Visit Aurora wants you to vote for the best restaurants in that town

Categories: The Dish

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Lori Midson
A-Town Pizza's wood-fired Stefano Ferrara oven.
When we're working on the Best of Denver, we consider anything in metro Denver fair game -- when you're hungry, you don't draw the line at Hampden. But Aurora is proud of its restaurants, and yesterday Visit Aurora launched its first online voter's choice poll, Aurora's Eats & Drinks, to pick that city's favorites.

"Aurora is home to more than 250 independent restaurants, pubs, diners, markets, cafes and breweries," explains Gary Wheat, Visit Aurora president and CEO. "Many of these incredible and delicious restaurants are truly hidden gems that get no recognition outside of their own neighborhoods. One of our primary objectives with the Aurora Top Eats & Drinks program is to shine some light on these very-deserving Aurora businesses."

See also:

- Photos: A splashy, wood-fired Stefano Ferrara oven sets A-Town Pizza apart from its Aurora competition
- Photos: Dry Dock Brewing kicks its can into new Aurora production facility

The voting continues through March 11. The top ten vote-getters will receive bragging rights, premier placement on the VisitAurora.com "Places to Eat" page for one year, and a free promotional HD video produced by Visit Aurora and Aurora 8.

And to kick things off, Visit Aurora has identified 25 local favorites for the Eats & Drinks poll, including Armando's, A-Town Pizza, Cafe Paprika, Bliss Cupcakes, Cedar Creek Pub, Dry Dock Brewing, Chef Liu's, Dad & Dudes Breweria, Helga's, Jai Ho, Kim Ba, La Cueva and Emi-Lene's.

What do you think is the best restaurant in Aurora? Post it below -- and vote for your favorites on Aurora's poll here.


Location Info

A-Town Pizza

17060 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO

Category: Restaurant

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21 comments
Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

Based on the other responses, I'm headed for the restaurants of Aurora immediately! I know one thing is certain - I won't run into any of you judgmental or close-minded  sad sacks. Your loss though. You're missing out on amazing and unique food - African, Korean, Mexican, El Salvadoran, Afghani, Chinese, Indian, etc. As much as I love the diversity of Federal Blvd., it pales in comparison to a few stretches of Peoria, Parker Rd, or Havana.

jareal333
jareal333

Aurora is sh** hole. The best restaurant there is the one that you don't get shot in.

Mo Montgomery
Mo Montgomery

Nice to see Cafe Society finally acknowledges that there are places to eat east of Quebec!

Mo Montgomery
Mo Montgomery

Mama Alvino's, East Cafe, Lupita's and Helga's.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

Does anyone voluntarily go to Aurora these days?

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

@Mantonat 

You'll have more than a "full plate" doing Federal Blvd AND Aurora!

TheJeff
TheJeff

@Mantonat Absolutely.  Some of the best ethnic food in town can be found in stretches of south Aurora.  I voted for A-Town pizza, which I tried based on Lori's recommendation.  It compares very favorably with Brava, Marcos, et. al.

TheJeff
TheJeff

@BackOffImStarving @Mantonat I think there's a Village Inn in Highlands Ranch with BackOffImStarving's name on it.  A childish attitude like his is going to keep him out of some of the very best restaurant neighborhoods in the U.S.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @Mantonat Fine, you keep living your life in fear, and I will keep living my life based on love and adventure and good food. I don't know where you live or spend most of your time, but no place is "safe." If you live in a quiet, peaceful suburb, your neighbor might be moments away from unleashing that arsenal of firearms he's been stockpiling in his basement. Or he's sitting at his computer while hacking into your bank account. If you live downtown, there are drugs and guns and violence and police brutality and giant rats lurking in the alleys and CHUDs grabbing at your ankles from the manhole covers. If you live out in the country, there are meth labs and zombie rednecks. Or maybe you're the one guy at the top of that ivory tower, in which case good luck ever getting out.

You may live longer than me, but when they finally get me, they'll have to pry my churro from my cold, dead hands.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@beername @BackOffImStarving I guess some people like the projects, though.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@beername @BackOffImStarving Dry Dock isn't the only place in Denver that has good beer.  Besides, more time spent in Aurora means a greater chance of getting knifed, carjacked, shot, or robbed.  No thanks.

kelly-davis
kelly-davis

@BackOffImStarving....who fucking cares???

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @Mantonat In fact, using your stastistic, Aurora probably has the lower crime than Littleton, Englewood, Arvada, Lakewood, and freakin' Boulder. Who says "I don't go to Boulder because I don't want to get stabbed or shot?" 

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving @Mantonat You're going to make it that easy? The same statistic for Denver is 172 crimes per square mile, so you're safer in Aurora than you are in Denver. You keep lobbing them up, I'll keep knocking them out of the park.

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