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Distinctly Denver

BeaN | Jan 10, 2009 12:37 PM

I'm headed to Denver on 1/22 for 5 days to attend a professional meeting. Since I made my decision to go belatedly, I will be unable to partake of any of the vendor-provided free meals of rubber chicken (darn my luck). Since I am paying for the whole trip out of pocket, I want to get a good meal or two for my trouble.

Now for the particulars:
I will have a rental car.
I never met a cuisine I didn't like.
I am omnivorous.
When I travel I like to seek out the things unique to an area, especially if they are things uncommon to my home (greater Tampa area).
Cheap is fine.
Expensive is fine if the food is equally fine, but don't serve me a teaspoon of oxtail-flavored foam for $75 and expect me to think that if I was only smart, sophisticated or cultured enough my hunger would be sated and my soul exalted, because I will ask you why the emperor is naked tonight.

My husband lived in Cheyenne in the early 90’s; he told me to eat elk if I can find it or antelope if I can stand it. Is there much game to be had in Denver? What is typical of the cuisine (or is there anything typical about the cuisine)? Are there any winter season treasures that I should look for? Is there somewhere else on the net that offers more local guidance (like I have found for Chicago and NOLA)? Last but not least, if you had a houseguest coming from Florida, what would you like them to bring you? My husband roasts coffee at home, so I will be bringing that as a hostess gift for starters.

Some of the places that I’ve read about on this board so far are Rioja, Delite and B&W.

Thank you for sharing your chow experience!


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