I'm visiting Denver from Chicago on a Thursday evening. I'm particularly interested in any restaurants with a "neighborhood" feel -- lots of locals, decent prices, unpretentious food and not exactly on the tourist map. Oh, and of course wonderful food and service.
To help narrow it down a bit, I'd like to spend less than $16 on an entree and any cuisine works, but one important consideration is that one person in the group is a vegetarian -- so no steak/seafood places.
Places in central Denver or the western suburbs would be fine as we're driving into the mountains after dinner.