It’s time to take advantage of the last few weeks of summer. For Denver’s culinary scene, that means packing in as many events as possible so you can soak up the summer sun while you indulge in the best of Denver’s food & booze. This week, snatch up tickets to try summer eats from Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood, get ready to check out the newest addition to the Source, and more!
Where: Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood. Starting venues include Huckleberry Roasters, Lower 48, and Zi South
When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Registration and check-in: 5-6:30pm; Samplings: 5:30-8:30pm or while supplies last
Cost: $30 advance; $35 the day of the event
The Low Down: Spend an evening getting acquainted with the bars, restaurants, and shops of the Ballpark Neighborhood by sampling food and/or beverages at participating locations. Participating locations includes Whiskey Bar, Ginn Mill, Ignite, ViewHouse, and more. All proceeds go towards Ballpark Neighborhood improvement projects.
Where: This event explores five Denver neighborhoods over five nights
When: Evenings, August 17-21
Cost: $60/person per night
The Low Down: Love to explore Denver’s neighborhoods in search of delicious summer eats? Then this is the event for you –unless your date is a vegetarian. Hoofin It is a culinary tour created by Heroes Like Us, Mile High Business Alliance, and Imbibe Denver. Over five nights, you will explore Denver via a farm-to-table guided culinary tours. Each night features a different hooved animal – sheep, cow, pig, bison, goat…pick your favorites and show up hungry.
Where: 100 miles West of Denver. Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado
When: August 15-17th
Cost: Festival – FREE
Farm to Chefs Table Charity Dinner – Friday, August 15th , 6-9pm. All-inclusive tickets to this event are $100/person & $50 for those 13 and under. Proceeds benefit the Walking Mountain Science School
The Low Down: Enjoy food and beverage tastings, live music, panel discussions, kids activites and more at the inaugural Flavors of Colorado festival which brings together Colorado-based musicians, chefs, artists, craft brewers and distillers to celebrate and discover all things Colorado.
During the Farm to Chefs Table Charity Dinner that kicks off the festival on Friday Kicks Off the Festival guests will enjoy an intimate, perfectly paired, four-course meal featuring two of Colorado’s finest culinary artists: Executive Chef Chris Thompson from The Nickel in Denver and Executive Chef Veronica Morales from Eat + Drink located in Edwards, Colorado.
Where: Larimer Square at 1317 14th Street in Denver
When: Sunday, August 17th at 11am
Cost: $65/ person (all inclusive ticket, includes tax & gratuity)
The Low Down: Love beer? Love brunch? Then head to this special brunch featuring exclusive beer pairings at Euclid Hall like Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde with melon, chilies, citrus and speck and Great Divide’s Chocolate Yeti with red eye andouille gravy, crispy grits, and pork belly.
Where: RiNo, 3350 Brighton Boulevard in Denver
When: Opening Wednesday, August 20
The Low Down: Soon The Yacht Club, a new community pub, will occupy the Source’s common area serving cocktails, beer, and wine along with a food selection of small bites from partner and fellow occupant of the Source, Acorn.
Where: 1448 Market Street in Denver
When: Opens to the public for dinner on Saturday, August 9th
The Low Down: If you love enjoying enjoying rooftop views with your summer eats, head to the soon-to-open Dorchester Social Eatery and Rooftop Lounge. Located in a historical building built in the 1800s, this new dining destination features a rooftop complete with views of the Rocky Mountains and Denver’s downtown skyline along with an internationally inspired menu from the Old World (Africa, Asia, Europe) and New World (The Americas, Caribbean).