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.
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 next month.
But First… Food News
In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest announcements in Denver food news from last month.
Denver Burger Battle Returned and Sold Out
The Lowdown: Denver Burger Battle returned to Denver for its 10th year and completely sold out. The battle boasted 16 booths and burgers galore for a grilled-out celebration.
Tamayo Turned 20
The Lowdown: Tamayo turned 20 this year and honored two decades in business with a throwback menu. The menu offered dishes of carnitas, Camarones, carne asada and more.
Jovanina’s Broken Italian Brings Back Monthly Sunday Suppers
The Lowdown: Jovanina’s Broken Italian is back with its monthly Sunday Suppers. The suppers, that focus on seasonal ingredients, serve up a three-course meal family-style with wine to boot.
Federales Has Opened in RiNo
The Lowdown: Federales – a taco and tequila bar – has opened in RiNo. The bar slings out a myriad of tequila-based sips with traditional tacos with a twist alongside.
Lady Nomada Offers Coastal Mexican Cuisine to Olde Town Arvada
The Lowdown: Lady Nomada has opened in Olde Town Arvada, offering Coastal Mexican. The restaurant spices it up with carne asada fries, pollo asado and the nomada.
The Electric Cure Raises a Glass To Vintage Oddities and Tiki Cocktails in Edgewater
The Lowdown: The Electric Cure & Velvet Lounge has made its mark on Edgewater with a nod to vintage oddities and tiki cocktails. The bar slings out cocktails with fascinating names such as Roger The Elephant, The Colorado Cannibal and more.
Music City Hot Chicken Opened in TRVE Brewing
The Lowdown: Music City Hot Chicken of Fort Collins has opened a spot inside of TRVE Brewing. The two pair up to offer succulent chicken with pints of cold beer.
It’s A Bodega! Brings International Tastes to Denver
The Lowdown: It’s A Bodega! opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood bringing international snacks to Denver. The shop, inspired by New York bodegas stocks its shelves with unique bites such as shell-less skittles, Fanta in wild flavors from Japan and garlic bread SunChips from Brazil.
Excuses to Celebrate
September 4: International Bacon Day
The Lowdown: Delight in some crispy, smokey bacon on September 4 during International Bacon Day. What better excuse to fry it up.
September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
The Lowdown: Dive into a hot slice during National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5. We all love a great cheese pull.
September 7: National Beer Lover’s Day
The Lowdown: Raise a glass to National Beer Lover’s Day on September 7. We all deserve to crack a cold brew.
September 18: National Cheeseburger Day
The Lowdown: Sink your teeth into a juicy burger on September 18 in honor of National Cheeseburger Day. You know you love a classic.
September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day
The Lowdown: Cool off with a sweet treat on National Ice Cream Cone Day on September 22. The best way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
September 29: National Coffee Day
The Lowdown: Get caffeinated on September 29 during National Coffee Day. Whether it is hot or iced, we all deserve a great cup of joe.
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.
Bacon a Difference
When: September 4
Where: All Snooze, an A.M Eatery locations
The Lowdown: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery partners with No Kid Hungry and Tender Belly Bacon for Bacon a Difference to celebrate International Bacon Day. This year Snooze has pledged to donate $25,000 for No Kid Hungry. You can delight in a menu of bacon-tastic dishes such as Graceland pancakes and bacon jalapeno popper pancakes for a good cause. You can also have a chance at winning free bacon for a year from Tender Belly Bacon by liking this post, tagging three friends and making sure to follow Snooze and Tender Belly.
September Garden Take Down
When: September 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: McNichols Buiding, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: Help take care of garden plots at Civic Center Park during a September Garden Take Down project. You can join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Grow Local and RPCVs of Colorado in cultivating and exploring the upkeep of the gardens. Free RSVP here.