With the hospitality industry slowly beginning to emerge from the myriad crises it’s faced over the past two years, there’s no better time for another edition of the Eater Denver Heatmap. Unlike the Eater 38, which is meant to serve as a guide to the best of the best, this roundup, updated monthly, aims to introduce readers to the best of the new: what’s popular, what’s promising, what’s poised for success in the weeks to come.
Included are noteworthy restaurants no older than six months, which is to say they all opened in September 2021 or later; not included are reopenings and branches of already existing local establishments — so here’s a shout-out to LeRoux and French 75 in the former case and the recently launched LoHi location of fried-chicken emporium The Post, sushi bar Ronin’s expansion to Lowry, and the second Billy’s Inn in Congress Park in the latter. And for more Denver dining intel, subscribe to Eater Denver’s newsletter.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More