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Foodography: District Meats, Charlie Palmer's new restaurant, opens in the former Big Game space

District Meats, insists Charlie Palmer, is not a steakhouse. It is, however, a meat-centric fortress of flesh, where, says Palmer, a New York-based chef and restaurateur who's unleashed an empire of restaurants across the country, "people can explore different and unusual cuts of meat -- pork, beef and lamb -- and discover all sorts of new cuts that they might be familiar with."

Palmer, who took over the space that, most recently, belonged to Big Game, and prior to that, Il Fornaio, was in Denver last week getting ready to trot out his new restaurant, which officially opens tonight, and he's betting on liberation -- that Denver foodniks will trust his instinct that off-cuts will appeal to those who have an unwavering affinity to fliet mignon.

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Lori Midson
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