Troy Guard is a cuisine genius. The gastronomical mind behind some of the Mile High’s most cutting-edge eateries (Zengo, now-defunct Nine 75), he’s been my taste buds’ best buddy since first bite. I dined at Nine 75 on my actual birthday (as opposed to my Wonderland-inspired “Unbirthday”) at least twice, if not three times. If I were Troy, I’d hire armed guards to stand watch over my recipe box 24/7. TAG, his current Continental Social Food experiment in LoDo’s Larimer Square, celebrates its first anniversary today. Word is there’s Pop Rocks in one of the entrés.

Trust Troy and try it.