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A New Look and New Eats at Ignite

The Ballpark restaurant unveils a new interior and wood-fired fare


Ignite has always been a favorite go-to burger spot, slinging up inventive, stacked beefy creations in the Ballpark neighborhood. Following a successful five years, the restaurant decided it was time to shake things up. Dropping its burger-only persona, Ignite has returned to the district with a new tagline, revamped interior, and a handful of inventive dishes, ready to take on the neighborhood. ... Read More »

The Flat-Out Best Spring Food-and-Drink Festivals in (and around) Denver

DiningOut's The List

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the everything-food-and-drink list to end all lists. We’re undertaking a rather ambitious project—a year-long endeavor that lays out our flat-out best picks of the most exceptional culinary experiences in Denver and Boulder. We’ll cover the usual suspects: tacos and ramen, for example. Pizza and burgers, too. But think of this as the Herculean ... Read More »

Prime Picks Winners: The Classic Burger

These Mile High masters won your votes for the best beef in a bun

DiningOut Prime Picks

March has been the month of many things—basketball madness, St. Patty’s Day shenanigans, the first day of spring. But it was also the delectable relaunch of DiningOut’s Prime Picks contest. Running every month and showcasing your picks for the best fare in Denver and Boulder, these capture the most delicious part about being a Mile High. This month, we decided ... Read More »

The Cherry Cricket Plans to Reopen in April

The beloved Cherry Creek institution finally has an opening date

cherry cricket

It’s been over five months since a kitchen fire shuttered Cherry Creek’s oldest burger joint, the Cherry Cricket {2641 East 2nd Avenue, Denver; 303.322.7666}. Since then, the team has kept the spirit of the cricket alive, reassuring their fans with up to date info on their social media page and even participating in local charity drives. After months of construction, the wait ... Read More »

10 Denver/Boulder Foodie Instagrammers You Need to Follow

Step up your 'gram game and follow these top-notch foodies

top 10 denver instagram

Professional Instafoodie? Yes, it is definitely a thing. You may have seen these professional food-o-chiles before, standing on chairs in the Brown Palace and squatting under tables at Departure, all in the hopes of reaching that perfect shot of their meals. Years ago, you may have called their tactics excessive, but now?  You like their Instagram posts. The Front Range has its own coterie ... Read More »

Skip the Green Beer—Here are 6 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Irish-themed brunch specials, cocktails, and more

st patricks day 2017

This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s leave the green beer and rowdy crowds downtown. Here are six spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Start your morning right with Car Bomb Pancakes at Racine’s {650 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.595.0418}. Head to this Capitol Hill staple for this holiday treat, complete with two buttermilk pancakes with Jameson Irish Whiskey whipped butter, Bailey’s Irish Cream ... Read More »

11 Gluten-Free Go-Tos in Denver and Boulder

Front Range destinations for wheat flour-free fare

Bean Acres Beets from The Squeaky Bean

This season, we’re all about gluten-free fare. Whether you’re a diagnosed Celiac or simply don’t get along with all of that bread, we’ve got some prime picks for gluten-free dishes and restaurants across Boulder and Denver that never fail to satisfy. Eat up with no regrets! Boulder Blooming Beets Kitchen {3303 30th Street, Boulder; 303.443.3479} A self-professed “clean food” haven, Blooming Beets launched ... Read More »

Taco Tuesday: La Güera

Mexican street eats in Riverfront Park

La Guera

Nestled between the ever-flourishing LoHi dining scene and the constant hum of LoDo lies a taco-laden refuge in Riverfront Park. Outfitted with high-end lofts set against the Platte River, Riverfront Park has its own laid-back vibe right on the edge of the emerging Denver scene. Before you cross into either territory, savor a taste of Mexico at La Güera {1610 Little Raven Street Denver; 720.904.0965}.  Adjacent to the ... Read More »

Competing Cochon555 Heritage BBQ Chefs Dish on Pigs and Their Paths to Victory

Five chefs, five pigs: Who will win the Cochon555 Denver "Prince of Barbecue" title?

Cochon 555

There’s no food soiree in the country more devoted to the almighty pig than Cochon555, a butchery-intensive culinary showdown that involves five local chefs tasked with creating no fewer than 30 dishes utilizing snout-to-tail cuts of heritage breed pigs. This year’s Denver smackdown, which is dedicated to barbecue, features Will Nolan of Eight K, the signature restaurant inside Viceroy Snowmass; ... Read More »

Brunch O’Clock: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Three words: Bottomless Crab Brunch

Jax Fish House Glendale

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar {multiple locations} has been one of our favorite spots to satisfy our coastal cravings. Since 1994, the seafood hotspot has brought the flavors of the coast to our landlocked town, with seafood selections like Korean Barbecue Swordfish to Seared Wahoo and of course, a rotating line-up of shuckable and slurpable oysters (don’t miss out on Oyster Month!). Now ... Read More »