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Orphans from the Mullen House for Boys ponder the most practical way to eat spaghetti at Gaetano's in May 1949. —Getty Images

An Abbreviated History of Dining in Denver

To understand just how far our food scene has come, you have to go back to the beginning.

Click through the timeline below for a 165-year breakdown of Denver’s culinary moments:

—With additional reporting by Amanda M. Faison.

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