Tucked behind Adelitas Cocina y Cantina rests Colorado's first mezcaleria. Learn more about mezcal (and sip on more than 75 varieties of the libation) and snack on small plates like the Oaxacan cheese queso and shrimp and mango ceviche.
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Known as ATM for short, this Berkeley joint offers an extensive menu of tortas, quesadillas, burritos, and tacos.
Every hour, on the hour, fresh bread emerges from the oven for these premium subs. Stop in and gulp down the Big Bird (turkey) or the PB&J sandwich, which comes with with apricot jam and bacon. Multiple locations.
Head to this modern taproom for brews like the Altura Imperial Coffee Stout and small plates such as pork-kimchi tacos with avocado mousse and crispy Brussels sprouts.
Located next door to chef Hosea Rosenberg's Blackbelly Market, this butcher shop and lunch counter sources local animals for the in-house butchery program. The quality meats shine in the stacked sandwiches (we recommend the house bologna).
This healthful cafe offers eight superfruit bowls from the blueberry pumpkin to cacao. Pick your own base, fruit, and granola combo to pair with each. There are also hot bowl offerings and smoothies available.
This noodle bar offers eight ramen bowls and traditional small plates such as steamed shrimp dumplings and fried squid legs. Finish your meal with the mochi ice cream.
This chain's menu is inspired by fresh, Mediterranean flavors. Try the rosemary, ham, and mozzarella piadina—a thin, crispy Italian street sandwich. Don't leave without a slice of YaYa's Chocolate Cake. Also try the Littleton location.
There's a new ramen house on the block, and it's offering appetizers like Japanese fried chicken and comforting bowls like the spicy Sichuan beef and noodle stew. Head over for a late night noodle bowl and a pour of sake.
Formerly Boone's Tavern, the Rosedale is a family-friendly neighborhood spot and a solid hangout for the big game. Chef Jacob Conover whips up high-end pub food, including a seared Colorado bass dish and fried chicken paired with smashed potatoes and collard greens.