"Top Chef: Colorado" airs its finale tonight, and despite the fact that no local chefs will be competing in the finals for the coveted culinary title, there are plenty of great local moments to look back on.

This was the competitive cooking series' 15th season and took place primarily in Denver at a time when the city's dining scene continues to run hot. Local chefs are making waves nationally and trendy spots are opening all over the place.

That made it easy for producers to find great Denver restaurants to showcase as challenge locations.

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