This week is all about celebrating the big milestones. Whether you head out to Breckenridge Brewery for its 25th Anniversary Hootenanny or celebrate Bastille Day in true French fashion at Bistro Vendôme, we’re sure you’ll find something perfect to toast to.

Bastille Day at Bistro Vendôme

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Photography by Brent Andeck

Where: 1420 Larimer St., Denver

Neighborhood: Larimer Square

When: Tuesday, July 14, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Cost: $50 Prix Fixe 

The Low Down: Celebrate the start of the French Revolution in style at Bistro Vendôme where Chef de Cuisine Adam Branz will serve up a prix fixe four-course dinner for $50 per person. The menu includes oysters on the half shell with caviar and rose-thyme granita, and a duck breast served with blini, crème fraîche, cherries, and tarragon. Reserve your spot here.

Brewery Night at Stout Street Social

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Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St., Denver

Neighborhood: Theatre District 

When: Thursday, July 16, 6 – 8 p.m. 

The Low Down: Pop into Stout Street social to celebrate its July brewery night. This month’s complimentary brew hails from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company out of Vail, Colorado. Take this opportunity to sample the brewery’s famous barley wine, Lawyers, Guns & Money, and chat with the brewer who will be on-site to discuss Vail Valley’s first facility and its beer program.

Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny

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Where: 2820 Brewery Lane, Littleton 

When: Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Cost: $45

Tickets: Buy tickets here

The Low Down: Celebrate 25 years with Breckenridge Brewery at its annual Hootenanny event. To commemorate this epic milestone, the brewery has teamed up with Leftover Salmon, a “slamgrass” band out of Boulder, to release a limited-edition brew packaged with 25 songs from the band (all to be released at the event). Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate a Colorado mainstay while supporting Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to distributing much-needed food to communities across the United States. This all-inclusive event features food, music, and of course lots of beer.

National Ice Cream Day

Baur’s Joins the Ice Cream Business

Photo by Elisha Knight.

Photo by Elisha Knight.

Where: Cherry Creek Farmers Market & Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis St., Denver

Neighborhood: Cherry Creek; LoDo

When: Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Cherry Creek); 2 – 4 p.m. (Baur’s) 

The Low Down:  Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge, located in the historic Baur’s Confectionary Company building, is entering the ice cream business just in time for National Ice Cream Day and Baur’s Day (a historic day recognizing the building’s significance to Downtown Denver). Head on down to Baur’s booth at Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market or stop by the restaurant where the staff will be handing out free mini ice cream cones to celebrate the launch of its unique line of creamy confections including flavors like Earl Grey and grilled peach, chocolate hazelnut with espelette, and goat cheese and cherry. Half pints will be available for $4 at the restaurant with new flavors consistently joining the mix.  To learn more about Baur’s Day and the historic eatery’s sweet new venture, head on over to its website.

If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, keep your eyes peeled this Wednesday for our guide to the best ice cream shops in Denver.

Mark Your Calendars

The Big Eat

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Where: The Galleria at The Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1100 13th St., Denver

Neighborhood: Theatre District 

When: Thursday, July 23, 6 – 10 p.m.  

Cost: $55

Tickets: Buy your tickets here

The Low Down: The Big Eat is back and better than ever, with 40+ local restaurants sampling delectable bites, and mixologists serving up signature cocktails to wash it all down. Savor everything the Mile High City foodie scene has to offer and support EatDenver, a collective committed to supporting Denver’s independent restaurant scene. To learn more about EatDenver visit its website.

Summer Seafood Boil

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Photo by Glenn Ross

Where: Lower48 Kitchen, 2020 Lawrence St., Denver

Neighborhood: LoDo/Ballpark  

When: Thursday, July 30, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Cost: $26 

Reservations: Reserve your spot here

The Low Down: Alex Figura and Mario Nocifera of Lower48 Kitchen are joining forces with Black Shirt Brewing Company for an evening of all-you-can-eat seafood and craft beer. Dine al fresco on Lower48’s patio with newspaper covered tables and piles of seafood and veggies. The $26 feast includes one Black Shirt brew, with additional beers available for purchase.

Coming Soon

Beast + Bottle Plans to Open New Concept

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Words by Brittany Werges

Where: In former Centennial Tavern at Jonsey’s; 400 East 20th Ave at Logan St., Denver

Neighborhood: Uptown

When: Late 2015

The Low Down: Last week, Beast + Bottle, a popular Uptown eatery known for its nose-to-tail butchery program and menu featuring locally sourced goods, announced it will open a yet-to-be-named concept in the recently shuttered Centennial Tavern at Jonsey’s. It is still unknown what the exact concept will be, but the opening date is projected for later this year. Beast + Bottle Owners Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly explained they took over the spot due to its prime location: “Paul and I believe that you don’t pass up a great location,” said Aileen.  “I live across the street and have been a big fan of the Jonesy’s team, and we love the Uptown community and are thrilled to open another restaurant and bar in the same great neighborhood.” Check back with 303 Magazine for more details. We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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