Here are the can’t-miss Denver restaurants that opened in 2017

You’ll notice a possibly disproportionate number of Italian restaurants on this list. We have our reasons.

Executive Chef Ian Wortham at work. Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; restaurant; union station; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado; denver;
Executive Chef Ian Wortham at work at Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s not easy to keep up with all the new dining options flooding Denver. Regularly eating out at the buzzy new restaurants is expensive, plus you probably just want to eat most of your meals at your favorite cheap taco place anyway.

We get it.

But if you’re looking for a good holiday date spot or just experiencing the FOMO induced by end-of-the-year lists, we’ve got some ideas about where you should make a reservation.




Denver tries new tactic to bring healthy food to Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

Denver is kicking in $100,000 as part of its latest effort to address food insecurity in Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Montbello, Westwood and other areas where access to groceries is limited.

Nathan Hanna waters plants inside the GrowHaus in Elyria Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) growhaus; elyria-swansea; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; food desert; agriculture;
Nathan Hanna waters plants inside the GrowHaus in Elyria-Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is kicking in $100,000 as part of its latest effort to address food insecurity in Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Montbello, Westwood and other areas where access to groceries is limited.


A New York architecture firm hints at a plan for Denver’s new tallest building

Crown Architecture and Consulting has been tapped to design what could one day be Denver’s tallest building.

650 17th Street, May 23, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) development; central business district; downtown; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
650 17th Street, May 23, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This article has been updated from an earlier version.

A New York-based architecture and consulting firm boasted on its website Tuesday that it would be working on a staggering new structure in downtown Denver, before later removing the project and declining to comment.

Crown Architecture and Consulting claimed it was tapped to design a building slated for 650 17th St. The structure would include a hotel as well as 300 condos, the firm said on its website and in a portfolio presentation released earlier this month.