Welcome back to our monthly Dig Into Denver series. At the beginning of each month, we offer a food and drink-based itinerary that guides you through the best places to eat and drink in town – including the recently opened and unprovoked celebrations.
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But first … food news
In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest announcements in Denver Food News from last month.
Local brewery and distillery help with dog adoption
The lowdown: Mythology Distillery and New Image Brewery have released products that support the adoption of pets in need. Both brands have partnered with various rescue workers to raise funds for animals in animal shelters.
Cult favorite grill cart brings marijauna sauce onto the market
The lowdown: Saucy’s Southern Barbebcue and Cuisine has launched a marijuana infused sauce. The sauce takes THC distillate from RIZE concentrates to improve flavor profiles.
Grateful bread shifts the focus from wholesale to retail
The lowdown: Grateful Bread in Golden has shifted its focus from wholesale to retail. The change gives customers better access to the branded baked goods.
A new farmers market leads into the city park
The lowdown: City Park Farmers Market goes to City Park this May. The outdoor market will take over the space once held by City Park Esplanade Fresh Market.
NTMRKT changes the name and disconnects from the founder because of allegations of abuse
The lowdown: NTMRKT has changed its name and severed ties with its founder due to allegations of abuse. The name of the market is said to be made by us and is run by Jose De La Torre from Terra Apothecary.
OPEN Serves RiNo sandwiches
The lowdown: OPEN has taken over the kitchen in American Bonded, replacing the former kitsune. The restaurant serves six different sandwiches from some of Denver’s finest chefs.
The Beer Spa opened in Denver
The lowdown: The Beer Spa opened in Denver. The spa offers draft beers as well as relaxing treatments.
Denver Beer Co.’s South Downing Street opened in Rosedale
The lowdown: Denver Beer Co. has opened its taproom on South Downing Street in Rosedale. The new location houses a fully equipped kitchen with raised bar canapes.
The green offers LoHi quick and healthy bites
The lowdown: The Green Collective opened in LoHi and offers quick and healthy snacks for the Highlands. The menu includes turmeric lattes, hot mushroom chocolate, toast flights and much more.
Forget me don’t transform the former flower shop into a thriving cocktail bar
The lowdown: Forget Me Not has turned a former flower shop into an unforgettable cocktail bar. The bar offers snacks and fresh sips for a blooming atmosphere.
Smokin ‘Ace increases hot dogs and meats with a delivery-only concept
The lowdown: Smokin ‘Ace – a pure delivery concept – was opened and offers upscale hot dogs and smoked meat. The restaurant strives to improve your cooking skills with handcrafted artisanal products.
My friends and Torte served gourmet tarts
The lowdown: My Friends and Pie, a woman-owned food truck, offers gourmet pies. The owners – Devon and Justin Hill – took their inspiration from New Zealand meat pies.
Mtn High Challah offers bread with height
The lowdown: Mtn High Challah offers high altitude bread for delivery. The bakery run by three sisters offers different flavors of challa, babka and cinnamon rolls.
The L Cocktail Bar serves cool sophistication on South Broadway
The lowdown: The L Cocktail Bar opened on South Broadway and serves cool sophistication. You can have a sip like Thick as Thieves, The Brooklyn, and the Espresso Martini.
Excuses to celebrate
April 4th: Easter
The lowdown: Spring has arrived and Easter is just around the corner on April 4th. Be careful not to overeat candy after your holiday celebrations.
Do not miss: If you need an Easter brunch or dinner, head to the Smok and Postinos Wine Cafe.
April 7th: National Beer Day
The lowdown: Treat yourself to a cold on April 7th for National Beer Day. What could be nicer than celebrating with a chilled brew?
Do not miss: For some great beers, head to Denver Beer Co. South Downing Street or the Beer Spa.
April 8: National Empanada Day
The lowdown: Nibble on hot pies during National Empanada Day on April 8th. You can try sweet or savory – depending on what interests you.
Do not miss: If you need an empanada fix, check out Maria Empanada.
April 30th: National Oatmeal Day
The lowdown: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a freshly baked biscuit during National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30th. Everyone deserves a cookie.
Do not miss: For some sweet treats, head to Underground Cookie Co. and Phresh Baked Goods.
Eat well, give it back
Denver is a charity, and there are tons of events every month that benefit nonprofits across the city. For Dig In, however, we highlight specifically food and beverage events that support food-centric causes and nonprofits – those that fight hunger, support the service industry, and more.
When: April 1-30
Where: All Pizzeria Locale locations
The lowdown: Pizzeria Locale is partnering with Safta’s Chef Alon Shaya to raise funds for the Comal Heritage Food Incubator. You can order the Pizza Enzo for pickup through the Pizzeria Locale app or online to aid the effort. For every $ 12 worth of pizza sold, $ 1 will benefit the fund.
Colorado Pint Day
When: 7th of April
Where: You can find various locations here
The lowdown: Colorado Pint Day is back. You can purchase a beer from participating breweries to raise funds for the Colorado Brewer’s Guild (CBG) during the brewing-flavored vacation. For every pint sold, $ 1 will be donated to CBG.