Boulder's finest has a go in LoDo

Farm to table ensures freshness, but what about taste? Like, 90% of those farmer's daughter jokes have none of it. For a new spot putting its agro-fresh ingredients to deliciously worthy use: The Kitchen Denver

After eight years pleasuring Boulderites' picky palates, The Kitchen Denver's now gracing Mile High with farm-sourced "comfortable classics" in a space that feels like the country home of someone way too rich to live there year-round: 7500sqft of reclaimed Douglas fir and eye-popping chandeliers "designed to honor the Thomas Edison incandescent bulb". Obey the will of Zeus and unleash the crackin' on a whole Ingrid's lobster in their ice-packed seafood bar (which also stocks head-on shrimp, king crab legs, Kumamoto oysters, and American sturgeon caviar), or continue lubbing land with shareable "Kitchen Nibbles" like garlic fries and Gioia burrata/ anchoyade. Mains include pasta like a braised radicchio penne with La Quercia pancetta/ valpolicella, and a Hazel Dell mushroom agnolotti, as well as even meatier fare like an oven-roasted Long Farm pork chop with Anson Mills polenta, and a char-grilled, harissa-topped chicken from Wisdom Farm, where the chickens still ain't smart enough to avoid being char-grilled and topped with harissa

The menu's bolstered by five new 'tails (including a "smoky, herbacious" Parsley Marg with Sombra mezcal), and eight rotating taps of mostly rare CO brews like the Biere de Mars from New Belgium's Lips of Faith line -- speaking of which, boy does Faith know how to use those lips!... oh right, no jokes at the table.