RiNo’s Hop Alley radiates fun, from wild cocktails to tongue-numbing Chinese-inspired dishes. Photography by Aaron Colussi
Hunting for this year’s top restaurants revealed one thing: Denver’s dining scene has never been more diverse, dynamic, or delicious. No matter what you’re craving—casual and loud, buttoned-up and quiet, or a mashup of all the above—it’s right here, right now.
1. Hop Alley
—Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham
Chefs are mining the bountiful world of vegetables and coming up with dishes that extend far beyond kale salad and roasted Brussels sprouts. Look for items such as the Squeaky Bean’s casserole of caramelized cauliflower, pickled shallots, and minty pesto and Beast & Bottle’s caper...