It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the end of October and will be preparing for the holiday season. Even though Halloween festivities will be winding down, the Denver food scene has a full supply of food and booze to get you through the week. Party at Ace Eat Serve on Halloween with scorpion bowls or at the West End Tavern for an apocalypse prom party. Then spend the remainder of the week with with bacon and beer, a pre-Thanksgiving tasting, and the Denver International Wine Festival. Read on for more events happening this week.
Monday, October 31
Pig Roast & Halloween Costume Party
When: 8 p.m.–midnight
Where: Mister Tuna, 3033 Brighton Blvd.
The Lowdown: Enjoy a late night Halloween dinner at Mister Tuna with spooky drink and food specials like $5 Vietnamese style oyster shooters, $1 Jell-o shots and $4 for Jameson whiskey. Also enjoy the sounds of DJ TonTon and a free pig roast at 10:30 p.m. For more information browse Mister Tuna’s website here.
Scorpion Bowls at Ace Eat Serve
When: 11–1 a.m.
Where: Ace Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave.
The Lowdown: Get your Halloween buzz with Ace Eat Serve’s $13 Scorpion Bowls. Regularly priced at $20, this crazy cocktail features Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Leopold Brothers Peach Liqueur, Orgeat along with touches of orange, pineapple, lime and cranberry. Wear a costume and participate in Halloween ping pong.
Apocalypse Prom Party
When: 4 p.m.–midnight
Where: West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., Boulder
The Lowdown: West End Tavern invites Halloween-goers to come dressed in their best zombie prom costumes. Participate in a costume contest as you enjoy beers and bourbon and menu items like a BBQ pork sandwich, a buffalo and green chili burger, and so much more. To view more drink and food options, visit their website here.
Tuesday, November 1
Dia de los Muertos Tequila & Chocolate Tasting
When: 6–8 p.m.
Where: The Preservery, 3040 Blake St. #101
The Lowdown: To cure your post-Halloween blues, enjoy a fun and educational night of tequila and chocolate tastings. The Preservery, Espolon Tequila and Cultura Craft Chocolate are teaming up to bring you four different samples of tequila paired with bean to bar chocolate from Cultura Craft. Learn about the novelty behind tequila and chocolate pairings from the experts of each company and receive discounts on food and any purchase from the market place.
Wednesday, November 2
Brewing In Every Bite
When: 6:30–9 p.m.
Where: New Image Brewing Company, 5622 Yukon St., Arvada
The Lowdown: Brewed Food, New Image Brewing Company and White Labs are collaborating to bring you beer pairings and unconventional dishes showcasing yeast and fermentation. Enjoy a snack portion with a sourdough pretzel made with fermented palm sugar mustard, followed by a four-course meal featuring cultured butter salmon, lamb t-bone, gochujang tender belly pork, finishing with soured raspberry-coconut ice cream.
Wednesday, November 2–Friday, November 4
Denver International Wine Festival
When: 4–9:30 p.m.; times vary by day
Where: The Westin at Denver International Airport, 8300 Pena Blvd.
Cost: Prices start at $95; Get Tickets Here.
The Lowdown: The Denver International Wine Festival is back for the 12th time to bring you gold-medal-winning wines. Over the three-day festival, celebrated chefs will compete for the People’s Choice Award as they cook up gourmet food to pair with each of their wines. Guests can taste 20 food and wine pairings and more than 40 wines. Grand Tastings will also take place over the course of the festival that will offer wine tastings, exhibits and product sampling as well as perks like VIP jumbo wine glasses, wine seminars and festival logo wine glasses.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Linger, 2030 W. 30th Ave.
Cost: $75 per person; Reservations can be made by calling 303-993-3120
The Lowdown: Linger has teamed up with Leopold Bros. small batch distillers to create a delicious four course pairing and amuse. Courses include a BBQ jackfruit bao bun with American whiskey and a pumpkin egg custard for dessert. Seating is limited.
Thursday, November 3
2nd Annual Holiday Tasting Meal
When: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Kitchen Table: BBQ & Comfort Food, 1426 E. 22nd Ave.
The Lowdown: As you put away your Halloween decorations and prepare for the holiday season, why gather around Kitchen Table for some pre-Thanksgiving indulgences? Enjoy free samples of beer, wine and Thanksgiving classics like mesquite smoked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, grandma’s stuffing and pumpkin pie. Attendees will receive 10 percent off their holiday meals and pies.
Friday, November 4
First Friday: Art Mulled Wine
When: 4–10 p.m.
Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St.
The Lowdown: Spend an evening sipping on spiced mulled wine while enjoying the artwork of Julie Keith of 3 Names Design. Guests will be able to purchase the pieces of artwork while listening to the sounds of Ejay the DJ and indulge in comfort foods from Skadi’s Food Truck.
Saturday, November 5
Bacon & Beer Festival
When: 2–5 p.m.
Where: The Glitter Dome, 3600 Wynkoop St.
Cost: General Admission, $50; Baconnoisser, $70
The Lowdown: Get your tastebuds ready for the Denver Bacon and Beer Fest. Sip on beers from breweries like Great Divide and Alpine Dog as you pair them with bacon inspired dishes from restaurants like Hopdoddy, the Colorado Pig Rig and Freshcraft. The festival supports Metro caring and Project Angel Heart. View more participating restaurants and breweries and get your tickets here.
Skiing and Snowboarding Opening Day
When: 6–10 p.m.
Where: Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway
The Lowdown: Kick off the start of ski and snowboard season with Breckenridge brews, live music from MF Ruckus and a feature film from Never Summer. The limited “Artist Series” board, featuring custom artwork by Nick Hughes will be given away. Ride on a mechanical bull and receive a free waxing from 7Twenty Board Shop.
Sunday, November 6
Broncos Grill Out
When: 4 p.m.
Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St.
Cost: $5 IMT cans $8.99 burgers
The Lowdown: For all wine lovers and Broncos fans, join Infinite Monkey Theorem for a pre-game and watch party. Enjoy canned wine and on-site grilled burgers as you watch the Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders. Burgers will be available until sold out and wine will be served until the end of the game.
Mark Your Calendars…
Chocolate a Curated Event
When: Saturday, November 12, 6–10 p.m.
Where: Red Wolf Gallery & Boxcar Studios, 554 Santa Fe Dr
Cost: $50 Get Tickets Here.