An extension of chef-owner Troy Guard's TAG family, Los Chingones is shareable Mexican cuisine with distinctive style. The 90-seat rooftop bar overlooks RiNo. Find a menu marked by ceviches, funditos, and tacos.
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This elevated meat-and-three tiered 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Seattle-based Tex-Mex eatery focuses on fresh produce and house-made marinades, rubs, and sauces. The signature picante sauce pleases heat seekers without overpowering the flavors.
Elegant interpretations of American classics characterize this menu. Entrées range from pastas—like mac and cheese made with gruyere—to Colorado bass to a lamb reuben with house-made sauerkraut and pickles.
Wide variety, quality presentation, and attentive service have earned this sushi locale the right to be called a destination. Enjoy happy hour fare—including oysters, sashimi, rolls, and drinks—on the outdoor patio. We suggest trying their daily special.
Cuisine originating from the Michoacan area of southwestern Mexico served amid fanciful murals. Most of the family recipes are gluten-free or can be prepared gluten-free. To start, try prickly pear margarita with the ceviche appetizer.