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Best New Restaurants

This year, the top eateries in the Mile-High City present more than just tasty cuisine. In uncertain times, these eight hotspots offer approachability, affordability, and a great excuse to have a little fun.

5280 December 2008


Web Exclusive: Lethal Divide

A guide to understanding capital punishment in Colorado and arguments on both sides of the issue.

The Politics of Killing

Fifteen years after the Chuck E. Cheese massacre in Aurora, the shooter is still on death row. Nathan Dunlap’s only hope that his life might be spared is Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

Desperately Seeking Denver

Searching for the true beating heart of our tough-to-pin-down hometown.

Comfort and Joy

An elegantly offbeat gathering at a Riverfront residence proves that holiday entertaining shouldn’t follow a formula.

Web Exclusive: The Cookie Crunch

Our guide to a festive (and budget-friendly) cookie-decorating party.

Web Exclusive: Recipes from 2008’s Best New Restaurants

Chefs from this year’s top dining spots share their kitchen secrets.


Getaways: Back in the Glam

First Person: Don’t Mess with Colorado

Nature: Horsin’ Around

Issues: A Farewell to Arms

Life According To… Bernard Amadei

Don’t Mess with Colorado

How do Coloradans hate Texans? One man—born in Colorado, now living in Texas—counts the ways.

Horsin’ Around

Winter is the best time to view one of Colorado’s wild mustang herds.

Back in the Glam

More than four years into a $1.5 billion revitalization, Vail’s allure is finally returning.


To Market We Go

Get your good tidings in Georgetown this month.

Creation Station

Show your stuff at the new Denver Community Museum.

Literacy Lapse

Colorado struggles to keep its residents reading.

Book Nooks

Lose yourself in a story at one of Denver’s indie booksellers.

Time to Sparkle

Look to local jewelry designers for gifts-or a festive touch to any ensemble.


Caviar Dreams

Affordable caviar an oxymoron? Nope- try these.

Tea Treks

Snowshoers take it one step—and one sip—at a time.

Suds and Sweets

Local beer and dessert make for a perfect winter pairing.

Magic Ingredient: Pueblo Chile

Heat up a dish with this fiery, flavorful chile.

In My Kitchen: Edward and Kristi Janos, Cook’s Fresh Market

As the owners of Cook’s Fresh Market, a gourmet food emporium downtown, Edward and Kristi Janos don’t have to look far to find quality ingredients for their home kitchen.

Back for More… Bisque

A Lakewood favorite gets another bite.

Reviews: Elway’s Downtown

Fighting for steak-house supremacy in Denver.

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