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These Ten Reviews Show What Being a Restaurant Critic Is All About

Housemade pastas are a specialty at Coperta.
Housemade pastas are a specialty at Coperta. Danielle Lirette
Restaurant critic Gretchen Kurtz takes restaurant reviewing seriously, so she always follows three important rules before pen ever hits paper (or fingers hit keyboard): She works anonymously, she eats at the restaurant she's reviewing several times, and she waits at least three months after a place opens before going public with her critique. The result? Fair, accurate and informed reviews that share with readers the full experience of eating and drinking at each establishment. Here's a compilation of Kurtz's last ten restaurant reviews, with photos by Danielle Lirette.

click to enlarge Colorado bass with romanesco, carrot and ramps at Il Posto. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Colorado bass with romanesco, carrot and ramps at Il Posto.
Danielle Lirette
Il Posto at Ten Is a Real Reason to Celebrate

click to enlarge The black and blue elk plate at Arcana. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The black and blue elk plate at Arcana.
Danielle Lirette
Arcana Needs to Pare Back Its Mission and Keep Focusing on Its Menu

click to enlarge 12@Madison shows off its skills with vegetables. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
[email protected] shows off its skills with vegetables.
Danielle Lirette
Here's Why [email protected] Is Denver's Best New Restaurant


click to enlarge Pulpo a la Parrilla at Que Bueno Suerte. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Pulpo a la Parrilla at Que Bueno Suerte.
Danielle Lirette
Por Qué? Que Bueno Suerte! Brings Modern Mexican to Old South Pearl

click to enlarge Sunchoke mezzaluna at Dio Mio. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Sunchoke mezzaluna at Dio Mio.
Danielle Lirette
Dio Mio Rolls Out Some Superb Pasta Dishes in RiNo

click to enlarge An assortment of grilled oysters at Fish N Beer. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
An assortment of grilled oysters at Fish N Beer.
Danielle Lirette
You'll Get Hooked by Fish N Beer, a Real Keeper in RiNo

click to enlarge A message from Clyde: #eatthesepolentafries. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
A message from Clyde: #eatthesepolentafries.
Danielle Lirette
Can Wine Make a Comeback at Clyde? So Far, the Glass Is Half Full...


click to enlarge Avelina's slow-cooked short rib. - DANIELLLE LIRETTE
Avelina's slow-cooked short rib.
Daniellle Lirette
Smart, Sophisticated Dining Makes a Welcome Return at Avelina

A Second Steuben's Lets the Good Times Roll in Arvada

Coperta Could Be the Start of a Lovely Roman Holiday

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