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Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax

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7. Slice Works Pizza, 700 East Colfax Slice Works is the new Colfax joint for specialty pizza -- really, really good pizza. From the more traditional pies to masterpieces like the "baked potato" and the "bacon cheeseburger" pie, Slice Works is changing the game, and it boasts a great top-floor bar. If you're seeing a show at the nearby Fillmore or Ogden, you can enjoy a slice and a beer up there before you make your way over, or head there at midnight for 2 knots and a slice for $3.

6. Pinche Taqueria, 1514 York Street The tacos here (first served out of a truck) still continue to amaze at the stationary location on Colfax and York. Conveniently located near Lion's Lair, Ogden and Bluebird, Pinche Taqueria is the most talked-about place to take down a plate of street tacos and tequila-based libations before a show. If you happen to be seeing a show on a Monday, Pinche has happy hour-priced cocktails until its 10 p.m. close.

5. Mezcal, 3230 East Colfax Avenue You know that tequila with the scorpion in the bottle? Mezcal has that and 270 others. It's on the same block as Goosetown Tavern and R-Bar, but if you're looking for home-style Mexican food and agave spirits, you won't want to miss out on this spot. The bartenders are always friendly and attentive, so you can get your drinks in a hurry, or savor every sip on the patio. The tacos and guacamole are a dream.

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Samantha Alviani
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