StapleFUN: Restaurants

StapleFun is a series of stories about what set Stapleton apart – from homes & apartments to businesses & amenities. Enjoy this compilation or articles about our StapleFun!

By Aubrey Cornelius, President of Sprocket Communications


One of my first experiences with Stapleton was especially memorable because of the bacon.

You see, I found myself at The Berkshire, a locally-owned restaurant located centrally in the East 29th Avenue Town Center and was staring at a plate featuring four thick, juicy strips of pork – a Bacon Flight.  Each strip featured a different flavor: garlic, curried, balsamic and candied maple. I knew I liked this place already.

Whether you’re an omnivore like me or a vegetarian; looking for a quick grab-and-go bite or something that will allow you to linger over a special meal, Stapleton has you covered. Between 29th Avenue, The Shops at Northfield and all the surrounding neighborhoods ripe with interesting eateries, when you’re in Stapleton, you’re always in proximity to a good bite.

Stroll down 29th Avenue and you’ll soon realize why this strip is always busy. There’s something for every palate here – from delicious (and home grown) fast casual restaurants like ChipotleEinstein Bros. Bagels and Noodles & Co. to more unique fare at newly-opened gastropub The Bistro at StapletonCasey’s Bistro & Pub, and Blue Fin Sushi Bar among many others.

Similarly, just across I-70 at The Shops at Northfield, you can sample the world’s cuisines with a quick stroll through the area. Find Mexican flavors from renown chef Richard Sandoval at La Sandia Cantina and Tequila Bar; some of the best barbeque this side of the Mason-Dixon at Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q; and Gauchos serving all sorts of Brazilian grilled meats at Texas de Brazil.

For more authentic food you won’t find anywhere else, travel 10 minutes in any direction and you’re bound to find something good. Our neighbor to the southeast, Aurora, is known as a mecca for some of the city’s most interesting ethnic eats. Don’t miss the Korean spread at Seoul BBQ or Indian vegetarian fare at Masalaa – two of my favorites. Or, hop on a bike and pedal west into Hilltop. You may find me at newly-opened High Point Creamery tasting a different kind of flight: ice cream.


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