What a difference a year makes. Denver’s restaurant scene is in the midst of a big transformation—you won’t want to miss a single bite.
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
24 Duo Restaurant (last year 19)
Duo is like your favorite pair of jeans. Rarely does the Highland eatery surprise you, but it always fits and leaves you feeling good. As the restaurant enters its ninth year, steadiness remains one of its best assets—especially considering co-owners Stefanie Bonin and Keith Arnold recently moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, where they’re opening a second Duo. Tyler Skrivanek (who is the executive chef at both locations) crafts menus loaded with fritters, house-made pasta, and sustainable meats—and everything speaks of the season and the land outside the airy restaurant’s exposed brick walls. 2413 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-4141, duodenver.com