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YOUR GUIDE TO DENVER EATS AT ANY TIME OF DAY
From a casual quick meal to a sit-down feast, Denver offers creative twists on traditional fare 12. The Greedy Hamster for every taste. Here’s your guide to food in downtown Denver no matter your mood, orga- 323 14th St. 303-623-2818; thegreedyhamster.com nized from breakfast to late-night. — Lindsay Konzak and Jordan Gaines MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.3 MILES
1. Sam’s No. 3
1500 Curtis St.; 303-534-1927; samsno3.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.3
Sam’s No. 3 is open all day. But you’ll want to stop by for its filling breakfast menu, including its expansive skillet selections. Try the Wild Bill Skillet, complete with ground buffalo, fresh jalapeño, jack cheese and green chili.
2. Lucile’s Creole Cafe
275 S. Logan St.; 303-282-6258; luciles.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 2.6
Jump in an Uber and make your way to Lucile’s for a plateful of beignets and a taste of the Cajun country. A favorite: The Eggs Sardou with creamed spinach, Gulf shrimp, poached eggs and hollandaise.
1701 Wynkoop St. (Union Station) 303-825-3526; snoozeeatery.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 1
You’ll find a line at Snooze, so arrive early. But it’s worth the wait. This staple recently arrived in Denver’s new Union Station, featuring twists on standard breakfast fare, including the Breakfast Pot Pie and Snooze Spuds Deluxe. QUICK BITES
4. Smash Burger
1201 16th St.; 720-292-5121 MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.5
For a quick but tasty bite, walk on down to Smash Burger. The burger joint features smashed Angus beef with its special Smash Sauce. Add a little kick with a Spicy Jalapeño Baja burger. Oh, and did we mention they have beer?
891 14th St. Suite 160 303-573-3939; eatsnarfs.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.2 MILES
This popular Colorado chain offers more than just a sandwich. Get your standards, or try one of Snarf ’s specialty sandwiches, including its New York Steak and Provolone.
6. Native Foods Café
500 16th St. Mall 303-534-5366; nativefoods.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.3 MILES
Everything’s vegan at the Native Foods Café, but you’d
never know it by the looks of the menu (or the taste!): Try the Avocado Kale Cheese Dip or some Native Chicken Wings to start, and move on to a Portobello & Sausage Burger or a tasty bowl like the Thai Meatball.
This bistro pub neighborhood joint features cocktails and small plates that showcase a contemporary and inventive approach to food. Try the Black & Bleu Figs or the Pepper Bon Bons. They have more filling food, as well, including the Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburger and The Greedy Brat.
7. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
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The story goes that the Colorado sausage czar Jim Pittenger, aka Biker Jim, ditched the life of a repo man to sling gourmet sausages – including wild boar, reindeer and even a vegan dog – from a cart on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. He now has two restaurants.
Freshcraft serves “upscale comfort food in a casual atmosphere.” On the diverse menu you will find the Deviled Pork Belly Wrap and the Seared Swordfish and Duck Ramen sitting side-by-side. Bonus: Freshcraft has one of the most extensive beer lists in town.
14. The Kitchen Next Door
2148 Larimer St. 720-746-9355; bikerjimsdogs.com
8. Euclid Hall
1317 14th St.; 303-595-4255; euclidhall.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 0.6
1530 Blake, Suite A 303-758-9608; freshcraft.com
1701 Wynkoop Street (Union Station) Suite 100 720-460-3730 thekitchen.com/next-door-union-station
There’s no shortage of American-style pubs in Denver, but Euclid Hall has managed to become one of the city’s very best thanks to its diverse menu. Find top-notch schnitzel, brats, poutine and house-made sausage.
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9. Pizza Republica
15. Hapa Sushi
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Just a short jaunt from the Show, Italian staple Pizza Republica serves up everything from salad and sandwiches to pasta and wood-fired Neapolitan pizza.
In the mood for sushi? This is the spot. Hapa offers an afford-
890 14th St. 303-623-2811; pizzarepublica.com
10. Forest Room 5
2532 15th St.; 303-433-7001; forestroom5.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 1.5
Take a seat on a stump, grab yourself a drink and indulge in the greatness that is Forest Room 5. This rustic restaurant specializes in comfort food in a cozy environment, making it a perfect place to relax after a day at the Show.
2030 W. 30th Ave. 303-993-3120; lingerdenver.com MILES FROM THE SHOW: 1.9
In a building that once served as a mortuary, Linger offers global street food in a fun and quirky atmosphere. Don’t let its history deter you though: The restaurant has stunning city views from its location in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood.
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Looking for a burger or a sandwich? Next Door has some delicious options such as a Kobsterstein Ranch Dry Aged Cheese Burger and the Next Door Beet Burger.
1514 Blake St. 720-354-5058; hapasushi.com
THE KITCHEN NEXT DOOR’S BEET BURGER
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