its glory, basking in the sunlight:

They had a lot of veggie options, a really cool toaster (one of those big ones with the conveyer) and their rueben looked pretty tasty as well. They had a ton of really good bread options, and you can buy the loaves. The bread is a great size, and very tasty, with a lot of variety. The meats were good quality, and it appeared as though the veggies were pretty fresh. Great atmosphere with tasty food….

here is what you can use to make your own sandwich! Another neat little trick is to call them and have them make it to-go, scoot off the highway, pick it up, and head on up to the hills!

Hours Of Rescue, Idaho Springs
Monday–Sunday 6:30 am-6:00 pm
1424 Miner Street • 303-567-2439
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The Best Grilled Cheese EVAR!

So this is a sandwich that had a couple of different variations, but the final one was by far one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches EVAR!!!!! (i know i spelled that wrong, it is all about an exclamation here) I love french fries, and I like to put french fries in my sandwich (gyro style… again, another post, but you need the backstory) I also like grilled cheese. I like to put french fries in my grilled cheeses…

so, i went to Tommyknocker’s Brewery one day, and I was about to order some giant chicken wings and I had a craving for grilled cheese. They asked me if I wanted jalepenos on it, and i said yes. can you also put a handful of my french-fries IN the sandwich. The waiter looked at me quizzically and said “IN the sandwich? Like as they are cooking it?” I said yes.

So came back my sandwich, that happened to be a triple decker grilled cheese, with jalepenos and cheese on one side, and french fries and cheese on the other side. It was pretty darn good, especially dipped in a little bit of bbq sauce.

Fast forward about a month or so… when i get another craving for grilled cheese. This time it is my girlfriends first visit to colorado (our second date) and we decide to go grab some lunch. We went to Table Mountain Inn where i frequent because i work across the street, and I asked them to make me a similar sandwich to the one I had at tommy knockers…. But they took it to a new level. This sandwich was very tasty, but it was also kind of like a heart attack on a plate. But it was gooooooood.

What they did was take some texas toast, 3 pieces of it. Then they took some Pepper Jack, some jalepenos, and some anahiem peppers and put them on the first layer. THEN they added the second piece of bread, then a layer of anahiem cream-cheese on top of that, then the french fries. Grilled to a nice golden brown, it was awesome. In fact, the wait staff came over and commented on how the cooks were all talking about this awesome grilled cheese. Some of the staff might have even tried a bite…

It was a great sandwich… check out the recipe section to learn how to make your own!