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Denver’s Best New Restaurants 2015

From humble bagels to farm-to-table dishes, the local dining scene has never been so exciting. Here, 10 spots to try now.

5280 March 2015

Head Games

In 2014, soccer legend Pablo Mastroeni returned to the Colorado Rapids to take over as coach, leading the team to one of its worst records ever. Now he has a plan that might just save the squad—if he and his players can wrap their minds around it. 

Jobs 2.0: Denverites Who Found the Perfect Second Careers

Not feeling satisfied at work? Meet six locals who made a serious—and successful—career change.

Denver’s Best New Restaurants 2015

From humble bagels to farm-to-table dishes, the local dining scene has never been so exciting. Here, 10 spots to try now.

The Documentary Boom Is Here

The Front Range is officially a hot bed for filmmakers.

Backcountry Beginnings: Tackling Berthoud Pass

Skiing out-of-bounds has always terrified me—until I experienced Colorado’s iconic (and potentially treacherous) Berthoud Pass.

Meet the Colorado Lawyer Working On Michael Jackson’s Estate

Perry Sanders Jr. has been involved in two of the music industry’s most famous legal battles—all while based in Colorado Springs.

A Sporting Life

A letter from the editor of our March 2015 issue.

Colorado Seeks to Open Up Overseas Trade

The state’s so-so export stats hide a booming knowledge-based economy state officials hope to ship overseas.

The Great Pot Property Bind

Legal marijuana’s hardest-hitting side effect is one nobody predicted: a red-hot industrial real estate market.

Q&A: Taylor Gold, Pro Snowboarding’s Breakout Star

The 21-year-old Steamboat Springs native talks tricks, training, and preparation. 

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Denver Women’s Commission Turns 30

Its gift? A shrinking gender gap.

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Colorado Women Who Deserve a Hall of Fame Distinction

The Denver Women’s Commission will unveil a Hall of Fame exhibit this month. Here are some of our modest proposals. 

Get Involved: Homes of Living Hope

A portable health clinic built in Louisville heads to Mexico City.

Inside University of Colorado Hospital’s Addiction Center for Pro Athletes

At CeDAR, elite athletes can recover from addiction and dependency without missing the intense daily practice they need to compete. 

The Latest Trend in Denver Hotels: Experience

New hotels cater to a different kind of Mile High City visitor—the leisure tourist.

The Many Faces of Homelessness

Photographer Dylan Burr’s latest art show and coffee-table book, The Neighbours Project, spotlights Denver’s homeless population.

5 Spring Break Adventures to Entertain Your Kids

No vacation? No problem. From zip-lining to kart-racing, here are five ways to make your kids’ spring break special.

Colorado Bookshelf: Too Bad to Die

Don’t miss Francine Mathew’s new WWII spy novel on bookshelves this month.

Escape Rooms Unlock a New Entertainment Market

Interactive puzzle rooms are popping up across the Front Range, offering wanna-be Watsons the chance to test out their sleuthing skills.

Colorado TV: “Urban Conversion”

An Arvada man turns his eco-makeover into a reality TV show.

Fashion Trend We Love: Denim

Stride into spring by pairing denim’s freshest styles with shoes that accentuate new cuts and details.

Luxury Boarding for Your Lap Dog (or Cat)

Paradise 4 Paws provides peace of mind and convenience for pet owners traveling through DIA.

Restaurant Review: Bistro Barbès

A Park Hill bistro with a global state of mind.

How To: Make Horchata

Obsessed with this Mexican rice milk? So are we.

Eat Cheap: Okole Maluna Hawaiian Grill

Say aloha to Windsor’s Okole Maluna Hawaiian Grill. 

The Wedge Salad, Revisited

Stout Street Social brings a classic up-to-date. 

Variations of Green Chile

We scout out local riffs on the Southwestern staple.

Road-Trip Restaurants: Asian Cuisine

Move over bison burgers—high country chefs are embracing Asian-inspired dishes.

Restaurant Trends We Don’t Love

Five dining fads 5280 editors hope will flame out before next year’s crop of Best New Restaurants debuts.

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