Reader: A friend flew out a BBQ sandwich, and it was better than what I've found here

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Is Denver's barbecue scene "pretty lame"? That's whatDenver Dave said last week, and since our news blog picked up his comment, close to 200 people have weighed in with their opinions of Denver's barbecue -- including what's hot and what's definitely not.

See also: Denver's BBQ scene is consistently "disappointing"?

Says Mallory:

Had a friend fly me out a BBQ sandwich with was better half a day old with a soggy bun than what I've found around here.

And Flibber doesn't stop with dissing Denver's barbecue:

World class?? Are you kidding? Denver metro food (including BBQ -- hahaha!) borders on third world compared to true world class food. We are hurting for outstanding food and choices here in Denver. Hell, when Anthony Bourdain came to Denver....his pick for outstanding food was a goddam hot dog vender downtown. That says it all.
Oh, we doubt that says it all. Read about Anthony Bourdain's discovery of Biker Jim here, and check out the many comments about Denver's barbecue scene here.

What do you think about barbecue in Denver? What do you consider world class in the local dining scene?

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Big Papa's was good. It's closed. M&D's was good. It's closed. A couple days ago I called another place I'd heard of. Also closed. The BBQ place that was open was not good.

Outside of BBQ there are plenty of good restaurants. The new Argyll in Uptown is a great example.

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Well, I though the Plimoth was pretty "world class" on my first two visits.  Creative, fresh dishes obviously prepared by a talented kitchen with respect and love.  And, in a refreshing change of pace from most of the new places (Acorn, Lower 48, etc.) the portions are not minuscule and over-priced (no starter over $10 - no entrees over $20).  Last visit since they've been "discovered" was not so world class though.  I think they weren't quite prepared for their enormous success.  Hopefully they'll get the food and service back up to their original "world class" standards.  When they're on their game, they amaze me.

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