Have Fork, Will Travel
Denver on a Dime
Eating up a long weekend in the Mile High City
By Mina Yamashita
Denver is a big city with the easy-going personality of the mountain states. While it’s not much bigger than Albuquerque in square miles, it’s denser in population and infrastructure.
The city is a warren of neighborhoods with names like Capitol Hill, LoDo and Cherry Creek, and I’ve watched them mature over 30-odd years of visiting friends and relatives there.
I stayed with some of them in the North Denver neighborhood of Highlands, an area bursting with boutique restaurants and local shops. As road trips go, this four-day visit followed serendipity to some fabulous food at reasonable prices.
My only regret is that I couldn’t extend the trip by an extra day: Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, about 50 food trucks gather around the Civic Center for a mile-high roundup.
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