The presidential election has come and gone, and whether you stand a little more to the left or right it’s been a week we can all agree is worth moving forward from. The Stanley Marketplace announced their first opening, two Denver restaurants hit their one year anniversaries and plenty more to talk about this week in the culinary world. Read on to find out more about this weeks latest headlines.

The Hangar at Stanley is the First to Open

Stanley Marketplace Denver Colorado

Photo by Kim Baker

The much anticipated Stanley Marketplace announced mid-morning Monday that the Hangar at Stanley has opened their doors weeks before the projected opening of the marketplace. The event space will be 18,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor accommodations. The open concept will feature a lineup of 10 preferred caterers and several vendors. Included amenities of this venue will be free parking for guests, tables, chairs, in-house audio and visual setups, and much more. The event management team will be provided by Blue Eyes Consulting, a booking firm based out of Parker, Colorado.

“It’s been amazing to see the way different organizations and people have taken the Hangar and transformed it for various events,” said Mark Shaker, founding partner of the Stanley Marketplace. “It’s a great, large space with huge ceilings, red floor-to-ceiling doors and a patio with mountain views. We’re excited for all of the memories that will be made here.”

Dio Mio Opened Their Doors Tuesday

The Saffron Fettuccine.

Photo by Lucy Beaugard

After several successful pop-ups across the Mile High City, Dio Mio opened the doors to their Larimer brick and mortar for the dinner rush. The space will seat just under 50 people with a constantly rotating dinner menu that has been fine-tuned from the feedback they’ve received through the summer into fall. Each menu will include traditional and experimental takes on handmade pasta, of course, and various large-format dishes. Plans to open for lunch are projected for December 5. Open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Avanti Welcomes American Grind Early 2017

All photos by Kyle Cooper

All photos by Kyle Cooper

Known for their shorter leases and rotating collection of eateries, Avanti has announced their latest addition will be American Grind. The 1950s burger drive-in inspired food truck will join the collective early 2017 in place of MiJo. What sets this concept aside from the typical burger joint is that everything from the buns to the pickles and ice cream is scratch made. Their menu will include several vegetarian options as well.

“We’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm around the American Grind food truck and what we did to promote sustainably sourced, high-quality food, and we are confident that Avanti will be a great platform to continue the momentum and introduce the concept to a wider audience,” said Jared Schwartz, one of the three co-owners.

Los Chingones DTC and Rhein Haus Celebrate Their One Year Anniversaries

Rhein Haus Photo by Lucy Beaugard

Rhein Haus
Photo by Lucy Beaugard

With all the shutters and grand openings happening this year, it’s exciting to be able celebrate the milestones along the way. Los Chingones DTC will celebrate their first successful year with an “Ugly Sweater Luau” taking place tonight (November 16) at their DTC location from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with several drink and food specials. Meanwhile, Rhein Haus on Larimer will kick off their one year festivities Saturday, November 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with live music, raffles, free cake and $1 half liters of Rhein Haus lagers. Whether you’re headed to one, the other or both, there will be more than enough incentive to celebrate.

Sunday Harvest Market Hosted by the Source and Slow Foods Denver

Western Daughters turkey Photo courtesy of Jennifer Olson Photography

Western Daughters turkey
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Olson Photography

Sunday, November 20 will mark the final farmers’ market of the season for the Source and Slow Foods Denver. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Source clientele will have the option to partake in some early thanksgiving day shopping with guest vendors Thistle Whistle Farm, Sweet Jayne’s, Primo, the Good Jar and several more. The Harvest Market will be the hassle-free one stop shop for all your Turkey Day needs.

 Winter Warmers Passport Program is Back Again

Photo courtesy of Denver Passport.

Photo courtesy of Denver Passport.

Back again for their second year, the Winter Warmer has taken it a step further by expanding their passport program. The 2-for-1 drink special booklet boasts 30 participating bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries and cocktail lounges for the Denver edition at only $20 per city. Passports went on sale Tuesday, November 15, and the program will run from December 1 through March 15. Purchase yours here.