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4 Recipes for a Memorial Day Feast

Throw down your barbecue right

savory spice memorial day

With a long weekend ahead—and 70-degree weather in the forecast—a good ol’ fashioned cookout is most definitely on the horizon. Unsure of what to throw on the grill? We’ve got a few recipes sure to put a spin on your Memorial Day feast. Get grilling! Barbecue Street Corn from Savory Spice Ingredients 6 ears corn, in their husks 1 Tbsp ... Read More »

Not Your Mama’s Sake

Why Gaijin 24886 is set to change the way Denver drinks sake

1710 South Broadway is the home of Grandma’s House, a brewery with a homey atmosphere at its core, with board games and crafts. But it also holds a secret. Nestled in the back, the brewery shares its space with another brewer, Gaijin 24886 {1710 South Broadway; 720.767.2530}—Colorado’s only sake maker. It all began when Marc Hughes spent a few years as ... Read More »

7 Top Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants around Denver/Boulder

From Tempeh Tacos to Tofu Crab Cakes, these dishes boast toothsome creativity

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Over the last five years or so, Denver and Boulder have seen a blossoming of culinary prowess. And while there’s plenty of meat to go around, what to do about the veggies? Thankfully, there’s been a surge of innovation here, too, delivering all of the flavor and none of the meat. Looking for a vegetarian feast in the Front Range? ... Read More »

8 Outrageous Burgers in Denver/Boulder

A hearty appetite is needed to finish these over-the-top burgers


We all have our favorite go-to spots for classic burgers in the city (Prime Picks Winners: The Classic Burger), but in celebration of National Hamburger Month, we decided to seek out seriously stacked burgers, native to Denver/Boulder. Bring your appetites (and some Lipitor while you’re at it)—here are eight outrageous burgers that need to be on your list. DENVER Highland Tap ... Read More »

Brunch O’Clock: Quality Italian

Pasta and bellini carts—can you ask for anything more?

Quality Italian

With Chicken Parmgiana in the shape of a pizza and nitro-powered negronis on tap, it’s no surprise that Quality Italian {241 Columbine Street, Denver; 303.532.8888} has quickly become a Cherry Creek favorite. Opened this past March inside the Halcyon Hotel, this modern steakhouse is a go-to spot for an elevated night out with prime cut of meats and touches of Italian flair thanks to ... Read More »

5 Must-Visit Food Halls in Denver

The food hall trend in Denver is here to stay

Denver Central Market

Sustainably sourced foods and uniquely curated goods, all situated under one roof? What’s not to love? The market (v 2.0) has exploded on the Denver scene lately, taking shape as food halls/gourmet groceries. While there are surely more on the horizon, we celebrate five of our favorite culinary hubs, sure to satisfy any palate. The Source For the one that ... Read More »

White Pie Brings East Coast-style Pizzas and More to Uptown

From the owners of Dos Santos comes this rustic-chic pizzeria that pays homage to New Haven

When brothers Kris and Jason Wallenta opened Dos Santos in the summer of 2015, they graced Uptown with an upmarket taqueria that honored their Mexican heritage. Now, two years later, the duo has unleashed White Pie {1702 Humboldt Street, 303.862.5323}, a slice of Connecticut that pays homage to their East Coast roots and obsession with New Haven-style pizza. “We grew ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Via Perla

Via Perla celebrates the Italian tradition of "merenda" for its happiest hour

Via Perla

Merenda—it’s the Italian way to have a snack. Translating to “snack time” in Italian, this midday afternoon tradition consists of a light meal designed to satiate groaning tummies until dinnertime. At Via Perla {901 Pearl Street, Boulder; 720.669.0100}, merenda means the happiest hour. For a year, this landed Italian restaurant has been dishing up classic Italian fare to the residents of Boulder. For ... Read More »

20 Iconic Chefs in Denver & Boulder (in no particular order)

A profile of the people and places that have truly shaped the landscape of our Mile High dining mecca

Alex Seidel

Want to check out the full 40? Pick up the latest issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder at your local Barnes & Nobles and Tattered Cover.  Read Winter 2017 issue here! Teri Ripetto {potagerrestaurant.com} It’s difficult to name a local culinary figure whose sense of purpose is more profound than Teri Ripetto—a chef, forager, gardener, and remarkably talented artist who, since 1997, ... Read More »

A Taste of Italy at Little Spoons

Amelia Di Marco shares a slice of Europe in Platte Park

Little Spoons

Italian native Amelia Di Marco always knew she wanted to open a business. Although she never envisioned running a restaurant, when she moved to Denver last year—after a decade in New York—she soon saw a need she could fulfill in the community. Bringing the flavors of Europe to Denver, Di Marco launched Little Spoons {1705 South Pearl Street, Denver; 303.997.9496} in October ... Read More »