American

The Preservery

This family-owned restaurant, bakery, marketplace and bar offers seasonal finds, from snacks to soups and sandwiches to pastries. Order a market board with daily cheese and salami selections and sit back and take in the live tunes on the patio.

Esters Neighborhood Pub

In addition to its 23 craft beer tap handles, Esters offers fresh pub eats. Try the popular Fee pizza, a pie topped with Fat Tire-braised pork, caramelized onions, jalapeños, bacon, and barbecue sauce. Lighter options include salads and sandwiches.

Masterpiece Kitchen

Chef Justin Brunson's new American bar and grill features familiar favorites from Masterpiece Deli and Old Major. Dig into standards like truffle egg salad and fried chicken, or sample new items such as nachos, meatballs, and chicken wings.

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.

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