May is in full swing and Denver has some sweet food events for you to dig into. Start your week by volunteering at Monday Sandwich Making and end it by creating some nostalgia at a Mrs. Doubtfire brunch.  Wherever your week takes you, make sure to check out this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, May 7

Monday Sandwich Making

Photo Courtesy of Jim Scharper on Facebook

When: Monday, May 7, 2 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Cheesman Wildcrest — 1265 Race St., Denver 

Cost: $5 or more, donate here

The Lowdown: Help Feeding Denver’s Hungry at Monday Sandwich Making. You can make sandwiches that will feed those in need. You can also help hand those sandwiches out and see the difference you make in our communities. Make sure to dial #100 to get into the entrance when arriving.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Photo Courtesy of Bang Up To The Elephant‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, May 7 – 13, 7 a.m. – 8  p.m. 

Where: Bang Up To The Elephant — 1310 Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Bang Up To The Elephant celebrates teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. All throughout the week teachers can grab a free vegan donut, just by showing a school I.D. On May 8, teachers can sip on a free cocktail — again just by showing some proof.

 

May RAW Pop-Up Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Vital Root on Facebook

When: Monday, May 7, 4:30 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Vital Root — 3915 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: $27 at the door

The Lowdown: Dig into a healthy and delicious four-course meal at a May RAW Pop-Up Dinner. Vital Root, in the Highlands, hosts a RAW pop-up dinner on the first Monday of every month. The dinner features raw vegan food to tantalize your senses. Everything served hasn’t been heated over 118 degrees, classifying it as “raw.” You can make your reservations here.

 

No Water No Beer

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association on Facebook

When: Monday, May 7, 3 – 6 p.m.

Where: American Water Works Association — 6666 Quincy Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The American Water Works Association honors Drinking Water Week with No Water No Beer. The event features tastings from local breweries like Renegade Brewing Company and The Interpred Sojourner Beer Project, snacks, food trucks and more. You can also participate in water pong and jam out to live music, all for a great cause.

 

Monday Madness

Photo Courtesy of Dog Haus Biergarten (Denver)‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, May 7 – 28, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Where: Dog Haus Biergarten — 8316 E Northfield Blvd #1610, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Every Monday in the month of May Dog Haus Biergarten gives you some sweet deals. This Monday you can grab a free Haus Burger with the purchase of another Haus Burger. Each Monday will have a different deal that you can munch on during the month.

 

Tuesday, May 8

May Charity Cocktail Awareness Party

Photo Courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery‎ on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 8, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery — 2201 Lawrence St., Denver 

Cost:  Free admission 

The Lowdown: Raise funds for Colorado Rush Rugby RFC at the May Charity Cocktail Awareness Party. You can sip on the special Blueberry Pop Tart cocktail and with every drink sold, Mile High Spirits will donate $1 to Colorado Rush Rugby RFC.

 

Sicilian Wine Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Il Posto on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 8, 6 p.m. 

Where: Il Posto — 2601 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $95+ at the door

The Lowdown: Il Posto presents a Sicilian Wine Dinner. You can taste the bounties of Sicily at the five-course dinner that is accompanied by the best of wine pairings. The menu includes antipasti, slow roasted lamb with juniper, potatoes with herbs and more.

 

Pints For Pads

Photo Courtesy of Brewability Lab on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 8, 3 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Brewability Lab — 12445 E 39th Ave #314, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Brewability Lab hosts Pints For Pads. You can help local women in need by bringing a package of tampons, pads or feminine hygiene products in exchange for a free pint of beer. Feminine hygiene products are the least donated items that are always needed for those in need.

 

Build N’ Brews

Photo Courtesy of Diebolt Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Diebolt Brewing Company — 3855 Mariposa St., Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sip on a free brew and create something special at Build N’ Brews. You can build a Kitable mini Lego drone that you can take home with you at the end of the night. Don’t worry about bringing any tools, all of the supplies are provided so all you need to do is show up.

 

Cupcakes and Cider

Photo Courtesy of Courtney Foster O’Rourke‎ on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 8, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders — 2811 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $20 at the door

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders partners with Mermaids Bakery for Cupcakes and Ciders. You can munch on four cupcakes paired perfectly with four different ciders. Be prepared for a mix of savory and sweet cupcakes to delight your taste buds. Be sure to start early because the event is on until the supplies are gone.

 

Wednesday, May 9

Chained Voices Fundraiser

Photo Courtesy of Pizzeria Locale on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 9, 4 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Pizzeria Locale, 550 Broadway Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Pizzeria Locale hosts a Chained Voices Fundraiser. Chained Voices is an advocacy and empowerment art show that supports women, juveniles and incarcerated men. When you grab a pizza just mention Chained Voices and Pizzeria Locale will donate half of the purchase to the group for their upcoming art show.

 

Happy Hour

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 9, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science — 2001 S Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Young Professionals hosts a Happy Hour. The event features light appetizers and a cash bar on the Anschutz Sky Terrace. Meet other young professionals and take a look at the beautiful Denver skyline.

 

Cupcakes and Wine

Photo Courtesy of Darb Cake Designs on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 9, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem — 3200 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: What is better than cupcakes? Cupcake and Wine. The Infinite Monkey Theorem teams up with Darb Cake Designs for the pairing of three cupcakes with three wines. You will not want to miss this amazing duo.

 

Behind the Bar

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Sake Co. on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 9, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Mister Tuna — 3033 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Mister Tuna presents Behind The Bar. You can meet the founders of Sake Brewing Co. — William Stuart and Dylan Bailey — and the bartenders of Matsuhisa for a special $9 blueberry hibiscus mojito made with Hunemai Sake. $2 will be donated to We Don’t Waste for every mojito sold.

Thursday, May 10

Juice is Loose Release

Photo Courtesy of Renegade Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Thursday, May 10, 1 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Renegade Brewing Company — 925 W 9th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Renegade Brewing Company presents a Juice is Loose Release. The event kicks off a month of releases with the hazy pale ale that is double dry hopped with Citra and Huell melon hops. You can purchase a maximum of four cans for $5 per can at the event.

 

Haunted Pub Tour

Photo Courtesy Nightly Spirits (Denver)‎ on Facebook

When: Thursday, May 10, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Nightly Spirits Denver — 1400 Market St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn about Denver’s dark past and drink from some spooky bars at a Haunted Pub Tour. You can tour around prohibition bars, the old red-light district and more during the tours and sip some great drinks along the way.

 

Food Giveaway

Photo Courtesy of Jim Scharper on Facebook

When: Thursday, May 10, 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Where: Li’l Devils — 255 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 donation here

The Lowdown: Help Feeding Denver’s Hungry hand out food to those in need at a Food Giveaway. The group will meet at Li’l Devil’s parking lot to carpool around Denver and hand out food to anyone who needs it.

 

Friday, May 11

The Budlong Hot Chicken Food Truck Launch

Photo Courtesy of The Budlong Hot Chicken‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, May 11, 4:30 – 10 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks — 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts The Budlong Hot Chicken Food Truck Launch. The launch features the new food truck that brings Nashville hot chicken to Denver with fried chicken in hot sauce with Texas toast, coleslaw and pickles. You can also try homemade sides like mac n cheese, collard greens and more.

 

Cervezas for Causes

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: Friday, May 11, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Cervecería Colorado — 1635 Platte St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cervecería Colorado hosts Cervezas for Causes. You can sip on a beer during happy hour to help raise funds for the Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF). LAEF focuses on giving access to higher education for the Latinos in Colorado.

 

Food Truck Carnival

Photo Courtesy of City of Northglenn Government‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, May 11, 3 – 10 p.m. May 12, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: 11701 Community Center Dr., Northglenn

Cost: Free to attend, $25 for Carnival games

The Lowdown: Immerse yourself in the best food at a Food Truck Carnival. You can head to Northglenn to experience a myriad of rides, music stages and more. You can try food from over 20 different food trucks and sip on beer and other drinks from a bar.

 

Sixth Annual Mother’s High Tea

Photo courtesy of Mother’s High Tea on Facebook

When: Friday, May 11, 1 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building — 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: $35 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate Mother’s Day in a very Colorado way at the Sixth Annual Mother’s High Tea. The event features a high tea with an educational speaker program from experts in the cannabis industry, fun activities and more. Proceeds from the event will go towards local non-profits.

 

Colorado Chocolate Festival

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Chocolate Festivals‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, May 11, 4 – 9 p.m. May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Denver Mart — 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Chocolate Festival is back for the eleventh year in a row. You can try chocolate from more than 50,000 chocolatiers, sample from national and regional chocolate companies, purchase all of the chocolate you could possibly want and more. If you are a chocoholic, this is the event for you.

 

Tortillas for Tepeyac

Photo Courtesy of Clinica Tepeyac‎

When: Friday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: National Western Complex — 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Clinica Tepeyac‎ presents Tortillas for Tepeyac. The event features celebrities, political leaders and more showing off their tortilla making skills. You can help raise funds for Clinica Tepeyac‎ and try some warm homemade tortillas.

 

Saturday, May 12

Bacon and Beer Classic

Photo courtesy of Bacon and Beer Classic on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12, 12 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station — 1701 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: $69 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Bacon and Beer Classic is back. You can try the best bacon-themed foods from over 30 local restaurants, imbibe on more than 100 different beer tastes from breweries around the region and more. You can also listen to music, play games and participate in a bacon eating contest.

 

 1st Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Goed Zuur on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Goed Zuur — 2801 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Goed Zuur celebrates its 1st Anniversary. You can try tappings from more than 15 breweries including Avery Brewing, Anchorage Brewing and Crooked Stave. You can sip on a cool brew and taste dishes from the Goed Zuur menu during the day.

 

Summer Kickoff Luau

Photo Courtesy of Don’s Club Tavern‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12, 1 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Don’s Club Tavern — 723 E 6th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and embrace the warm weather at a Summer Kickoff Luau. Don’s Club Tavern hosts the luau with free Hawaiian food, a limbo, giveaways and more. You can also sip on tropical cocktails for only $5.

 

Hops for Homes

Photo Courtesy of Great Divide Brewing Co.‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space — 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $40 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Great Divide Brewing Co. and Habitat Denver partner together for Hops for Homes. More than 30 breweries will come together to help raise funds to build a home. The ticket price includes unlimited pours from all of the breweries, a tasting class, raffles and more.

 

2nd Annual Fruit Frenzy

Photo Courtesy of Platt Park Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12 – 13, 12 p.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company — 1875 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Platt Park Brewing Company is tapping fruit-tastic beers for the 2nd Annual Fruit Frenzy. You can try nine different beers including a Coconut Coffee Porter, Pineapple Hop Religion and a mango wheat beer.

 

Barrel Aged Extravaganza

Photo Courtesy of River North Brewery‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 12, 12 – 9 p.m. 

Where: River North Brewery — 6021 Washington St. Unit A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: River North Brewery presents a Barrel Aged Extravaganza. You can try tappings of more than 10 different barrel-aged brews like the 2017 Vicennial: Barrel-Aged Father Time, the 2016 Barrel Aged Avarice and the 2016 Whiskey Barrel Quandary.

 

Sunday, May 13

Julep Brunch

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When: Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Julep — 3258 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The newly opened Julep honors Mother’s Day with a Julep Brunch. You can taste shrimp and grits, smoked trout and spring vegetable omelets and more from the brunch menu. You can also sip on specialty cocktails, punch and mimosas to compliment your meal.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Channing Broderick

When: Sunday, May 13, 10:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Tamayo — 1400 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Tamayo celebrates moms at a Mother’s Day Brunch. You can treat your mom, or yourself, to margaritas and bottomless plates during the brunch. Moms will also receive a special item as a gift from Tamayo. Make your reservations here.

 

Hops and Homes

Photo Courtesy of Denver Hops and Homes‎ on Facebook

When: Sunday, May 13, 3 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company, 1875 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Delight in a free beer from Platt Park Brewing Company at Hops and Homes. You can learn more about real estate from John Arceneaux Hallmark Home Mortgage Colorado and take a quick break from your searches for a beer.

 

Mom’s STK Brunch

Photo Courtesy of STK (Denver) on Facebook

When: Sunday, May 13, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: STK (Denver) — 1550 Market St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: STK Denver helps you give your mother the gift of brunch at a Mom’s STK Brunch. The event features MOMosas, STK brunch specials, a live DJ and more. Book your brunch here.

 

Mother’s Day Buffet

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When: Sunday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Punch Bowl Social Denver — 65 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $25 at the door

The Lowdown: Brunch it up at a Mother’s Day Buffet. Punch Bowl Social Denver presents a brunch buffet with taco and omelet stations, pastries, punch potatoes and more. You can also sip on a free mimosa and have a chance to win a free meal.

 

Mrs. Doubtfire Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: Sunday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver — 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Delight in dishes inspired by the hit movie at a Mrs. Doubtfire Brunch. You can dive into a three-course brunch with food items such as a birthday party cinnamon roll, a “Hellooo” cake with tons of whipped cream and more. Tickets are selling fast so get yours soon.

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Mark Your Calendars

Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing

When: May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: $20 tickets available here

Real School Food Challenge: Denver 

When: May 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee, Denver

Cost: $100 donation here

The 6th Annual Whiskey Throwdown & Doughnut Showdown

When: May 19, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $30 – $65 tickets available here

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