Why is Northfield Stapleton so hard to get to?

Maybe it’s me, but I’ve been to Northfield Stapleton twice now and on each trip made at least one U-turn because the street I thought should take me there, didn’t. Namely 49th, which ends on each side of the mall and starts again elsewhere.

Worst of all, we’ve taken two routes, and each has had the same result. Was the airport that hard to get to?

The first trip was during the Christmas season to see the TSO light show. To say I was unimpressed would be giving the light show more credit than I think it deserves. We got there, it was cold, we had to park back in Douglas county somewhere, and stood in the cold for the show and then…. weak sauce.

Last night we went for dinner, it was still cold, and snowing, go figure. But dinner was great! We paid our first (and probably not last) visit to Texas De Brazil. If you’re a meat eater, make the trip.

They start you with a buffet style salad bar deal, with a little sushi, soup, lots of cheeses and breads. Then you sit back down and flip over a little token, from red to green. Green means that the guys with various meat on two foot skewers will swarm you offering all sorts of yummy meat goodness. When you’re full or need a digestion break, flip your little token back over to red.

My only complaint isn’t even aimed at the restaurant, it’s at the people who bring their screaming, loud shouting, poor behaving children to a place that’s menu has two things, “light meal” at $25 and “heavy” at $50. Why torment others who are out for a nice dinner with your brat? Thanks for that, people at the next table over.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kath (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

    Had been wondering about this restaurant..thanks for the review.

    Sadly, too many parents don’t think twice at taking their ill-mannered children out in public.

    I like the custom they have in German restaurants…leave the kids at home and bring your dog instead.

    Btw, from I-70 it’s either Quebec north and turn right on 49th or Havana north turn left on 49th. Either way you run right into the shopping center.

  2. Fizzy (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 5:57 am

    My beef with the restaurants is that I have 2 teenage kids now and we are still seated in the kid / family section of restaurants. We get to listen to the yelling and screaming and misbehaved kids while eating. When do we get to sit back at the grown up section again?

  3. Kath (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    Do what I do. When I am seated in the ‘screaming baby section’ I politely but firmly ask to be re-seated.

    Several times I have walked out of restaurants that have no available seating other than ‘screaming baby’.

    My rationale? If I wanted to eat surrounded by screaming infants and kids, I would have had my own.

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