The Best of Denver 2014 is now out, inspiring heated conversations about everything from Best Hamburger to Best Vegetarian Restaurant. Our Best Chef for 2014 is Darrel Truett of Barolo Grill: Even though "Barolo Grill has always been synonymous with owner and front-of-house face Blair Taylor, even he would admit that the talent behind the sublime food at this elegantly rustic sanctum of northern Italian cuisine is sous-turned-superhero chef Darrel Truett." The Best New Restaurant? Lower48 Kitchen. Out of hundreds of openings this year, Lower48 Kitchen stood out, and "turned a forgotten corner of the Ballpark neighborhood into a dining destination."