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Denver's Food Scene: What Peyton Manning Needs to Know

Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Denver Post, Ed Andrieski

Well, it’s a done deal. Signed. Sealed… and delivered on a private jet this afternoon in a $96 million dollar wrapper.  The passionate debate and waiting is over here in Denver. Peyton Manning is now the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. After his news conference at 1:00 Mountain time where he will officially announce to the world (what we already knew…) he’ll probably be ready for a power lunch with his new boss, John Elway. But you’re not in Indiana anymore Peyton, and as our newest Colorado “rookie” you’ll need to know what’s hip in the thriving Rocky Mountain food scene.

 

Here is a slideshow highlighting some of what culinary trends are uniquely Denver. Give these a try and you’ll feel like a local Denverite in no time.


  • The Classic Denver Omelet 1 of 7
    The Classic Denver Omelet
    Any respectable Broncos quarterback should know how to make this classic diner dish. Here is a recipe from Serious Eats so
    Peyton can make his own Classic Denver Omelet
  • Rocky Mountain Oysters 2 of 7
    Rocky Mountain Oysters
    Sorry Peyton...These "oysters" don't come from the sea. But you'll want to know a little bit about these popular appetizers before you take a bite.
    Read More About Rocky Mountain Oysters
  • Coloradoans Love Craft Beer 3 of 7
    Coloradoans Love Craft Beer
    If you're going to live in Denver, a love of craft microbrew is a must. Denver is home to the annual Great American Beer Festival. More than 300,000 people get their "beer on" each year.
    Read More About Great American Beer Festival
  • Green Chile Stew 4 of 7
    Green Chile Stew
    Colorado and neighboring New Mexico are famous for growing world-class green chiles. Knowing how to make classic Southwestern green chile stew will make you feel like a local.
    Make Your Own Green Chile Stew
  • Fresh Gourmet Burgers 5 of 7
    Fresh Gourmet Burgers
    If you're a burger lover, you'll love Denver... home to burger joints like Smashburger, Lark Burger and Park Burger that only use the highest quality ingredients and make each burger to order. And if you really want to feel like a Coloradoan, order a buffalo burger.
    Read More About Park Burger
  • Get Great Steaks at John Elway’s 6 of 7
    Get Great Steaks at John Elway's
    Ok, not John's house.. but at one of his three restaurant's carrying his name.
    Read More About Elway's Denver Restaurants
  • Art of the Apres Ski 7 of 7
    Art of the Apres Ski
    Photo Credit: Hyatt Beaver Creek. Even if you're not a skier, you can enjoy the post-ski happy hour nightlife on the slopes. Denverites love to head for the mountains during the day and enjoy a cocktail by the firepit or one of the area's classic western bars and restaurants. Whether you're looking for haute cuisine or the best brewpub, there is something for everyone.
    Read More About Colorado Apres Ski Guide

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