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Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery (Lowry)

The second location of this fast-casual American grill focuses on fresh ingredients and innovative techniques to construct its seasonally crafted menu. Pair the 48-hour slow-cooked short ribs with a draft beer.  

24 Carrot Bistro

Boston-born chef Kevin Kidd brings fresh and local products from Oxford Gardens, Isabelle Farm, as well as the restaurant's own farm to this garden-driven restaurant. Customer favorites include the crispy calamari, warm Parmesan-kale dip, and duck confit. 

El Jefe

Farm-to-table Mexican fare will lure you to this friendly Sunnyside haunt. Pair a house margarita with the four-cheese queso, and don't miss the organic mushroom tacos with huitlacoche crema.

Yard Bird

This elevated diner offers comfort food for anytime of day. Regulars love the mealoaf sandwich, fried chicken, and savory pot pies.

Stella's on 16th

Nosh anytime of day at this eclectic LoDo eatery. Highlights from the menu include Grandma Jean's buttermilk pancakes, which are served warm with salted butter, and the lemongrass pork banh mi.

The Post Chicken & Beer

Colorado-style fried bird is the specialty at this laid-back joint. Diners flock for the crispy fried chicken as well as the creative sides, tasty craft brews, and down-home desserts.

Stanley Marketplace

Formerly the Stanley Aviation building, this site is now home to a sprawling, food-centric marketplace. Stop by and check out the offerings from Yellowbelly, Stanley Beer Hall, Cheluna Brewing Co., Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Comida Cantina, Logan House Coffee, and Miette et Chocolat.

12 at Madison

With a menu offering 18 small plates meant for sharing (plus one large format plate meant to feed two to four people), Jeff Osaka's new iteration of his celebrated restaurant is ideal for dining with a group. Don't miss the  radicchio salad with anchovy dressing or the veal sweetbreads with crunchy toast.

Dio Mio

One thing you can count on at Alex Figura and Spencer White's new fast-casual Italian eatery: pasta. Try approachable takes on traditional plates such as cacio e pepe with pink peppercorns.

La Güera Gastro Cantina

Richard Sandoval's casual cantina offers an array of Mexican eats such as mahi mahi tacos, antojitos, and more than 200 tequilas to choose from. Pair your meal with a cool hibiscus agua fresca or brews from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company.