Condé Nast Traveler: 50 States, 50 Dishes: America’s Favorite Foods and Where to Get Them
Here’s why: We’re used to spotting lamb on Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and European menus—and in Colorado. The state takes pride in sharing its local lamb with visitors, so take advantage of the many restaurants that have learned how to prepare it right.
Eat it here: Shed your fleece for the evening and head to the upscale Flagstaff House in Boulder—the white tablecloths and fawning service play second fiddle to the stellar views of the city below, and plates of Colorado lamb are served on artful beds of produce grown just nearby. The meat itself is always well seasoned, juicy, and packs a strong flavor without feeling heavy. If you’re there in the summer, take your dinner outside on the patio. The menu changes daily, so call ahead to find out which day of your trip will see Colorado lamb on the menu.”