In San Francisco, food lovers flock to the Ferry Building Marketplace, where they pick up chanterelles from Far West Fungi, slurp down oysters on the half shell at MarketBar and peruse lemon tarts from the bakery Miette.
In Seattle, they head to Pike Place Market for cold chenin blanc at Cafe Campagne, bouquets from Sua Yang Farm and fresh Columbia River steelhead from City Fish.
For Denverites, that kind of sensory adventure requires a day in the car with several stops — a grocer here, a butcher there, a florist and restaurant later in the day. But not for much longer.
The Source — a large cluster of local brewers, bakers, butchers, specialty grocers and more, all sharing space in an old 19th-century steel foundry on Brighton Boulevard — seeks to offer Denver foodies a one-stop destination for soup-to-nuts comestibles.
The Source officially opened its doors to the public last week when Comida, an upscale Mexican restaurant, began serving tacos and margaritas. During the next few weeks, the remaining tenants in the soaring, brick-walled space will follow.
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