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Ten Reasons to Head to RiNo, Denver's Trendiest Food Destination

Squid-ink pasta at Dio Mio, one of RiNo's best new restaurants.
Squid-ink pasta at Dio Mio, one of RiNo's best new restaurants. Danielle Lirette
A trendsetting neighborhood needs a trendy name — and so RiNo became more than just a moniker for the arts district founded over a decade ago: It's now one of the top destinations for dining and nightlife in Denver. If you haven't visited recently, you're missing out on great seafood, pasta, burgers and beer. But there are still a few old-school joints hanging on to remind newcomers of the city's history. Here are our ten most recent RiNo food and drink headlines, along with links to the original stories.
click to enlarge The original Austin Uchi, which will soon add a RiNo location. - FLICKR/DANIEL X. O'NIELL
The original Austin Uchi, which will soon add a RiNo location.
Austin Sensation Uchi Will Soon Sprout in RiNo

Black Shirt Brewing Plans to Open Pizza Restaurant in Taproom

click to enlarge Ash Mobile Kitchen calls RiNo home every Friday. - MARK ANTONATION
Ash Mobile Kitchen calls RiNo home every Friday.
Mark Antonation
100 Favorite Dishes: Sardine Toast at Ash Mobile Kitchen

click to enlarge Sunchoke mezzaluna with clementines shows Dio Mio's creative side. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Sunchoke mezzaluna with clementines shows Dio Mio's creative side.
Danielle Lirette
Dio Mio Rolls Out Some Superb Pasta Dishes in RiNo

click to enlarge The charcuterie board at Fish N Beer is one of RiNo's top draws. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The charcuterie board at Fish N Beer is one of RiNo's top draws.
Danielle Lirette
You'll Get Hooked by Fish N Beer, a Real Keeper in RiNo

Chuburger is half of the new RiNo offerings from Oskar Blues, along with coffee and doughnuts at Hotbox Roasters. - MARK ANTONATION
Chuburger is half of the new RiNo offerings from Oskar Blues, along with coffee and doughnuts at Hotbox Roasters.
Mark Antonation
Oskar Blues Brings Chuburger and Hotbox Roasters to RiNo

click to enlarge You'll soon be biting into a Shake Shack burger in RiNo. - FLICKR/VAGUEONTHEHOW
You'll soon be biting into a Shake Shack burger in RiNo.
Shake Shack Signs for Spot at 30th and Larimer Streets

click to enlarge Chefs Alex Figura (left) and Spencer White celebrate the nuance of noodles. - HOLLY HURSLEY
Chefs Alex Figura (left) and Spencer White celebrate the nuance of noodles.
Holly Hursley
Alex Figura and Spencer White on Noodles, Fast-Casual Dining and Dio Mio

click to enlarge The traffic-stopping view into Il Posto from Larimer Street. - MARK ANTONATION
The traffic-stopping view into Il Posto from Larimer Street.
Mark Antonation
First Look: Il Posto Gets a New RiNo Home

click to enlarge Phil's Place is one of the neighborhood's last classic dive bars. - MARK ANTONATION
Phil's Place is one of the neighborhood's last classic dive bars.
Mark Antonation
Phil's Place Is Your Neighborhood Bar on the East Side, Even If You Call It RiNo
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