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Updating The Eater Heatmap, June 2014

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Summer is here with afternoon rains, fresh local produce, and patio dining. Every week, eateries open giving the Mile High City a wide range of options for dining from casual joints to ethnic ones and special occasions ones. Often Eater gets this question: Where should I go for a drink right now? Where should I dine this week?

What's new, what's hot, where do the crowds flock to? That is what the June Heatmap is all about - this dining and drinking moment in time.

IN: To The Wind, Bistro Barbès, the Bitter Bar

OUT: Huckleberry Roasters, Atticus, Gozo

Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments or send 'em down the tipline.


04/04/13: Added: Beast + Bottle, Pinche Tacos Highlands

05/02/13: Added: Bohemian Biergarten, Uber Sausage LoHi

06/06/13: Added: Pizzeria Locale Denver, Izakaya Den

07/11/13: Added: Drakes Haus, Jax Fish House Glendale

08/01/13: Added: Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar, Harman's Eat & Drink

09/05/13: Added: Comida, Root Down DIA

10/03/13: Added: Acorn at The Source, Colt & Gray

11/07/13: Added: Aviano Coffee, Session Kitchen

12/05/13: Added: Sugarmill, Ste. Ellie

01/02/14: Added: Lower 48, Voodoo Doughnut

02/06/14: Added: the Bark Bar, Work & Class

03/06/14: Added: the Plimoth, the Curtis Club, Former Future Brewing Company

04/03/14: Added: Gozo, Atticus, the Roosevelt, Huckleberry Roasters

05/01/14: Added: The Kitchen Next Door, Guard & Grace, The Post Brewing Co.

em>Editorial disclosure

· The Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now [EDen]
· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, April '14 [EDen]

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Work & Class

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A square meal, a stiff drink, a fair price is the motto at the new RiNo restaurant Work & Class. With an extensive rotisserie-based menu, the restaurant features comfort food, peppered at times with Mexican influences brought by chef/owner Dana Rodriguez.
The wood-fired modern American cooking and the elevated craft cocktail program at Acorn have made a splash in Denver since the restaurant's opening in September. Today, the restaurant also started serving lunch.

Ste. Ellie

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The bar and eatery, sister to the three year old Colt & Gray restaurant, finally opened in a sexy space with crafted cocktails and an edited food menu that is served until 1:30 a.m.

The Plimoth

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This eclectic yet approachable restaurant that opened in North City Park has quietly but swiftly acquired a loyal following. In a softy light dining room, chef Peter Ryan serves dishes grounded in classic French and Italian cuisine.

Bistro Barbès

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In the quaint Park Hill neighborhood, this new restaurant owned by chef Jon Robbins brings classic French food with North African, Middle Eastern, and Spanish influences. Don't miss the octopus if it's still on the ever-changing menu.

To The Wind

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Chef Royce Oliveira opened this quaint bistro in March and with it he created an oasis of Parisian dining on East Colfax. The space is small, the food deceptively simple, and the atmosphere irresistible.

The Kitchen Next Door Glendale

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A first encore to Boulder's Next Door, this casual eatery attracts diners from the Cherry Creek neighborhood and beyond with its approachable yet healthy offerings. The beet burger is a must try.

Lower 48

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In a Ballpark location that can accommodate 98 guests Mario Nocifera and his partner, Alex Figura, are serving an eclectic mix of items ranging from chickpea fries to a braised brisket. Fermented, pickled, or smoked are descriptions you'll find in nearly every dish.

Curtis Club

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A former sports club is now a sleek, contemporary building with a unique wooden design that reappears throughout the inside of the new gastropub. On 5280 Magazine's top new restaurant list, this place is hot!

Guard and Grace

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The power lunch got a new location with this modern steakhouse located in the heart of the business district. The staff is sharp, the food well-executed, and the dessert a must.

The Bitter Bar

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Recently reopened under sole ownership of experienced bartender James Lee, the Bitter Bar is a Boulder hotspot. Lee brought back the $8 cocktails and took the fuss of a hostess and full food menu out- it's just a neighborhood bar with great drinks.

The Post Brewing Co.

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Fried chicken, house-brewed beers, and fresh pies pack the house day and night at the Post. This latest Dave Query/Big Red F venture is a hot spot in the small town of Lafayette.

Work & Class

A square meal, a stiff drink, a fair price is the motto at the new RiNo restaurant Work & Class. With an extensive rotisserie-based menu, the restaurant features comfort food, peppered at times with Mexican influences brought by chef/owner Dana Rodriguez.

Acorn

The wood-fired modern American cooking and the elevated craft cocktail program at Acorn have made a splash in Denver since the restaurant's opening in September. Today, the restaurant also started serving lunch.

Ste. Ellie

The bar and eatery, sister to the three year old Colt & Gray restaurant, finally opened in a sexy space with crafted cocktails and an edited food menu that is served until 1:30 a.m.

The Plimoth

This eclectic yet approachable restaurant that opened in North City Park has quietly but swiftly acquired a loyal following. In a softy light dining room, chef Peter Ryan serves dishes grounded in classic French and Italian cuisine.

Bistro Barbès

In the quaint Park Hill neighborhood, this new restaurant owned by chef Jon Robbins brings classic French food with North African, Middle Eastern, and Spanish influences. Don't miss the octopus if it's still on the ever-changing menu.

To The Wind

Chef Royce Oliveira opened this quaint bistro in March and with it he created an oasis of Parisian dining on East Colfax. The space is small, the food deceptively simple, and the atmosphere irresistible.

The Kitchen Next Door Glendale

A first encore to Boulder's Next Door, this casual eatery attracts diners from the Cherry Creek neighborhood and beyond with its approachable yet healthy offerings. The beet burger is a must try.

Lower 48

In a Ballpark location that can accommodate 98 guests Mario Nocifera and his partner, Alex Figura, are serving an eclectic mix of items ranging from chickpea fries to a braised brisket. Fermented, pickled, or smoked are descriptions you'll find in nearly every dish.

Curtis Club

A former sports club is now a sleek, contemporary building with a unique wooden design that reappears throughout the inside of the new gastropub. On 5280 Magazine's top new restaurant list, this place is hot!

Guard and Grace

The power lunch got a new location with this modern steakhouse located in the heart of the business district. The staff is sharp, the food well-executed, and the dessert a must.

The Bitter Bar

Recently reopened under sole ownership of experienced bartender James Lee, the Bitter Bar is a Boulder hotspot. Lee brought back the $8 cocktails and took the fuss of a hostess and full food menu out- it's just a neighborhood bar with great drinks.

The Post Brewing Co.

Fried chicken, house-brewed beers, and fresh pies pack the house day and night at the Post. This latest Dave Query/Big Red F venture is a hot spot in the small town of Lafayette.

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