It’s almost here – Denver’s 5th Trader Joe’s is set to open soon. Keep reading to find out when you can get your hands on that cookie butter, plus make get ready for a Taste of Colorado, discover which local brewery is giving away beer, and more!


Trader Joe's Denver, Trader Joe's Governors Park, Trader Joe's Capitol Hill, Trader Joe's 7th and LoganTrader Joe’s

Where: Corner of 7th and Logan, Denver

When: Doors officially open September 5th, 2014

The Low Down: After month’s of anticipation, Trader Joe’s Capitol Hill location is almost ready to open. Just days ago signs were hung and shelves are starting to be stocked. So far everything seems to be running on schedule for the September 5th opening. In the meantime, check out our guide to TJ cult favorites including: 10 Must Have Items and our picks for 10 Best Desserts


Taste of Colorado Returns

Where: Civic Center Park

When: August 29th- September 1st

The Low Down: Denver’s largest food festival of the season returns to Civic Center park for another fun filled Labor Day weekend. This year’s  “Fine Dining in The Park” will include cuisine from The Broker Restaurant, Cork House Restaurant, La Cour Bistro & Art Bar, Randolph’s Restaurant and Solitaire. Pro tip: Bring plenty of cash as food vouchers cannot be purchased with a credit card.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Birthday Celebration at Shine

Shine Boulder

Shine’s “Potions”. Photo by by Eric Goitia.

Where: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, 2027 13th Street in Boulder

When: Saturday, August 23rd, 7pm-12:30am

Cost: Free plus get special deals on Shine Potions

The Low Down: After checking out brunch at Shine last year, 303 has been a fan of this gluten-free, paleo friendly, addition to Boulder dining. Complete with a brewery and potion room, this restaurant always has a touch of magic. This weekend, celebrate Midsummer Night’s Dream-style with the Emich sisters, triplets and owners of Shine, who turn 40 this August 23rd. This party, complete with free tarot and psychic readings from 7-9pm plus music, dancing, and specials, is the perfect chance to check out Shine again or for the first time – and definitely order a potion.

Whiskey and Wings in Winter Park

Where: The Village at Winter Park Resort

When: Saturday, September 6th, 12pm-5pm

Cost: Admission is free and taste tickets are available for $1

The Low Down: If you think whiskey, wings and mountain views is a recipe for a great day, then this is the festival for you. This year, you’ll also be able sample grilled food desserts, and sides like fried pickles while voting for your favorites as you go. Plus enjoy live music, grilling demos, competitive eating competitions and more.


Deal of the Week


Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Company

Denver Beer Company’s DBC Explorer Challenge

Where: 24 mystery locations in Colorado
Deadline: Friday, November 7th

Grand Prize: Free Denver Beer Co. beer for one year

The Low Down: Denver Beer Company recently released their Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPS in cans and to celebrate, they’re giving you a shot at winning free beer for a year. Each can of Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPA is marked with one of 24 unique GPS coordinates for a location in Colorado. The challenge? Fill out an online profile, then visit all 24 locations and snap a photo in each. Check out all of the details HERE and start exploring!