If you’re planning a staycation this Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got you covered! From Comic Con eats and bottomless brunches, to the most epic Sunday funday, we are sure you’ll make the most of this three-day weekend. And who says you can’t eat well and do good at the same time? This week (and next) you’ll find the perfect event to satisfy the philanthropic foodie in you.

Memorial Day Weekend Must Do’s

The Ultimate Memorial Day Party at The ViewHouse

Memorial Day, Sunday Funday, Sunday

Where: 2015 Market St., Denver and 7101 S. Clinton St., Centennial

Neighborhood: Ballpark & Centennial

When: May 24

The Low Down: The Viewhouse urges you to show your stars and stripes in honor of this weekend’s patriotic Sunday funday. From a dunk tank and volleyball tournaments, to cornhole and giant beer pong, there’s really no better way to usher in Summer. As an added bonus: show your military ID and get 20 percent off food and drink all weekend, Friday through Monday.

Tamayo’s Bottomless Margarita Brunch

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Photo by Kiddest Metaferia

Where: 1400 Larimer Square

Neighborhood: Larimer Square

Cost: $35

When: May 25, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Low Down: A three-day weekend means an extra day for brunching. Spend your Monday morning on the historic Larimer Square with bottomless cocktails and unlimited tapas at Tamayo.

Happy Hour at Session Kitchen

Session Kitchen, Happy Hour, Charcuterie

Photo by Danny Odum

Where: 1518 South Pearl St., Denver

Neighborhood: Old South Pearl

When: May 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

The Low DownWe can’t think of a better way to close out the holiday weekend than with an outdoor happy hour on Session Kitchen’s expansive patio. Sip on Vinho Verde for just $20 a bottle and munch on a selection of house-cured charcuterie, artisan cheese plates, or the popular honey smoked pork belly buns.

The Happiest Hour: Session Kitchen – An Experience

Comic-inspired Grub at Stout St. Social

restaurants near the convention center, 303 magazine, Stout Street Social

Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: 1400 Stout St., Denver

Neighborhood: Downtown

The low down: In the spirit of this weekend’s Comic Con, Stout St. Social is turning to graphic novel heroes for menu inspiration with dishes like the Chewbacca chicken salad, the Guinas roll, the Bantha burger, and the Tony Stark steak special. Wash it all down with Breckenridge Brewery’s 2015 Comic Con beer, Hulk’s mash.

Brews & Views

(Editor’s note: This event was cancelled shortly after the publishing of this article.)
Beer, Denver, Colorado, Brew

Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

When: May 24, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($5 for non-drinkers)

Tickets: Buy tickets here.

The low down: Music, food trucks, and 30 Colorado breweries will come together for the perfect Memorial Day weekend festival for the brew enthusiast. Why not celebrate your three-day weekend with a Sunday spent sipping hoppy goodness in Littleton’s urban oasis? (All proceeds from non-drinker ticket sales will benefit Interfaith Community Services.)

Eat Well & Do Good

First Annual Brain Injury Benefit and Soiree (BIBS)

Jax Fish House, Benefit

Photography by Glenn Ross

Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale

When: May 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Cost: $125

Tickets: Buy tickets here.

The Low Down: Rocky Mountain Human Services and Craig Hospital are teaming up with Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar for the first annual Brain Injury Benefit and Soiree (BIBS) to help raise funds and awareness for adults who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal consisting of signature dishes from each Jax chef, paired with crisp seasonal cocktails, wines, and beer from the Post Brewing Company. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and a paddle raise. Go here for more information.

Colorado Corks & Cuisine

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Photo by Delmy Gooch

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest St., Glendale

When: May 21, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $40

Tickets: Buy tickets here.

The Low Down: From barrel to still, the Centennial State  is definitely making a name for itself when it comes to unique, homegrown libations. Sample wine, spirits, and brews at this year’s Colorado Corks & Cuisine, where you will come hungry and leave satisfied knowing that your merriment will help Four Mile Historic Park provide low cost and free programming to underprivileged students in the Denver area.

Mark Your Calendars

Wine Dinner with Emily Papach, Master Sommelier

Wine, Wine Pairing, Sommelier

Photo courtesy of 1515 Restaurant

Where: 1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market St., Denver

Neighborhood: Downtown

When: May 27, 6 p.m.

Cost: $65/person

Reservations: Call (303) 571-0011 or go online to make a reservation, space is limited.

The Low Down:  Join 1515 Restaurant for a decadent evening with Master Sommelier Emily Papach, the 19th woman in the nation (out of 21 total) to have earned the title, for a perfectly paired four-course dinner. Papach hails from Napa Valley where she is the national sales analyst and wine educator at Chappellet Vineyard, one of the regions top family-owned wineries. Don’t miss this opportunity to sip and savor with an expert.

Meat Matters Fundraiser

Fundraiser, benefit, food, meat

Photo courtesy of Chefs Collaborative

Where: Wurstküche, 2036 Broadway, Denver

Neighborhood: LoDo

When: May 31, 2 – 6 p.m.

Cost: $30 (members); $40 (GA); $60 (VIP)

Tickets: Purchase tickets here. 

The Low Down: Chef’s Collaborative Colorado is at it again, this time with an evening dedicated to craft beer and delectable meats. Seven local chefs will discuss issues surrounding the production and consumption of meat, while guests sample five types of sausage washed down with beers provided by Prost brewing. VIP guests will be able to celebrate the craft of sausage making through a private class taught by Western Daughters.

 

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