The Denver Central Market has quickly become RiNo’s de rigueur meeting spot. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
If you’ve lived in Denver for longer than a couple of months, then you’re likely familiar with Barolo Grill (number 23 on our annual 25 Best Restaurants list this year). But you may not be aware of two-month-old Chow Morso, Barolo’s more casual, affordable sibling, located inside...
Bottles courtesy of Wine and Whey
—Photograph by Rebecca Stumpf
You know what’s predictable? Arriving at a party with a nice bottle of wine or a six-pack of craft beer. You know what’s a heck of a lot more fun? Showing up with a batched cocktail—one that you mixed at home, funneled into a pretty bottle, and are now handing over to your surprised host.
From left: The Preservery’s market space; squash and Burrata salad
—Photography by Aaron Colussi
THE DRAW: Bright urban-industrial space with good lunchtime sandwiches and evening music
THE DRAWBACK: Transition to dinner marred by uneven cooking and inattentive service
DON'T MISS: Salads, cocktails, octopus appetizer, chicken...
—Illustration by Jessie Ford
Could there be anything better than the profusion of pies at Thanksgiving? We’re glad you asked, because it turns out that craft brews and pie can be symbiotic dessert partners: Beer has residual sugars that often pair better with seasonal slices than most wines. “In pie and beer pairings, take...
—Photo courtesy of Bettina Goscinski
How best to tap the vibe of a mountain town? Find the locals’ coffeeshop. In historic Georgetown, that’s Kaffehuset, which has been serving caffeinated treats for just eight months but has already captured residents’ (and tourists’) hearts. The tidy shop, with its Scandinavian feel and walls lined...
That neon drink? It’s Departure’s fantastic riff on the gin and tonic. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
RIVER AND WOODS
Many restaurants boast of their community-focused bona fides, but two-month-old River and Woods in Boulder truly embodies the mantra. When Josh and Katie Dinar and former Linger and Root Down chef Daniel Asher dreamed up the eatery, they did so with a reverence for the...
PB Love Co. co-founders Mario Esparza (left) and Andy Mason outside of their RiNo headquarters —Photo by Jeff Nelson
Texas native Mario Esparza’s first homemade batch of nut butter was simple: almonds, coconut oil, and salt. But his combo yielded a flavor richer than any store-bought product he’d tasted—and it was devoid of all the fillers, preservatives, and unpronounceable ingredients that populate commercial...
—Photograph by Aaron Colussi
Few things are as satisfying as a steaming bowl of noodle soup on a chilly day. And if you’re looking for Asian flavors—and want something other than the usual ramen or pho—we’ve got just the thing for you. “Laksa,” a slow-simmered blend of coconut milk, dried shrimp, fish balls, and noodles, is...