Friday, August 12, 2011

New DU Restaurant Twisters Joins the Scene

There's a new restaurant in the DU neighborhood, Twisters. The newest link from this New Mexico chain is inhabiting the space at  1535 East Evans Ave., where once stood Carl's Jr., and before that Weinerschnitzel, and before that...well...let's just say that this spot hasn't been successful for several restaurants (an irony for those of us who remember the mighty battle Franklin Street neighbors originally waged against the site being developed as a fast food spot). Ah well.

The newly opened Twisters seems to be doing good business, with most items in the $5-$8 range. The menu features hand-held and smothered burrito options, stuffed with beans and cheese or carne adovada. The restaurant's signature burrito is topped with french fries and smothered with New Mexican green or red chile. The massive burrito and tiny enchilada we ordered was pretty good, albeit a bit tepid. The green chile was quite good, but again a bit tepid. Give them a couple of weeks to get the glitches out of the kitchen and I think they might actually win over the neighborhood. Still, competition will be stiff with Illegal Pete's, the Border and even Chipolte (the least Hispanic burrito of all, albeit yummy).

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