It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular restaurant reviews of the year. 10. Buchi Cafe Cubano offers an authentic taste of Cuba -- and a great cup of coffee, July 16. 9. Park Burger could turn into the cheeseburger grill of my dreams, July 29.
8. In mourning over a meal at Mark & Isabella, October 22.
7. Tocabe does Chipotle one better -- with fry bread, April 16. 6. The "gastropub" label aside, Jonesy's EatBar is great, May 14. 5. Shazz has a seriously bad name, and seriously good food, March 12. 4. The dim sum shines at Star Kitchen, March 5. 3. The fried chicken at White Fence Farm really flies, June 25. 2. Frank Bonanno's new restaurant will bowl you over, March 19. 1. The food at Root Down gets a thumbs-down, April 2.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.