Welcome to the Eater 38, a seasonally updated guide to restaurants that represent the growth and ingenuity of Denver’s culinary community. Since its launch in 2012, this map has traced the city’s evolution from what many outsiders dismissed as a cowtown to an ever-growing, prismatic dining destination that has earned a place in the national conversation for its youthful energy and freewheeling creativity.
Any given update, then, is designed to reflect what’s defining and redefining the dining scene now. Spanning a variety of cuisine types, price points, and neighborhoods, this one covers what might be called some of the cornerstones of the landscape along with recent arrivals that bring something new and necessary to the table. The fact that it can’t include every place fitting those descriptions is the nature of the beast; removal from the Eater 38 doesn’t, in short, mean that a restaurant isn’t still important and won’t return in the future.
Note, too, that while the map may include food trucks as well as the occasional Boulder establishment, it does not include bars, which have their own map. Don’t see your favorite restaurant? Nominate it for inclusion here. And for all the latest dining intel, subscribe to Eater Denver’s newsletter.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More