Jimmy John's


If you're stuck at your desk at lunchtime or if your company wants great sandwiches for a meeting, Jimmy John's is the way to go. The fast-casual restaurant's food is made from scratch with minimally processed ingredients that are free from phosphates, MSG and artificial preservatives. The locally owned and operated stores use locally purchased produce, which is brought in fresh and hand-sliced daily. Its provolone cheese and meats also are brought in fresh and sliced by hand dally at every location.

Snarf's Sub Shop, Panera Bread, Jason's Deli



The lines outside any of Snooze's seven Colorado locations are a sure sign that the restaurant does breakfast right. Founded in 2006 by brothers Jon and Adam Schlegel, Snooze dishes up creative twists on America's favorite breakfast classics--your basic biscuits and gravy turns up as Breakfast Pot Pie on the Snooze menu. It's a flaky puff pastry smothered in Snooze's homemade rosemary sausage gravy and topped with an egg any style--complete with hash browns. 5nooze proved to be so popular in Colorado that it has expanded to California, Arizona and Texas.

The Egg and I, Lucille's, Sam's No.3


Guard and Grace

Denver's filled with great places to eat, but for a business lunch Guard and Grace stands above the rest. The 9,000-squa re-foot restaurant in the heart of the city's Central Business District has multiple private rooms, as well as an elegant yet comfortable dining room. Troy Guard, one of Denver's finest chefs, offers his take on the modern steak-house with fiery grills, an oyster bar and a walk-in, floor-to-ceiling glassed 4,000-bottle wine cellar. The prime, certified angus and local grass-fed cuts of beef are available in 4- to 22-ounce portions to satisfy a variety of appetites.

Earl's, Range Restaurant, Acorn, Racine's


Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar

With fresh oysters at $1.50 each, it's tough to beat happy hour at Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar. But the deals don't stop there. You can enjoy peel-and-eat shrimp for $5; a pork belly or buffalo shrimp slider for $6; or a chicken and shrimp gumbo with andouille sausage and okra for $4. Prink specials include Jax Strawberry Lemonade or Cucumber Lemon Press for $4; a Grapefruit Ginger Sling or Cherry Sour for $5; or a Jax Moscow Mule for $6. The restaurant also offers well...

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