Lunch in Denver might be grab-and-go at The Market at Larimer Square, a power confab at Charcoal or ChoLon Bistro, or simply a reason to sit down and enjoy the surroundings–think Palettes at the Denver Art Museum. It can be outdoors on a view-sweeping patio or within a cozy interior, intriguingly ethnic such as Maria Empanada or as American as the flakiest biscuits served north of the Mason-Dixon line, which is what you get at Denver Biscuit Company, along with southern fried chicken worthy to accompany them. Some restaurants invite long, slow meals and excellent conversation, such as the aptly named Linger, housed in a former mortuary in Denver's trendy Highlands neighborhood. Others, including Acorn in the art-centric RiNo district, inspire diners to explore before or after the meal. Best of all, many of Denver's restaurants offer excellent selections of the city's well-known craft brews to complete the dining experience. We've picked our Top 10 lunch spots. Try them all.
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