Dig Into February – What to Eat and Drink in Denver This Month

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.

Community Fridge in Denver Addresses City Hunger

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Photo by Denver Community Fridges

The Lowdown: Multiple community fridges have been placed throughout Denver. The fridges help address issues of hunger, finances and access to fresh food.

Gruvi Promotes Colorado’s Sober-Conscious Movement

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Photo Courtesy of Gruvi

The Lowdown: Gruvi helps a sober-conscious lifestyle that has become more popular within Colorado. The non-alcoholic beverages range from mocktails to non-alcoholic beers.

Flatirons Food Film Festival Returns for Its 8th Year

Photo Courtesy of Flatirons Food Fils Festival

The Lowdown: The Flatirons Food Film Festival is back for its eighth year. The festival will feature a virtual dinner and movie element to keep you safe at home.

Brasserie Brixton Introduces (Le) Brix Pizza & Wine

Photo Courtesy of Daniel Mermillod

The Lowdown: Brasserie Brixton has sauced up its atmosphere with (Le) Brix Pizza & Wine. The casual French restaurant has introduced a revamped brick-oven.

Newly Opened

Del Mar Opened in Avanti

Cornmeal Crusted Calamari. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The Lowdown: Del Mar has opened in Avanti serving up slow food-style seafood. The sustainably sourced restaurant takes over the space once held by The Rotary.

Brother Duo Launched a Poutine Food Trailer

Photo by Kori Hazel

The Lowdown: Local brother duo – Dean and Bill Hirschfield – have launched Poutine Me, a poutine food trailer. The trailer serves up hot poutine with hearty toppings.

The Rotary Opened in The Hilltop Neighborhood

Photo Courtesy of The Rotary.

The Lowdown: The Rotary has opened a brick and mortar location in the Hilltop Neighborhood. The menu features open-fire rotisserie meats and more

The World’s Number One Bar 2019 Takes Its Place in the Snow Lodge at Aspen

Old Fashioned. Photo by Adrienne Thomas.

The Lowdown: Dante, a New York bar awarded World’s Number One Bar in 2019 has taken over the Snow Lodge at Aspen. The bar offers an array of drinks and a menu of après bites.

Not Yo Mama’s Cupcakes Meshes International Dessert Traditions and Hip Hop Swag

All Thai’d Up. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The Lowdown: Not Yo Mama’s Cupcakes meshes international confectionary traditions with Hip Hip swagger. You can find the cupcakes at various pop-ups and at all Dae Gee locations.

Dos Abuelas Re-Opened in Denver Elks Lodge

Grandma’s Plate. Photo by Alden Bonecutter

The Lowdown: Dos Abuelas has re-opened within Denver Elks Lodge. The Puerto Rican joint offers traditional Mofongo, a guava BBQ sandwich and more.

Excuses to Celebrate

February 8: National Potato Lover’s Day

Sweet Potato Fries. Photo by Alden Bonecutter.

The Lowdown: Dive into some savory (or not) bites on February 8 for National Potato Lover’s Day. We love a good potato.

Don’t Miss: For some great potato bites check out Berkeley Donuts and Latke Love.

February 9: National Pizza Day

Photo Courtesy of Daniel Mermillod

The Lowdown: Indulge in some cheesy goodness during National Pizza Day on February 9. The perfect day to grab a hot slice.

Don’t Miss: For a great pie stop into Brasserie Brixton, Rosenberg’s or Sexy Pizza.

February 20: National Muffin Day

Photo Courtesy of Third Culture Bakery on Facebook

The Lowdown: Bite into some fluffy baked goods on February 20 for National Muffin Day. We all need a breakfast pick-up.

Don’t Miss: For some sweet goodness explore Third Culture Bakery and Fox and Raven Bakery.

February 22: National Margarita Day

Hibiscus Margarita. Photo courtesy of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

The Lowdown: Sip on a cool cocktail during National Margarita Day on February 22. We all deserve a glass.

Don’t Miss: For some killer margs, check out this roundup of margarita recipes from local bartenders.

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

RadCraft Industry Relief Coloring Book

Photo Courtesy of RadCraft

When: Started in January

Where: Online 

The Lowdown: RadCraft has teamed up with breweries, distilleries and malthouses to create a RadCraft Industry Relief Coloring Book. The $5.50 downloadable coloring book supports The James Beard Foundation’s Open For Good Campaign.

Firkin February Fundraiser

Photo Courtesy of Station 26 Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: Starts February 4

Where: Various locations check here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Brewers Guild has announced a Firkin February Fundraiser. All throughout February local breweries will release firkins brewed in coordination with the fundraiser. With each firkin sold, $20 will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.