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US Thai Cafe

Classic, fresh ingredients, spicy-hot recipes, and a chef straight from Thailand make for an authentic, if mouth-tingling, dining experience. Try the green curry.

Pupusas Sabor Hispano

This tiny taqueria dishes up authentic Mexican food and Salvadoran pupusas (corn pancakes stuffed thick with cheese, chiles, and other spicy delights). The fresh corn tortillas are made by hand all day long.

Jim 'n Nick's (Aurora)

Authentic down-home cooking served with legendary Southern hospitality. Don't miss the Angus beef brisket.

Spicy Basil Asian Grill

A winning combination of Thai entrees and curries, tempura, and other Asian soups, salads, and entrees. The peanut sauce curry is a must-try.

Pho 120

Authentic, affordable Vietnamese.

Yazoo Barbeque Company

This unpretentious BBQ joint offers a Deep South menu, featuring slow-smoked pork ribs and brisket. Also try the Greenwood Village location.

DJ's Berkeley Cafe

This hip neighborhood cafe, with exposed brick walls and a long coffee bar, dishes up breakfast (think crab cake eggs Benedict), sandwiches, espresso, and 74 kinds of loose-leaf tea.

British Bulldog Pub

This pub serves up a mélange of fare—from English shepherd's pie, to Pakistani curries, to all-American burgers—in a casual setting. 

Pat's Philly Cheesesteaks

Fresh-baked "East Coast" rolls, oven-roasted turkey, and fresh meats make for some stellar subs. Also check out the homestyle pizzas and the all-you-can-eat "Wing Wednesdays." Multiple locations.

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