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Denver's five best BBQ joints

We haven't reached the solstice yet, but we're past Memorial Day -- which means that it's as good as summer. And until Labor Day weekend, we'll be wearing white, using the long hours of daylight to drink on rooftop patios and, of course, eating barbecue until we explode.

To kick off our three-month stint of carniverous feasting, we're bringing you Denver's five best BBQ restaurants.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk