The West's best food towns

Whose food scene reigns supreme? Check out the winners of our 4 regional food town smackdowns

Boulder vs. Denver food fight

Two Rocky Mountain titans duke it out for the title of best food city

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Boulder: Star wattage

Boulder: Star wattage

We’re the home of the 2008 James Beard award–winning chef Lachlan Mackinnon-­Patterson (pictured) of Frasca, and 2009 Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg. And ever heard of Slow Food? Boulder’s Peggy Markel was among the first to bring the movement to the States, hosting a gathering here in 1996 in a tipi off Plateau Road.

Score: 7


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