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The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2018

5280 October 2018

The Art of Dying Well

It’s been nearly two years since Colorado passed the End-of-Life Options Act. How has the controversial law affected Centennial Staters, and how, exactly, does one plan for a good death?

The Leaves Are Changing—And so Should Your Wardrobe

Transition gracefully into the cooler months with polished pieces cut in modern, elongated proportions and accented with feminine details.

Denver's Best Restaurants

The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2018

Small-Town Injustice: The Aftermath of a Police Officer’s Murder Conviction in Rocky Ford

When a Rocky Ford police officer was convicted of murder after shooting a young man in 2014, residents of the Eastern Plains town might have believed that the criminal justice system had worked to protect the community. So why does the Rocky Ford Police Department seem more powerful—and less accountable—than ever?

Theft by Taking: The Alarming Trend of Wildlife Poaching in Colorado

Wildlife, beware: Poaching is a real threat in the Centennial State.

One Man’s Complicated 50-Year Relationship With Cannabis

It’s been a long, strange trip.

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Last Rights

A letter from the editor of the October 2018 issue of 5280.

Colorado’s Attorney General Candidates Weigh in on Six Key Issues

Before casting your ballot in the midterm election, find out how AG candidates Phil Weiser and George Brauchler compare on the issues.

Groundbreaking New Tennis Facility Set to Open in Denver

The $14 million complex aims to both boost the sport’s esteem locally and encourage underprivileged kids to be more active.

The Battle to End the Counterfeiting of Native American Art

It’s illegal to sell art as Native American-made when it’s not. So why are fraudsters making millions of dollars?

Cheyenne Mountain’s Dixon Trail Is Finally Open

Bouts of severe weather and negotiations over private land have stalled the path for years.

How to Explore Albuquerque’s Quirky Sights in 48 Hours

We’ve got your agenda filled with museums, breweries, hiking, and delicious Southwestern food right here.

How to Make a Comeback like an Ironman Champ

What the average athlete can learn from Boulder-based Mirinda Carfrae’s journey from full rest to full beast mode.

4 Ways to Get Your Birding Fix This Month

From watching bird bandings to spotting bald eagles, there are plenty of opportunities to glimpse the state’s feathered friends before the “Year of the Bird” wraps up.

A New Exhibit Puts Cuban Heritage on Display

Prominent Coloradans with Cuban roots will temporarily donate personal treasures to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science starting this month.

Gregory Alan Isakov Is Releasing a New Album

We chatted with the Boulder-area singer-songwriter (and farmer) to learn about his new tunes.

These 3 Nonprofits Are Diversifying the Local Literary Landscape

These Denver-based organizations are tackling race, gender, orientation, and income disparities with their innovative projects.

The Best Things to Do This Month in Colorado

Your short list of the state’s coolest October events.

A Q&A With Denver’s Breakfast Burrito Bosses

Two women behind the Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant empire dish on green chile, charity, and Denver’s most delicious holiday.

Where We’re Eating, October 2018

The restaurants, dishes, and drinks on our dining radar.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem’s Disruptive Decade

The Infinite Monkey Theorem has been shaking up the wine industry for 10 years. Here, a grape-fueled highlight reel.

We Blind-Sampled 10 Colorado-Made Hot Sauces So You Don’t Have To

Here are the winners.

Restaurant Review: Chimera

Chef Edwin Zoe delights in the details at his new Asian restaurant in Boulder.

These Apple Cider Doughnuts Are Worth the Drive to Lafayette

Head to Acreage Ciderhouse & Eatery for the perfect fall treat.

Visit the Colorado Sets of These Scary-Bad Movies

Love campy horror films? This story is for you.

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