Quick, what are the hottest restaurants that have opened in Denver since the last timeEater
did aheat map
of our fair city, chronicling where to eat right this very second?
That was the question Eater wanted to know before the national food blog amassed a list of spots for a second Denver heat map, asking for the most buzzed-about restaurants that have opened their doors since the end of March. So we put together our thoughts on what Denver diners are talking about most, cheating a little and including a couple of pre-March openings that didn't make the last heat map.
According to Eater,
The map features three new openings helmed by crazy talented chefs (Linger, Bittersweet, and Row 14), a sausage parlor that might prove a viable alternative to Biker Jim's (Uber Sausage), expansions from respected local brands (among them the new location of Marczyk's Fine Foods), and finally, a pair of establishments worth making the trip to Boulder for (Frasca Caffè and the Kitchen [Next Door]).
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Though most have been on the grid for just a couple of months, even these buzzed-about restaurants have had changes. For instance, the "crazy talented chef" Arik Markus, who opened Row 14, has been replaced by former Tag sous chef Jensen Cummings, a rising star. Satchel's on 6th has also experienced a chef change, with former Iron Chef challenger Kurt Boucher stepping up to run the range.
Boucher's predecessor, Jared Brant, is headed to soon-to-open Wild Catch, which, along with the imminent Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, would probably make this map, too, if it had been created next month instead.
Did we miss a big one? Check out the map and let us know below.