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Blue Spruce Brewery

Blue Spruce features its own hand-crafted beers along with an ecclectic menu of burgers, German, and Mexican pub fare. Try the Jackalope sausage, made with rabbit, pork, and antelope meats with habanero and dried cherries.

Sunny's

Sunny's is a neighborhood diner that serves breakfast all day. Try the mangia: roasted potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, and spinach, topped with eggs, pesto, and pecorino romano cheese.

Native Foods Cafe

Native Foods Cafe touts an all-vegan menu featuring their famed house-made seitan and tempeh. Try the butternut polenta bites or the classic deli reuben, wash it down with a lavender lemonade or a watermelon fresca.

Curtis Park Delicatessen

This neighborhood deli serves a menu of fine classic sandwiches (like the Curtis, made of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss with house-made Thousand Island) as well as treats from local purveyors like Noosa and Sweet Action.

Modern Market (16th St. Mall)

Enjoy freshly prepared salads, soups, sandwiches and pizza made from simple and whole ingredients. Try a brick-oven baked pizza or the flatiron salad with steak, Gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions. Multiple locations. 

City Bakery Cafe

City Bakery's bread is now the star of its own sandwich shop. Try the East Coast classic: salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and vinagrette on a baguette, or opt for one of the inventive grilled paninis.

Rusty Taco

This standby has made its name serving traditional Mexican tacos. Try the fired chicken taco, topped in jalepeño ranch dressing and crunchy slaw.

Protein Bar (Boulder)

The Protein Bar is healthy food on the go. Choose from quinoa bowls and wraps with chicken, tofu, and veggies. Raw juices and breakfast round out the menu.

Park Burger

Denver's favorite neighborhood gourmet burger joint opens shop in Park Hill, serving favorites like the Royale—a 1/3 lb. burger smothered in caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and bacon.

Salt & Grinder

Chef Frank Bonanno takes on the deli. Expect house-cured meats, hand-crafted salads, breakfast, and jarred cocktails.  Try the PB & J French Toast.

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