Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro 1033 E. 17th Ave., 303-459-2311; 4267 Tennyson St., 303-952-9590

In Italian, affogato means “drowned”—a fitting description for this simple, decadent dessert of gelato and espresso. Order the treat at Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro (there are Uptown and Berkeley locations) and you’ll indulge in scoops of Tahitian vanilla gelato drenched in freshly pulled espresso. At once smooth, cozy, and refreshing, this treat is like a decadent coffee float—complete with straw and long-handled soda fountain spoon.