Mile High's top chefs spill about what surprised them in 2012, none of which were restaurants named "boo!"
Justin Cucci, Chef/Owner, Linger and Root Down "2012's biggest news is that a new restaurant opened this year in every insecure city in the nation (including Denver), and it's said to be a “neighborhood” place. Finally! A neighborhood establishment that aims to connect to the community it occupies space in -- what a breath of fresh air! Finally a restaurant that selflessly puts the needs of a community above all else, and offers a genuine warm place for the people that live there. It’s nice that "The Neighborhood Emotional Vampire” tag line of 2011 is finally put to rest. I think that sent out a mixed message.
Lance Barto, Executive Chef, Central Bistro & Bar "Despite the number of already established microbreweries, there are more and more popping up every week, and it doesn't seem as if the expansion is going to slow down anytime in the near future. Denver's always been a great beer city, but I never imagined that it would grow to be this prolific. It's really exciting.