With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it can be easy to get wrapped up in culinary indulgences and planning that big meal. But it’s also the perfect time to take a step back and help others in need this holiday season. Learn how you can help give back with a Thanksgiving Food Drive at Billy’s Inn, plus get the details on the events, openings, and fresh dishes you should be trying in Denver now – like Root Down’s first Paleo dinner.


Upcoming Events

Root Down Hosts First Paleo Dinner

Root down

Photo by Adam Ripplinger

Where: 1600 W 33rd Ave., Denver, CO

When: Wednesday November 19, 2014 with reservations starting at 6 p.m.

Cost: $65/person with an optional fermented beverage pairing for $20/person

Reservations: Call 303.993.4200

The Low Down: Paleo eating is a trend that has picked up major steam over the past two years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Now Denver favorite, Root Down, is giving you the chance to enjoy an evening of Paleo dishes with a special four-course dinner this week. The menu from Chef Daniel Asher is full of expertly created dishes like an Ostrich Egg Frittata, Bison BY Strip, and Coconut Pumpkin Pie.



Chef Richard Sandoval’s Cookbook Release Party


Where: La Biblioteca, 1610 Little Raven St. #200, Denver, CO

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $75/person

The Low Down: World-renowned Chef and Restaurateur Richard Sandoval will be in Denver this week to celebrate the release of his new cookbook, New Latin Flavors. For the price of admission, you’ll get a signed copy of the cookbook, drinks, unlimited appetizers, and a $25 gift card for your next visit to any Richard Sandoval restaurant. Plus, score face-time with Sandoval at a meet and greet. If you can’t make it to the event, you can also purchase the cookbook ($29.95) for your own Latin-inspired nights at home, or as the ideal gift for any foodie in your life.


 New Menu

Palettes Introduces New Cartier-In​spired Menu



Seared Sea Bass. Photo courtesy of Palettes

Where: The Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver, CO

When: Available now through March 15, 2015

Cost: Three course prix fixe menu, $32/person; Items are also available a la carte.

The Low Down: With the recent premier of the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibit, Palettes Executive Chef Austin Cueto has crafted a three course tasting menu inspired by the beauty of Cartier. With two choices per course, you can pick from selections like the Gold Beet Salad appetizer which pays homage to the elegance of the gold used throughout the Cartier collection. The menu is available throughout the run of the exhibit, so make of day of it and take in the jewels on display and the dishes inspired by them.



Espresso Americano Opens First U.S. Location in Greenwood Village


Photo courtsey of Espresso Americano

Where: 5322 DTC Blvd., #200, Denver, CO

When: Opened Monday, November 17, 2014

The Low Down: A staple in Central America with 165 company-owned stores, Espresso Americano is jumping on Denver’s love of coffee with the opening of their first U.S. location in the Denver Tech Center. “As we sought a location for our entry into the U.S, we recognized that the Denver coffee drinker is sophisticated and appreciates the independent companies that offer an authentic experience,” says David Kubena, Director of North America for Espresso Americano. With a family-run farm that has been in operation for 80 years, this company may be large, but it’s also got strong independent roots. Stop by to check out their espresso-style coffee, teas, and food like breakfast burritos and paninis.


Deal of the Week

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Billy’s Inn

Skippy Burger

The Skippy Burger at Billy’s Inn. Photo by Eric Goitia

Where: 4403 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO

When: Now through November 25, 2014

The Low Down: Open since 1933, Billy’s Inn is a true Denver classic. This year, they’re giving back to the community they’ve been feeding for 75 year with a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Mount Saint Vincent Home. Bring in five non-perishable food donations from the approved list and receive 10 percent off your entire check. Billy’s Inn will be providing 30 turkeys as well, meaning you’ll be helping 30 families in need to have a full Thanksgiving table – plus you’ll get to enjoy tasty indulgences like a Skippy burger or tacos packed with fresh ingredients. A win-win for sure.