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Prime Picks Winners: Best Restaurants in Denver and Boulder

You voted! Here are the 2015 DiningOut Prime Picks winners

DiningOut Prime Picks

This fall, DiningOut launched DiningOut Prime Picks, our first-ever restaurant contest, entirely determined by reader nominations and voting. We wanted to give YOU the opportunity to throw your favorite Denver/Boulder restaurants into the ring, and then vote for the best of the best. Well, DiningOut readers, here are the best restaurants in Denver and Boulder! Click the category to get details on ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Pizza

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best pizza

Boulders best pizza

Boulder’s Best Pizza (2015): Pizzeria Locale About Pizzeria Locale, Boulder’s Best Pizza: In 2011, devoted fans of Boulder’s acclaimed Frasca Food and Wine got a more casual outpost to enjoy the cooking of Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson alongside the choice wines of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. This contemporary pizzeria takes its cues from those found in Naples, the birthplace of the pie. Pizzas come ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Sushi

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best sushi

Boulder’s Best Sushi (2015): Japango About Japango, Boulder’s Best Sushi: Located right in the heart of Boulder on Pearl Street Mall with a lively sidewalk patio, Japango {1136 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.938.0330} has been a sleek and elegant place to enjoy authentic and creative sushi for over 15 years. Thanks to a 2013 renovation, white-washed brick, indigo accent lights, and a tank of undulating ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Barbecue

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best barbecue

Boulders best barbecue

Boulder’s Best Barbecue (2015): Moe’s Original Bar B Que About Moe’s, Boulder’s Best Barbecue: Everyone knows the best “Q” comes from the South, and the story of Moe’s Original Bar B Que {675 30th Street, Boulder; 303.440.4227} is no different. It all started in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where three friends met and learned about the art of roasting from local legend Moses Day. In 1988, ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Ramen

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best ramen

Boulders best ramen

Boulder’s Best Ramen (2015): Sushi Tora About Sushi Tora, Boulder’s Best Ramen: Sushi Tora {2015 10th Street, Boulder; 303.444.2280} is old school. This Boulder spot has been around since ’87 and doesn’t bow to trends. The focus here is tradition with the extensively trained Arai Moriyoshi calling the shots. While an extensive list of sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, and makimono makes Sushi Tora ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Ice Cream

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best ice cream

Sweet Cow

Boulder’s Best Ice Cream (2015): Sweet Cow Ice Cream About Sweet Cow, Boulder’s Best Ice Cream: Sweet Cow Ice Cream {multiple locations} is no longer a little secret held by Louisville and Highlands locals. The dairy love is spreading across the state, with two new recently opened locations and two spots forthcoming. Sweet Cow’s own secret is small batches, hand-crafted, and high-quality ingredients. Shortly after ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Cooking Classes

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best cooking classes

Boulders best cooking classes

  Boulder’s Best Cooking Classes (2015): Sur La Table About Sur La Table, Boulder’s Best Cooking Classes: Sur La Table began as a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and has grown to over 100 locations nationwide, including Sur La Table Boulder {1850 29th Street, #1004, Boulder; 303.952.7080}. Sur La Table’s cooking class program is the largest non-professional cooking school in the country. Classes last ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Burger

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best burger

Boulder’s Best Burger (2015): Larkburger About Larkburger, Boulder’s Best Burger: It all started with Chef Thomas Salamunovich, who sought to create the perfect classic burger without any pretension at his Larkspur restaurant in Edwards, Colorado. Farewell, foie gras. Bye-bye, Brie-stuffed patty. The idea was simplicity, mastered. The very first Larkburger was a menu item at Larkspur, and it quickly became one of the most popular dishes ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Indian

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best Indian restaurant

Boulders best Indian

Boulder’s Best Indian (2015): Taj About Taj, Boulder’s Best Indian: Since 1996, Taj {2630 Baseline Road, Boulder; 303.494.5216} has been bringing Boulder a taste of authentic Indian cuisine. And since 1997, the restaurant has won Best of Boulder, year after year. From healthy Indian cuisine, to fresh tandoori breads, to warming chai, Taj is a delicious place to take in views of the Flatirons. An ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Chinese

DiningOut Prime Picks 2015 crowns Boulder's best Chinese restaurant

Boulders best chinese

Boulder’s Best Chinese (2015): Zoe Ma Ma About Zoe Ma Ma, Boulder’s Best Chinese: Restaurants that take cues from the recipes of an owner’s mother or grandmother are usually quick to win guests over. Charm, a sense of home, and soulful food usually characterize these familial spots. At Zoe Ma Ma {2010 10th Street, Boulder; 303.545.MAMA}, not only does Owner Edwin Zoe’s mom inspire the ... Read More »