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Mary Beth Bonacci PRO 2yrs+
I'd start by visiting www.5280.com. It's the Denver magazine, and it has a really exhaustive list of restaurants. There are so many good ones here now -- the restaurant scene has definitely changed in the past 20 years. There's no one area where they're concentrated, although there are a lot in a pretty tight radius on 17th Ave, just east of downtown. There are also quite a few in Cherry Creek, and along 6th Ave. between Broadway and Josephine (roughly). But it's surprising how many good restaurants there are even in the suburbs.
If you're in Denver at the end of summer, there's 'A Taste of Colorado.' It's a festival in which some of Denver's best restaurants offer bite size samples off of their menus. It's a great way to get an idea of how good different restaurants are without having to have a full meal at all of them. It goes on every year, typically at the end of August or beginning of September and takes place at Civic Center Park, which is just west of the capitol building across Broadway. Admission is free and you can purchase tickets which you turn in for food samples. There are also a few rides for the kids. It's a pretty big festival that draws a good crowd each year, and it's fun to taste the different foods and just people watch. If you're in Denver at that time, it's a fun thing to do for just about any age.