Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant writers, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual “Year in Eater” survey will be revealed in several posts this week. First up, the dining experts share their restaurant standbys from 2018.
Allyson Reedy, contributor, The Denver Post: I always love Chang Thai in Broomfield for curry, Lao Wang Noodle House for the soup dumplings, whatever they’re making at Bamboo Sushi, pizza at Pizzeria Locale, and Tarascos for the tamal Oaxaqueño. Oh, and ice cream anytime at Glacier and High Point Creamery.
Ruth Tobias, freelance food and wine writer, multiple outlets: As per the whirlwind food-writing usual, I’m lucky to get to any place I love more than a couple of times in one year. But the Bindery, Comal, Spuntino, and Bar Helix come the closest.
Brittany Werges, Editor-in-Chief, 303 Magazine: Although I can’t afford to dine there as much as I’d like, Tavernetta was always on my mind this year and was the place I constantly recommended (everyone always loves it). I also spent a lot of time at Death & Co’s Cafe DC/AM. Although not really a “restaurant,” their service and the space feels so high-end and it makes an incredible spot to get work done. Also I ate at Cart-Driver twice last week because I can’t get enough of their pizza.
Linnea Covington, freelance writer, Westword: Bamboo Sushi and Little Man Ice Cream, no joke.
Lucy Beaugard, photographer and writer, Eater: Bamboo Sushi, Call, Tacos Tequila Whiskey, El Five.
Denise Mickelsen, Food Editor, 5280 Magazine: The spots I regularly recommend (which is as close as I can get to repeat dining): Annette, Blue Pan, Comal, Q House, Smok, Safta, Call, 12@Madison, and Arcana.
Callie Sumlin, Associate Food Editor, 5280: Honestly? Yak and Yeti, Vinh Xuong Bakery, Busaba, Sushi Den, Blue Pan Pizza, Amir Grill, Funny Plus, and Bonfire Burritos.
Laura Young, Founder, New Denizen Blog: No surprise from me — Coperta is still one of my favorites in Denver. I go to this restaurant at least once a month, and ordering items from their rotating TrenCoperta menu always results in eating something absolutely delicious. I feel like their pastry program doesn’t get enough love, but chef Jodi Polson is spinning magic each night. I’m constantly surprised by how much complexity she packs into her seemingly simple-looking desserts, but they have become one of the highlights of eating at Coperta.
- All Year in Eater Content [EDEN]