Field Guide Food

SIA is still pretty new to Denver, only being the second year in the Mile High City. So you tradeshow goer’s still might not know where the good spots are to eat. Well as part of our Field Guide to SIA Denver we asked local and established chef Charles MacDonald what were the best Denver restaurants to satisfy your tastebuds within a close distance to the tradeshow. See below for a little insight.


2262 Larimer Street, Denver
Denvers most trendy breakfast hot spot. Weekends come with a wait but totally worth it!!! Daily pancake specials. Killer benny’s and good cocktails.


Fuel Cafe
3455 Ringsby Ct # 105
Denver, CO 80216-4923
(303) 996-6988
Local and organic products. Talented Chef Bob Blair. Sleek industrial setting. Great wine and beer selections. Home run spot for lunch and dinner

Low Price

Tacos Del Mexico
714 Santa Fe Drive, Denver – (303) 623-3926
Cleanest kitchen in Denver. Any time of day you will find the all female staff polishing this place up! You are in Denver you need Tacos!
The price is right and the flavor is authentic. Try the chicken chilaquiles smothered in green chile you wont regret it. Also notable chile rellano burrito forget about it.
Sorry though suds fans no beers or margaritas here.

J’s Noodles
945 South federal blvd Suite East, Denver -(303) 922-5495
Authentic Thai that wont dent the wallet. Pick your spice level and sweat out the heat with cheap thai beers. Try the curries, Drunken noodles, and of course Pad Thai

Toms Home Cooking
800 East 26th Avenue Denver, CO 80205-5147 – (303) 388-8035
Only open for lunch but if you want a home cooked meal that will stick to your ribs and make your soul glow. Look no further than Toms

Mid Range

523 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
Steuben’s is a Denver staple. Uber cool decor. Fun hang out with classic and contemporary cocktails and the food delivers! Mac and Cheese is off the chain, Fried chicken, meat loaf, shrimp po boys, big salads, ribs you name it you got it!

701 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203-3508
(303) 860-2929

Denver’s super star Chef Frank Bonanno brings his Asian Fusion Noodle house and you gotta check it out! Great wine list and inspired cocktails. Gotta have it’s at bones–Steamed Buns, shisito peppers, Udon with slow cooked pork shoulder and Ramen with lobster miso and edamame.

Euclid Hall
1317 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255

Great location right in the middle of downtown. Quench your thirst on a stellar beer list and nosh on house made sausages, poutines (french fries and gravy) house made pickles, killer sandwiches and even fried pigs ears!!!

High End

Pearl Street
1501 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210

My new FAVORITE restaurant in denver!!!!! Toshi Kizaki the master mind behind Sushi Den now brings you Ototo. Which literally means little brother. Ototo sits right across the street from Sushi Den. Chef d Cuisine Darren and his talented team will host a meal you will never forget. Sleek and Sexxy surroundings, open kitchen lines, amazing wines and cocktails. The food. Simply Unbelievable!!!! Look for the freshest raw fish and oyster selection. Have to try Eggs in a Jar, Lamb Kidneys, Bison Tartare, and many more that will tantalize the taste buds and leave your head spinning. Bravo ototo

Capital Grille
1450 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 539-2500

Thick Juicy Steaks, Big bold wines, Calamari with spicy peppers, House pineapple cocktail. What more do you need!

1313 East 6th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-1992
One of Americas Best new chef’s Alex Seidel is at the helm. Fresh local and organic produce from their very own fruition farm. Seek an ever changing menu of seasonal selections. Incredible wine lists and charm. This is dining!


D Bar Desserts
1475 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218-1656
(303) 861-4710

Satisfy all your sweet cravings in this incredibly cool dessert bar. Celebrity Chef Keegan Gerhard & Lisa Bailey bring you a destination dessert dining experience.