Colorado History

Ten Old Denver and New Denver Restaurants — Paired and Compared

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Danielle Lirette
Ship Tavern opened in the Brown Palace right after Prohibition ended.
With so many new restaurants in town attempting to redefine the basics of dining out, classic eateries can feel a little antiquated — but they can also provide a reprieve from the tricks and gimmicks of modern food service and hospitality (especially the inhospitable kind). To compare/contrast old Denver/new Denver dining, we've paired five originals with their modern counterparts to capture the similarities and differences: Ship Tavern and Death & Co, Flagstaff House and El Five, the Fort and Urban Farmer, Old Spaghetti Factory and Dio Mio, and Bastien's and Citizen Rail. Read the full story at Westword Food & Drink.