—Photography by Aaron Colussi; Compilation by Anieca Ayler
During a year in which an abundance of openings gave Denver diners a dizzying array of new restaurant options, these 10 spots distinguished themselves with fresh perspectives and clear points of view. That’s a big deal in a highly competitive dining landscape. And while these places may not be...
Cocktail crawls. Burgers bedecked with foie gras. Two dinner reservations in one night. The hedonistic “demands” of being a devout foodie can be tough on our bodies. Blame it on getting older, or wiser, but more and more I’m on the lookout for smart choices to balance my last meal.
On a recent...
April 24 2014, 10:30 AM
If you missed our live chat with Mary Nguyen, chef-owner of Olive & Finch (one our Best New Restaurants), Parallel Seventeen, and Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, you can click on the archive here. During our conversation, Nguyen addressed the topic of local...
March 21 2014, 10:30 AM
Pictures from food editor Amanda M. Faison's personal tour of many of the places listed in the 2014 edition of "Best New Restaurants."
Olive & Finch
Olive & Finch: Goat Milk Cortado
Olive & Finch: Pastries (including gluten-free selections)
February 28 2014, 10:45 AM
If your Monday began in full electrolyte-recovery mode, make a date with the Universal’s Bloody Mary. It will jolt you back to reality, while also balancing out hearty dishes such as the eatery’s delectable biscuits and gravy. The Universal's house-made blend (fresh horseradish,...
September 9 2013, 11:35 AM
"Ask A Chef" is part of an on-going series in which 5280 poses a single question to a local culinary luminary. For this installment, we chose Ryan Leinonen, the chef-owner of Trillium in the Ballpark neighborhood. Leinonen, who opened the bistro at the end of 2011, serves an American menu...
June 24 2013, 10:30 AM
In March 2012, we named CafeBar to our Best New Restaurants list because of its welcoming Wash Park neighborhood vibe and its menu of comfort classics. Seven months later, in a full review, we felt CafeBar had begun to struggle—mostly in service—to retain its original...
June 5 2013, 10:30 AM
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Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
Trend: Global street food, small plates
Chef-owner Justin Cucci first made his mark on Denver’s...