EAT THIS NOW: 30 Essential Denver Dishes (ZAGAT)
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.
Credit: Ruth Tobias
King crab at Mister Tuna
When we called Troy Guard’s latest venture one of the year’s sexiest restaurants, we were thinking in part of the seductive effect this dish has on us — and everyone else, apparently, as it’s a bestseller. Turns out steamed king crab is even better with brown butter than it is with regular drawn butter, but the kitchen shrewdly sets off all that richness with tart fruit (initially peach salsa, pictured, now chopped apple) and peppery greens, plus an exotic dash of black lava salt.
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