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.
A Pay-What-You-Can-Farmers Market Returns
The low point: Globeville Community Farmers Market returns to Denver as a Pay What You Can market. The outdoor market is organized by the Focus Points Family Resource Center.
Denver’s Bread Club cares about carbohydrates and community
The low point: Rebel Bread’s Zach Martinucci founded the Bread Club – a club that connects bread lovers with microbakeries across town. The club offers delivery and collection options.
Feed The Streets Denver offers meals with a side of the community
The low point: Feed The Streets Denver delivers meals across the city to help communities fight food access and homelessness. Shawn Bosley, founder of Feed The Streets Denver, has partnered with Denver Urban League Young Professionals, the Black Girls Social Club, and others for greater reach.
Carreras Tacos brings Mexicans to the west coast with a spicy note
The low point: Carreras Tacos opened in Denver to bring a flavorful twist to Mexico’s west coast. The menu features tacos, churro nibbles, surf and turf burritos, and more.
Jet’s Pizza serves Detroit-style pizza to Colorado
The low point: Jet’s Pizza has opened three new locations in Colorado to serve Detroit-style pies. The pizzeria also offers New York-style hand-tossed foods, thin crusts, and more.
Little Bakery House opens in Denver
The low point: Little Bakery House opened to offer DU Banh mi. The Vietnamese bakery serves banh mi, tonkatsu, and more traditional bites.
Carmine’s Italian restaurant has opened in McGregor Square
The low point: Carmine’s Italian Restaurant has opened a second location in McGregor Square. The Italian-Staple offers pasta, veal and chicken dishes in a family atmosphere.
La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal as the first Pozoleria in Downtown Denver
The low point: La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal made its debut in Downtown Denver as the first Pozoleria. The menu features bites of Costras, agave cocktails, and of course, pozole.
The Halal Guys opened their first Colorado location in Aurora
The low point: The Halal Guys – a New York street food favorite – have opened a store in Aurora. The restaurant offers flavors of gryo, yellow rice and sweet baklava.
Tom’s Watch Bar is open in LoDo
The low point: Tom’s Watch Bar, across from Coors Field, has opened in LoDo. The bar features a stadium screen for breathtaking game views, top golf and more.
Snooze brings brunch to DEN
The low point: Snooze, at AM Eatery brings brunch to Denver International Airport (DEN). The breakfast pile serves pancakes, cocktails and other brunch bites to the busy airport.
Wah Gwaan Brewing celebrates Jamaican culture through beer
The low point: Wah Gwaan Brewing opened in Denver to bring Jamaican culture through beer. The brewery offers guests a taste of Jamaica with sips like Trop Queen, Wash Belly and a Coffee IPA.
Dirty Laundry broadcasts as a Midwestern-style neighborhood bar in Central Park
The low point: Dirty Laundry has opened to bring Midwestern style to Central Park. The bar specializes in hard-to-find canned and draft beers from the Midwest.
Tiger and Woman opened in Longmont
The low point: Tiger and Wife – an Asian-American bakery and restaurant concept – has opened in Longmont. The bakery, owned by Kaity and Devin Keopraphay, offers black sesame cookies, miso caramel donuts, tiger bentos, and more.
RedCamper Picnic Supply brings local goods packaged for adventure
The low point: RedCamper Picnic Supply brings together local goods packed for your adventures. The store offers picnic packages, glass and canned goods, and other local items for your travel needs.
Parlor serves layered donuts up to the mile high
The low point: Parlor Donuts opened in Denver to bring layered donuts to the city. The donut shop offers laminated pastries for the traditional breakfast bite.
Open campfire in Evergreen
The low point: Campfire has opened in Evergreen. The restaurant specializes in Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza, roast grilled chicken and smoked grilled specialties.
Mono Mono Fried Chicken and Beer serves Korean cuisine with a flare
The low point: Mono Mono Fried Chicken and Beer opened in Denver to serve Korean dishes by torch. The menu features Korean fried chicken, kimchi fries, bulgogi sandwiches, and more.
Dochi has a chain in RiNo. open
The low point: Dochi – a mochi donut chain – has opened in RiNo. The menu features flavors like Matcha Oreo, Ube Glaze, and Strawberry Pocky.
Ghost Donkey open across from Union Station
The low point: Ghost Donkey, a mezcal and tequila-centric bar, has opened across from Union Station. The bar offers cocktails, appetizers and a spiced up atmosphere.
Excuses to celebrate
July 4th: National Barbecue Day
The low point: Immerse yourself in smoky delicacies on July 4th during National Barbecue Day. What a great day to celebrate.
Do not miss: When you need a great barbecue, check out Saucys, Adrian Miller, or Chilgogi.
July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
The low point: It gets a little greasy on National Fried Chicken Day on July 6th. We all love fried chicken no matter the weather.
Do not miss: For some great fried bites, check out Saucy Chix and Mono Mono Fried Chicken and Beer.
July 16: National Ice Cream Day
The low point: Add some sweetness to your day on July 16 during National Ice Cream Day. What better way to cool off from the summer heat?
Do not miss: For some sweet treats, check out Rosebud Ice Cream, Sugar High, Pints Peak, Sherry’s Soda Shoppe, and DANG Soft Serve Ice Cream.
July 24th: National Tequila Day
The low point: Pour yourself a glass during National Tequila Day on July 24th. It’s the perfect summer drink to brave the heat.
Do not miss: For some great sips, head to Ghost Donkey and Doña Loca.
Eat well, give it back
Denver is a charitable community, and there are tons of events held each month to 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.
Thoughts on food
When: July 2, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Cafe Denver, 2199 California St., Denver
The low point: South Broadway Press Presents Thought For Food. The event brings together local poets to perform poetry, drinks and food from the Mercury Cafe, and more to raise funds for the Denver Food Rescue.
The Supper Club
When: July 21, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Black Cat Farm, 9889 N. 51st St., Longmont
The low point: Chef Tajahi Cooke works with Black Cat Farm and Blackbelly Chef Hosea Rosenberg for The Supper Club. The proceeds from the 5-course menu are used to collect donations for Sophie’s neighborhood. The $ 275 tickets can be purchased here.
The big meal in 2021
When: July 22, 8 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Where: Check out various locations here
The low point: The Big Eat is returning to Denver with tons of participating locations. You can dine in restaurants like Ace Eat Serve, Stoic & Genuine, and The Bindery throughout the festival. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to EatDenver and its programs.