Cafe Society

Reader: Denver's food is disappointing -- and don't blame it on the altitude

Where would you tell a tourist in Denver to eat? Last week, USA today advised foodies to try ten different spots -- two of which (D Bar and Restaurant Kevin Taylor) are about to close; another two (Cherry Creek Farmers' Market and Civic Center Eats) are out of season. And some readers weren't impressed by the six remaining choices, calling them "clueless." Then again, one reader wasn't impressed by Denver's dining scene at all.

See also: USA Today picks Denver's top ten foodie spots -- but eat fast!

Says Colton:

Being from Chicago, Denver's food is disappointing. You can try and blame it on the altitude but the best food here is made at home.
Why don't we give Colton a rousing welcome to the Mile High City? Where would you tell him to go to get a true taste of Denver?


KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun