Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pass The Ketchup

SEVERANCE, Col. - Another piece of old Colorado slipped away Wednesday night when Bruce's Bar, the rural roadhouse renowned for Rocky Mountain oysters, closed amid toasts and tears.

The bar's owner, Bruce Ruth, died in August
[and the] family decided Tuesday to close the bar that drew generations of Denver Broncos, motorcycle gangs including the Hell's Angels and the Sons of Silence, President Bush and Julia Roberts.

There's a large painting in the bar that illustrates the origins of the breaded and fried house specialty. A bull stands glaring at a knife-wielding cowboy reaching between the animal's rear legs. Call them Rocky Mountain oysters, cahones or testicles. Bruce's served about 20 tons a year...

There's a rodeo joke in there somewhere.


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