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DiningOut’s EAT Most Popular Articles of 2022

We’re reflecting on all the scrumptious things this year allowed us to experience

As 2022 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on all the scrumptious things this year allowed us to experience. At DiningOut, that meant savoring lots of delicious dishes, imbibing many a creative cocktail, collecting recipes to rave about, and scouting out all the best dining experiences in town.

If you missed out on any of these round ups from us, never fear, we’ve gathered all of our top 10 articles of the year right here. Read on and enjoy for the first time, or all over again, but be warned — doing so may make you very hungry… and thirsty, too! 

Foodball Championship

A sweet 16 of Mile High restaurants are vying for the title of “Best Signature Pasta Dish.” Help us judge who moves forward to the Elite 8! The competition is fierce, and these entries are sure to make your mouth water. Warning…you’re going to want to book some reservations! Voting is now open – ready, set, dough!

Foodball Dessert Series

Sixteen restaurants pick their best creative dessert to go head-to-head in a friendly, tournament-style virtual voting competition. The most creative dessert dishes is voted on by the general public and we think they were right!

Even More Holiday Bars Popping Up in Denver

A christmas-themed old-fashioned cocktail in a small rocks glass on a red background with holiday decor
Miracle at the Eddy’s Snowball Old-Fashioned. Photo by Noah Fecks

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by drinking it with friends so dear. If you’ve been craving eggnog and wintry spiced rum punch, check out the festive spirits being served at fun seasonal pop-up bars in and around Denver. Part of a growing tradition in Denver and beyond, these seasonal bars ride into town with a sleigh full of kitschy holiday decor and deck the hell out of bars, lounges, and food halls—and they’re the ideal spots to spread some holiday cheer. Sure, they may appear super cheesy at first glance, but spend some time in one and you’ll find it’s almost impossible to avoid getting caught up in the spirit of the season. Go ahead and embrace it: don your favorite ugly sweater, order an eggnog and sip it out of a Santa head mug, and belt out “Feliz Navidad” with your friends at the bar. You know you want to. And you can at any of these top spots for all the tinsel-draped action you can take in Denver.

Best restaurants in Denver to Break Up

Couple breaking up

There’s no fun way to have “the talk” – ya know, about how it’s time to go your separate ways… But picking the right locale can at least provide you with a quick exit, or even the chance to meet someone new to cozy up with for the holidays.

3 Favorite Spots for Dumplings in Denver

Tasty Asian Dumplings

Dumplings have become extremely popular across the world. In Asian cuisines dumplings are delicate, bite-sized treats that contain many different fillings. They are wrapped in a thin layer of dough and can be both savory and sweet, boiled, steamed or fried. No matter which way they are prepared, dumplings are a favorite both here in Denver and beyond.

Under One Roof: How Many Food Halls Is Too Many?

Under One Roof: How Many Food Halls Is Too Many?

Our Favorite Tamales in Denver

We spoke to Rich Schneider of Raquelitas Tortillas to hear his recommendations on the best places to buy tamales in and around Denver. Raquelitas has been manufacturing tortillas, chips, and masa since 1979.

Denver Chefs Dish: On Favorite Fall Recipes

The leaves are changing, the temps are cooling, and fall is in the air. ’Tis the season for squash purées, beef stews, and homemade pies. We asked some of our favorite chefs on the local dining scene to share their go-to fall meals with us — recipes and all! We got the scoop so you can make this your most delicious autumn yet. Happy cooking!

The leaves are changing, the temps are cooling, and fall is in the air. ’Tis the season for squash purées, beef stews, and homemade pies. We asked some of our favorite chefs on the local dining scene to share their go-to fall meals with us — recipes and all! We got the scoop so you can make this your most delicious autumn yet. Happy cooking!

Make a Hole in One With Denver’s Best Doughnuts

Doughnuts suit any season, any occasion, or any time of day—and there’s so much room for variation in the doughnut realm that nearly every preference can be accomodated. Would you rather get up at the crack of dawn to get them fresh out of the oven or sleep in before a leisurely stroll to a bakery? Do you seek out new flavor combinations or stick to the classics? Is there a perfect beverage to pair with the pastry?

Dining Out at Au Feu Brasserie

Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board

Au Feu Brasserie is one of the latest arrivals to the Denver restaurant scene, and it is definitely worth a visit! This French-Montreal-inspired restaurant offers a unique dining experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Denver. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic night out or just a cozy place to gather with friends.


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