This Week’s Top Denver Restaurant and Food News

By Ruth Tobias
March 28, 2014
Photo by: Ruth Tobias

From the closure of one Denver-dining pioneer to a Best New Restaurant award for another, here’s what’s on our weekend-reading list.

Is Fine Dining Really Dead? Zagat Denver
With Restaurant Kevin Taylor closing tomorrow, its namesake chef and his colleagues at Frasca and Flagstaff House considered the future of highbrow destination dining in Colorado. 

A Peek Into Inga's Alpine Lounge, Zagat Denver
Glendale gets a super-cool new watering hole, inspired by a Swedish ski cabin.

Lower48 Kitchen Is Denver’s Best New Restaurant, Cafe Society
Westword’s annual Best of Denver issue came out this week, and one of the top awards went to this Ballpark gem, also in our recent 8 Hottest Restaurants roundup. 

Jon Robbins of Gypsy Kitchen to Open Bistro Barbès, Eater
French and North African influences will dominate the cuisine at this Park Hill eatery, slated to open in mid-April.

Gin in Midst of Spirited Renaissance, Denver Post
As the key to many a classic cocktail, craft gin deserves a closer look.

Best Bites: Fire on the Mountain’s Emma Sandwich, 5280
Restaurant critic Stacey Brugeman doesn’t usually focus on wing joints but this buffalo-chicken sandwich at a LoHi hangout got her rapt attention. We're with her 100%. 

Corrected Coffee Does Things Right, Daily Camera
The new pop-up coffeehouse inside Basta, Kelly Whitaker’s modern Italian go-to in Boulder, earns props from critic Clay Fong.

4 Must-Try Spring Dishes at Bones, Zagat Denver
Frank Bonanno’s Capitol Hill noodle bar is ringing in spring with a stellar assortment of yakitori (pictured) and more.

Places Mentioned


Italian • Boulder

Food26 Decor18 Service23 Cost$28
Flagstaff House

American • Boulder

Food27 Decor28 Service27 Cost$75
Frasca Food & Wine

Italian • Boulder

Food28 Decor25 Service28 Cost$80
Lower48 Kitchen

New American • Ballpark

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Noodle Shop • Capitol Hill

Food26 Decor18 Service23 Cost$27
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