Barbecue Took Off in Denver in 2015

Barbecue was a trendy theme across Denver's dining scene this year.

The Barbecue God smiled down upon Denver's dining scene this year. From the sheer volume of barbecue spots that fired up the smokers and grills, to established dining fixtures featuring barbecue items on their menus, Denver really embraced the smoke, fire, meat, and sides.

November was a huge month for Mile High City barbecue. Globe Hall fired up both the smokers and the dance floor in Globeville with its clever multipurpose approach, Carve on Colorado Boulevard launched its fast-casual barbecue model in November, and GQue Championship BBQ brought Kansas City style barbecue to Westminster.

The fabulous Dae Gee Korean BBQ, the right crossover of the Asian food and barbecue trends that were each so prominent in Denver this past year, announced in June that it would be opening its third location on South Broadway in 2016. The Korean barbecue eatery also hosted Guy Fieri and company while filming an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives over the summer. In other announcements, Crazy Mountain Brewery revealed its plans for a tap room serving barbecue fare in Breckenridge Brewery's former space on Kalamath.