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Our Ten Most-Read Food Stories in 2017

Mizu Izakaya was one of the ten best new restaurants to open in 2016.
Mizu Izakaya was one of the ten best new restaurants to open in 2016. Mark Antonation
Looking back at 2017, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of food news and new food. But Denverites know what they like: breakfast burritos, barbecue, doughnuts and cheap eats — at least judging by the Westword stories you read the most. Here are the ten stories that captured the most reader attention in 2017, from restaurants pitching in to help hurricane-relief efforts to a not-so-funny joke about gentrification. Dig in!

1. "The Ten Best New Restaurants in Denver"

Many great restaurants opened in late 2016, ushering in a very tasty beginning to the year. Read more here.

2. "The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Metro Denver — and What You Should Order"


Denver’s barbecue scene has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, and there’s a little something for everyone. Read more here.

3. "The Ten Best Handheld Breakfast Burritos in Denver"


This year, Mayor Michael Hancock declared the second Saturday of October to be Breakfast Burrito Day. Read more here.

Beginning in 2017, the second Saturday in October is officially Breakfast Burrito Day in Denver. - KING JOSH
Beginning in 2017, the second Saturday in October is officially Breakfast Burrito Day in Denver.
King Josh
4. "Stella's on 16th, One of Our Best New Restaurants, Closes Without Notice"

Not seven months after Stella's on 16th debuted behind Union Station, the all-day restaurant and market closed. Read more here.

5. "Spicy Pickle Returns to Denver After Five-Year Absence"


The first Denver location in five years opened downtown at 1875 Lawrence Street this fall. Read more here.

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Kenzie Bruce formerly Westword’s social media editor, is a Mizzou photojournalism graduate and was previously the manager of communications and multimedia for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Atlanta.
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