Reader: Denver Is a Great Food City — Except for the Barbecue

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Our comments section has been smoking over the past week, ever since Gretchen Kurtz's review of Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que and Mark Antonation's piece on GQue, a new barbecue joint, inspired some lip-smacking — and smack-talking — discussion of the scene.

Says Robert Mitton:

Denver is a GREAT food city. One of my most favorite food towns, but I have to wait until I’m back in the South before I try looking for some good Q. In the 30+ years I have been here in Denver, there’s only been one good Q place and it’s been closed now for 20 years! And if you put any damned ketchup in the sauce, I won’t eat the Q. The correct ingredients are yellow mustard and vinegar. Not one place in Denver has a good sauce and I am not about to waste my $$$ hunting for it. BBQ is way over priced in Denver as well.

Respond Sudz:

Oh, pulezze! The bum BBQ rap is the same as the "no bagels, pizza, green chili, burger, burro, haute cuisine" or whatever tired putdown omission by some whiner who hasn't taken the time to search out what's available and instead prefers to wax on about how good it was wherever the cave was they crawled out of. I've had plenty of solid BBQ of varied styles in Denver and found it far from lacking.

And with that, we'll close out this month's discussion of barbecue in Denver — unless you have more to contribute. What's your go-to barbecue joint in town? What kind of regional barbecue do you crave, and can't find here?

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