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Secrets of the Suburbs

From gourmet pizzerias and beer gardens to eclectic boutiques and Asian markets, our Mile High suburbs are overflowing with places worth discovering. We’ve pulled together an assortment of spots that embody the vibrant, appealingly quirky spirit of our city’s outlying areas. 

April 2011

Made in China

In January, Chinese Restaurant News’ prestigious “Top 100 Chinese Restaurants” national competition wrapped up with plenty of Colorado representation, rounded out by more than a few spots in—you guessed it—Denver’s suburbs. The awards are meant to set the bar for “universal excellence in dining standards” for Chinese food in the states. Lone Tree’s Jasmine Asian Cafe (www.jasmineasiancafe.com) and Lakewood’s Great Wall Super Buffet (www.greatwallsuperbuffet.com) both snagged spots in the top 100 for overall excellence, while Aurora’s Little Panda (www.littlepandaaurora.com) and Firestone’s King Wah Asian Food (6050 Firestone Blvd., Unit 201, Firestone) cleaned up in the take-out category. To find out which other Colorado places picked up honors, visit www.top100.chinesemenu.com) and Lakewood’s Great Wall Super Buffet (www.greatwallsuperbuffet.com) both snagged spots in the top 100 for overall excellence, while Aurora’s Little Panda (www.littlepandaaurora.com) and Firestone’s King Wah Asian Food (6050 Firestone Blvd., Unit 201, Firestone) cleaned up in the take-out category. To find out which other Colorado places picked up honors, visit www.top100.chinesemenu.com.

 

Tech Elite

We love our Macs, but we still feel compelled to note that Lone Tree is home to one of only eight Microsoft (store.microsoft.com) stores in the entire nation. Amid much buzz about its retail proximity to the Apple store, Park Meadows opened the location, only the third at the time, this past summer. New Yorkers are still griping—the store still hasn’t made it east of Chicago.

 

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