Best Of 2013: French
Best Of 2013: Bread
This year, not only has La Baguette taken the French award for items like its rockin' French onion soup and cheese fondue, but it's reclaimed the Bread award it first won in 1994. The Old Colorado City locale is home to the bakers who produce for that shop, as well as for the separately owned downtown restaurant and La Baguette French Bistro on Chestnut Street, which has the most French offerings and serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday nights. A bakery staffer says though numbers fluctuate, they bake about 300 French rolls daily, Monday through Thursday. That means more than 62,000 rolls a year. A whole lotta baking — which doesn't even include their loaves, baguettes, batards, boules or to-die-for apple croissants. — Kirsten Akens
From the original four, two La Baguettes remain, both independently owned (then the French Bistro and La Tartine, detailed below). The Colorado Avenue shop still bakes for all, and generates Best Of awards for bread and French onion soup, and as bakery and French spots.