Welcome to day four of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. Eater will also further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.
This year, Denver saw a glut of openings across some to-be-expected neighborhoods and inside some less likely ones. There have certainly been growing pains. Most recently, RiNo faced backlash for gentrification (see Ink! Coffee and Cold Crush), but the district continues to boom with creative new establishments (see Bigsby’s Folly and Bar Helix). From former airport to brownfield site to sustainable community, Stapleton has risen with its Eastbridge development (Concourse, Cattivella, Hashtag, and more) as well as the neighborhood-joining Stanley Marketplace. From business-lunch capital to date-night epicenter, LoDo blossomed this year with openings from Whole Foods to Urban Farmer. And Cherry Creek, once a restaurant desert, in 2017 welcomed Hedge Row, Quality Italian, and a new outpost of Olive and Finch, among others. Finally, LoHi saw new neighbors from Marcella’s to The Bindery, on up to Señor Bear and Bremen’s.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Food Neighborhood of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely:
What is Denver’s 2017 food and drink neighborhood of the year?
This poll is closed