hour or weekend brunch. There are
great specials all week long and a
creative and eclectic menu that features
such surprises as an Avery IPA mac ‘n’
cheese with fontina, aged white
cheddar, parmesan and toasted
homemade rustic breadcrumbs.
2011 E 17th Ave.
Named one of the best Italian restaurants
in the country and a Denver favorite, Il
Posto serves seasonally inspired Northern
Italian food utilizing farm fresh
ingredients. Milanese chef-owner Andrea
Frizzi creates an inventive new menu
daily, composed of dishes such as
gnocchi, risotto and tagliatelle. The
vibrant, hip space includes a bar where
guests can watch Frizzi kneading pasta
dough in the open kitchen. Il Posto is
open daily for lunch and dinner.
1530 16th St., Suite 101
With multiple locations throughout Denver
and Boulder, Illegal Pete’s features
inexpensive Mexican food (tacos,
quesadillas, nachos, queso, burritos,
salads and more) in a fun, relaxed
Islamorada Fish Company
7974 E. 49th Ave.
Islamorada Fish Company restaurants are
found in Bass Pro Shops® around the
country—and at freestanding locations
like the one in Denver. Menu selections
focus on the original Key West
restaurant’s seafood dishes and also
include steaks, hickory-fired rotisserie
chicken and exotic appetizers.
Katie Mullen’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
16th Street Mall at 1550 Court Place
Katie Mullen’s is Denver’s newest Irish bar,
located next to the Sheraton Hotel on the
16th Street Mall and featuring a mix of
Irish and American cuisine, four bars and
four themed experiences in more than
11,500 square feet. It’s also 100 percent
Irish-owned, with a commitment to bring a
“real, authentic Irish dining and
socializing experience to customers.”
2030 W 30th Ave.
Brought to you by the creative mind behind
Denver’s wildly successful Root Down,
Linger combines inventive drinks and small
plates with the best views in the city.
Housed in a former mortuary, Linger, a self-described “eatuary,” playfully and subtly
pays homage to its past. The menu features
international street food with options such
as Mongolian BBQ duck buns, honey-Sriracha duck wings and seasonal ceviche.
Linger is happy to accommodate gluten-free
and vegan diners.
1600 Stout St., Suite 100
Based in and founded in Denver in
2004, Mad Greens has eight locations
throughout Denver with a menu that
focuses on chef-designed salads, build-your-own salads, Panini and soups for a
“fun and healthy alternative to fast food
and casual sit-down restaurants.”
The Market at Larimer Square
1445 Larimer St.
Mark and Gary Greenberg transformed a
grocery store into Denver’s most
recognizable deli and espresso bar in
1983, and it has since become a Denver
favorite. Whether looking for a place to
work and drink a great cup of coffee, a
place to grab a sandwich, a place to
meet some friends or a place to relax,
“The Market” is known for its bakery and
full-service breakfast and deli menu.
1201 16th Street, Ste. 108
This national chain may have started in
Atlanta, but each of its locations is locally
owned and operated, and Denver’s
location has been around since 1974—
making it a community fixture and local
favorite. With all kinds of pizza, munchies,
salads, calzones, hoagies, beer and more,
it’s a casual option that’s worth the visit.
225 E 7th Ave.
Zagat-rated as one of the top restaurants in
the county, this dinner-only spot is the
brainchild of well-known chef Frank
Bonanno, who owns several other top
Denver eateries including Bones, Osteria
Marco and Luca D’Italia. Self-described as
an “American-style restaurant heavy on
French technique,” Mizuna serves
imaginative dishes using simple ingredients.
Mizuna’s chefs collaborate to change the
menu each month, creating dishes such as
pan roasted foie gras and macaroni and
cheese with poached Maine lobster.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
1400 Arapahoe St.
Designed to resemble a 1930s ocean
liner, the Oceanaire features seafood