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“Quarantine day fourteen: I eat dandelion sprouts and Taco Bell packets with hot sauce. The roommate is breathing too loudly – and continues to play with my Netflix queue.”
Before referring to the above diary entry and potential bodily harm, consider our choices for virtual and safe eating and drinking events from Monday April 6th through Friday April 10th. Then read on for information on ongoing online events so you have something to do and enjoy something different from the box of toilet paper you ordered from Amazon weeks ago.
Monday April 6th
Acreage Chef Eric Lee will go online at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 6th to host a webinar on Making Minestrone Without Waste. At a time when trips to the grocery store are full of fear and germs, we all need to be careful about what we buy and whether any of it goes unused. The hour-long webcast, presented by Slow Food USA, looks at the use of pantry staples, scraps and scraps of vegetables that might otherwise end up in your trash (we’re looking at you, a giant plastic tub of lettuce) delicious, economical and soothing Soup. This webinar (along with future broadcasts) is free, but registration is required. Visit the Slow Food USA website to sign up.
Dinner at Olivia may be virtual, but luckily the food is as real as it gets.
Tuesday April 7th
The Italian restaurant Olivia in Wash Park is not giving up the idea of the wine evening – it is only bringing it into the digital age. On Tuesday April 7th, Chef / Co-Owner Ty Leon and Sommelier Doug Krenik will be hosting a three-course dinner of pairings on Instagram Live and Zoom. Call 303-999-0395 or send an email to [email protected] to order by 4pm on Monday April 6th. You will pick up your food and drink (French onion soup with focaccia, pasta with tender homemade meatballs, lemon olive oil cake and three 375 milliliter bottles of vino) at the restaurant, 290 South Downing Street, between 11am and 6pm on Tuesday. The live stream starts at 6:30 p.m. During the meal, guests can interact with Leon and Krenik. The night is oenophile $ 75 for dinner with wine pairings or tea tales, just $ 32 for food alone.
If you’re like us, Drizly’s orders for your household have increased by (at least) 100 percent in the past few weeks. Place your order for delivery by 6pm on Tuesday, April 7th when Urban Farmer’s sommelier Katie Nielson hosts an online Charles Smith Wine Tasting. The easily accessible and peculiarly labeled bottles are immediately recognizable and widely used. So if you want to drink with Nielson, you can get the selected wines easily and cheaply. The tasting will be streamed on the Sage Restaurant Concepts Instagram page, which is also for more details.
Watch this gorgeous baby exist during the Platt Park Brewing Virtual Brewing Day stream.
Platt Park Brewing Co.
Wednesday April 8th
Platt Park Brewing Co., like many other breweries these days, only offers take-away beer. You can no longer hang around the taproom while enjoying your beer – unless you visit Platt Park’s Facebook page for the live stream on Virtual Brew Day on Wednesday April 8th. You get a behind-the-scenes look and the chance to ask questions and hear the same tunes as the brewers and maybe even buy merch during a giveaway. Switch on anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details (including a schedule) are now available on Facebook.
Thursday April 9th
Do you need a lunch pick-me-up? Colorado Springs-based Distillery 291 keeps the bar fires burning by posting short live Facebook videos at 2 p.m. (and often 5 p.m.) every day. Take a look at how employees do shotskis (appropriately socially distant with only one person at each end) from the ski), mix cocktails, joke and disinfect everything within sight. Everyone – even those not south of the Denver County border – can benefit from daily cocktail recipes and a short break between Zoom meetings.
Dio Mio was the first stop on the Curtis Park Meal Train.
Friday April 10th
Curtis Park residents have an easy way to decide where to order takeaway Friday nights. Curtis Park Neighbors recently started the Curtis Park Meal Train. Each week, local residents can order a meal for two (plus two drinks for just $ 5 more!) No later than Thursday evening so they can be delivered right to their doorstep on Friday evening. Residents must live within five miles of participating restaurants. Past participants include Dio Mio Handmade Pasta and Hop Alley; Stay up to date and order on the Meal Train website.
Read on for ongoing online events ….
Knowing when to log out of your email is difficult when you work from home – and it is even harder to turn off your work brain when your workspace is sleeping, eating, cooking, watching TV, washing your hands, and more Working the same way is grinding your teeth and trying not to bite your roommate’s headspace. But every day from 7.15pm to 7.30pm, the Burns Family Artisan Ales people host Social Distanced Drinking on Facebook Live. Tune in and chat with like-minded beer lovers in the comments about what you drink and what goes with it.
The advantage of not seeing live music? The chicken sandwich and fries at this venue don’t cost you $ 25.
Birdcall, Mile High City’s self-service chicken sandwich chain, takes its inspiration from its namesake and brings beautiful music to the people of Denver. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through April 23, free mini-sets by local musicians will be streamed on the restaurant’s Facebook and Instagram pages as part of its Birdcall Lockdown concert series. Earlier artists are Wildermiss and Neoma; Tune in at 8:00 p.m. to enjoy local music – even better if you enjoy one of the family dishes or sandwiches of the joint that you order online, pick up at the restaurant and enjoy from the comfort of your own couch.
Even coronavirus can’t kill Wine Wednesday, and Bigsby’s Folly is doing its part to keep the Hump Day tradition alive. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., the winery crew holds virtual meetings on Instagram Live. Take a moment during your stay to read the feed and enjoy frequent, costumed moments of ease from owners Chad and Marla Yetka.
Denver Beer Co. hosts a virtual happy hour and tasting on Facebook Live and its YouTube channel every Friday from 4pm to 5pm. The head brewer and taproom owners discuss selected beers each week, which will be posted on DBC’s Facebook page in advance so you can have a drink if needed.
Dos Luces Brewery is holding meetups in Google Hangouts on Friday evening at 6 p.m. until the taproom reopens. Owner / chief brewer Judd Belstock will talk about his chicha and pulque. Details can be found on the Dos Luces Facebook page, which also provides information on how to pre-order and collect the beers.
Over the weekend, you can buy both ribs and negronis at Bar Helix.
Our favorite place for Negronis, Bar Helix, doubles as a smokehouse on Fridays and Saturdays. You can order the ribs and sides of the bar from noon until the sale for touchless pickup at 3440 Larimer Street. Details can be found on the Bar Helix website, where you can order groceries as well as large format cocktails for six or more people.
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Amy Antonation knows that street tacos are infinitely superior to tacos covered in crema rings, and she’ll stab you with her knitting needles if you try to convince her otherwise.