I'm a longtime regular on the Boston board who will be becoming a Denverite (? correct terminology?) as of early August. Wish Denver had its own board, but hoping to do my part to increase the activity of the Southwest forum! For now, I'd love to hear from you locals about the 2 or 3 places you think reflect the city at its culinary best, regardless of cuisine type/price level?
For what it's worth, I've thus far had highly enjoyable brunches at Watercourse and a so-so one at Mercury Cafe which was nonetheless well worth it for the setting; Black Pearl seems destined to become my neighborhood spot (though it won't quite replace Boston's Neptune Oyster in my heart); and I've had a few superb dishes at Rioja and Zengo (along with a couple of less memorable ones). Oh, and I have of course been to El Taco de Mexico.
(Much as I will miss New England seafood, I look forward to replacing it with excellent Mexican.)