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5280 Burger Bar (Westminster)

Executive chef Derek Baril (formerly Wild Standard and Salt) brings a scratch-made and seasonal approach to this burger locale. Try the "Perfect" Angus burger with Gruyère cheese, bacon-onion jam, and roasted garlic aïoli. Also try the Denver location.

Renegade Burrito (Westminster)

Make your own burritos, tacos, and bowls at this fast-casual Mexican eatery. Try Jeff's Desperado burrito (chile verde, carnitas, beans, and strawberry habañero salsa stuffed in a Raquelita's jalapeño-cheddar tortilla). Multiple locations.
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Bugs & Beer

Bees buzzing around your can while you're drinking on the porch? Not good. Butterflies floating past while you sip brews and munch hors d'oeuvres in the middle of a replicated rain forest? Very good. This adults-only evening features Fate Brewing beers and food from A Spice of Life and Pour La France, which you can…
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Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K

Sometimes you need a little encouragement to hit the pavement. At this runner's paradise in Westminster, that motivation comes in the form of small bites from local restaurants at the end of every mile. Both the sweating and the snacking continue at the postrace festival, where you can attend an outdoor bodyweight fitness class with…


At this salute to spring, children will throw seed bombs to cultivate flowers in the Butterfly Pavilion gardens, release captive ladybugs back into the wild, and search for insects native to the Centennial State. After watching young butterflies zoom around their rainforest habitat, the whole gaggle can visit the pollinator sale to purchase discounted plants,…

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Mini adrenaline junkies can take on a challenge their own size at this one- to two-mile obstacle course. On their way to the finish line, children between five and 16 have to climb up cargo nets, army crawl across rugged terrain, and slide through patches of mud. While the kids race for their bragging rights, parents…

Torchy’s Tacos (Westminster)

This Texas-born taco shop offers an option for any appetite. Don't miss the breakfast tacos, the taco of the month, or any of the many pork, beef, sausage, and chicken options. Multiple locations.

Big Mac & Little Lu’s

Big Mac & Little Lu's brings the Florida beaches to the Centennial state with carefully sourced seafood and thoughtfully paired beverages. Try the almond-crusted hogfish with a crab-mustard sauce, Caribbean rice, and vegetables, or select one of four po' boy sandwiches. To start your meal, you can never go wrong with smoked fish croquettes.

Zoës Kitchen (Westminster)

This chain's menu is inspired by fresh, Mediterranean flavors. Try the rosemary, ham, and mozzarella piadina—a thin, crispy Italian street sandwich. Don't leave without a slice of YaYa's Chocolate Cake. Also try the Littleton location.

Japon Sushi & Sake Bar

A long list of special rolls are artfully prepared at this Japanese restaurant. Don't pass up on the Godzilla Roll: Tempura shrimp, crabmeat, and avocado topped with unagi, tempura crunch, and two sauces.

Babajoon’s Kabobs and More

Westminster gets a taste of the Middle East at this classic fast-casual kabob spot. Your choice of grilled, seasoned meats are served with rice, grilled vegetables, and a salad. Don't miss the house-made pita.

Early Bird

This attractive breakfast and lunch spot offers a well-balanced menu and local ingredients. The all-day breakfast menu includes open-faced omelets and crème brûlée French toast. Also try the Greenwood Village location.

Hideaway Steakhouse

Tucked away in Westminster, this upscale steak house serves classic American favorites. Come for the extraordinary steaks, the slow-roasted prime rib, and the fresh seafood selections. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you'll find live entertainment in the lounge.

Hana Matsuri Sushi

Grab a seat at the bar for sushi, sashimi, and all kinds of sake. Take your pick of delicious spreads at this chic establishment, which also serves pork, duck, lamb, chicken, and traditional Japanese dishes.

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