Jay Fox's Dining Guide

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The 7th Annual WomenCook! Dining for a Difference
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COME ONE, COME ALL, to a tasting of the finest food your tum-tums will ever get an opportunity to receive. If you haven’t been before, you’d best hope it’s not too late to buy a seat, or better yet a table.

Welcome Back Legislators — Part II

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” — Gloria Steinem

HERE’S PART II of my favorites in the area near the capitol or a short shuttle ride away.

Welcome Back Legislators — Part I

“Some people like to eat octopus. Liberals mostly.” — Russell Baker

THIS IS THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL “Welcome Back, Y’all” column, with muh recommendations for scarfin’ grub within walking distance, or not more than a short ride from the state capitol. All are open for lunch ‘ceptin where noted otherwise.

Things going on in Foodville

“I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.” — Martha Harrison


“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately,
instead of at three o’clock in the morning.” — John Barrymore

5260 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood
720-922-1999; www.chickfila.com

OPENING AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER Black-eyed Pea in Lakewood is the 66th stand-alone Chick-fil-A store slated to open this year. Nationally, there are, at this writing more than 1523 stores in 38 states. This will be the 920th stand-alone store. This will be the first stand-alone store in Lakewood. In addition, there are 336 mall stores (including Southwest Plaza), and 214 license locations (universities, colleges, airports, etc.). That’s a growth trend to scare some financial planner but not the folks at Chick-fil-A.

You speaka Italiano? You eatta Italiano?

TIME SURE DOES FLY WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN, and I can’t think of anything more fun than going to the seventh annual Italian Food and Wine Festival to be held at Belmar in Lakewood from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12. This is a week earlier than prior years. Note that there is always lotsa free parking.

Where to eat if you ain’t into fair fare at the state fair

“Once, while travelling in the wilds of Afghanistan, some fool lost the corkscrew. We were forced to subsist for several days on food and water.” — W.C. Fields