A progressive place that takes you back – The Populist

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The purpose of the Populist Party was to be progressive, a movement for the people.  It also happens to be exactly what Jonathan Power and Noah Price (of Crema) have created on 32nd and Larimer, in the RiNo District. These talented, bearded fellas developed the perfect approach of aligning the neighborhood’s culture, affordability, and infrastructure […]

Where to take your veggie friend eating and drinking in Denver (without sacrificing your own carnivorous morals)

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Here is a list of places I’ve found in Denver that have good vegetarian options but aren’t strictly vegetarian restaurants (sorry Watercourse and City O’ City).  Feel free to leave any of your own favorites in the comments! For Indian food, my favorite is Little India. Saag Paneer is a delicious spinach dish with chunks […]

Worthy of an Encore?

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Encore (on-kor) n.: A demand by an audience for an additional performance.   Holding true to its etymological meaning, Encore on Colfax (2550 E. Colfax Avenue, attached to the Tattered Cover) closed temporarily on March 28th and will reopen on April 5th with a new menu, new cocktail list, and new beer selection that will exceed its prior performance. […]

Biker Jim’s food cart explodes.. into a restaurant

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Biker Jim’s has been open in Denver for only a few years, but that little food cart has become an icon, legend, anchor, and friend of Denver. Biker Jim’s Dogs is the highest rated restaurant on Yelp in Denver, a member of the Justice League of Street Food, and a must-stop spot for locals and […]

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Beer List

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It’s almost half over already. 5280 Restaurant Week (or half-month) is here again. A few hundred of Denver’s best restaurants open their doors, menus, and kitchens, so that we might sample their goods and expand our palates. At $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you have to go! Pick out a restaurant or two […]

Putting Roots Down at Brunch

One of my top 10 picks for a Sunday Funday Brunch in Denver…Rootdown (1600 West 33rd Avenue) in the Highlands. What drew me in was the simple ambiance, the salvaged scrap and signage adds a uniquecharm to the restaurant. The people are great, the smell of the food…amazing! Root Down is known for their “field to […]