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Denver's ten best charcuterie plates

There's no limit to our love for salted and cured meat, so we're as happy as pigs at the feeding trough that some variation of the charcuterie plate has worked its way onto just about every menu in this town. But as more and more restaurants fill out their menu with piles of salami and ham, some spots have really taken their obsession with cured meat to the next level, thereby becoming objects of our undying affection.

Here, in no particular order, are the ten best plates of charcuterie in Denver.

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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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