My favorite place in Stapleton is The Berkshire Restaurant. I think the original concept name for the restaurant explains it all: “The Bacon.” Replete with Homer Simpson and Elvis Presley quotes stenciled on the wall, and a charcuterie station at the front door, The Berkshire is a shrine to swine.
The proprietor, Andy Ganick, spells is out perfectly with the motto “Swine, Wine and Good Time!”, and he delivers on all three. Andy actually sketched out the original menu on the back of gas receipts, while stuck in a traffic jam outside of New York City. An east coast native, Andy found himself on a six-year ski-bum vacation in Vail, and after returning to the east coast, spent the next few years hatching a plan to return to the Rocky Mountains.
Andy opened The Berkshire Restaurant in December 2007, and I have been a loyal patron ever since. With menu items like Cherry Coke Marinated Short Ribs, Five Spice Rubbed Pork Belly and their signature sandwich, The King (Peanut butter, caramelized bananas & crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread – you’ll think you’ve died and gone to Graceland), you simply cannot go wrong at The Berkshire. Not to be missed appetizers include Kobe Beef Sliders, Charcuterie Place and House Made Duck Phat Fries. The Berkshire has something for every taste. Now that the sun god is shining on us here in Denver, the outdoor patio is a great place to share a bottle of wine, and wile away the afternoon snacking on Fried Pickles and artisan cheese from the Truffle Cheese Shop.
As many of my clients know, The Berkshire is a great place to meet for a quick meeting, and some hearty grub. Stop on by and find out what all the fuss is about!