Halloween hangovers are now a thing of the past, and cooler weather has arrived. This week in Denver, restaurants usher in their Fall menus filled with selections perfect for the chilly temperatures. New menus mean new reasons to dine out, plus there are plenty of foodie-friendly events if you’re looking for something special to indulge in.
Where: 4990 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO
The Low Down: Chop Shop opened this summer with a menu filled with globally inspired cuisine in a fast-casual setting. Now, owner and executive chef Clint Wangsnes (formerly of Zengo) is debuting his new fall additions, which means you have the perfect excuse to stop in. Try warming soups like the 72 hour slow-cooked onion bliss, or filling sandwiches like the smoked chicken pastrami. Want something even more hearty? How about the pan roasted pork tenderloin with hoisin marinade, roasted butternut squash puree, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and yuzu and dried cherry chutney. With locally sourced ingredients and a great selection of craft beer, wines and cocktails, this is definitely not your typical fast-casual cuisine. Read our full review here.
Where: 65 Broadway, Denver CO
The Low Down: Punch Bowl Social has a lot to offer: bowling, shuffle board, darts, and some damn good eats. Now, Punch Bowl Social also has chef Jeff Grimm, formerly of P17, and he’s bringing some new menu items perfect for the cooler fall weather. Head in to try additions like the Strawberry Melted Leek Quesadilla and the Buffalo Jalapeno Meatloaf with ground buffalo, garlic confit, roasted jalapenos, local Elevation Ketchup, haricots verts and soffrito. If you’re looking for playful dishes with new flavor combinations, Punch Bowl should be a part of your fall dining plans.
Where: 7101 Clinton St. Centennial, CO
When: Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM
Cost: Adults, $28.95; Kids 6-12, $9.95; Kids under 6 eat free
The Low Down: If you find yourself hungry in South Denver on a Sunday, ViewHouse Centennial has you covered with their new Sunday brunch buffet. With chilled seafood towers, made-to-order omelets, a waffle station, pancake bar, meat carving stations, fresh fruits, cold pressed juices and more, you better bring your appetite.
Where: 3350 Brighton Blvd. Denver, CO
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12 PM-10 PM
The Low Down: The Source, RiNo’s artisan food market, has helped revitalized this once industrial neighborhood. One year after its opening, it’s still a destination for all food lovers. Gourmet restaurants like Acorn and Comida as well as other foodie favorites like Babette’s Artisan Bread, Crooked Stave Brewery, and Boxcar Coffee all thrive at the Source. Head there this weekend to celebrate The Source’s Anniversary with live music, DJs, giveaways, specialty food demos and samples, discounts, surprises and more.
Where: 2233 Larimer St. Denver, CO
When: 6 PM Thursday November 6
Reservations: Email Scott@Thebutchersbistro.com
The Low Down: Butcher’s Bistro opened less than 1 month ago and if you haven’t checked it out yet, now is your chance. This new addition to the Ballpark neighborhood– located in the space that used to be Jeff Osaka’s Twelve— is hosting a beer dinner. This brand new bistro will pair a five course meal with brews from the Great Divide Brewing Co. The menu will consist of dishes made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients with an emphasis on using of every part of the animal. At only $50 a person, this deal is hard to beat.
Denver is continuing its surge as a foodie powerhouse and this month new opening haven’t slowed down at all. In fact, there’s so many upcoming newbies to the culinary scene, we are releasing an article just about upcoming openings later in the week. Stay tuned to find out more.