Soul Clap’s Restaurant Guide to Denver and Boulder

Colorado is known for its Rocky Mountains and great outdoors, little did we know they also have a brewing food scene, small but solid. Here goes a couple of dining recommendations from Soul Clap.

Denver

Ophelias Electric Soapbox is a great place to meet up with friends. They’ve got a pit for live music in the heart of the restaurant and comfortable booths surrounding the music with T.V’s for those that are curious to see the band perform in more detail. Music is not too loud and the selection, at least when we were there, was not abrasive. The brunch is tapas based, mostly modern-American style with Latin, Scandinavian, French and Middle Eastern flavors. This menu is diverse and interesting enough to share while also being vegan and gluten-free friendly.

Visitor’s advice: Make a reservation; it’s a hot spot!

Williams & Graham: this speak easy is adorable. It stays true to the sneaky spirit of what one understands one of these joints to be like. You walk into a small store front, put down your name and when the restaurant is ready they come escort you through a false bookcase. Booths are cozy and dark. Cocktails are impeccable and go really great with their finger-licking hamburger.

Visitor’s advice: Make a reservation.

Boulder

Oak @ Fourteenth: is a friendly, upscale restaurant with beautiful seasonal New-American dishes. Most of their recipes center around their oak fired oven and grill. It  is a great place for rustic vegetables. We were there for lunch but I hear dinner and late-night is great too.

Visitor’s advice: Although friendly, this restaurant is most definitely more professional in look than casual. Be warned.

The Kitchen, Boulder: is more than just a great neighborhood restaurant. It is one that cares deeply about the power of food in building community. Owned by Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk, their mission is to honor local farms and practice composting and eco-friendly packaging and recycling while sustaining a simple, vegetable forward kitchen that honors the natural flavors of great ingredients. In 2011 The Kitchen Community was born as a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that builds learning gardens for children to connect with real food. Over 200 gardens have been built reaching over 120,000 students across the U.S.

Visitor’s Advice: Have more than one meal here, it’s worth it.

 

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