This week on Denver’s dining scene: A deliciously dramatic conspiracy at DIA; yet another dog park/taproom; and where is Denver’s best green chile really? Let’s dig in.
⚖️ A twisting, turning, and downright salacious 8-year-long lawsuit featuring allegations of bid-rigging for a lucrative DIA restaurant contract — and involving an ex-FBI agent, rival homegrown burger chains, a whistleblower, and a high-speed car chase on I-70 — has finally come to an end. [BusinessDen 🔒]
- Dive deeper: We broke down the story on today’s episode of the City Cast Denver podcast 🎧
🍦 Sweet Izzy, Denver’s very first ice cream shop exclusively serving plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream is set to open soon at 3003 E. 3rd Ave. in Cherry Creek North. [Westword]
🐾 Skiptown, a 21,000-square-foot dog park/taproom/coffee bar, is slated to open in Denver next summer. Happy Dog Park & Taproom, a smaller but similar concept, recently broke ground in LoHi. [BusinessDen🔒]
🌶️ Here are the 10 best spots to order Denver’s iconic green chile, according to Westword food editor Molly Martin. But she’s not the only one with a spicy take — how does her list compare to this one compiled by the ravenous food reporters at The Denver Post? Or these fan-faves rounded up by local Reddit users?
- Who had it right? Let us know which nominees are spot on, and which are completely off base.
🛩️ For the first time in 28 years, the public can climb to the top of the old Stapleton airport’s air traffic control tower, a Central Park landmark that now houses FlyteCo Brewing. [Denver Post 🔒]
🍂 From pumpkin tempura sushi rolls to green chile ramen and PSL-flavored beers, savor these unique and unusual fall flavors on menus around town. [303 Magazine]