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Stueben's milk flight is appropriate for all ages. —Photography by Sarah Boyum

Around Town: Flights

Flights have moved beyond the confines of the wine-tasting room. Here are some of Denver’s most inspired interpretations of the trend.

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Flight: Milk at Steuben’s

Steuben’s is recognized for elevated comfort food and craft cocktails, but this Uptown favorite doesn’t neglect the under-12 set either. Kids can get in on the flight action by asking for the off-menu milk flight (pictured above). 523 E. 17th Ave., 303-830-1001

Bonus: Working through the chocolate-, vanilla-, and strawberry-flavored milks should keep them occupied through dinner.

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Flight: Dry-Cured Ham at Guard and Grace

The prosciutto flight at Troy Guard’s chic, modern steak house, Guard and Grace, offers an illuminating look at the nuances of different dry-cured hams. For $16, you’ll receive a platter piled with Castelvetrano olives, grissini, and American, Italian, and Spanish prosciuttos. You’ll be surprised at just how different each selection tastes. 1801 California St., 303-293-8500

Bonus: Guard and Grace also offers flights of filet mignon (Angus, grass-fed, and prime) at dinner.

Flight: Whiskey at Tables

Tables’ unassuming bar might seem an unlikely spot to find an A.D. Laws whiskey flight. But you’re in the right place: Secure a seat at the cozy bar and have the bartender talk you through the trio of one-ounce pours. Sip and note the differences from one barrel to the next—then taste those against the Secale Straight Rye. You’ll leave the evening happy—and a more informed whiskey drinker. 2267 Kearney St., 303-388-0299

Flight: Dessert at D Bar

Why stick to one dessert when you can have a tasting of three? With Uptown sugar emporium D Bar Denver’s prix fixe option, you choose one dessert from the list of favorites (we recommend the Cake and Shake or warm cookies) or seasonal selections, and the D Bar team will surprise you with the other two elements. 494 E. 19th Ave., 303-861-4710

Flight: Ice Cream at High Point Creamery

At Hilltop’s High Point Creamery, indecisive ice-cream lovers can mix and match. Order the $9 flight and get five flavors (some of our favorites: basil-blackberry swirl, Earl Grey with shortbread cookies, and salted caramel) and house-made hot fudge or caramel sauce, all presented on a custom-made wooden board. 215 S. Holly St., 720-420-9137

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Flight: Bacon at Bacon Social House

Garlic, candied, applewood, paleo: These are just a few of the bacon varieties available at Bacon Social House in Sunnyside. Do yourself a favor and order a flight to share with the table (your choice of three or six pieces). Make sure you include the not-so-spicy habanero, or be adventurous and opt for the rotating chef’s choice. 2434 W. 44th Ave., 720-550-7065

Flight: Coffee at Allegro Coffee Roasters

Berkeley’s Allegro Coffee Roasters Tennyson offers a customizable $9 flight in which you can experience one single-origin coffee brewed three different ways. Don’t miss the unforgettable Ethiopia Queen City Harrar, a sweet, juicy natural- processed coffee with lots of red fruit and chocolate notes. 4040 Tennyson St., 720-630-8157

This article appeared in the April 2016 issue of .

Callie Sumlin, Associate Food Editor

Callie Sumlin creates stories for 5280's Eat & Drink section, manages the dining guide, and oversees 5280.com's digital food-related coverage and weekly e-newsletter, Table Talk.

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