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Denver Area - Great Food on a Sunday Mid-Afternoon

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Denver Area - Great Food on a Sunday Mid-Afternoon

nsxtasy | Aug 7, 2012 09:33 AM

Next month I’ll be in the Denver area, and I’ve got Sunday afternoon open. I’ll be free by noon in Longmont, and will be dropping off my rental car at the airport (5 pm?) in time to catch a 7 pm departure. This should give me plenty of time, enough to go eat pretty much anywhere in the Denver area, including downtown Denver, Boulder, etc.

I’d like to have a substantial meal to hold me through the evening, something more than just brunch, since brunch menus typically consist of lighter fare. Money is no object, but I’m not necessarily looking for an umpteen-course meal at a fancy restaurant (especially since I’ll be fine-dining at Penrose Room and Flagstaff House on this trip). The big restriction is that most restaurants don’t stay open with full service menus all afternoon on Sundays, and that’s what I need. And, of course, I’d like food that makes me want to shout “WOW, this is DELICIOUS!” I eat a wide variety of foods; I especially enjoy contemporary American type cuisine, but would consider just about anything except sushi (don’t eat it) or pizza (I live in Chicago). Just as an example, in Chicago we have some outstanding creative “small plates” places that are open all day Sunday (Sable, Quartino, Purple Pig) and perhaps there’s something similar and equally outstanding in the Denver area. Or maybe there is some other kind of food that is amazingly delicious and worthy of a Chowhound recommendation.

I tried looking up hours for all of the 25 best places according to 5280 magazine ( www.5280.com/magazine/2011/10/25-best... ) and NONE of them are open all day Sundays. Perhaps my chances are better with places that are a bit on the casual side...? Regardless, I'm hoping my fellow Chowhounds can provide some helpful suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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