Holiday Eats
Food and Drink
Food and Drink

Holiday Eats

Tis the Season for a Reason (a reason to eat good food, of course!)

December 19, 2017

You’ll be celebrating the holiday season during the next couple of weeks. Whether you’re in town visiting family or friends or out on an adventure of your own, here’s a list of our best holiday eats. We’ve got fine dining, casual eats and everything in between.

For the Fancy Night Out
These exclusive fine dining options are the perfect for dinner with someone special. Ring in the new year with fancy champagne or enjoy a new twist on a classic dish. Either way, you’ll enjoy the experience.

2501 Dallas St. #108
Aurora, CO
Recently voted 2017 Restaurant of the Year by the Denver Eater, Annette’s specially designed menu will leave you speechless. This modern-gastropub nestled inside Stanley Marketplace has an inviting atmosphere founded on the Scratch to Table mantra. Owner and Head Chef, Caroline Glover, handcrafts almost everything served in her restaurant. From American classics to newly created dishes, Annette is a truly impressive dining experience.

Wine Experience
6240 S Main Street. Suite L114-115
Aurora, CO
Nothing quite compares to the perfect wine and cheese pairing. For 10 years, the Wine Experience Café and Wine Cellar have welcomed wine connoisseurs to choose from their wide selection of international bottles. With pairings, an expansive menu, and endless wines to choose from, you won’t be without options! Good news, if you find something you love, chances are they have it in stock in their in-house cellar.

For the Colorado Dining Experience
Want to live up the true Colorado experience? Look no further. Here’s just a couple of Colorado’s own restaurants.

Denver Biscuit Company
2501 Stanley Marketplace
Aurora, CO
You don’t have to travel far for southern style biscuits and gravy. At the Denver Biscuit Company, you’ll enjoy a classic American dish with a Colorado twist. This notorious restaurant has been featured on national television shows, including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Food Network! The best news of all? Their Stanley Marketplace locations serves up breakfast food all day long.

Rosie’s Diner
14061 E. Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO
Take a step back in time and enjoy this nearly authentic 1950’s, American Diner. Complete with a jukebox, handmade malts, and milkshakes all wrapped up in a diner décor. Here you’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals served up with a side of American charm.

For the Whole Family to Enjoy
Dining out with the family doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor for convenience. Check out these local options bound to please even the pickiest of eaters.

The Original Pancake House – DTC
8000 E. Belleview Ave Suite F-10
Greenwood Village, CO
You can never go wrong with pancakes! The Original Pancake House is a crowd pleaser with a massive menu expansive enough to please anyone (and everyone) in your family. With classic favorites like omelets to original creations like the Dutch Baby Pancake, you won’t leave hungry.

3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant
25791 E Smoky Hill Rd Suite 100
Aurora, CO
Don’t let the name deceive you! 3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant is meant for the whole crew to enjoy. Boasting the ambiance and full flavor of Mexico, diners are encouraged to enjoy one of their many entrees like Taco Al Pastor or Smothered Burritos. Did we mention kids eat free on Mondays?

For Grabbing a Drink with Friends
A night out on the town? Don’t mind if we do! Between catching up with family or celebrating the new year, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for at these lounges.

Bar Louie
6100 S Main Street
Aurora, CO
Martinis and microbrews for all! Bar Louie is an upbeat bar and grill with a variety of cocktail options and small plate dishes. Between sangrias, margaritas, and mojitos this full-service bar is your place for catching up and relaxing.

Union Lodge No. 1
1543 Champa St.
Denver, CO
Step through the doors of Union Lodge No. 1 and experience bars of the late 19th century. Their highly-trained cocktail crafters, uniquely authentic atmosphere, and American classic menu will surely please social drinkers.

For Take Out Before Take Off
If you’re headed over to Denver International Airport, here’s a couple of spots to fill up on food and of course – Colorado beer! The best part, these great places are located right inside DIA.

New Belgium Hub
Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO
B Gates
Your trip to Colorado isn’t fully complete without a trip to the microbrew! Take a seat at the New Belgium Hub inside the Denver Airport. Their wide variety of beers, wines and even coffee pair well with anything on their speedy menu.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO
C Gates
If you’ve only got a little bit of time to spare, you’ll be happy to know Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has as a to-go window at the entrance of their restaurant. If you’re looking to kill some time, this place is full dine-in restaurant serving up American style eats with local brews.