Salida Colorado Restaurant: Currents Steak and Seafood
Currents is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The owners, Brad Smith and Chris Tracy are great, the food is all-star, their wine and beer menus is superb and local, and the waiters/waitresses are ALWAYS courteous and fun.
Although currents' claim to fame is their "surf and turf", they have a great menu. Their burgers are always good and change every day. One of my saddest moments when I moved to Salida was that was only one restaurant in town who did sushi and they did it once a month. Currents has sushi once a week and it is excellent.
Currents has an impressivemenu. Click on the link to view it. Some of my favorites are the fried chicken (not anything like you would imagine), beef stroganof, Pescalini Capatore (an amazing seafood pasta), Chicken fried steak (hope to see it as a regular..it is just a special now) and their daily hamburger. Their fish is incredible, whether you do the smoked salmon salad, one of their wraps, or a full blown meal. I have tried them all. Their fish tacos with chipotle mayo are also awesome.
Their highest complement on steaks occurred when a friend and past client called me after a hard day's work on his vacation home asking about a good steak. "Now I am from Texas, Paula, home of great beef. Is there any chance I can get a good steak?" I sent the to Currents. He was amazed and now tells everyone that the only good steak in town is at Currents!
Brad and Chris often us goods from our local butchers and growers.
They have the best micro brew selection in town. They order a few kegs of great Colorado beers and then switch them out often. I tend to binge on my favorite beer and have been forced to expand my horizons at Currents. And, I am glad I did! I now have new favorites.
Check out the back blackboard for for their suggested wines and beer. Their sideboard has the local distilleries.
If you don't want to wait or want carry out, you can order online! I love this feature.
Currents is a also great place to meet folks. For lunch, you can meet over a cup of green chili or salmon salad or one of their wraps.
Or, wind down the day at the slopes during their happy hour 3:00 to 5:30. You can get 2 for 1 drinks. You'll see lots of familiar faces if you go there very often.