American

Steuben's (Arvada)

Steuben's wouldn't be Steuben's without the homemade mac and cheese and fried chicken. This location features the same comfort food favorites and 1950s retro feel—plus a few new surprises on the menu. Also try the Uptown location.

Wystone's World Teas

This calming coffee and tea shop boasts a variety of teas and offers a full alcohol bar. In addition to the libations, there cafe serves tea-centric dishes, such as the Chinese chicken barbecue sandwich, infused with smoky Lapsang souchong tea. Also try the Lakewood location.

Tavern Platt Park

The Tavern offers a comfortable neighborhood gathering spot. Nab a plate of the nachos and pair it with the Citrus Mojito. Multiple locations.

Grind Kitchen & Watering Hole

This rustic watering hole offers an eclectic menu and a full bar. Stick with classic American eats such as fried chicken or a double cheeseburger, or switch things up with the pork belly banh mi and potstickers.

Arcana

This gathering spot aims to explore the roots of American heritage through food. In addition to the seasonal fare, Arcana boasts a variety of on-tap ciders. Our recommendation: Pair your cider with the Colorado trout or the bison rib-eye.

Englewood Grand

Although the focus at this comfortable bar is on the booze, you'll also find vegetarian chili and a classic Midwest-style ground beef sandwich.

Handy Diner

This diner serves up American comfort food—vegan style. Described as a dive, Handy Diner offers an extensive menu of inexpensive breakfast plates, sandwiches, and desserts.

TAG Burger Bar (Highland)

An inventive burger bar that lets you choose your protein: classic beef, lamb, bison, turkey, veggie, or salmon. The popular Los Chingones burger comes topped with baja slaw, chicharrones (fried pork rinds), griddled cotija cheese, black bean puree, and Cholula aïoli. Don't miss the adult (read: alcoholic) milkshakes. Try the Congress Park location.

Parker Garage

Located in the heart of Parker, this modern space offers up hearty entrées made with locally sourced produce and livestock. Look out for the charcuterie plate and the grilled yellowfin tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo. 

Cap City Tavern

This family-owned tavern serves classic American fare alongside innovative cocktails and beer on tap. The menu is marked by staples like meaty pizzas and cheeseburgers as well as slightly more indulgen takes such as truffle mac 'n' cheese.

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