Denver doesn't have a great reputation as a barbecue town, but a string of new smokehouses have opened up this year to give the barbecue-starved new options for smoky goodness. Burt's Smokehouse BBQ
in Centennial is the most recent to fire up; it's throwing a grand opening celebration this weekend with live entertainment and giveaways, including bottles of Burt's barbecue sauce -- until they run out. Our photographer, Danielle Lirette, stopped in yesterday to check out the 'cuing action.
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