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It was another banner year for Denver’s ever-growing dining scene, which was reflected in our most-read eat and drink stories. Our annual Best Restaurants list—which for the first time wasn’t ranked—saw a mix of stalwarts and standout newcomers. We welcomed an influx of must-visit watering holes and new hot spots. Slow Food Nations hosted its inaugural festival right here in Denver. Even Top Chef recognized the city as an up-and-coming foodie destination, filming its current season throughout the Centennial State. Here, we dish up the year’s most sought-after food and booze stories, according to 5280 readers.
Denise Mickelsen | October 2017
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Here’s a fresh look at the eateries—some old, many new—that take excellent care of their guests and consistently bring exceptional flavor to the table.
Denise Mickelsen | September 7, 2017
Ashley Hausman Vaughters earned the impressive credential after almost a decade of study and drinking more bottles than she can count.
Justin De La Rosa | April 4, 2017
The best spots to eat and drink before, during, and after the game.
Denise Mickelsen | June 5, 2017
When she’s not filming elimination challenges, Simmons has been hiking, biking, and eating her way around the Centennial State.
Fen P. Fenton | December 11, 2017
When the weather outside is frightful, these hibernation-worthy hideaways are so delightful.
Callie Sumlin, Claire Lardizabal, Denise Mickelsen | May 9, 2017
Eight spots that do justice to everyone’s favorite weekend meal.
Mary Clare Fischer, Spencer Campbell | February 2017
In the Mile High City, there’s a watering hole for every occasion.
Denise Mickelsen | August 17, 2017
Santo brings modern New Mexican cuisine to the former home of Scott’s on Alpine. (Bonus: Read about the restaurant’s November debut)
Daliah Singer | October 5, 2017
Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Featuring Escapology is now open in Five Points.
Denise Mickelsen | November 7, 2017
The LoDo store, which doubles as a dining destination, opened on Wednesday, November 15.