Welcome back to our monthly Dig Into Denver series. At the beginning of each month, we’ll deliver a food and beverage-based itinerary for the best ways eat and drink your way through the city — including what’s recently opened and what’s worth celebrating for no reason at all.
Bookmark this page to reference these Denver food events all month long, and let us know in the comments what you’d like to see included in Dig Into Denver this August.
The Lowdown: Step aside, beer. Wine is quickly gaining traction in Denver. This new RiNo winery lets all of Denver’s silent wine lovers to step out of the shadows.
Don’t Miss: As the first Denver business with a Vintner’s Restaurant License, Bigsby’s Folly can make wine on-site while still serving a full-service dinner and alcohol menu. See our full preview of the new winery here.
Denver Beer Company – Arvada
The Lowdown: The Denver Beer Company has perfectly replicated its fun feel and good beer in its new Arvada location, which opened mid-June.
Don’t Miss: The Mighty — a permanent food truck housed inside an airstream trailer — will be serving up fries and Colorado-based burgers in the Arvada Denver Beer Company.
Bremen’s Wine and Tap
The Lowdown: Located in LoHi, Bremen’s Wine and Tap will serve new-American brunch, lunch and dinner every day of the week.
Don’t Miss: Although wine may be the focus, a specialized kids’ menu makes this eatery suitable for families with young children. See our full run-down here.
The Lowdown: Bar Dough chef Blake Edmunds is channeling his talent into this new LoHi restaurant. The menu aims to fuse flavors from a variety of Latin American cuisines.
Don’t Miss: It’s Hora Loca — or Happy Hour — will also feature drinks from across Latin America. The menu will feature cocktails made with mezcal, pisco, tequila and rum.
The Lowdown: La Chiva food truck has become a Denver favorite for traditional Colombian foods such as empanadas and arepitas. This past June, the popular truck opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Broadway.
Don’t Miss: Owner Jorge Aguirre hopes to use the permanent location to provide a festive experience for patrons. He has plans to host live music and dancing in the restaurant.
Los Chingones – Stapleton
The Lowdown: Restauranteur Troy Guard’s third installment of Los Chingones opened this June in Stapleton. This playful take on Mexican street food has a killer menu and rooftop patio to match.
Don’t Miss: Most of the menu is the same as its other two locations, but the Stapleton location serves its own take on classic wings that are a can’t miss.Get all the details here.
Hickory & Ash
The Lowdown: Hickory & Ash is Kevin Taylor’s first restaurant in more than a decade. This Arista Broomfield restaurant is the first joint-venture between Taylor and his son Ryan.
Don’t Miss: The restaurant’s cocktail menu is fresh and inventive — click here to see all of our favorite sips.
Excuses to Celebrate
July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
The Lowdown: It’s crispy, juicy and we’re always looking for an excuse to dig in. So we’re welcoming July 6 with open arms.
July 13: National French Fry Day
The Lowdown: Add an extra FRY-day to your week by celebrating the perfect potatoes on Thursday, July 13.
Don’t Miss: We’ve rounded up some of the best fries in Denver for you here, including these Gravy Fries from Steuben’s.
July 14-16: Slow Food Nations Festival
The Lowdown: July 14 through 16 Denver will become the epicenter for American food culture while it hosts Slow Food Nations. It’s the first time the festival will be in the United States.
Don’t Miss: Stay tuned for our round-up of must-see events at the festival — coming to you Friday, July 14.
July 24: National Tequila Day
The Lowdown: It may fall on a Monday, but that’s no reason not to celebrate National Tequila Day. So be prepared to take a vacation day on July 25, and get to exploring the nine best places to drink tequila in Denver.
Don’t Miss: If nine places isn’t enough for you, that list doesn’t even include favorites such as Lola, 100% de Agave and Machete Tequila + Tacos.
July 29: National Chicken Wing Day
The Lowdown: We began the month with fried chicken day, so it’s only fitting we end with chicken wing day. Get your napkins ready. It’s about to get sticky.
Don’t Miss: On this special day, you shouldn’t just settle for any regular chicken week. You need to indulge in Cho 77’s charcoal-grilled Vietnamese caramel wings. After all, these wings did just earn Cho 77 the title of Wing King at the 4th annual Wings and Whiskey.
Eat Well, Give Back
July 7: Low Down Denver Crawfish Boil – Renewing Smiles
When: Saturday, July 7, 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar — 2201 Lawrence St., Denver
Cost: $25 — tickets here
The Lowdown: You can sip on Mile High Spirits and scarf down all-you-can-eat crawfish for a good cause. This fundraiser supports Renewing Smiles — a nonprofit hoping to ease the financial burden of dental care. Your ticket sales will help two people get surgery to fix their congenitally missing teeth.
July 8: GrowHaus Kombucha Workshop
When: Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The GrowHaus — 4751 York St., Denver
Cost: $25 — tickets here
The Lowdown: The GrowHaus is teaming up with Happy Leaf Kombucha to teach you to make your own fermented tea. Happy Leaf representatives will show you how to make your own raw, vegan and natural kombucha in your own home. All of the proceeds will go to The GrowHaus — a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring everybody has access to and knowledge about healthy food.