In a culinary hotspot like Denver, would one really want to risk it all on opening a new restaurant? 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison joined First Take to salute "Best New Restaurants - the 10 Hippest, Most Delicious Restaurants in Denver Right Now." (LINK to cover story)
She gave high marks to a spinoff venture of executive chef Steven Redzikowski and beverage director Bryan Dayton, Acorn, 3350 Brighton Blvd., 720-542-3721, denveracorn.com. (They also own Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder.)
Also getting a mention as the first restaurant for chef Pete Ryan, The Plimouth, 2335 28th Ave., 303-297-1215, theplimoth.com. Formerly of Z Cuisine and Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, Faison lauds the intimate setting in the North City Park neighborhood, and his French technique.
Music on this feature, Errol Garner, "Come Rain or Come Shine," from the CD Dreamstreet / One World Concert, and Freddie Cole, "Home Fried Potatoes," from the CD I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me.