The tastiest things to do in Denver this week June 9-15



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Birthday parties, brasseries and brunch, oh my god! – and that’s just a taste of what’s on the menu from Wednesday June 9 to Tuesday June 15. Read on for food and drink events every day of the week, then read on for events worth planning ahead in the coming days.

Wednesday June 9

Celebrate the big 4-0 with cake and champagne
Annie’s Cafe and Bar, 3100 Colfax Avenue East
The longtime restaurant is hosting an open house with free cakes and champagne, live music, and drink specials to mark four decades of activity. Stop between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
For more details : Visit the cafe’s Facebook page.

Thursday June 10

Dining out to help survivors of domestic violence
Nonprofit Safehouse Denver is hosting a virtual version of its Sampling for Hope fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., featuring a cooking demo by Michael Poompan (Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef) and a silent auction . The organization has also partnered with local restaurants Briar Common, Stargazer Fine Chocolates, Cherry Cricket, Trattoria Stella and Steuben’s Uptown; 10 percent of their sales leading to the online submission will be donated to Safehouse Denver.
For more information and to register: Visit the Safehouse Denver website.

Alcohol is a universal language.DEVELOP

Alcohol is a universal language.

Jade Mountain Brewery

Friday 11 June

Raise a drink East and West at a new brewery
Jade Mountain Brewery and Tea Room, 4233 South Buckley Road, Aurora
One of Aurora’s newest taprooms and tea rooms is celebrating a late grand opening (it opened in May) which will run until Sunday, June 13. Enjoy beer outings, lion dancers, and Dragonfire Dim Sum meals all weekend long.
For more information: Go to the brewery’s Facebook page.

Rolling Smoke Bar-B-Que will likely not serve beef brisket on June 12;  our guess is you will get a plate of Kalua pork.

Rolling Smoke Bar-B-Que will likely not serve beef brisket on June 12; our guess is you will get a plate of Kalua pork.

Danielle Lirette

saturday 12 june

Enter the spirit of the island
Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence Street
Dress in your best island outfit (or undress, as appropriate) at this luau which includes a Hawaiian plate of Rolling Smoke Bar-B-Que, a malasada (Hawaiian-style yeast and sugar donut) from the Donut House and photo ops with a pot-bellied pig. Fun races from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. tickets start at $ 49.
To buy tickets: Visit Eventbrite.

We got this gorgeous photo of dry aged rib eye and flat steaks at Citizen Rail, but this weekend head over to Sullivan Scrap Kitchen for the real deal on your plate.DEVELOP

We got this gorgeous photo of dry aged rib eye and flat steaks at Citizen Rail, but this weekend head over to Sullivan Scrap Kitchen for the real deal on your plate.

Danielle Lirette

Sunday 13 June

Get dim sum with ab (r) unch of Misfits
Misfit Snackbar, 3401 East Colfax Avenue (inside Middleman)
There are so many good things on this dim sum brunch menu, we can’t choose, so we’re going to list them all: bao sausage and sauce; ‘rangoon mushroom; Peking duck poutine; turnip cupcakes; toast with shrimp and oatmeal; fried rice with bacon; maple sausage lumpia; Sichuan Scottish egg; and chicken with cold and sweet and sour consomme. Seats are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are required.
For more information: Visit Misfit’s Instagram.

Splurge on Wine and Wagyu
Sullivan Scrap Kitchen, 1740 East 17th Avenue
From 6 p.m., enjoy three courses, including a Colorado Caesar with smoked trout, nuggets and matured goat cheese, as well as a vanilla-strawberry and honey-lavender crème brûlée. The star of the show is an A5 Wagyu rib eye that has been dry aged for 45 days. Dinner is $ 200 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $ 50.
To reserve your place: Go to the Sullivan site.

Monday June 14

Learn more about the Denver ‘Maid Rebellion’
Golden History Museum, 923 10th Street, Golden
In the early 1900s, housemaids on Capitol Hill started a labor movement. Find out how single mom Jane Street and the Colorado National Guard changed the kitchens of the day in this in-person (or online) talk, $ 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
To buy tickets: Visit Eventbrite.

Tuesday June 15

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 1700 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield
Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until September, you can shop for local produce, meat, tortillas and baked goods while listening to live music during this volunteer-run effort, where all profits are reinvested in the community.
For more details : Visit the Broomfield Farmers Market Instagram.

Read on for future food and drink events.

Last year, Drink Red Wear Red arrived just before the COVID shutdown in March.DEVELOP

Last year, Drink Red Wear Red arrived just before the COVID shutdown in March.

Courtesy of the Colorado Restaurant Association

Thursday June 17th

Attend a luxury food festival in the mountains

The Little Nell, 675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen
The weekend event runs through Sunday June 20 and includes a sommelier lunch, Dom Pérignon dinner, champagne breakfast, Father’s Day rosé brunch, sustainable seafood dinner and Moreover. Individual events range from $ 100 to $ 450.
For more information: Visit the Little Nell website.

Party like a pro for the benefit of restaurant employees
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard
Colorado Restaurant Association’s red drink, Wear Red bash includes wine (red, of course), cocktails, bites from a dozen Denver restaurants (including Bindery, Esters, Goed Zuur, GQue Barbecue, Maria Empanada , the Pig & the Sprout and Comida) and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. GA tickets are still available for $ 65.
To buy tickets: Head over to the ARC website, where you can also learn more about the beneficiaries of the Angel Relief Fund event, which helps hospitality workers in need.

Thursday June 24

Chow down at the CineCHEF of the Boulder International Film Festival
Collectif Rayback, 2775, chemin Valmont, Boulder
At CineCHEF, the Front Range chefs battle it out to see who can cook the best film-inspired dish. The 2021 release runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and features chefs Linda Hampsten Fox (The Bindery), Liliana Meyers (Safta), Daniel Asher (River and Woods), Chris Royster (Flagstaff House) and more. Tickets, $ 100, include wine and beer.
For more information: Visit the site of the film festival.

Thursday July 8

Feast on impeccable sushi in a garden
Uchi, 2500 Lawrence Street
Mark your calendar for Uchi’s next outdoor dinner. Chef and menu details have yet to be announced, but you can count on multiple courses and, unlike previous family-style seats and plates, your own table that seats up to ten. (The June dinner cost $ 150 per person and sold out almost immediately.)
For more information: Visit the restaurant’s website.

The fire of the heritage of Cochon555 in 2019.DEVELOP

The fire of the heritage of Cochon555 in 2019.

Danielle Lirette

Saturday July 31

Become primal with all kinds of protein cooked over an open fire
Snowmass Base Village, 84 Driveway, Snowmass Village
Cochon555’s Heritage Fire returns to the mountain from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., from fish to poultry, cattle and Berkshires, cooked over open fires. Early bird tickets, $ 99 to $ 150, are on sale now and include beer, wine, and cocktails to quench your thirst.
For more information: Visit the event website.

Last year's Vail Wine Classic gave attendees plenty of room to spread out.DEVELOP

Last year’s Vail Wine Classic gave attendees plenty of room to spread out.

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Thursday August 12

Treat yourself to a well-watered weekend in the mountains
Vail Sports Fields, 646 Vail Valley Drive, Vail
This year’s Vail Wine Classic includes wine dinners, seminars and a boozy brunch, plus a pair of two-hour grand tastings at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for major tastings are $ 99 to $ 225.
For more information: Visit the event website and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Do you know of an event that belongs to this calendar? Send information to [email protected].

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