Reader: Until I moved here, I'd never associated Denver with green chile
"Love Denver, but our culinary options are weak," says Luke, in response to our current hunt for a dish that defines Denver. Other readers have strong contenders, though: beer, steaks, breakfast burritos and Mexican hamburgers -- smothered with Colorado's homegrown version of green chile, of course.
Lori Midson Green chile at Boone's, our 2013 Best of Denver winner.
That Colorado has its own green chile, a distinct variation on New Mexico's green, often comes as a surprise to people who haven't lived in Denver for at least a weekend. But it's hard to avoid here -- and so are the heated debates over the best green chile not just in Denver, but the Southwest.
See also: Beer and green chile-smothered Den-Mex -- our culinary claims to fame!
Until I moved here last October, I had never associated Denver with green chile. I had heard of the beer association, of course, but I hadn't heard of any specific food association, except maybe steak, since this area has an association with cattle drives.What else does Beth need to know about the food in her new hometown? What does she need to know about the differences between Colorado and New Mexico green chile? And where should she go for the best green chile in town? (Our 2013 Best of Denver winner was Boone's.)