Restaurant challenge to showcase state’s culinary roots

DENVER — The Colorado Tourism Office on Friday announced the 2014 Roots Restaurant Challenge to honor restaurants that are rich in heritage, local pride, sustainable practices and regional specialties.

The heritage and agritourism program of the CTO is in search of the best menus, advertising, information display, website, décor and other restaurant efforts that feature and promote local pride.

“We are in search of Colorado’s top dining and beverage experiences that are the heart of our roots,” said Al White, director of the CTO.

The program is accepting entries from locally owned restaurants, pubs and dining establishments.

All entrants will receive a free business listing on as well as upgraded advertising.

“Hidden gems and local hangouts are the pride of Colorado, and it’s time to give them some credit and build awareness,” White said.

To enter the restaurant challenge, visit here.



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