Denver Restaurant Week kicks off tonight with ten days of discount menus from more than 250 participating restaurants. This year, the event's organizer, Visit Denver, held an awards ceremony to honor Denver James Beard Award winners and finalists. The honorees of the ceremony, held yesterday afternoon at Exdo Event Center, were Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall, Stoic & Genuine), Frank Bonanno (Mizuna, Osteria Marco, Luca, Bones and more), Alex Seidel (Fruition, Mercantile), Steven Redzikowski (Acorn), Yasmin Lozada-Hissom (Duo, Spuntino, Olivea, Avelina), Troy Guard (TAG, Guard and Grace), Dana Rodriguez (Work & Class), Jorel Pierce (Rioja Group, Euclid Hall) and Jeff Osaka (Osaka Ramen, Sushi-Rama, Denver Central Market).
For more photos, see our complete slideshow of the Restaurant Week kick-off party.
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