Welcome back to our monthly Dig Into Denver series. At the beginning of each month, we 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 Denver food events you’d like to see included in Dig Into April next month.
These are notable restaurants, coffee shops and bars that opened in Denver last month. For locations that we expect to open this year, click here.
Haykin Family Cider
The Lowdown: Husband and wife duo Talia and Daniel Haykin opened a small-batch cidery in Aurora, with cider served by the glass or in flights.
Don’t Miss: The to-go cider is bottled like sparkling wine, which is worth toting to your next BYOB party. Learn more here.
The Lowdown: Sophisticated southern comes to RiNo with Kyle and Katy Foster’s new restaurant Julep. Both Kyle and Katie both grew up in the south, and they opened Julep to bring their “family table traditions” to the neighborhood.
Don’t Miss: The fried chicken is only served during brunch, but you can nab those creamy, perfect Anson Mill grits anytime. Learn more here.
The Lowdown: Another cider house opened in Lafayette this month, but it’s also a full-service restaurant and production facility with the capacity to produce up to 60,000 bottles of Stem Ciders per year.
Don’t Miss: The open-flame filled menu was created by Kelly Whitaker and Daniel Asher — two of Denver’s major players in the food scene. See some of our favorite dishes here.
The Lowdown: Although Call opened its daytime cafe service earlier, it just started evening service (with alcohol) last month. It’s taken on a new identity that’s worth checking out again.
Don’t Miss: Our feature on Call discusses how they’re redefining counter service, and it gives some sneak peeks into its sister concept Beckon.
Excuses to Celebrate
Let’s bring the March Madness spirit to the food and drink world, shall we? And, don’t forget, every time it snows, you can cash in on these snow day deals.
March 9: National Meatball Day
The Lowdown: Grab you a friend and some spaghetti, because March 9 is National Meatball Day.
Don’t Miss: If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy meatball moment, head to Marcella’s. The braised veal meatball is larger than a softball — something the staff calls “the eighth wonder of the world.”
March 30: National Hot Chicken Day
The Lowdown: You’ll have to wait for the end of the month to get your hands on National Hot Chicken Day.
Don’t Miss: The hot chicken sandwich at Birdcall is one of the best bites our staff had in 2017.
March 31: National Oysters on the Half Shell Day
The Lowdown: Oyster lovers, the last day of March is for you.
Don’t Miss: Jax Fish House is celebrating all month long, but Emersum oysters will be $1.50 all day on March 31.
Eat Well, Give Back
Denver is a giving community, and there are countless events every month benefitting non-profits across the city. However, in Dig In, we specifically highlight food and beverage events that supporting food-focused causes and non-profits — those that tackle hunger, service industry assistance and more.
March 7: Slow Food Social
When: Wednesday, March 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Infinite Monkey Theorem — 3200 Larimer St., Denver
The Lowdown: Are you interested in learning more about the Slow Food Movement? Head to Infinite Monkey Theorem to learn more at Slow Food Denver’s winter social series. Hosted at various breweries, restaurants or wineries across the city, these meetings each have different speakers talking about what slow food means to them.
March 10: 8th Annual Seed Swap
When: Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: The GrowHaus — 4751 York St., Denver
The Lowdown: To celebrate the upcoming growing season, food justice and community, The GrowHaus will host its eighth annual seed swap. There will also be workshops throughout the day on composting, permaculture, beekeeping and more. Learn more here.
March 10: Food Bank of the Rockies’ Saturday Morning Fever
When: Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 10700 E. 45th Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: Grab your ’70s garb and get ready to volunteer at the Food Bank of the Rockies for its Saturday Morning Fever Volunteer event. Donate $5 and your time for a day of giving back and getting groovy. Lunch is included, more information here.
March 22: So All May Eat Gala for SAME Cafe
When: Thursday, March 22, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Space Gallery — 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
The Lowdown: Head to Space Gallery on March 22 to support SAME Cafe’s mission of granting everyone access to healthy food. Did you know the SAME Cafe menu has no prices? You can pay for your meals by donating your time, and fundraisers like this one help make that possible.