We stopped in Idaho Springs for lunch at Westbound And Down. The restaurant was very au modern--sleek and clean. It allowed patrons to bring their dogs. The bathroom was very nice. We had to wait for a half hour to get a table for 6. It was worth the wait.
The appetizers ordered were flatbread pizza and fried green tomatoes. Both were outstanding. The pizza was flavorful yet light. The green tomatoes were perfectly fried to the point where they were firm on the outside and tender on the inside. Yum, yum!
Our main courses included zucchini confit, vegetable lentil soup, pastrami sandwich and burgers. The pastrami sandwich, though not like a NY deli pastrami sandwich, was excellent! I pared the sandwich with seasoned roasted sweet potatoes. The meat was succulent and tender with an incredible Russian dressing. The potatoes very out of sight. Coated with a savory seasoning and roasted to perfection, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They were delivered to the table piping hot. I'd order it again. Hubby enjoyed his zucchini confit. I tasted my nephew's burger that was prepared medium rare. It was simply scrumptious.
One unusual aspect of this restaurant was that guests actually get up to get their own water at the water station near the front hall. I didn't mind refilling my own glass yet found it a unique dining feature. We all enjoyed our meal. I'd love to eat here again.