In Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, restaurants tend to close no later than 10pm during the week and 11pm on weekends, although there are exceptions. In the resort towns, hours tend to be a little longer in peak season -- whether it's summer or winter -- and close earlier (or, in many cases, entirely) in spring and fall. In the smaller towns not known for recreation, expect shorter hours year-round. Tipping is standard for the U.S. at 15% to 20%. Local delicacies include Rocky Mountain oysters (yes, they are deep-fried bull's testicles), Mexican fare, beef, and game. Boulder and Paonia are on the forefront of numerous culinary trends, namely vegetarian, localvore, and organic, as are Denver and Colorado Springs and the ski towns, although to a lesser degree. There are also quite a few microbreweries throughout the state; Denver and the surrounding area has been dubbed "the Napa Valley of beer." On the Western Slope in and around Palisade and Paonia, there are numerous vineyards and wineries, but Colorado's fresh fruits and vegetables (namely Paonia cherries, Palisade peaches, and Olathe sweet corn) are also among some of the nation's best.
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