A Palatable Rise in Air Fare

Enjoy these Colorado restaurants at Denver International Airport

Airplane food may have mercifully gone the way of the Concorde, but the quality of airport food is taking off at DIA. A slew of Colorado restaurants now give you reason to arrive early both to check in and chow down.

Boulder Beer Tap House
Main Terminal, West Side, Level 5
Have an award-winning microbrew and nosh on pub fare before heading through security.

Denver Chophouse & Brewery
A Gates, Center Concourse
A carnivore’s paradise with handcrafted beers, hearty sandwiches & succulent steaks.

Vino Volo
Gates A49 & C49
The 21-airport chain is also an oenophile’s utopia for sampling, pairing and buying.

New Belgium Spoke
Gate A61 and Hub B80
The two commuter-friendly handcrafted brew spots also sport freshly made to-go foods.

B Gates, Center Concourse
No. 7’s fourth restaurant is the equal of the other three; plus, it does breakfast & takeout.

Udi’s Café and Bar
Gate B24
Artisanal eats and drinks, courtesy of Colorado’s iconic sandwich man’s seventh restaurant.

Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs
Gate B24
Perennially voted the best franks in Denver, the Colfax institution will start serving in early 2014.

Crú A Wine Bar
Gate B51
Savor the same elegance, gourmet fare and award-winning wines of the two Denver locales.

Root Down
C Gates, Center Concourse
Thanks to an ingenious menu, funky décor and great location, the hip LoHi eatery is flying high.

Rock Bottom Brewery
Gate C32
Taste why Colorado’s pioneering craftbrewery now has 37 outposts across the country.

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