Best of Denver

Denver's five best restaurants that are hidden in other businesses

There's a school of thought that argues location is everything when it comes to the restaurant business, and for those types, picking a prominent address in a good part of town is paramount. The opposite? Hiding your restaurant within the confines of another business. And that's exactly what a handful of crafty Denver restaurateurs have done by opening their restaurants inside other spots that are sometimes completely unrelated to serving food.

Here are Denver's five best quirky restaurant-business combos:

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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.
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