Thrillist and Eater Denver have published this year’s best Denver restaurants winners. Since 2014 was a bumper crop year for new restaurants, the picking was a prickly proposition. But both foodie websites narrowed their selections to 11 for Thrillist and six categories from Eater.
Here”s Thrillist.com’s list:
* Cart Driver, 2500 Larimer St.;
* Work & Class, 2500 Larimer St.;
* Brazen, 4500 W. 38th Ave.
* Gozo, 32 S. Broadway;
* The BSide, 1336 E. 17th Ave.;
* Mercantile Dining & Provision in Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop;
* Bistro Barbes, 5021 E. 28th;
* Atticus, 1125 E. Evans;
* Lena, 24 Broadway;
* Argyll Whiskey Beer, 1035 E. 17th Ave.;
* Range, 918 17th St.
See descriptions of the winning eateries at www.thrillist.com/eat/denver/best-new-denver-restaurants-of-2014.
Eater Denver (www.denver.eater.com), divided its 2014 top picks into nominees, finalists and the winner. Here they are:
Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: The Plimoth, To The Wind, Acorn, Stoic & Genuine, Work & Class
Finalists: Work & Class, the Plimoth, Acorn
Chef of the Year
Nominees: Dana Rodriguez (Work & Class), Kelly Whitaker (Cart-Driver), Alex Figura (Lower48 Kitchen), Jorel Pierce (Stoic & Genuine), Pete Ryan (The Plimoth)
Finalists: Whitaker, Rodriguez, Figura
So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Cart-Driver, Rosenberg Bagels & Delicatessen, Work & Class, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Stoic & Genuine
Finalists: Rosenberg Bagels & Delicatessen, Work & Class, Cart-Driver
Winner: Rosenberg Bagels & Delicatessen
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Jason Patz, Mclain Hedges, Noah Heaney, Sean Kenyon, Stuart Jensen
Finalists: Patz, Hedges, Kenyon
Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Ste. Ellie, Stoic & Genuine, the Cooper Lounge, the Nickel, Sarto’s
Finalists: Stoic & Genuine, the Cooper Lounge, the Nickel
Winner: The Cooper Lounge
Iconic Colorado Distillery
Winner: Leopold Bros.
For more details, go to www.denver.eater.com/2014/11/17/7228619/the-2014-eater-awards-for-denver.