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 to eat and drink your way through the city — including what’s recently opened and what’s worth celebrating for no reason at all.
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But First… Food News
In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest announcements in Denver food news from last month.
The Bardo Coffee House Celebrates 10 years of Business
The Lowdown: The Bardo Coffee House celebrates 10 years of achievements with its help from the community and lovers of coffee. The coffee house has a rotating menu of local brews and wines, supporting local other businesses.
Colorado Restaurant Association Has Created Database of Winter Restaurant Specials
The Lowdown: The Colorado Restaurant Association has created a database filled with winter restaurant deals. The database supports local restaurants while giving people a chance to find new dining options.
Coors has Launched a Hard Seltzer To Clean River Water
The Lowdown: Coors has partnered with Change the Course to launch a new hard seltzer with the pledge of cleaning up rivers around the country. The collaboration will restore clean water to 16 different river basins.
Side Hustles That Turned Into Successful Culinary Businesses in 2020
The Lowdown: As the year comes to its end, Denver’s food scene has opened up to many side hustles including many that flourished into successful culinary businesses. Some of the businesses include Pint’s Peak, KREAM Kimchi, Samosa Shop and Bubby Goober’s.
Aura’s Bakery Introduced Traditional Venezuelan Tequeños To Denver
The Lowdown: Aura’s Bakery has opened in Denver to introduce the city to traditional tequeños. The Venezuelan treat can be filled with apple pie filling, white cheese and guava, goat cheese and pesto and more.
Bao Brewhouse Has Taken Over the Former Euclid Hall Space
The Lowdown: Bao Brewhouse has opened in the former Euclid Hall space giving it a new life. The Chinese-inspired menu offers dishes of Big on the Pig, In-n-Baout, Lee Ho Fook and more.
Wonder Press Opened Denver Location
The Lowdown: Wonder Press – a cold-pressed juice bar – has opened a location in Denver. The bar offers baked foods, bone and vegetable broth and of course juices galore.
Ace Eat Serve Opened Wing Alley
The Lowdown: Ace Eat Serve has opened its new project Wing Alley. The concept serves up wing flavors such as Angry chicken, Tiger wings, Night Owl and more.
Big Red F Restaurant Group Launched Three New Pop-Up
The Lowdown: Big Red F Restaurant Group has launched three new pop-ups. The pop-ups are named The Tender Project, The Local Gringo and The Lasagna Project.
Wildflower Entices with Upscale Italian within Life House Hotel
The Lowdown: WildFlower opened within Life House Hotel in LoHi. The restaurant meshes Denver’s Mexican and Italian history with a cocktail program and menu.
Manzo Lobster & Oyster Bar Opened in The Source
The Lowdown: Manzo Lobster & Oyster Bar has opened in Uptown. The oceanic themed restaurant offers premium seafood options for an extra special experience.
Excuses to Celebrate
January 4: National Spaghetti Day
The Lowdown: Dig into a saucey plate of pasta on January 4 during National Spaghetti Day. We all love a good carb.
January 12: National Glazed Donut Day
The Lowdown: Indulge in some sweet bites during National Donut Day on January 12. What better way to start your day?
January 15: National Bagel Day
The Lowdown: Start your day off right with a soft bagel on January 15 during National Bagel Day. You can top it with whatever your heart desires.
Don’t Miss: Pick up some fresh bagels at Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen.
January 30: National Croissant Day
The Lowdown: Rip into some flakey pastry during National Croissant Day on January 30. Nothing’s better than buttery flakey layers.
Eat Well, Give Back
Denver is a giving community, and there are countless events every month benefitting non-profits across the city. However, for Dig In, we specifically highlight food and beverage events that support food-focused causes and non-profits — those that tackle hunger, service industry assistance and more
The Preservery Begins a “Get a Meal, Give a Meal” Program
When: Started in December
Where: The Preservery, 3040 Blake St. #101, Denver
The Lowdown: The Preservery has started a “Get a Meal, Give a Meal Program.” You can provide a meal for someone in need while dining on your own with the purchase of a $12 Get a Meal, Give a Meal or purchase a meal to donate straight out for $6. Check here for more information.