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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


Vintage Glamour

Dress the part this holiday season with jewel-toned sheath dresses for her and monochromatic suits for him.

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.


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.


Faux Real

How to get Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s hair style.

Boost Your Spirits

Colorado’s microdistilleries carve a niche in the liquor market.

The Joy of Music

The sublime pleasures of singing with my children.


How one Denver woman is thinking locally—by acting globally.

The Parent Trap

Volunteers ensure that this generation of teen parents—and its children—succeeds.


In My Kitchen: Andrea Frizzi, Chef-owner, Il Posto

Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery

Cozy up for pizza and beer at this Buena Vista spot.


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

Irish Coffee

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

Review: India’s Pearl

Second Time’s A Charm

Boulder’s Rib House serves up crave-worthy KC-style barbecue.

Best Bites: Quinoa Salad Niçoise

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