Opening up in 2009 were eagerly-anticipated restaurants from local celebrity chefs, more gastropubs and something that resembles a Celtic Hooters. Troy Guard serves up continental social food (we think that means small plates worthy of conversation starters) at TAG. The new Larimer Square eatery offers foodie favorites like pork belly, cheek and marrow on its creative menu.
The food geniuses behind Duo started Olivea, focusing on Mediterranean cuisine. The owners of Trattoria Stella in the Highlands embarked upon a second location on Colfax with Stella Too. Interstate, whose gimmick appears to be an old school family road trip made hipper by lots and lots of whiskey and throwback favorite food, set up shop where the Santa Fe Tequila Company used to be.