My partner and I will be coming from the Bay Area to spend a couple of days in Denver later this month. No car, so we'll be sticking to places in central Denver within a long walk or a short public transportation ride of the downtown Hampton. We tend to like restaurants with specialised or regional menus (Chinese restaurant = boring, Yunnan Chinese noodle house = fascinating). Also, I like pork a lot. We'd like to keep most meals under $25 per person total before drinks. For reference, here are my notes from my previous brief Colorado visit:
Here's our shortlist for this time:
Osteria Marco (probably over $25)
Cherry Cricket -- if we get out that way
Near hotel: Steuben's
Lunch near City Park: Encore
Near the Capitol: ?
At the airport: Pour la France?
Small eats and drinks:
Falling Rock Tap House -- had a great time here last visit
Jonesy's EatBar -- near hotel
Fluid Coffee -- nearest location to hotel serving Novo
Denver Art Museum cafe -- not Palettes -- does this exist and is it any good?
D Bar Desserts
Beer geeks: where's the best place to sample an Oak Aged Yeti? Straight from the Great Divide brewery?
Thanks in advance.