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25 Best Restaurants 2015

Hungry? Check out our annual ranking of the metro area’s best restaurants.

5280 October 2015

Five Points: You Have Arrived

For decades, Five Points has been dubbed “in transition,” an “emerging area,” even “up-and-coming.” No more. This north Denver neighborhood has officially arrived. Here, a close-up look at how one of the city’s most vibrant areas has evolved over the past 150 years.

25 Best Restaurants 2015

Hungry? Check out our annual ranking of the metro area’s best restaurants.

Fashion: The Shape of Winter

Combat the approaching chill with layers of cozy knits and statement outerwear, all cut in modern proportions.

The Two Sides of Denver’s Real Estate Boom

Finding affordable housing in Denver has never been more difficult. This white-hot market is dividing our city—and one student and a young investor are at ground zero of the monumental transformation.

On The Right Track

Meet Lacey Henderson, one of Colorado’s top contenders for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Colorado’s Hunting Tradition

Upland bird hunting was much more (mentally) challenging than I ever thought.

The Rent Is Too Damn High

A letter from the editor of our October 2015 issue.

The College Admissions Test

College admissions deadlines begin November 1. How well do you know what it takes to matriculate? 

DCPA’s New Theater Program for Students

Denver Center for the Performing Arts takes Shakespeare off the stage—and into the parking lot. 

Taxpayer Returns

Will investing in the National Western Center result in a bullish payout for Denver?

Winter Weather Warning

Get your snowboots ready: El Niño may be coming to Colorado.

Adams State’s Secret Weapon

Damon Martin has coached Adams State University to 23 national titles in track and field and cross-country. Here are the numbers behind his success.

Health Exchange Checkup

Has Connect for Health Colorado really improved Coloradans’ health?

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A New Program for Asperger’s Students

A Boulder school is boosting Asperger’s students’ social skills by teaching them how to program.

Living The Dalai Lama Life

Four ways to follow the Lama’s teachings in Colorado.

Money Matters

On October 28, GOP presidential hopefuls debate the economy in Boulder. Coloradans should turn up the volume when the candidates discuss these topics.

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Get Involved: Set Them Free

A nonprofit that helps victims of human trafficking hopes for a good showing at October’s Justice Run.

The Stanley Hotel Gets Its Maze

The iconic Estes Park hotel finally matches The Shining.

Ghostbusting in Colorado Springs

The All-Girl Paranormal Society takes us on a real investigation.

Where to Eat on Game Days

Our strategy for catching the best outside-the-stadium provisions—no matter which team you’re watching.

Stan’s Secret Suite

Atop Denver’s Pepsi Center, Silent Stan harbors an extravagant private penthouse. Or so we’ve heard.

Colorado Bookshelf: The Genius of Michael Jackson

A Colorado author tackles the life of the legendary King of Pop.

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Traveling Light

The best offseason deals in the mountains—and the local gear you need to take with you when you go.

The Yawpers Break Through

A Denver band finds major label success at SXSW.

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The Technique Behind La Sylphide

Maria Mosina reveals the secrets to taking flight in Colorado Ballet’s season-opening performance.

How to Be a Better Diner

A cheat sheet for helping restaurants help you. 

Burn, Baby Burn

Chefs all over town are turning to the dark side and charring their ingredients.

7 Trends Shaping Our Food Scene

From cultural inspirations and ingredients to cooking techniques and more. 

A Day In The Life of A Cheese Maker

Broken Shovels Farm’s one-woman show.

A Day In The Life of A Cheese Maker

Broken Shovels Farm’s one-woman show.

How To: Make a Grilled Cheese with Pear Relish

Decadence from Central Bistro & Bar.

Sips: Arvada Tavern

Vintage cool meets affordable cocktails at the Arvada Tavern. 

Best Bites: Avanti’s Poco Torteria

Line up for the massively flavorful sandwiches at Avanti’s Poco Torteria.

Tall Tales from the Buckhorn Exchange

We got the scoop on the legends (and there are a lot of them) behind the Buckhorn Exchange’s taxidermied decor.

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