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Denver Food Scene

Thanks to all - my decision has been made and I will be in Denver starting in August. Looking forward to trying all these great suggestions - especially the more out of the way and unique spots.

Jul 24, 2011
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so ....if you were moving to Denver

Thanks to all who replied - this will be fun to check out and form my own opinions

Jul 24, 2011
bonchocolat in Mountain States

so ....if you were moving to Denver

Thanks - I will be heading to Devon (Little India) this week then.
And I will check out the sites you mentioned.

Jun 28, 2011
bonchocolat in Mountain States

so ....if you were moving to Denver

What foods or hard to find ingredients would you bring with you? what can't you find there?
mid-eastern? asian?

conversely - what places should you visit first to get to know the food scene? (markets, dining spots, groups, underground dining?)

Jun 27, 2011
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Denver Food Scene

thanks to everyone - this helps. I am not looking for over the top showcase spots but exactly what was offered: local chefs using local food, food trucks, and I am very interested in the pop-ups and underground dining scene - I have really enjoyed that here in Chicago. Any suggestions?

I did see there is an active Slow Food Chapter, which I am a member of here.
I admit, I am spoiled by ethnic - you can trip over thai here - about one every block and most good to great. Devon avenue offers East Indian of both north and south styles, Ethiopian as well. Maybe I will just have to start an ethnic cooking club.

Jun 25, 2011
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Denver Food Scene

Hi - I am in the process of moving/changing my life - selling the house I raised my kids in, getting out of Chicago bleak and brutal winters and starting fresh.
I have offers in Denver and New Orleans - and my daughter is in Boulder and keeps telling me I will love Denver. But I am concerned - it didn't seem like a very strong foodie scene when I visited - lots of chains but where are the cute little local groceries or the ethnic grocery store/cafes you find in Chicago? The neighborhood wine shops with their own followings? Food trucks?

Its not like I am picking a place based on food but when I saw Colorado -let alone Denver - doesn't have its own board, made me wonder. Whats the take from others who have moved from hot food scenes to Denver?

Jun 25, 2011
bonchocolat in Mountain States