The Squeaky Bean reopened last summer in an oak-and-leather space that was once a saddlery. It’s a casual backdrop for the cuisine of chef Max MacKissock, who tops his hot carrot soup with lime-Sriracha peanuts and savory ice creams. During happy hour, the Bean team serves improvised hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. (303) 623-2665. This appeared in the October 2012 issue.