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Chef Olav Peterson's latest undertaking is an American garden-to-table restaurant with its own 600-square-foot garden. The decor is both old and new, while the menu takes classic dishes and gives them a fresh twist. Try the split-pea soup with edamame salad or the New England clam chowder poured at the table.

Lou's Food Bar

This Sunnyside restaurant serves up a menu of American comfort food. Don't miss the Nashville-style fried chicken with a side of black-eyed pea salad for dinner and indulge on a duck confit benedict for brunch. 

Yard House

A fun and casual American eatery which features a center island bar and classic rock tunes. Try the crab-crusted swordfish or the ahi crunchy salad.

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Chef Troy Guard describes the food at his Larimer Square restaurant as continental social cuisine. That means he serves big and small plates with flavors from around the world.

Basta

This wood-fired eatery offers straightforward flavors and good wine. Try the "cart-driver" pizza with house-made sausage, rapini, mozzarella, fennel pollen, and chiles. Save room for the organic tiramisu. Check out Cart-Driver, the new (but smaller) Denver outpost.

Old Blinking Light

Seasonally fresh American fare with Southwestern soul in a contemporary, comfortable atmosphere.

Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

The Latin American menu is straightforward: corn, chile, meat, shrimp, veggies, chicken—and it's spectacular. Enjoy authentic dishes such as the piquant camarones diablo or a soulful bowl of pork carnita pozole. 

Black Pearl

Modern American fare with an emphasis on local, organic products that change seasonally. Check out the bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch.

1515 Restaurant

Enjoy innovative, contemporary cuisine featuring local ingredients, plus fresh seafood, steak, and game. Stop by for lunch for one of their popular burger options.

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