Dig into January – 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 provide you with a food and drink itinerary for the best places to eat and drink around town – including new store openings and the things worth celebrating for no reason.

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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.

Bread Club brings Denver bakeries together

Mile High Pie Co apple pie. Photo courtesy Mile High Pie Co.

The low point: Bread Club – a bakery-specific delivery service – brings Denver’s bakeries together. The club enables bakeries to reach a wider audience with delicious fresh baked goods.

Mile High Spirits expands its product line with single barrel and bottled in bond releases

Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The low point: Mile High Spirits has expanded its range to include bottled bond and single barrel releases. The new additions are homemade and have matured for at least four years.

New openings show the beauty of the western slope in a new way

Tasting room. Photo courtesy Lisa Levy Kral.

The low point: New openings have re-unveiled the vast beauty of the Western Slope. Wineries, restaurateurs and visionaries have drawn to Western Colorado for innovation and local cuisine.

Newly opened

A5 Steakhouse is reviving the Denver steak scene

Japanese A5 Wagyu. Photo by Eric Donzel.

The low point: The A5 Steakhouse opened in the former Morin building to revitalize the Denver steak scene. The steakhouse specializes in Japanese A5 Wagyu steak and modern interpretations of steakhouse classics.

Campo Juice + kitchen in RiNo. opened

Chocolate bowl with mixed berries. Photo by Shelby Möller.

The low point: Campo Juice + Kitchen has opened in the RiNo district. The combination of juice bar and kitchen aims to produce the freshest and highest quality bites and sips.

The Gaykery serves up home cooking and southern-style sweet treats

Photo by Roxanna Carrasco

The low point: The Gaykery, a mobile bakery, serves up Denver-style home-style cooking and sweet treats. The menu features delicacies such as shrimp and grits ($ 14), chicken and waffles ($ 13), and a variety of biscuits.

Himalayan Spice brings Indian and Nepalese cuisine to Tennyson Street

Himalayan spice appetizer

Photo courtesy of Himalayan Spice

The low point: Himalayan Spice has opened on Tennyson Street to try Indian and Nepalese dishes. The menu features bites of traditional biryani ($ 13-20), korma ($ 15), tandoori ($ 15-20), and more.

YumCha opens in Denver

Crab Rangoon Wallets. Photo courtesy of ChoLon Restaurant Concepts

The low point: YumCha opened in Denver and serves noodles and dumplings. The concept includes specialties such as Vietnamese Pho Soup Dumplings (USD 12), Shiitake Mushroom Crystal Dumplings (USD 12), and Chiang Mai Chicken Curry (USD 14).

The Decatur Fresh Market provides access to food security in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood

Keo Frazier, Denver Housing Authority, Youth Employment Academy, Sun Valley, Ellie Sullum

Photo courtesy Decatur Fresh Market

The low point: The Decatur Fresh Market provides food security access in Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood. The market offers special spices and food for the different residents of the district.

Three Saints Revival takes over Hearth & Dram

New York Strip Steak with Salsa Verde. Photo courtesy of Three Saints Revival.

The low point: Three Saints Revival – a Mediterranean wine and tapas concept – has taken over the space that once housed Hearth & Dram. The restaurant has a quirky atmosphere with bright purple and orange tones that enchant guests.

Frescos brings flavor to Colorado with authentic Aguas Frescas

Frescoed drinks

Photo courtesy Frescos Beverage Corporation

The low point: Frescos brings Frescas flavor to Colorado with Authentic Aquas. The beverage line offers both carbonated and traditional Aguas Frescas recipes.

Excuses to celebrate

January 1: National Bloody Mary Day

Photo courtesy of The Bloody Mary Festival on Facebook

The low point: Cure this hangover on January 1st during National Bloody Mary Day. Make sure it is filled to the brim with toppings.

Do not miss: For a great Bloody Mary check out Baba & Pops.

January 12: National Glazed Donut Day

Photo courtesy of Hops & Pie on Facebook

The low point: Pick up something sweet on National Glazed Donut Day on January 12th. The best way to start the day.

Do not miss: For great donuts, check out Parlor Donuts, Dochi, El Secreto, and Third Culture Bakery.

January 15th: National Bagel Day

Photo by Lucy Beaugard

The low point: Start your day with a puff of cream cheese on January 15th during National Bagel Day. We all love a good bagel.

Do not miss: For some killer bagels, check out Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen.

January 23: National Cake Day

Photo courtesy of Butter Moon Bake Co on Facebook

The low point: Stick a fork in a sweet or savory cake during National Pie Day on January 23rd. We all need a sweet bite every now and then.

Do not miss: For a great piece, take a look at Butter Moon Bake Co. and My Friends and Pie.

January 30th: National Croissant Day

Photo courtesy of Poulette Bakeshop on Facebook

The low point: Tear into some puff pastry during National Croissant Day on January 30th. Nothing beats layers of buttery flakes.

Do not miss: You can find delicious pastries at the Bread Club, Poulette Bakeshop and Fox and Raven Bakery.

Eat well, give it back

Denver is a donor community, and there are tons of events held each month to benefit nonprofits around 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.

Days of Giving Food Drive

Photo courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: January 1-2

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver

The low point: Little Man Ice Cream is hosting a Days of Giving Food Drive. You can give something back to the Bienvenidos Food Bank during the first days of January to help those in need through the holidays. Non-perishable canned and packaged food donations are welcome, as are monetary donations.

Sophie’s neighborhood x Pizzeria Locale Boulder

Photo courtesy Pizzeria Locale

When: January 1st

Where: Pizzeria Locale Boulder, 1730 Pearl St., Boulder

The low point: Grab a hot piece for a good cause in January. Pizzeria Locale partners with Sophie’s Neighborhood to raise funds for the nonprofit. For every children’s pizza sold, the Pizzeria Locale donates 1 USD to the organization. Order online or in person.

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