Boulder vs. Washington Park: Which is the better neighborhood for eating?
The first match-up in Cafe Society's Street 16 neighborhood tournament has strong favorite Boulder going against Washington Park. In sheer size, Boulder may steamroll its way through this round, but will Wash Park denizens come out in force?
Let us know which neighborhood is the best below.
Bringing out Boulder:
It wasn't an accident that Boulder earned the designation of Foodiest Town in America from Bon Appétit in 2010: The picturesque city is teeming with top-notch industry professionals, savvy diners and, of course, excellent restaurants that range from dens of fine dining to snack shacks. Pearl Street and downtown dominate the gastronomic scene, anchored on one end by Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Mateo, on the other by the Kitchen and its offshoots, as well as Zoe Ma Ma, Amu, Salt and the Bitter Bar, with Oak at Fourteenth and Black Cat in the middle.
Against this defense of Wash Park:
The area around popular Washington Park is a veritable garden of eatin', with Devil's Food, Japon and Reiver's among the varied offerings on South Gaylord Street; Izakaya Den, Sushi Den, Gaia, Kaos and Park Burger stretching along South Pearl Street; and an enclave of Asian spots to the north -- including Swing Thai and Crazy Asian -- along with Southern food (Lucile's), Greek (Central One), Italian (La Scala) and two new and ambitious contemporary American bistros: Bittersweet and Cafe|Bar.
Who gets the nod, Boulder or Wash Park?
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 18. Vote in more Street 16 match-ups.