Want a taste of the town's best restaurants? We're whetting your appetite by publishing our Best of Denver 2009 Readers' Poll earlier than ever -- in this week's paper and right here online.
What's the best new restaurant in town? In the Best of Denver 2008, Izakaya Den took that honor. But a host of new places have opened in the past twelve months, including the Berkshire, Beatrice & Woodsley, Delite, Bistro One, Indulge, Brasserie Felix, Lala's, Farro, Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria, Twelverestaurant, Root Down, Venue, Shazz, Tocabe and, at the stroke of midnight, Frank Bonanno's Bones.
The Best of Denver 2009 itself won't appear until March 26, so that gives you plenty of time to recall your favorites -- and start sampling restaurants you didn't get to in 2008.
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