I didn't understand this. Being a Denverite I don't consider this "heartland" or "midwest" and I don't know anyone here who would think that way either. I was happy to see Tony reverse his thoughts about Denver (he's really ripped on the food here before) but he did a whole episode in Montana for ********s sake and he can't do one on Colorado for ********'s sake? - I can attest that Biker Jim's sausages is the bomb. The snausages Tony had are on the every day menu. I eat there every Wednesday because it is WTF Wednesday and you get the really great and interesting limited dogs. Today I had the Emmentaler and Neurenberger brats. - The fancier Frank Bonanno who Tony ate with is indeed a culinary master and the biggest name in Denver cuisine right now. Frank owns four restaurants here. The one on the show, Mizuna, is excellent. My favorite, however, is Bones. It's his version of an Asian noodle house. The appetizers alone are to die for. Especially the suckling pig steamed buns, the escargot potstickers, the roasted bone marrow and the unagi eggrolls. Last time I was there Frank actually cleared our dishes and we got to talk to him about his restaurants. Thinking of all that made me have to pull up their menu to post it: http://www.bonesdenver.com/images/pdfs/menu.pdf Sorry if I sound like a shill but his food is worth it.