For a taste of the top delicacies being made in the West, check out these amazing places--and add a special touch to your table
Denver | Denver Bread Company (pictured). A slam of the screen door sends a puff of flour into the air. Then a warm, yeasty smell. This bare-bones storefront is where owner Greg Bortz kneads and bakes a dozen or so kinds of bread every day, like savory flower-shaped focaccia and lightly sour sun-dried-cherry walnut bread. Our pick: One of the signature 3-pound round sourdough boules, dusted with flour in a leaf pattern that is pretty enough to be a dinner-party centerpiece. 3200 Irving St.
Logan, UT | Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread. In the college town’s historic granary district, Crumb Brothers offers its organic breads and pastries made on-site. Once a month, the location is home to the Bridger Folk Music Society Bakery Concert (Justin Roth on October 27). Our pick: The Decker 5 Seed—an earthy, chewy levain loaf coated in sunflower, flax, poppy, sesame, and pumpkin seeds. 291 South 300 West.