Denver Restaurant Week 2010 kicked off on February 20th and lasts until March 5th. During this two-week event, guests can enjoy a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two or $26.40 for one. If you haven’t already, visit and make plans to visit one (or many!) of the 225+ participating restaurants.

One of our favorite restaurants, Root Down, was featured in Tucker Shaw’s article in The Denver Post on Wednesday, titled “These 10 restaurants define Denver’s culinary momentum.” In addition to Root Down, the list includes: Olivea, Rioja, Super Star Asian, Fruition, Bones, Chiopotle, Lola, the Squeaky Bean and Table 6.

Tucker writes: “These are Denver’s most important restaurants right now, in February 2010. Some are new, bringing fresh perspectives; some are stalwarts whose initial ambitions are finally being fully realized. Each reflects, and enriches, this moment in Denver’s culinary and cultural life. Each deserves a visit.”

Congratulations to our friends at Root Down–we’re so proud! Don’t forget to vote for them in 5280’s Top of the Town. We found that they fit in so many categories (brunch, burger, patio dining, soup, un-beef burger, vegetarian, happy hour menu, cocktails..), so if you can’t decide, we recommend putting them down for each one. Visit our previous blog about 5280’s TOT for details on how to place your vote.

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy your weekend and make sure to get out on the town to enjoy some of Denver’s latest and greatest places to dine.