Started in Steamboat in 1999, Backcountry Delicatessen has since set up shops along the Front Range, where the restaurant isn't so much a pre-hike stop as a workday destination. It's open for breakfast and lunch, cranking out morning specials and salads and sandwiches galore, broken down into simple categories like "beef" and "ham" as well as some left-field options like liverwurst (found under "European specialties"). But the ingredients are fresh and the portions hearty, perfect to keep you energized at your desk later in the day. The fast-growing franchise also offers catering, party platters and box lunches so you can enjoy your food in the wilderness of downtown Denver offices.
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