Dig Into Could – 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 offer a food and drink-based itinerary that guides you through the best places to eat and drink in town – including the recently opened and unprovoked celebrations.

Bookmark this page to refer to these Denver food events all month long, and let us know in the comments below which Denver food events you want to include in Dig Into for the next month.

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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.

Denver wants to move forward with common consumption areas

Photo courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

The lowdown: Denver will move forward with its plans to open shared consumption areas. In these areas, city visitors can enjoy alcoholic beverages in certain zones.

Byron Gomez is representing Colorado in The Top Chef’s season 18 debut

Byron Gomez. Photo courtesy Bryan Normand.

The lowdown: Chef Byron Gomez returns for his season 18 debut to represent Colorado. Gomez made a name for himself as the head chef at Aspen’s 7908.

GABF will not be returning to a personal festival this year

Photo by Kyle Cooper

The lowdown: The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) won’t be returning to a personal festival this year. Instead, the festival will continue in a virtual format.

Newly opened

The North Side Market brings Latin American vendors together in an ever-changing neighborhood

AmaDa Artesania. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The lowdown: The North Side Market was opened to bring Latin American vendors together in an ever-changing neighborhood. The market features over 22 vendors – all local Latin American creators.

The guest moved from Boulder to Denver

Photo courtesy The Guest.

The lowdown: The Guest – a private dinner series – moved from Boulder to Denver. The series offers a seasonal menu with unique pairings of ingredients.

Bellwether Cafe has opened on Colfax with horror in hand

Photo by Kori Hazel

The lowdown: The Bellwether Cafe, a horror bar, has opened on Colfax Avenue. The bar offers themed cocktails and horror films.

The Original offers upscale diner-style dining at the Rally Hotel

Photo courtesy of The Original.

The lowdown: The original was opened in the Rally Hotel and offers fine dining in diner style. The restaurant focuses on no frills dishes made with high quality ingredients.

Golden Mill Food Hall opened in Golden

Photo by From the hip photo

The lowdown: The Golden Mill Food Hall opened in Golden with five different food vendors, a roof terrace and a self-service drinks wall. The food hall is located in the renowned Golden Mill.

This Artisan Bread Subscription Service brings the funk to Denver

Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The lowdown: Funky Flame – an artisanal bread subscription service – is bringing funk to Denver. The service features flavors like roasted turmeric garlic, pepitas, and a sourdough from San Francisco.

Famille serves Colorado fare mixed with French cuisine

Famille, Westminster, Origin Hotel, downtown Westminster, Jessica Hughes, Chef Mechin

Colorado Brown Ale braised leg of lamb. Photo courtesy Famille.

The lowdown: Westminster-based Famille has served Colorado Fare of French cuisine. The menu features local ingredients prepared using French techniques.

Odell Brewing opened the brewhouse in Sloan’s Lake

Sloan’s exclusive beers. Photo by Alden Bonecutter

The lowdown: Odell Brewing has opened a brewhouse in Sloan’s Lake. The new taproom has 16 taps and a fully equipped kitchen.

Excuses to celebrate

May 5th: Cinco de Mayo

Carnitas Tacos and Cochinita Tacos. Photo by Brittany Werges

The lowdown: Get a taco for Cinco de Mayo on May 5th. To celebrate the Mexican holiday, you can also enjoy a margarita.

Do not miss: When you need a tasty Mexican, check out Bellota, Xicamiti, Patzcuaros Mexican Restaurant, and Peyote Mexican Food Truck.

May 16: National Barbecue Day

Ribs, Potato Salad, and Mac and Cheese. Photo by Alden Bonecutter

The lowdown: Curl up on May 16 during National Barbecue Day. No better excuse to light up those smokers and grills.

Do not miss: Take a look at Ragin ‘Hog BBQ, Saucy’s Southern Barbecue and Cuisine, and Barbosa’s Barbeque.

May 25: National Wine Day

Photo courtesy The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

The lowdown: Grab a glass and cheer on National Wine Day on May 25th. We all deserve a glass now and then.

Do not miss: Take a trip to Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region.

May 29: National Biscuit Day

Photo by Nari Ro

The lowdown: Tear into a few flaked shortbreads on May 29 during National Biscuit Day. You know you want those layers of flake.

Do not miss: For a yummy biscuit hit, check out Butter Moon Bake Co.

May 30th: National Mint Julep Day

Photo courtesy Laws Whiskey House on Facebook

The lowdown: Have a glass for National Mint Julep Day on May 30th. There is nothing like a fresh mint on a hot summer evening.

Do not miss: For some sweet drinks, head to Law’s Whiskey House and these Colorado whiskeys.

Eat well, give it back

Denver is a charity, and there are tons of events every month that benefit nonprofits across the city. For Dig In, however, we highlight specifically food and beverage events that support food-centric causes and nonprofits – those that fight hunger, support the service industry, and more.

Supper Club series

Royal trumpets. Photo by Jeff Fierberg.

When: May 13, 8 p.m.

Where: French 75, 717 17th St. Ste B, Denver

The lowdown: Enjoy a gourmet meal and help members of the local food scene excel during the Supper Club series. The series offers dinner once a month to support members of the local industry while working with local chefs and restaurants. Buy tickets here for USD 125 per person.


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