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Pop's Place

This quirky cafe is the brainchild of chef Steven Kleinman (father of the Inventing Room's Ian Kleinman) and Jim Pittenger (founder of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs). Try the short ribs loco moco Hawaiian breakfast or the sour cream waffles in the morning, or drop in for Thai-inspired dinner plates.

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.

Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana (Lakewood)

Formerly known as Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, this spot serves Go for Neapolitan-style pies with imported artisanal cheeses and local produce. The Brooklyn or Abruzzo, plus an order of coal-fired lemoncello chicken wings, make for a satisfying meal. Multiple locations.

Lucile's Creole Café (Platt Park)

What was once a neighborhood post office is now home to Creole-style breakfasts. Dig into a gravy-smothered buttermilk biscuit, nibble on some sweet beignets, or sip on a Bloody Mary. The ample outdoor seating is ideal for the Denver sunshine.

Bread-N-Butter

Transport yourself to the South with this gastropub's sophisticated take on down-home staples such as buttermilk-fried chicken and po' boy sandwiches stuffed with oysters and andouille sausage. 

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.

Crazy Mountain Tap Room & BBQ

This casual tap room and eatery serves slow smoked barbecue and craft beer. Try the 18-hour hickory smoked beef brisket (served with beer-infused barbecue sauce) with the Crazy Mountain Amber Ale.

Kline's Beer Hall

This casual beer hall offers 48 craft beers in total. Pair your choice with a house-made sausage, and sit back and relax at one of the community tables.

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.

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