Reader: A Food Hall Is a Food Court...a Fancy Food Court

The Source Hotel + Marketplace
If your vision of a food court is the old Yum Yum Tree, you haven't been out lately. New food halls are popping up all over, with many more to come, as Mark Antonation detailed in his complete guide to Denver food halls.

The Source started the modern food-hall movement in Denver when it opened at 3350 Brighton Boulevard in 2013 with two full-service restaurants as well as specialty shops; this year it doubled up with the Source Hotel & Marketplace. Also joining the lineup this year were Zeppelin Station and Milk Market, joining a lineup that already included Avanti Food & Beverage, the Denver Central Market and Stanley Marketplace.

Edgewater is getting a food hall, and Golden is slated for two. And several more are rumored to be coming to Denver.

Says Kathleen:
 Go to the Reading Terminal in Philly. THAT is a food hall.
Adds Derek: 
The Banh Mi shop in Zeppelin Station has one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten.
Notes Pilar:
 The only disappointment has been Milk Market. Love the concept, the staff and setting, but have yet to find anything delicious worth going back for. The cocktail bar, wine bar and beer selections are great, but the food is mediocre at best.
Comments Craig: 
There’s a lotta hipsters in Denver. I doubt we’ve hit saturation point. What we really need is more modern apartment buildings with all kinds of amenities. Oh, and more townhouses that take up every square inch of the lot they’re on; those are my fave...except, of course, the weekend “gatherings” on I-70.
Concludes Toni: 
Food hall is fancy for food court...fancy food court. Not so unique.
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