The Eight Best Dishes of Ethniche in 2014

Ethniche started in May as a deep dive into a different ethnic cuisine each month. Since then, I've traveled through Hawaii, Ethiopia, Greece, Thailand, the American South, India, Eastern Europe and back home to Colorado for four weeks of Den-Mex green chile in December. On my journeys, I've found that Denver's barbecue shows promise (even if we don't have a BBQ style to call our own), that our Ethiopian restaurants are many and varied, and that if you flip through the pages of most menus, you'll find hidden delights and regional specialties among the standard repertoire presented by most Greek, Indian and Thai restaurants.

Here are the eight best dishes I found, one from each month of culinary exploration.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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