Best of Denver

2005 Best of Denver Winners

How does a city change in four years? A look at Westword's twenty-second Best Of Denver awards, bestowed in 2005, give a sense. We called Devil's Food Bakery the Best Waffle joint, "a dangerous place firmly dedicated to helping those with a weakness for the venal wrongs of gluttony to pave their way to hell with waffles." Best Hangover Breakfast went to El Taco de México, for its menudo, that "hearty, spicy, slow-cooked stew made from hominy, chiles and stock, plus tripe, feet, knuckles, trotters or any other unattractive leftover cut of a cow." Mirepoix earned Best Expense-Account Breakfast, while the Best Power Breakfast went to Racines.

Do these and our other picks hold up? Cruise our Best of Denver 2005 selections and decide for yourself.