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Old Major

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3316 Tejon St, Denver
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If you follow food and restaurant news in Denver, there isn’t much you haven’t heard about Old Major. And while the accolades both locally and nationally have fizzled out a bit, it definitely continues to serve as a hotspot for food enthusiasts, Highlands aristocrats and hipsters alike. So, what can we tell you about this restaurant that you haven’t heard? Probably not a lot, but we can offer some advice. If you’re going to do Old Major, do it for an afternoon happy hour on the patio.

Here are some tips if you decide to go this route: If they’ll let you, try hard to order off the main menu, mainly to see if you can get your hands on some ham & biscuits from the dinner menu. If all else fails, eat a charcuterie plate. You'll also want to get there early and plan to stay for a long time. Sit on the patio, order a stiff drink, and watch the people go by. And whatever you do, don’t come here on a first date. You need to be relaxed so you can enjoy quiet, comfortable people watching and uninhibited consumption of pork parts. Also keep in mind this isn’t a more fiscally responsible way to experience Old Major. Cocktails alone will run close to $10 a pop, this will not be a cheap happy hour experience. But it will be worthwhile.

We should also clarify that recommending happy hour over the full-on dinner or brunch experience isn’t our way of saying the headliners at Old Major are bad; you should definitely put it in rotation for both of those meals. But for our money, (and regardless, you’re going to spend a lot of money) a nice long mid-week patio binge is where it’s at.

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Food Rundown

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Charcuterie Plate

A daily selection of cured meats. You know the drill. Order it and you’ll be pleased.

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Ham & Biscuits

An absolute must order. Sliced pork on a buttery, cheesy biscuit, topped with sweet red pepper jam. We’ll have 27, please.

Oysters of the Day

Something we always order, regardless of what’s featured. Yes, we’re in a land-locked state, but the kitchen at Old Major is super intense about its dedication and respect for seafood. So rest assured they aren't serving oysters just to say they serve oysters.

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Nose To Tail Plate

As the title suggests, a whole pig on one plate. This is about as rich and porky as food gets. So you’ll likely want to share it. Whatever you do, try it.

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