So as the countdown to my 100th review continues, I've pulled out a different colander, an industrial-sized one that's big enough to strain out the week-in, week-out details. The list that follows is some of what's left in the bowl after two years of professional eating.
See also: Ten Ways the Denver Restaurant Scene Has Changed Over 100 Reviews1) Things change. Quickly. East Denver is no longer a food desert. Ballpark is hotter than Highland. 2) Success requires more than a talented chef. Exhibits A and B: Bocadillo and Red Star Deli, which shuttered despite good food. 3) Forget what Mom said about not dating at work. The folks at Work & Class and Bistro Barbes have debunked that myth. (If my husband decides to debunk it, that's another story.) Keep reading for three more observations about dining in Denver. 4) New restaurants get the buzz, but that doesn't make them better than old ones. Panzano, Rioja, ChoLon -- all are worth a return visit. 5) The city could still use more Indian, Moroccan and Thai. 6) Concepts are nothing without good food to back them up.