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Best New Restaurants 2009

They are all hip, refined places to see—and be seen. But, most of all, the food is excellent. This winter, escape to one (or more) of Denver’s most fabulous new eateries for a meal that’s guaranteed to please your palate.

5280

December 2009

Features

Roll the Bones

Frank Bonanno has become Denver's most successful restaurateur over the past nine years, so you'd think the brash chef would know better than to open an upscale noodle joint in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Then again, maybe he knew something others didn't.

Department

The Feel-Good Jail

How a Boulder County program is creating a kinder, gentler—and promising—method for criminal rehabilitation.

Let the Games Begin

Three adrenaline-pumping sports that are guaranteed to heat up the chilly season.

Barely Hanging On

Why Colorado's community ski hills soon may be a thing of the past.

Atmosphere

Dining

Rillettes

This pâtélike spread is the hottest item on the charcuterie plate.

Irish Coffee

This toasty cocktail comes with a shot of history—and improvisation.

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