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Denver's five best restaurant fireplaces

Just in time for December -- and holiday cheer -- Denver is getting a blanket of snow, which means it's time to put on a sweater and boots and do all kinds of cozy things. Like cuddle up to a fireplace with a drink, a snack and possibly a person to whom you want to whisper all kinds of sweet nothings. Or, you know, just enjoy the warm glow yourself, beer in hand.

There are many places in town that boast an opportunity to warm up near the glow of flames, but some fireplaces are more special than others. Behold, Denver's five best restaurant fireplaces to lure you in from the cold:

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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