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Ten best places for tater tots in Denver

Tater tots often aren't very appealing in restaurants; they're usually served lukewarm, too oily or not crispy enough. But when Gretchen Kurtz visited Vesper Lounge for this week's review, she found herself popping every tot at the table.

That got us thinking about other places in town that do right by tots, so we compiled a list of the ten best places in Denver for tater tots, presented below in no particular order. This spud's for you!

See also: A Closer Look at the Vesper Lounge

10. Trillium 2134 Larimer Street

During its rollicking happy hour, Trillium offers sophisticated snacks to go with its complex cocktails. But these aren't your typical tots: They're truffled tater tots paired with a side of Hollandaise sauce. Take our word for it: They're a lot better than greasy spuds and watery ketchup.

9. Vesper Lounge 233 East 7th Avenue

Frank Bonnano's newest venture mixes Middle Eastern cuisine with neighborhood bar food and drinks -- and tots as a side with just about everything.

8. The Fainting Goat 846 Broadway

If you're looking for familiar -- and good -- bar food, the Fainting Goat is the place. Grab a Guinness and some tots, which can be loaded with cheese, bacon and scallions.

7. El Toro the Tot no set location

This Spanish-inspired food truck offers three kinds of tots with its fancy burgers: original, with oregano and paprika; cheesy, with Manchego, aged cheddar and smoked paprika; and Toro, topped with aged cheddar, bacon and oregano.

6. Fire on the Mountain 3801 West 32nd Avenue

This popular Highland wings joint offers homemade tots in original style, chile-cheese style, or a version made with sweet potatoes.

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Isa Jones is an editor in Jackson Hole; her writing has appeared all over the Internet and occasionally in print.
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