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Q: Any suggestion for a hip, fun, moderately priced restaurant, preferably in LoDo, where I can take some out-of-town girlfriends?

A: Amaze those girlfriends with the groovy, happenin' Vesta Dipping Grill (1822 Blake Street, 303-296-1970). The snazzy, wraparound booths are perfect places to dish and dine. The innovative menu items --; check out the duck with the bacon-like skin -- come with a choice of tasty dipping sauces, and waistline-watching gals can pick from some of the town's best salads. Post-meal, don't miss the bar, which is packed with good-looking people having a good time.