Downtown Denver’s original Root Down restaurant was so wildly popular that travelers demanded an outpost at the airport. It’s easy to see why. Renowned for seasonal dishes that nod to the cuisines of the world (think seared Colombian arepas and roasted Kashmiri chicken) alongside tasty vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options, the eatery doesn’t skimp on cool sips. The drink menu has Colorado beers and ciders, craft cocktails, saké and five half-bottle wine picks. It offers 22 wines by the glass and bottle from regions as diverse as Australia and Slovenia, so plan your trip (and layover) accordingly.