In With the Inn Crowd at Panzano

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Yes, Panzano is a hotel restaurant (it’s tucked into the Hotel Monaco), but chef Elise Wiggins has also made this a favorite go-to spot for locals, who rely on it both fast business lunches and long, leisurely special occasion meals.

But the daily happy hour (from 3-6 p.m.) featured in the lounge is pretty special, too, especially if you're enjoying it on the sidewalk patio, sipping from a $4 glass of wine or a $5 specialty cocktail (Sorbetini Drop, anyone?) and teasing the poor suits hurrying to their next meeting with the smell of your $3 calamari fritti or $4 bistecca. Enjoy yourself enough, and you may be thanking your lucky starts that Panzano is a hotel restaurant...

Panzano 909 17th Street 303-296-3525 www.panzano-denver.com Hours (bar): 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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