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The top 10 stories of 2023

The top performing story on Restaurant Hospitality this year was A look at eight new restaurants in the Denver area. The number of restaurants serving more globally inspired cuisines in Denver continues to rise. And there’s also a trend of concepts opening in the Mile High City by operators who are based elsewhere. For example, the city saw the Seattle-based Vietnamese spot Reckless Noodle House join the scene, as well as an outpost of Daboba, a world-wide Asian cafe specializing in boba milk teas.

Another story on this list is 10 best desserts from independent restaurants. Desserts are the highlight of a meal for many diners, and for restaurant operators they’re often the most profitable food. It’s a happiness-inspiring combination and we’d like to see more of it. So we asked independent operators from across the country to show us their best finales to their meals, and we also invited ice cream and pastry experts to join in the fun. Many of the winners this year offered treats meant to evoke nostalgia, such as the Icebox S’mores at The Rustic, or the Milk & Cookies Mini Cake at Sift Dessert Bar.

Click through the gallery to check out which other stories made it on this years top performing stories. 

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