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 around the city – 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.
Denver to move forward with common consumption areas
The lowdown: Denver will move forward with its plans to open shared consumption areas. In these areas, city visitors can enjoy alcoholic beverages in certain zones.
Byron Gomez is representing Colorado in The Top Chef’s season 18 debut
The lowdown: Chef Byron Gomez returns for his season 18 debut to represent Colorado. Gomez made a name for himself as the chef at Aspen’s 7908.
GABF will not be returning to a personal festival this year
The lowdown: The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) won’t be returning to a personal festival this year. Instead, the festival will continue in a virtual format.
The North Side Market brings Latin American vendors together in an ever-changing neighborhood
The lowdown: The North Side Market was opened to bring Latin American vendors together in an ever-changing neighborhood. The market features over 22 vendors – all local Latin American creators.
The guest moved from Boulder to Denver
The lowdown: The Guest – a private dinner series – moved from Boulder to Denver. The series offers a seasonal menu with unique pairings of ingredients.
Bellwether Cafe has opened on Colfax with horror in hand
The lowdown: The Bellwether Cafe, a horror bar, has opened on Colfax Avenue. The bar offers themed cocktails and horror films.
The Original offers upscale diner-style dining at the Rally Hotel
The lowdown: The original was opened in the Rally Hotel and offers fine dining in diner style. The restaurant focuses on no frills dishes made with high quality ingredients.
Golden Mill Food Hall opened in Golden
The lowdown: The Golden Mill Food Hall opened in Golden with five different grocery stores, a roof terrace and a self-service drinks wall. The food hall is located in the renowned Golden Mill.
This Artisan Bread Subscription Service brings the funk to Denver
The lowdown: Funky Flame – an artisanal bread subscription service – brings funk to Denver. The service features flavors like roasted turmeric garlic, pepitas, and a sourdough from San Francisco.
Famille serves Colorado fare mixed with French cuisine
The lowdown: Westminster-based Famille has launched Colorado Fare’s offering of French cuisine. The menu features local ingredients prepared using French techniques.
Odell Brewing opened the brewhouse in Sloan’s Lake
The lowdown: Odell Brewing has opened a brewhouse in Sloan’s Lake. The new taproom has 16 taps and a fully equipped kitchen.
Excuses to celebrate
May 5th: Cinco de Mayo
The lowdown: Get a taco for Cinco de Mayo on May 5th. To celebrate the Mexican holiday, you can also enjoy a margarita.
Do not miss: When you need a tasty Mexican, check out Bellota, Xicamiti, Patzcuaros Mexican Restaurant, and Peyote Mexican Food Truck.
May 16: National Barbecue Day
The lowdown: Curl up on May 16 during National Barbecue Day. No better excuse to light up those smokers and grills.
Do not miss: Take a look at Ragin ‘Hog BBQ, Saucy’s Southern Barbecue and Cuisine, and Barbosa’s Barbeque.
May 25: National Wine Day
The lowdown: Grab a glass and cheer on National Wine Day on May 25th. We all deserve a glass now and then.
Do not miss: Take a trip to Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region.
May 29: National Biscuit Day
The lowdown: Tear into a few flaked shortbreads on May 29 during National Biscuit Day. You know you want those layers of flake.
Do not miss: For a yummy biscuit hit, check out Butter Moon Bake Co.
May 30th: National Mint Julep Day
The lowdown: Have a glass for National Mint Julep Day on May 30th. There is nothing like a fresh mint on a hot summer evening.
Do not miss: For some sweet drinks, check out Laws Whiskey House and these Colorado whiskeys.
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.
Supper Club series
When: May 13, 8 p.m.
Where: French 75, 717 17th St. Ste B, Denver
The lowdown: Enjoy a gourmet meal and help members of the local food scene excel during the Supper Club series. The series offers dinner once a month to support members of the local industry while working with local chefs and restaurants. Buy tickets here for USD 125 per person.