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The nation celebrated National Cheese Curd Day last Sunday, but apparently every day is now Cheese Curd Day in Denver. Happy guests invade the new Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern and every other bar that serves curd cheese. We recently put together our list of eight Denver spots for Wisconsin Cheese Curds and completed it with Wally’s. Readers were quick to respond with their own opinions. Says Nick:

Papa has just found his new meeting place. Zander at Wally, what?!?!

Question: Will there be cute chubby girls who can surpass any man who walks into the house in question?

Follow-up question: will they have bangs and the flannel / sweat combo?

Observes Yates:

Anything outside of Colorado is never welcome. Colorado people hate everyone who is not from Colorado, including their food.

Mike replies:

This Wisconsinite just bought a home in Denver to add to your commute, increase your cost of living, and destroy your “Colorado” culture.

Says Jill Marie:

Come on Westword, who wrote this ?! You need a real Wisconsinite to make cheese curd recommendations. Culvers? It’s like recommending McDonald’s to someone who asks where to get a good cheeseburger. And cheese curd from the Midwestern Saloon is just the name. They are mini mozzarella sticks and don’t taste like real cheese curds. And where is Fort Greene? Best cheese curd in Denver, possibly only competing with Wallys whom you thankfully put on the list. Speaking of a self-proclaimed cheese curd snob, I have to say that I’m very disappointed with this list.

Conclusion Sam:

Another proof that Denver is being invaded by Cheeseheads …..

Read on for some of our recent reviews on cheese curd:

Cheese curd in the Roo Bar.

Cheese curd in the Roo Bar.

Mark Antonation

Cheesehead Alert: Eight Places in Denver for Wisconsin-Style Cheese Curd

Wally's Wisconsin Tavern is now open on Market Street.

Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern is now open on Market Street.

Mark Antonation

Rheinhaus owners open the Wisconsin Tribute Bar

Cheese curd is also on the menu.

Cheese curd is also on the menu.

Linnea Covington

100 favorite dishes: Juicy Lucy at the Midwestern Tavern

The original Rocky Flats Lounge.

The original Rocky Flats Lounge.


Rocky Flats Lounge, one of the best bars in Denver, closed after the fire

Here’s an update on the beat of the Wisconsin Bar: Rocky Flats Lounge, a Wisconsin Fish-Fry fan favorite, which has been closed since a fire in the summer of 2015, could finally reopen. Much of the building – the original pay office for the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant – has been destroyed, but construction of a replacement has now begun.

And in the meantime, there are plenty of places in town to get sick of Wisconsin-style food, though there is some debate about this culver curd. As for the lack of Fort Greene from our list, the kitchen has seen some changes lately and we can’t check to see if the curd is still available there.

Has anyone bitten you lately? Let us know in a comment or send an email to [email protected]

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