This is one of my favorite times of the year. Why? Because Denver Restaurant Week is coming! Ten days (Friday, February 24 through Sunday, March 5). Hundreds of restaurants. Prices to suit any budget. What’s not to love?
Denver has become a huge “foodie” city, so you can be sure you’ll have plenty of company at any restaurant you want to try. How can you get the most out of the dizzying array of choices? The place to start is the Denver Restaurant Week search page. Once there, these tips can help direct your quest:
- Base it on your budget. This year, participating restaurants are offering price points of either $25, $35, or $45 per person. Click on the “Menu Price” box, choose your preferred price, and click the red Search button.
- Consider a theme approach. Always wanted to take a ‘round-the-world trip? Denver Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to do just that. Here’s an idea: use the Search function to plan an “itinerary” that – over the course of 10 days – focuses on the cuisine of countries and areas formerly under French rule. How’s that for obscure? But oh so tasty! You’d be able to choose from restaurants representing the cuisines of Morocco, Brazil, Vietnam, India, China, Louisiana, and (of course) France. Note: If you eat vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, look for these options under the “Amenities” box.
- Dive deep in one neighborhood. The Search function presents you with nearly a dozen regions in which to focus your search. For example, there are more participating restaurants –17 at last count — in the Highlands/Highlands Square/LoHi/Berkeley/Tennyson neighborhood than you could even squeeze into 10 days. Check out what’s around you, or what’s in a neighborhood that intrigues you. As a Realtor, I heartily recommend seeing what other areas have to offer ;-).
- Try the random approach. Choose a number between 1 and 10. Then search on one parameter (for example, menu price of $35). Scroll down your results and make a reservation at whichever restaurant falls at that number on the list. Who knows? You could stumble upon a new favorite that you might never have considered otherwise.
No matter which approach you choose, you’ll want to make your reservations ASAP.
You’ll find more tips on the Visit Denver website, along with a constantly-updated list of participating restaurants. And if you find something really great and want to share, I’d love to hear your recommendations – post a comment on my Facebook page or tweet me @JMDenverHomes.