Today Eater updates the Eater 38, our list of Denver's essential restaurants. This list is our answer to any question that begins with "Can you recommend a restaurant?"
This eclectic group of eateries spans a variety of cuisines and collectively satisfies any restaurant need from the hole-in-the-wall casual to the hip and tip-top white tablecloth. Every few months, Eater staff add pertinent restaurants that were omitted or have recently become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months). Older restaurants that have stepped up their game may be added back to the list. Keep in mind, the restaurants are not ranked but rather organized alphabetically.
Without further ado, Rebel, Señor Bear, and El Five join the map, while Departure, Tacos Tequila Whiskey, and Linger depart.
Rather than a stage-4 meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion?
Note: Eater Denver's radius includes Boulder, Longmont, Golden, and a little bit beyond, not just Denver proper.