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  • Meatball Grinder
    homemade meatballs, mozzarella, hand-crushed tomato sauce, oregano; looks good
  • Spicy Pig Pizza
    thin crust w/ hand-crushed tomato sauce, mozzarella, natural casing pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted jalapenos, fresh garlic, oregano; looks good
4.5 out of 5
186 ratings
est. 2015; "family-owned and operated pizza parlor focusing on fresh ingredients and delicious flavors" (from its website)
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Bagel Deli & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bagel Deli & RestaurantSee Bagel Deli & Restaurant Video ($$)
(598 ratings)

6439 E Hampden Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 756-6667
www.thebageldeli.com
  • Brisket Knish
    meat pastry; eat w/ horseradish; looks good
  • Kishke
    "Jewish meatloaf"; made of minced carrots, onions, matzo meal, schmaltz (chicken fat) and spices, shaped into a log, baked and served doused w/ au jus
  • Matzo Ball Soup
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
598 ratings
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Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Biker Jim’s Gourmet DogsSee Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs Video ($)
(1156 ratings)

2148 Larimer St Map It!
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 746-9355
bikerjimsdogs.com
  • Elk Jalapeno Cheddar Brat
    splits brats and then grills them to cook faster and more char flavor; topped w/ cream cheese (squirted from a caulking gun) and Coke-infused caramelized onions; Susan likes to add spicy mustard, horseradish cream sauce and ketchup; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1156 ratings
hot dog cart serving exotic hot dogs including reindeer and wild boar brats, rattlesnake and pheasant, elk and antelope, yak and buffalo-all of them torpedoed with Coca-Cola soaked grilled onions and a swizzle of cream cheese unloaded from the front end of a caulking gun
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Buff Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Buff RestaurantSee Buff Restaurant Video ($$)
(1175 ratings)

2600 Canyon Blvd Map It!
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-9150
www.buffrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Boulder"
  • "Saddlebags"
    pancakes filled w/ choice of diced bacon or sliced sausage or diced ham topped w/ 2 eggs
4.5 out of 5
1175 ratings
"the breakfast destination" in Boulder
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Cafe Brazil: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe BrazilSee Cafe Brazil Video ($$)
(338 ratings)

4408 Lowell Blvd Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 480-1877
www.cafebrazildenver.com
  • Bolinhos
    deep-fried balls made from a mixture of sweet potatoes, shrimp, salumi, mozzarella, feta, smoked cheddar; served on bechamel sauce
  • La Julianna Platter
    pulled pork, prawns w/ rice, greens & plantains
4.5 out of 5
338 ratings
opened in 1992; specialize in South American Cuisine; Other Recipes: Brie w/ Oven-Baked Chiles & Peruvian Mango
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Drew's Denver Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Drew's Denver Deli (CLOSED)See Drew's Denver Deli Video ($)
(68 ratings)

988 Lincoln St Map It!
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-7999
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "At a Deli"
  • Jimmy's Favorite Sandwich
    Reuben sandwich that uses 2 Latkas (potato pancakes) as its "bread"; written in Esquire's feature "Best Sandwiches in America" (2008); looks good
4.5 out of 5
68 ratings
CLOSED; originally called Jimmy & Drew's; moved from original location on 2855 28th St, Boulder
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Hops & Pie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hops & Pie ($$)
(849 ratings)

3920 Tennyson St Map It!
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 477-7000
www.hopsandpie.com
  • Beer-Braised Brisket Pizza Pie
    thin-crust pizza w/ brisket (brined for 7-10 days & then braised in beer mixture for 5-7 hrs, sliced & added as a topping to pizza); other toppings added to Guy's pizza: smoked pork loin, apple wood-smoked bacon, pulled pork & smoked ham hock; looks good
4.5 out of 5
849 ratings
husband-and-wife pizza parlor making their own beer; Other Recipes: IPA Mac and Cheese
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Maria Empanada: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maria EmpanadaSee Maria Empanada Video ($)
(468 ratings)

1298 S Broadway Map It!
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 934-2221
mariaempanada.com
  • Beef Empanadas
    ground beef, peppers, eggs, olives
  • Tarta Analia
    savory tarts filled w/ a base of cream cheese, Parmesan & roasted veggies (butternut squash, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, red onion)
4.5 out of 5
468 ratings
named after owner's/chef's mom; make 1,500 authentic empanadas every day; Other Recipes: Beet Salad
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Mountain Shadows Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mountain Shadows Restaurant ($)
(528 ratings)

2223 W Colorado Ave Map It!
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 633-2122
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    huge! topped w/ maple glaze, powdered sugar, butter; looks good
  • Mountain Rocky Roast Beef Sandwich
    roast beef, onions, mushrooms, Swiss, bacon on brioche bun; big sandwich
4.5 out of 5
528 ratings
serving home comfort food
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Piglatin Food Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Piglatin Food Truck ($)
(46 ratings)

112 E Boulder St Map It!
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 347-1144
  • PigLatin Plate
    citrus-garlic, marinated pork, rice, red beans, sweet potatoes; looks good
  • Stacked Arepa
    crispy corn patty, mozzarella, pineapple pulled pork, sauteed spinach, Sriracha, sweet plantains
4.5 out of 5
46 ratings
food truck serving "pork fusion"
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Tocabe American Indian Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tocabe American Indian EaterySee Tocabe American Indian Eatery Video ($)
(760 ratings)

3536 W 44th Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 524-8282
www.tocabe.com
  • Chicken Indian Taco
    chopped marinated chicken thighs, black beans, lettuce, shredded cheese, hominy salsa, green chili, onions, tomatoes, sour cream all served on fry bread; looks good
  • Bison Ribs
    grilled, baked and re-grilled and topped w/ blueberry BBQ sauce; served on fry bread; looks good
4.5 out of 5
760 ratings
opened in 2009; neighborhood favorite; only Native American restaurant in metro Denver specializing in contemporary American Indian cuisine in an atmosphere of American Indian cultural elements infused with a contemporary style
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Vesta: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vesta ($$$)
(878 ratings)

1822 Blake St Map It!
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
www.vestagrill.com
  • Three Pepper Grilled Flat Iron Steak
    signature dish; served w/ manila clams, pommes frites, linguica sausage, chimichurri butter & charred tomatoes; suggested sauces: spicy ancho, red pepper rica rouille, smoked habanero salsa
  • Madras Grilled Venison
    curry-based; comes w/ pommes frites, ginger ale oyster mushrooms, dried cherry butter reduction; suggested sauces: red curry, pineapple pedy marmalade, steuben's chimichurri
4.5 out of 5
878 ratings
#32 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1997; "fresh, hip, and timeless" located in a century-old former coffee factory; offer approximately 30 steak dipping sauces
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  • Dinner Cannoli
    homemade sausage wrapped in dough, baked & topped w/ cheese & marinara sauce; like a mini-calzone
  • Kraut Burger
    dough pastry stuffed w/ beef & cabbage mixture; served w/ honey-mustard sauce
4.0 out of 5
19 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2010; everything made from scratch; moved from original location on 12365 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO
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Atomic Cowboy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Atomic CowboySee Atomic Cowboy Video ($)
(339 ratings)

3237 E Colfax Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-7900
www.atomiccowboy.net
  • Elmer Biscuit Sandwich
    10-12-hr smoked pulled pork, homemade BBQ sauce, slaw, pickles served on their homemade biscuit; looks good
  • Pizza
    thin-crust whole pie range from 12- to 26-inches in diameter; Guy got 26-inch w/ Italian sausage, banana peppers, artichoke hearts, garlic; "one of the best pizzas"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
339 ratings
since 2004; started as a bar, then added a pizza joint (Fat Sully's Pizza) & finally added a biscuit place (Denver Biscuit Company)
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Axios Estiatorio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Axios Estiatorio (CLOSED)See Axios Estiatorio Video ($$)
(277 ratings)

3901 Tennyson St Map It!
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 328-2225
  • Arni Psito (Lamb Ribs)
    slow-braised lamb ribs, fig & red wine barbeque sauce, garlic-feta mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables; looks good
  • Torta Kataifi
    dessert; shredded Greek pastry tort filled ricotta cheese & pistachios, soaked in citrus syrup, served w/ creme chantilly; "Greek cheesecake"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
277 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2011; focus on traditional Greek favorites w/ a modern flair
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bang!: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
bang! (CLOSED) ($$)
(192 ratings)

3472 W 32nd Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-1117
www.bangdenver.com
  • Gingerbread
  • Gumbo
    chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage served on rice and jalapeno cornbread on the side; looks good
  • Meatloaf
    served w/ mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas & homemade ketchup
4.0 out of 5
192 ratings
CLOSED; classic American w/ a Southern influence
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Beau Jo's Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beau Jo's PizzaSee Beau Jo's Pizza Video ($$)
(723 ratings)

1517 Miner St Map It!
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-4376
www.beaujos.com
  • The 14-er Pizza
    14-lb combo pizza w/ pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, green peppers, onions & mushrooms & topped w/ cheese; challenge: 2 persons eat a whole pie in 1 hr
4.0 out of 5
723 ratings
#19 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1973; ski hangout; specializing in CO-style pizzas (cheese on top of toppings held back by a "containment wall" outter crust); multiple locations in CO
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  • Curry Beef Bowl
    served w/ base of rice or salad; Guy got Biriyani w/ beef; looks good
  • Curry Chicken Bowl
    served w/ base of rice or salad; Guy got chicken vindaloo & yucca; looks good
4.0 out of 5
567 ratings
fast casual Indian cuisine; owner/chef used to cook for sports athletes esp. pro cyclists; Other Recipes: Biryani | Chicken Tikka Masala | Oatmeal
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  • Buffet
    available only for Sunday brunch; ornamental desserts...lots including chocolate fountain
4.0 out of 5
442 ratings
in world-class luxury 5-star, 5-diamond resort w/ spa, 54-holes of golf at foot of Rockies; rating might be just for hotel
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Cherry Cricket: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cherry CricketSee Cherry Cricket Video ($$)
(2267 ratings)

2641 E 2nd Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666
www.cherrycricket.com
  • Cricket Burger
    signature burger; signature burger; Angus beef; most popular toppings is cream cheese & chopped jalapeno
  • Cricket Burger w/ Green Chili
    Aaron's toppings: bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, chopped ajalapenos and green chili strips; "best burger you'll ever eat"-Aaron Sanchez; looks good
  • Goober Burger
    burger w/ peanut butter and fried egg
4.0 out of 5
2267 ratings
#79 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); build-your-own burger w/ 21 toppings; throw dart at dartboard to choose your toppings
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Colt & Gray: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Colt & GraySee Colt & Gray Video ($$$)
(413 ratings)

1553 Platte St Map It!
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
www.coltandgray.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Bourbon Ice Cream
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
413 ratings
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Dorothy's Homemade Tamales: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dorothy's Homemade Tamales (CLOSED)See Dorothy's Homemade Tamales Video ($)
(31 ratings)

123 Frontage Rd Map It!
Fairplay, CO 80440
(719) 836-9120
  • Chicken Tamales
4.0 out of 5
31 ratings
CLOSED
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Foolish Craig's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Foolish Craig's CafeSee Foolish Craig's Cafe Video ($$)
(502 ratings)

1611 Pearl St Map It!
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 247-9383
www.foolishcraigs.com
  • BLT Guacamole
    served on homemade toasted oatmeal stout bread
  • Butter Rum Crepe
    21-layered dessert crepe w/ cream cheese frosting; looks good
4.0 out of 5
502 ratings
opened in 1998; every item made fresh to order; bread is homemade; Other Recipes: Foolish Guacamole
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Frasca Food and Wine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frasca Food and WineSee Frasca Food and Wine Video ($$$$)
(464 ratings)

1738 Pearl St Map It!
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
www.frascafoodandwine.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • "Fritta Esotica"
    pineapple wrapped in speck (smoked prosciutto) coated in tempura batter and deep-fried
4.0 out of 5
464 ratings
co-owners/chefs used to work in French Laundry in Napa Valley
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Front Range Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Front Range Barbeque ($$)
(442 ratings)

2330 W Colorado Ave Map It!
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 632-2596
www.frbbq.com
  • Sloppy Pig Sandwich
    tender smoked pulled pork, grilled Kielbasa sausage & bacon topped w/ sweet n spicy sauce, cheddar cheese, spicy slaw, pickles & onion straws on a sweet potato bun; huge, sloppy & looks good!
  • Smoked Meatloaf
    smoked poblano & andouille sausage meatloaf served over housemade mashed potatoes & topped w/ mushroom gravy; special (call to see availability)
4.0 out of 5
442 ratings
opened in 2000; local landmark specializing in home-cooked southern style BBQ & cajun dishes, all natural burgers & the finest selection of micro-brews; long lines
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