For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword
's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll
into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of the first round are in! Keep reading to uncover the five finalists you, the readers
, have selected for the Food & Drink categories on this year's Readers' Poll
. And know this: You still have the chance to change the results.
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The finalists listed below are by no means shoe-ins -- meaning that in the next (and final) round of voting, you can either vote for your favorite finalist or start over with a completely different entry. The final deadline for both print and online voting is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at which point we'll close the poll and calculate the results one last time. You'll be able to read both Westword and Readers' Poll winners when our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands on March 28.
In the meantime, let us know what you think of the first-round finalists in the comments section below. And don't forget to vote! Note: If a category is "new" (Best New Restaurant, for example), limit your answers to restaurants that opened in 2012.
The standings as of Monday, February 24:
Denver Bread Company
Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery
The Original Pancake House
DJ's Berkley Cafe
Best chicken and waffles:
Best brunch buffet:
Brown Palace Hotel
The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs)
Washington Park Grille
DJ's Berkeley Cafe
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
Sam's No. 3
Best breakfast burrito -- to go:
Continue reading for more Best of Denver 2013 finalists.