Since a reader labeled Denver's barbecue scene "atrocious," readers have poured out their ideas of where to go for good Texas-style, good KC-style, good Carolina-style 'cue. Still others have suggested that instead of worrying about barbecue, local diners should focus on what this city does well, includinggreen chile
. And what does Colorado do even better than green chile?
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There are some outstanding BBQ joints in the places recognized as the homes of the various BBQ styles, but there's also a load of really mediocre places, too. I've had some great meals in those areas, but I've also had a lot of really lackluster stuff from locals who claim they "really know their BBQ." Denver's better places aren't really any worse than a lot of the places in these areas.
What we do have here is beer. It's done in a way that blows the doors off what comes out of ANY BBQ mecca mentioned in these comments. I can live with that.
It actually seems like a pretty decent trade-off, in my opinion.
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What do you think of Colorado's craft beer scene? Drink enough, and you'll forget barbecue -- "atrocious" or not.