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Chef-owner Troy Guard is one of Denver's most prolific restaurateurs. He's also one of the best. His flagship—open since 2009 and named for his initials—TAG is a brick-laden, contemporary space that meshes Guard's experience under the legendary Roy Yamaguchi in Hawaii and his love for local Colorado ingredients. The results are stunning, from “TAG Fry”—octopus confit with shishito peppers and sweet potatoes—to inventive sushi rolls to larger plates like Colorado ranch steak with local fingerling potatoes.