You might not know the name Tom Ryan, but you’ve probably heard of Smashburger, the fast-casual concept he founded in Denver in 2007. Smashburger has been a smashing success, and in 2012 Ryan put his name and know-how behind another venture: Tom’s Urban. Launched in a sunny, two-story space on a prime corner of Larimer Square, Tom’s started as a 24/7 concept, but has since dialed down its hours and bright colors. Today it's more of a restaurant than a diner, with and an extensive menu that offers something for everyone -- including kids who can be cajoled into eating a salad when it's topped with pot stickers. For adults, there are crafty cocktails, big beers and great posts for people-watching.