Names to know 

Reader favorites in food and drink from our Best Of 2014 poll

Editor’s note: To see Best Of 2014 winners in categories not related to comestibles, see here and here.


Appetizers/Tapas: TAPAteria

Bakery: Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery

Bang-For-Your-Buck Bar: Tony’s

Bang-For-Your-Buck Restaurant: La Casita Mexican Grill

Bar for a Creative Cocktail: The Principal’s Office

Bar for a Margarita: The Loop

Barbecue: Front Range Barbeque

Bartender: Quinn Brown at Bonefish Grill

Beer Selection on Tap: Old Chicago

Biscuits & Gravy: Over Easy

Bread: Panera Bread

Breakfast: Over Easy

Buffalo Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffet: Ultimate Buffet

Burger: Drifter’s Hamburgers

Cajun/Southern: Springs Orleans

Caterer: Garden of the Gods Gourmet

Chinese: Coal Mine Dragon

Chips and Salsa: Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

College Bar: Tony’s

Cutting-Edge Restaurant: Brother Luck Street Eats

Deli: Jason’s Deli

Dessert Destination: Marigold Café and Bakery

Diner: King’s Chef Diner

Fine Dining: The Famous

Food Event: Fiddles, Vittles and Vino

Food Truck: Potato Potato

French: La Baguette French Bistro/La Baguette French Bakery-Café

Frozen Yogurt: YoYogurt

German: Edelweiss German Restaurant

Gluten-Free-Friendly: Coquette’s Bistro & Bakery

Green Chile: King’s Chef Diner

Happy Hour: Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill

Hummus: Mediterranean Café

Ice Cream/Gelato: Josh & John’s Naturally Homemade Ice Creams

In-Store Beer Selection: Cheers Liquor Mart

In-Store Spirits/Liquor Selection: Cheers Liquor Mart

In-Store Wine Selection: Cheers Liquor Mart

Indian/Curry: Little Nepal

Irish Pub: Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub

Italian: Paravicini’s Italian Bistro

Japanese/Sushi : Jun Japanese Restaurant

Korean: Tong Tong

Late-Night Dining: King’s Chef Diner

Local Brewery: Bristol Brewing Company

Local Chef : Brother Luck, Brother Luck Street Eats

Local Coffee House: The Perk Downtown

Local Coffee Roaster: SwitchBack Coffee Roasters

Local Pizza Joint: Borriello Brothers

Local/Regional Restaurant Chain: Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

Mediterranean: Mediterranean Café

Mexican: Amanda’s Fonda

Middle Eastern: Heart of Jerusalem Café

National Chain Coffee House: Starbucks

National Pizza Chain: Papa Murphy’s

Neighborhood Bar: Central: Tony’s

Neighborhood Bar: East: The Cow Pub & Grill

Neighborhood Bar: Manitou:The Keg Lounge

Neighborhood Bar: Monument: Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

Neighborhood Bar: North: Back East Bar & Grill

Neighborhood Bar: South: Bristol Brewing Company

Neighborhood Bar: West: Thunder & Buttons II

Neighborhood Restaurant: Central: Shuga’s

Neighborhood Restaurant: East: The Wobbly Olive

Neighborhood Restaurant: Manitou: Adam’s Mountain Café

Neighborhood Restaurant: Monument: La Casa Fiesta

Neighborhood Restaurant: North: Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

Neighborhood Restaurant: South: The Blue Star

Neighborhood Restaurant: West: Front Range Barbeque/Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna (tie)

New Bar (since July 1, 2013): The Public House

New Restaurant (since July 1, 2013): 503W/Skirted Heifer (tie)

Overall Restaurant: The Famous

Patio Dining: Amanda’s Fonda

Place to Eat Local/Sustainable: Seeds Community Café

Power Lunch: MacKenzie’s Chop House

Restaurant for Carnivores: The Famous

Restaurant for Herbivores: Adam’s Mountain Café

Restaurant for Kids That Isn’t Fast Food: Poor Richard’s Restaurant

Restaurant for Tourists: Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

Restaurant for a Wedding Reception: Briarhurst Manor Estate

Restaurant Wine List: The Blue Star

Salads: Poor Richard’s Restaurant

Sandwiches: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Seafood: Bonefish Grill

Smoothie/Juice Bar: Ola Juice Bar

Soup: La Baguette French Bistro

Sports Bar: Buffalo Wild Wings

Spot for a Spot of Tea: Montague’s

Sunday Brunch: Lake Terrace Dining Room at The Broadmoor

Taqueria: Monica’s Taco Shop

Thai: NaRai Thai Restaurant/NaRai Siam Cuisine

Upscale Bar: The Blue Star

Vietnamese: Saigon Café

Wait Staff Over Easy Wine Bar Swirl Wine Bar

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