As is the tradition, Eater asked a group of journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, they share the hardest 2017 goodbyes.
Gigi Sukin, editor, CoBiz
The Squeaky Bean, and then probably The Way Back or Tavernetta — but both did come or are coming back.
Alexandra Palmerton, food and booze editor, 303
Squeaky Bean — I'm still over here craving that burger.
Andra Zeppelin, former editor, Eater Denver
There are a few that come to mind, none that makes or breaks the dining scene, but they do show the changing landscape. Clyde, Black Eye Cap Hill, Telegraph, and Brik on York are among them.
Brittany Werges, managing editor, 303
The Squeaky Bean! It was one of the first restaurants in Denver (of that size) that really carved out its own unique identity. Also with their engaged community involvement, it was really a restaurant you could get behind.
Ruth Tobias, writer, Zagat Denver
The Squeaky Bean was one of a kind. I also miss Axios — Denver's now virtually devoid of high-end Greek food and wine.
Laura Shunk, freelance writer, Westword
I think this has to be the Squeaky Bean. Although I'll be sad to say goodbye to the historic Wazee Supper Club, too, even if I'm very excited about Morin coming into that space next.
Callie Sumlin, associate food editor, 5280
The Blue Parrot and the Squeaky Bean
Denise Mickelsen, food editor, 5280
Two that hit particularly close to 5280’s LoDo homebase: the Squeaky Bean and soon-to-shutter Wazee Supper Club.
Rebecca Treon, freelance writer, Denver Post
Ashley Dean, culture reporter, Denverite
The closing of Black Eye Coffee's Capitol Hill location really messed up my weekend groove.