Denver is having a moment. In the span of seven years, the city has welcomed a whopping 100,000 new residents, pushing its population past 700,000.
The allure of Colorado’s capital city is certainly understandable: Denver is a great basecamp for skiers, the city is soaked in sunshine 300 days of the year and the craft beer scene is booming. Denver is also establishing itself as a culinary destination thanks, in part, to the most recent “Top Chef” season being filmed here. On top of all that, the city embraces unique traditions to solidify its fun-loving sense of place. Take, for example, the costumed zombies who lumber down 16th Street Mall in October, or the cattle parade that shuts down downtown streets prior to the stock show in January, or the weekday food truck festivals across from the state capitol in warm months.