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Eat + Drink Denver

An epicurean's dream, this specialty food market and lounge offers 100 artisan cheeses, and 50 wines by the glass every day. Choose the LoDo spot to nosh on a craft Panini sandwich or grab a salad. Owner Pollyanna Forster's Muse Brut Cava is the perfect Spanish sparkler. 

Gallo di Nero

Plates including greens, pastas, and pizzas are crafted with international knowledge and local inspiration. Try the sausage and collards pie or the wood-fired ribeye.

Angelo's Taverna

This remodeled neighborhood nook—formerly known as Angelo's Pizza—runs the gamut food-wise. Find a serious raw oyster-selection on the menu, along with traditional italian cuisine. Try the mushroom gnocchi salad (the gnocchi is fried).

Sugarmill

This dessert shack—part of the TAG family—is tiny as can be. The menu focuses on plated desserts, but is rather inclusive—featuring savory dishes like quiches, sandwiches, and salads. Opt for the chocolate jasmine bar. 

Work & Class

This elevated meat-and-three model menu offers a unique hybrid of American and Peruvian cuisine. Our pick: the buffalo-style rotisserie chicken, sweet potato-and-bacon hash, rosemary-roasted root vegetables, and the cheddar-bacon spoonbread. 

Olive + Finch

Find wholesome, inspired meals at this restaurant, bakery, and juice bar, where you will find a full coffee bar, artisan sandwiches, hearty soups, and tasty salads. 

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

The authentic community dining traditions of Ethiopia can be found inside this discrete locale. Eat from the same platter as your company and use injera, the spongy Ethiopian bread, as a substitute for utensils. Try the lamb tibs: pieces of tender lamb in a red chile sauce joined by cooked spinach and creamy sweet corn. Bonus: There's a dance floor.

Acorn

First-class Boulder eatery Oak at Fourteenth dials it down a bit with this Denver iteration. Contemporary American cuisine is served from an oak oven and grill and you'll notice some familiar dishes, like the kale salad. The ambitious bar menu complements the nuanced urban environment of the Source complex.

Fresh Thymes Eatery

From taste to nutritional value to environmental impact, this food sings "kumbaya." As a community-supported restaurant, this eatery offers yearly memberships starting at $250. The noncomittal can simply walk in and try the grass-finished burger with housemade pickles and corn and arugula salad. 

Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar

This Seattle-based Tex-Mex eatery focuses on fresh produce and housemade marinades, rubs, and sauces. The signature picante sauce pleases heat seekers without overpowering the flavors.

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