The New York Times offers its version of 36 hours in the Mile High City. Eating and drinking was a big part of the activities suggested with many local favorites spotlighted. Here's who got featured:
Jax Fish House for its affordable seafood happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Oysters are $1.25 each, while appetizers — smoked mackerel rillette with pickled red onions and arugula — are $6.
Izakaya Den for its jalepeño hamachi, wasabi bincho, nigiri, crispy brussels sprouts with pork belly, and lobster wontons. These small bites range from $5-$7 each.
Historians Ale House where the rooftop patio stays open year-round. Five-ounce glasses are offered for anyone interested in sampling beers from all over the state without having to commit to a full pint.
The classic El Taco de Mexico where the smothered green chile burrito is king.
Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen for, of course, its bagels. Owner Josh Pollack has replicated the New York City water supply, responsible for the bagel's perfect texture and great taste. The $11.25 Heebster (scallion cream cheese, whitefish salad and wasabi flying fish roe) may seem steep, but it's worth every penny.
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs who offers unique twists on the all-American food. It offers a rattlesnake and pheasant, Alaskan reindeer, duck cilantro, and wild boar dog - just to name a few. It also offers deep-fried pickles and tahini cauliflower for sides. Menu items are affordable, with dogs from $6.50.
Little Man Ice Cream for a a sweet bite with flavors that include: Bhakti Chai, French Toast, Pomegranate Chia Seed, Banana Chip, Dulce de Leche, and more.
Great Divide and Trve Brewing are the beer recommendations the newspaper makes.
Acorn is highlighted as the go-to place for Saturday night dinner, with its oak-grilled octopus for $15 being mentioned. ChoLon is recommended as a solid backup plan.
Lucile's Creole Cafe is the Sunday breakfast go-to. The popular spot is recognized for its spicy Bloody Marys and eggs Pontchartrain, pan-fried trout, poached eggs, grits, and a buttermilk biscuits.
Happy eating in Denver!