If you’re not stuck in a tryptophan stupor all weekend, get up and hop off: Denver restaurants have some special food and drink events scheduled.

And the campaign will continue into December. Read on to learn more about the culinary calendar.

Friday November 27th
Two words: Pho Poutine. Pick up some of one of Denver’s hottest new food trucks, Pho King Rapidos, on Friday, November 27th at the Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan Street. You are likely hungover (and still full) from Thanksgiving (thanks for what we have left will be even more meaningful this year, but we are sure we will eat up our feelings and stuff our faces); What could be nicer than a pile of french fries, iron on steak, jack cheese and pho-flavored sauce? Pho King Rapidos has many other fun dishes on the menu too, but who are you kidding? Order online to make the visit smoother. Appearance from 1 p.m. for the goods.

Saturday November 28th
It’s two days after Thanksgiving: Fed up with the leftovers? The goodies – mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, filling and cake – are gone, and the dried-out turkey breast is only good for mayo-heavy sandwiches. The antidote? Seafood from Jax Fish House, available for pickup from all Post Brewing Co. locations on Saturday, November 28th between 2pm and 4pm. You can purchase lobster BLT kits, New England clam chowdah, and flavorful Caesar salad along with Post Brewing Crowlers. Bottles of Chardonnay starting at just $ 16 and $ 30 “big old cans of alcohol” – coin rim, Moscow mules, and whiskey Palmers – that (technically) serve five people. Pre-order via the Post page on Tock before 8 p.m. on Friday, November 27th.

We hope that the usual Black Friday shopping gimmicks suffer a quick and nefarious death this year, as consumers across the country carefully weigh the impact COVID has on local businesses and their desire to mitigate the spread of the virus Realizing that it does so right off the bat. Midnight for a $ 50 television is not an ethical choice. (That probably won’t happen.) But you know better! You support local businesses, and from your moral standpoint, happily mask yourself and venture into the first weekend of the Denver Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 28th. There, you’ll find dozens of local vendors selling crafts, gifts, and groceries made from coffee, and crackers to cupcakes and candy. Admission to the market (located at Belleview Station Dog Park, 6785 East Chenango Avenue) is $ 5 for an hour of shopping time. The Jingle Bell Bar is open to warm you up with hot, juicy drinks as you shop. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays until December 20th from 1pm to 4pm. Get tickets on Eventbrite.

And plan ahead:

Ordinarily we would have looked at food movies in Boulder last month, but nothing is normal around 2020. The Flatirons Food Film Festival is completely virtual and has been postponed to January 28, 2021. Tickets for the annual festival are available, however. Now you can take advantage of early bird prices for an all-access pass (typically $ 100, currently $ 90; tickets for individual shows will soon be available for $ 12). This includes access to all thirteen films on the program as well as live streaming discussions and Q&A. And when you buy an Early Bird Pass, starting December 16, you’ll receive a set of drawings for a gift box that includes merchandise from Bookcliff Winery, Savory Spice Shop, Highland Honey, Dry Land Distillers, and other local food and drink producers (easiest vacation shopping of all Times). Visit the festival’s website to make your purchase. Two-, four- and eight-ticket packages are also available at a discount.


The newest bourbon of the block has been in barrels for two years.

The Block Distilling Co.

Friday 4th December
Start the weekend with a kick at Block Distilling Co., 2990 Larimer Street, which is launching its second batch of bourbon on Friday, December 4th, along with a brunch from the Work & Class and Super Mega Bien team . If you pre-order on the block’s website before 7pm on Wednesday, December 2nd, you’ll be able to choose a bottle of bourbon (either the adorable 375ml or the full-size 750ml), as well as entrees like fried chicken and waffles with whiskey and maple syrup ; Shrimp ceviche; Cheddar Cheese Lamb Sausage with Scrambled Green Chili Eggs; a vegetarian breakfast burrito; and more. Depending on your choices, you will raise $ 50 to $ 91. Seating is available Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 6th at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Because of this reindeer's expression, we're not sure he likes beer.EXPAND

Because of this reindeer’s expression, we’re not sure he likes beer.

Breckenridge Brewery

Saturday 5th December
We’re generally not that big of a fan of giving your personal information to a raffle sponsor, but if the prize is a real, live reindeer that delivers beer to your house, and the contest benefits the nonprofit Food Bank of the Rockies, we are all Denver residents who enter the Breckenridge Brewery website by Wednesday December 2nd will receive a special “pure berry” delivery of a mini keg of Breck’s Christmas Ale on December 5th or 6th. And for every entry the brewery donates a meal to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Residents of Cascade, Colorado – home of the Colorado-based North Pole Amusement Park – are also eligible and almost certainly have a greater chance of winning.

Barquentine Brewing and Edgewater Public Market are hosting a toy ride for children in need from Denver on Saturday, December 5th. Stop in the parking lot at 5505 West 20th Avenue in Edgewater between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to return a new, unpacked toy (recommended value of $ 20 to $ 30) for children 18 and under. The drive is designed to hold fun things, so no size-dependent gifts (only Scrooges give packs of new underwear anyway). You can find gift suggestions on the event website. While you’re there, grab a table outside and order a beer or two from Barquentine. The brewery will donate 20 percent of all sales during the event to the Denver Dream Center, which helps distribute the toys.

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Rosenberg's Hanukkah spread will light up your winter nights.

Rosenberg’s Hanukkah spread will light up your winter nights.

From the hip photo

Thursday December 10th
Hanukkah begins Thursday, December 10th, and since the only safe things this year have been COVID, taxes, and political incompetence, we encourage you to plan ahead by choosing the most carbonated, sugary, and soothing Hanukkah candies you can find can pre-order immediately. Visit the website of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Staenberg-Loup now to order half a liter of Bob’s Babka, an olive oil ice cream with babka pieces (a sweet, eggy, yeasty Christmas bread). High Point Creamery is pints are made for $ 10 each (including taxes and credit card fees) and can be picked up on December 10th. No walk-up sales will be offered this year. So make sure you receive your order immediately. Both Olive & Finch locations (1552 East 17th Avenue and 3390 East First Avenue) offer Hanukkah cookie sets for the family that include a dozen sugar cookies, five different colored frostings, decorations, and a shopping bag. Order your kit from the cafe’s website (mention “JCC Denver” at checkout and 10 percent will be donated to the JCC) and collect your items between Tuesday December 8th and Thursday December 10th.

All three Rosenberg’s locations (the Bagelries at 725 East 26th Avenue in Denver and 2501 Dallas Street in Aurora and Rosenberg’s Kosher at 942 South Monaco Parkway) are busily preparing for the Festival of Lights, taking pre-orders for latkes and sufganiyot (Jelly donuts) from Monday, November 30th to Monday, December 7th, 5 p.m. Latkes ($ 18 per half-dozen) come with applesauce and sour cream and can be picked up from both bagel stores (but not Rosenbergs Kosher) in December 11-13 and December 15-18. (While you’re there, get yourself vividly decorated Hanukkah cookies!) Sufganiyot are $ 3 each and can be picked up at Rosenberg’s Bagels on the dates above and at Rosenberg’s Kosher on December 10, 11, 13 and 18. Pre-order based on your pick-up location. For any bagel shop, visit the Rosenberg (yellow) catering page and for Rosenberg’s Kosher make sure you order on the blue side.

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