By Denise Mickelsen | October 2018
Whatever it is that sends you out to eat—a special occasion, convenience after a long day, curiosity about dishes you’ll never cook at home—the electric Front Range dining scene is delivering more deliciousness, character, and hospitality than ever before. Here’s a taste of the top spots.
By Denise Mickelsen & Callie Sumlin | February 2018
Colorado is home to nearly 100 distilleries that are, in true Western style, pushing the boundaries of what it means to craft local liquor. Here’s your 2018 guide to Centennial State hooch. Cheers!
By Denise Mickelsen & Callie Sumlin | December 2018
Thanks to the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, a piece of legislation passed in 2012, Centennial State residents can sell baked goods, pickles, and more straight from their kitchens to their neighbors—and you.
By Denise Mickelsen & Callie Sumlin | May 2018
Meat-loving Denver has more tasty burger options than we can count, from hulking steak-house-style stackers to classic thin-patty versions. Our food editors ate through scores of them to find our 25 favorites in the Mile High City. We hope you’re hungry.
By Denise Mickelsen & Callie Sumlin | June 14, 2018
In the past year, it seems like every restaurant in Denver has begun serving brunch. But which spots sport the absolute best fried chicken, Bennys, and morning cocktails? We were all too happy to spend our weekends eating and drinking our way through the Mile High City’s lineup to compile this list of noteworthy brunch destinations.
By Amanda M. Faison | October 23, 2018
Finding and retaining kitchen talent is harder than ever in the Mile High City. Here’s how local restaurateurs are tackling the problem.
By Denise Mickelsen & Callie Sumlin | July 2018
Here are the local farmers, ranchers, chefs, artisans, and do-gooders making an impact on how—and what—we eat.
By Callie Sumlin | April 2018
I probably don’t need to tell you that I am a Very Annoying Food Person. You know the type: the friend standing on her chair to capture the perfect overhead shot of her artisanal wood-fired pizza; the co-worker who delivers eye-roll-inducing lectures on the (fascinating?) differences between natural and Dutch-process cocoa powder. As a food editor, being a Very Annoying Food Person comes with my job. But even the culinary obsessed need convenience sometimes.
By Jay Bouchard & Shane Monaghan | June 28, 2018
If there are two things we know about summer drinking in Denver, it’s that most people like to do it on the cheap and, when possible, on a patio. Here are five places to imbibe at a fair price with a killer view.
By Kaelyn Lynch | April 24, 2018
Pierogies Factory owner Cezary Grosfeld wants to turn his local business into a national empire. In addition to its food truck and brick-and-mortar location, Denverites can sample Grosfeld’s fare at 15 different restaurants in the metro area, including Boulder’s Bohemian Biergarten and Aurora’s Cedar Creek Pub, as well as at the South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market, and at home via delivery service from Amazon Fresh.
Many new restaurants and bars came to the Denver scene this year—here, our coverage of some of the Mile High City’s most popular newcomers:
- The 5280 Guide to Milk Market
- What to Expect at Beckon, Denver’s First True Chef’s-Counter Restaurant
- Seven Grand Is the Cozy Downtown Whiskey Bar You’ve Been Waiting For
- Denver, Get Ready for the Wolf’s Tailor
- A First Look at Lady Jane, LoHi’s Gorgeous New Cocktail Bar
- Chook Brings Charcoal Rotisserie Chicken to Platt Park
- 9 Things You Need to Know About Morin
- Don’t Miss Safta, Denver’s First Modern Israeli Restaurant