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Reader: I'd rather kick the bucket than do some things on your culinary bucket list

What are the iconic tastes and culinary institutions of this city? For our 2014 Denver Bucket List, which we've been filling this week on Cafe Society, we looked to some time-honored traditions: a martini at the cruise room, a burger at Bud's, a turkey leg at the Taste of Colorado, a plate of Rocky Mountain oysters at the Fort. And readers came up with still more meaty options: a slopper at Gray's Coors Tavern in Pueblo, chocolate-covered bacon at Coors Field, a sugar steak at Bastien's. See also: The Westword 2014 Food and Drink Bucket List: #25-16 The Westword 2014 Food and Drink Bucket List: #15-6

Yes, it's meaty lineup, which prompted this from Ellen:

I'd rather kick the bucket than partake in some of those things on your list.
What's on your culinary bucket list for Colorado? We'll roll out the final five tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, there are other ways to push your favorites along the Front Range. Our Best of Denver 2014 Readers' Poll goes live this morning (you can also find it in this week's print edition) and we'll be ramping up our 100 Favorite Dishes in the new year, too. And as always, you can post your suggestions for can't-miss meals in the metro area in the comments section below.

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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.
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