More than 200 restaurants have opened in metro Denver this year, with more hurrying to open their doors before the end of 2013. Some are updated versions of earlier restaurants, others are completely new. And while some are far too young to have been reviewed, they already look like they will be great additions to the local dining scene. See for yourself: We've just posted our slide show of the 25 most promising restaurants of 2013 -- all of which are eligible to be named Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2013, coming on March 28. See also: Restaurant roll call for 2012 -- over 240 openings
Our 25 most promising restaurants of 2013 (in alphabetical order): 1) Acorn 2) Adelita's Cocina y Cantina 3) Beast + Bottle 4) Bocadillo 5) Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria 6) BRU handbuilt ales and eats 7) Cafe Max 8) Chili Verde 9) Los Chingones 10) Comida Cantina 11) Corner House 12) Curtis Club 13) Harman's eat and drink 14) Humboldt 15) Lower 48 16) Old Major 17) Olive and Finch Eatery, Bakery & Market 18) Plimoth 19) Root Down at DIA 20) Session Kitchen 21) The Social 22) Spuntino 23) Sugarmill 24) Truffle Table 25) Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar
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We'll compile all the year's openings and closings in our Restaurant Roll Call for 2013, coming January 2. In the meantime, see the slide show here -- and comment on our choices below.