Essential restaurants: Frasca Food & Wine, Blackbelly Market, River and Woods, The Kitchen
Yes, this is a list of Denver neighborhoods... so why is Boulder on here? Because when it comes to dining, they're basically the best next-door neighbor ever. Plus, it's impossible to talk about Denver's dining scene without the conversation somehow circling back to Boulder -- like when we talk about Frasca Food & Wine and Blackbelly Market, or when the recent buzz was all about River and Woods, a new venture from Daniel Asher who is the former culinary director for Edible Beats (the group behind Denver favorites Ophelia's, Vital Root, Linger, and Root Down). Or how The Kitchen, which started with a single Boulder location, expanded Denver's taste buds when it added locations in the Mile High, including an outpost at DIA.