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Where to Eat Seasonally Now That Twelve Closed

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| Photo: Adam Larkey

Twelve Restaurant served its last meal on Saturday evening, and with that Denver will miss one of its favorite farm to table restaurants. The closing is bittersweet: chef Jeff Osaka will soon open Osaka Ramen and he promises to resuscitate Twelve as week in the future. But now that this Ballpark restaurant has turned off its lights, where does one find the best seasonal offerings? From locally sourced and seasonal produce these 10 spots change menus regularly to reflect the best ingredients at the peak of the season.

Note: some of these restaurants are participating in Denver Restaurant Week until August 29 and will only offer that specific menu until then.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fuel Cafe

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3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-4642
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At Fuel cafe the menu changes monthly to reflect the freshest produce and changing seasons. You'll always find creative and sustainable food at this RiNo spot.

2. Potager

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1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-5788
Potager has been a staple for Denver's Capitol hill neighborhood since 1997. Potager's seasonal menu changes often and the black board specials change daily.

3. Duo Restaurant

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2413 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4141
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With over 47 Colorado partners, Duo strives to use all local ingredients whenever possible. Its own farm, Duo Urban Farms, provides the produce regularly. The menu changes seasonally and don't miss the specials.

4. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Frasca is one of Colorado's top restaurants with an amazing wine program and food to match. You'll find locally sourced ingredients and a menu that changes regularly to reflect the best the seasons have to offer.

5. Bistro Barbes

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5021 28th Avenue
Denver, CO 80207
720-398-8085
This quaint Park Hill restaurant changes its menu regularly. Since the menu is influenced by classic French food with splashes of North African, Middle Eastern, and Spanish, you'll be sure to find something unique and seasonal every time.

6. bittersweet

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500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 942-0320
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Bittersweet is one of the only spots in Denver that guests can dine in its gardens. With over 600 sq. ft. dedicated garden space, guests can see exactly where the seasonal menu comes from daily.

7. The Plimoth

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2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-1215
This neighborhood spot in west City Park offers local and seasonal ingredients with a unique twist. The menu is ever changing to highlight its unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers.

8. Black Cat

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1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-9110
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The fresh produce on the constantly changing menu at Black Cat comes from the restaurant's farm. Chef and Owner Eric Skokan also raises his own animals for the meats used at Black Cat.

9. Fruition Restaurant

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1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-1962
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Fruition Farms is the main source of ingredients for Fruition Restaurant. Not only is the produce is grown at the farm, Fruition Farms also has milk sheep for cheese and lamb. Be sure to make a reservation for one of Denver's favorite farm to table restaurants.

10. To the Wind Bistro

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3333 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
303.316.3333
This small bistro on East Colfax, where Chef and Owner Royce Oliveira helms the burners nightly is worth every minute. The menu changes often but the atmosphere is always inviting.

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1. Fuel Cafe

3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216
At Fuel cafe the menu changes monthly to reflect the freshest produce and changing seasons. You'll always find creative and sustainable food at this RiNo spot.
3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216

2. Potager

1109 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218
Potager has been a staple for Denver's Capitol hill neighborhood since 1997. Potager's seasonal menu changes often and the black board specials change daily.
1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218

3. Duo Restaurant

2413 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
With over 47 Colorado partners, Duo strives to use all local ingredients whenever possible. Its own farm, Duo Urban Farms, provides the produce regularly. The menu changes seasonally and don't miss the specials.
2413 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Frasca is one of Colorado's top restaurants with an amazing wine program and food to match. You'll find locally sourced ingredients and a menu that changes regularly to reflect the best the seasons have to offer.
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Bistro Barbes

5021 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
This quaint Park Hill restaurant changes its menu regularly. Since the menu is influenced by classic French food with splashes of North African, Middle Eastern, and Spanish, you'll be sure to find something unique and seasonal every time.
5021 28th Avenue
Denver, CO 80207

6. bittersweet

500 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80209
Bittersweet is one of the only spots in Denver that guests can dine in its gardens. With over 600 sq. ft. dedicated garden space, guests can see exactly where the seasonal menu comes from daily.
500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209

7. The Plimoth

2335 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
This neighborhood spot in west City Park offers local and seasonal ingredients with a unique twist. The menu is ever changing to highlight its unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers.
2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

8. Black Cat

1964 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
The fresh produce on the constantly changing menu at Black Cat comes from the restaurant's farm. Chef and Owner Eric Skokan also raises his own animals for the meats used at Black Cat.
1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. Fruition Restaurant

1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Fruition Farms is the main source of ingredients for Fruition Restaurant. Not only is the produce is grown at the farm, Fruition Farms also has milk sheep for cheese and lamb. Be sure to make a reservation for one of Denver's favorite farm to table restaurants.
1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

10. To the Wind Bistro

3333 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
This small bistro on East Colfax, where Chef and Owner Royce Oliveira helms the burners nightly is worth every minute. The menu changes often but the atmosphere is always inviting.
3333 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

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