For the first time, restaurants are seeing consistently higher reservation numbers than pre-pandemic times

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It has been a rough few years for Colorado’s restaurant industry, between pandemic closures, labor shortages and supply chain issues. There is, however, some good news.

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11 Delectable Thai Restaurants In Denver To Satisfy Those Cravings

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Get ready to dive into the delicious flavors of Thai cuisine at these unmissable restaurants in Denver serving up those staple dishes from Thailand

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Daughter Thai Is a Golden Child for Citizen Thai Owners

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The owners of Golden's Citizen Thai Bistro introduce their new baby to Denver diners.

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— Mark Antonation

Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar | Denver, CO

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Chef-Owner Ounjit Hardacre brings her experience and outstanding flavor from Thailand and San Francisco to Denver's LoHi - 1700 Platte St. Suite #140 - a MileHighDish Must-Dine

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— MileHighDish

Daughter Thai

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Daughter Thai is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver & it has my vote for the best Thai food in town. We had lunch here over the weekend and tried out new cocktails & dishes we have never had before.

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Meet the Owners of Daughter Thai

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DDaughter Thai Kitchen and Bar opened in Denver in 2019, and it is a fantastic spot to eat authentic Thai food with a Denver twist. If you've never been, I definitely recommend you check it out.

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— Helaina Cozza

Dining Out w/ Larry on CBS News: Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar

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Check out this beautiful and delicious spread of Thai food from Daughter Thai Kitchen and Bar

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What's Heating Up Denver's Food Scene This November

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Denver's palate is always changing so plenty of spots are always popping, so which tastes are trending today? We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to analyze which eateries have been most discussed this month.

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The Spots Heating Up Denver's Dining Scene

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Wondering where Denver's in-the-know crowd is eating and drinking? It's easy to spot lines out the door, but some underlying trends are harder to see.

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Dig Into January – What to Eat and Drink in Denver This Month

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Welcome back to our monthly Dig Into Denver series. At the beginning of each month, we deliver a food and beverage-based itinerary for the best ways to eat and drink your way through the city — including what’s recently opened and what’s worth celebrating for no reason at all.

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— Jessica Engen

A Running List of Denver Restaurants and Breweries Opening For Dine-In CAROLINE MANNING AND BRITTANY WERGESMAY 28, 2020FOOD + BOOZE

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On Monday, Governor Polis announced that restaurants (and breweries working with restaurants or food trucks) would be allowed to open for dine-in services – with restrictions – starting on Wednesday, May 27. The current restrictions include 50% capacity, a maximum of 50 people, and other social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many restaurant and brewery owners are quickly working to get staff back in and prepare for dine/drink-in services, but that can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. We’ve pulled together a list of the restaurants with dates for when they will resume dine-in..

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— Caroline Manning and Brittany Werges

12 Denver Restaurants With Innovative Outdoor Seating From Greenhouses To Igloos

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As dine-in restrictions and cooler weather come to a head, the Denver restaurant scene has adapted by offering igloos and greenhouse outdoor dining hubs like something pulled right out of a futuristic movie. While other restaurants are forced to go back in time — circa March 2020 — with curbside pick-up and to-go orders, this list of Denver restaurants and breweries offering innovative dining will help support small businesses.

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Here Are The Best Khao Soi Spots In and Around Denver

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With Khao Soi, it’s all about the spice. Its origins date back to the Hui, Muslim people from China’s Yunnan province. Since its conception, Khao Soi has evolved and pulled from different cultures and traditions over the years. Today, it’s largely associated with the northern Thailand region, specifically from Chiang Mai.

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Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar Merges Colorado Ingredients with Thai Cuisine

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Ounjit Hardacre dreamed of opening up a noodle shop for years. She grew up working in her family’s business in Thailand and opened up her first noodle cafe in Bangkok after earning her undergraduate degree in applied statistics. She loved cooking in the noodle cafe and when she moved to San Francisco to earn her MBA she began to work in a Thai restaurant – Osha Thai – where her love for Thai cuisine deepened.

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— Caroline Manning

Dining Out: Daughter Thai and Broadway Roxy

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Daughter Thai in the highlands serves creative dishes that are worth a special trip. Catch a show with a great burger and drinks at Broadway Roxy.

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— Susan Fornoff & Andrew Weaver

Daughter Thai’s Mango Sticky Rice Recipe

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Daughter Thai’s menu is packed with delicious, traditional dishes. But we skipped straight to dessert with this sticky sweet treat.

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— Sahale Greenwood

Denver’s 14 Essential Thai Restaurants Right Now

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For decades, Thai dining in greater Denver was a modest affair, with few restaurants pulling away from the pack of neighborhood stalwarts peddling traditionalist menus to offer something qualitatively different.

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— Ruth Tobias

Stylish Thai Restaurant Daughter Wants to Be Denver’s New Date Night Destination

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The owners of Golden’s Citizen Thai restaurant have brought their upscale version of Thai cuisine to LoHi with Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar, which opened earlier this week.

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— Paul Albani-Burgio

Inside Daughter, LoHi’s Elegant New Thai Restaurant

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Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar, the new Thai restaurant from the owner of Citizen Thai in Golden, has opened in the new Riverview building in LoHi, bringing an elegant new dining option to an upscale address in the rapidly-developing area between the Platte River and Interstate 25.

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— Paul Albani-Burgio

Where You Can Find Takeout and Delivery During the Pandemic

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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Jared Polis announced that restaurants and bars across the state must close for 30 days. Then came indoor capacity restrictions, a summer of patio dining, and a fall dining room lockdown; hundreds of Colorado restaurants have closed, either temporarily or for good.

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— Daliah Singer & Staff

Top of the Town 2022: Dining

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From fine French fare to a chicken joint that burns so good, these restaurants are serving up the best bites in Denver right now.

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How to Be a Better Diner During Restaurant Week and Beyond, According to Industry Pros

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Denver Restaurant Week returns March 11–20. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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— Claudia Guthrie

What’s the Best Way to Support Local Restaurants and Bars?

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Carrying out is the new dining out—and the most delicious way to help food and beverage workers stay in business.

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— Denise Mickelsen

A Comprehensive List of the Women Leading the Front Range Culinary Scene

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If you want to support female-led food and beverage businesses in Colorado, this is a good place to start.

— Chloe Barrett, Denise Mickelsen, Patricia Kaowthumrong, Riane Menardi Morrison

The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2023

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This year’s winners represent the local dining scene more comprehensively than ever. How well do you know the flavors of the Front Range?

— Ethan Pan & Patricia Kaowthumrong

The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2022

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After a two-year hiatus, 5280’s list of the top places to eat, drink, and be delightfully satisfied along the Front Range returns. We’re thrilled to be back at the table. Won’t you join us?

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— Patricia Kaowthumrong & Riane Menardi Morrison

Top of the Town 2023: Dining

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From sweet treats to lunchtime bites to mouth-watering global cuisine, here's where to find the best eats around Denver right now.

— Julie Dugdale

15 of Denver’s Best Thai Restaurants

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Satisfy your cravings for classics like pad see ew, massaman curry, and tom yum soup at these stellar spots, many of which also serve a bevy of delicious lesser-known specialities.

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— Patricia Kaowthumrong

Denver’s Best New Restaurants 2020

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These nine spots opened within the past year—and we can’t get enough of them.

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— Denise Mickelsen & Patricia Kaowthumrong

The Local’s Guide to Denver, According to a Food Editor

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“My job is to eat and drink everything delicious in Colorado and then write about it,” jokes Denise Mickelsen, food editor at 5280 Magazine, Denver’s monthly lifestyle magazine. After years spent in New York City and Danbury, Connecticut, Mickelsen picked up to move west in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since.

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The Fifteen Best New Denver Restaurants of 2019

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This year's best new eateries cover a wide world of culinary excellence.

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— Mark Antonation