Eat This Now: 30 Essential Denver Dishes
If tradition shapes the landscape of more established food towns, change remains the defining feature of our still-young dining scene, marked less by local custom than freewheeling creativity. Whether they’re new stars or old faves, these 30 Denver dishes all capture the city’s culinary dynamism right now. Of course, we’ll be updating the list regularly to best reflect the Mile High zeitgeist.
9 New Fall Restaurants Worth Traveling For
This fall is all about renovations of beloved classics and lush hybrid spaces (butcher shop-slash-steakhouse, anyone?) that are headlining the dining scene coast to coast. From a neo-diner in a 1960s landmark in Arizona, to a top chef’s second act in Manhattan, contributor Emily Saladino profiles 9 new restaurants worth a trip.
Interesting restaurant name and theme tactics have been a thing for as long as we can remember. A weird backstory, off-the-wall design scheme, or cryptic name having nothing to do with the food is fun. We get it. For example, who doesn’t want to eat farm-to-table fusion fare in a converted turn of the century mortuary? But even when checking out a relatively mysterious place for the first time, we still usually know what we’re getting into – except in the case of Mister Tuna.
We had heard no real details, and only a few facts:
- The menu and space pays homage to Hawaiian food culture
- There’s a pickle bar
- There’s a giant mural depicting the Chef’s mom
- There are pictures of a pet parrot named Mister Tuna
Where to Get Popular Poke Bowls
Once the exclusive cuisine associated with puka-shell-clad surfer dudes, poke, the Hawaiian staple of chopped, seasoned raw fish, can now be found at a wide array of restaurants on the mainland, and even in our landlocked state.