Dig Into June – 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.

Meet the group trying to save Casa Bonita

Photo courtesy of Casa Bonita on Facebook

The low point: A group of Casa Bonita fans have come together to save Colorado’s staple food. Save Casa Bonita has already raised over $ 53,000 for the restaurant.

Adrian Miller from Denver presents the history of the black barbecue in his new book

Black smoke. Photo by Kori Hazel

The low point: Adrian Miller from Denver presents the history of the black barbecue in his new book Black Smoke. Miller dips into the whites of grilling, offers recipes and more.

Local chefs team up to raise funds for AAPI. to collect

Yuan Wanton. Photo by Adrienne Thomas.

The low point: Local chefs have teamed up to raise funds for AAPI. The Better Together group consists of more than 30 local chefs, restaurateurs, musicians and more.

Doña Loca serves small artisanal mezcal in small quantities at bars and restaurants in Denver

Photo by Alden Bone Cutter

The low point: Doña Loca – a mezcal and tequila brand by famous chef Dana Rodriuiez – serves small amounts of mezcal in bars and restaurants in Denver. The brand offers three different expressions of mezcal, all from a single source.

Newly opened

The EDGE restaurant will reopen together with the renovated Four Seasons Hotel Downtown

Chocolate mousse pop. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The low point: The EDGE Restaurant and Four Seasons Hotel Downtown reopened after a seven-month renovation. The updated space features three bars, a dining area, three separate rooms, a raw bar, and more.

A new restaurant in Colfax serves Neapolitan pizza and Italian-inspired cuisine

Photo by Marla Keown.

The low point: Benzina has opened on Colfax to serve Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian-inspired cuisine. The restaurant takes over a gas station in the borough of South Park Hill.

Papusa’s lover offers a taste of Salvadoran cuisine

Mixed plate and Salvadoran enchiladas. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

The low point: Papusas Lover – a three-sister-run restaurant – offers Denver a taste of Salvadoran cuisine. The menu includes appetizers such as Salvadoran enchiladas, yucca nuggets and of course Papusas.

Hooch Booch serves hard kombucha to the city

Hard kombucha with all the flavors of the Bee’s Knees cocktail. Photo by Hooch Booch.

The low point: Hooch Booch, a ban-inspired beverage brand, serves hard kombucha to the city. You can sip on flavors like Bee’s Knees, The Clover Club, and The Old Fashioned.

Ulster Street Bakery serves top-quality local pastries

Nutella filled donuts. Photo by Haley Paez.

The low point: The Ulster Street Bakery – a married couple – serves first-class pastries from the local kitchen. The two offer sweet delicacies such as apple fritters, cream puffs and filled donuts.

Third Culture Bakery opened a new Matcha café in the RiNo district

Photo by Kori Hazel

The low point: Third Culture Bakery has opened a new Matcha café in the RiNo district. The café offers a wide range of matcha drinks as well as the signature butter mochi donuts.

Colorado’s first completely sober bar opened in Jefferson Park

Photo by Kori Hazel.

The low point: Awake – Colorado’s first completely sober bar – has opened in Jefferson Park. The drinks menu offers sips like mocktails, coffee and more.

Bacon Social House opens third location on South Broadway

Photo by Lucy Beaugard.

The low point: Bacon Social House, a restaurant that specializes in bacon and breakfast, has opened a third location on South Broadway. The location takes the place of the former Morning Collective and Huevos Tacos.

Clayton Hotel brings restaurant, cafe and bar to Cherry Creek

Grilled branzino: dill and caper vinaigrette, frisee, rocket, lemon. Photo courtesy A Kind.

The low point: The Clayton Hotel – a new members’ club and chic boutique hotel – brings a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop to Cherry Creek. Of A Kind Restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean and Californian-inspired coastal cuisine for fresh bites.

Excuses to celebrate

June 4th: National Cheese Day

Photo courtesy Wander & Graze

The low point: Pick up a piece of cheddar for National Cheese Day on June 4th. You know it will be Gouda.

Do not miss: For a great variety of cheeses, check out this list of Denver Charcuterie Board Companies.

June 8: National Jelly Filled Donut Day

Berliner filled with berry jam. Photo by Haley Paez.

The low point: Step up your breakfast game on June 8th during National Jelly-Filled Donut Day. We all deserve something sweet.

Do not miss: For some killer donuts, check out Pandemic Donuts, Ulster Street Bakery, Berkeley Donuts, and Third Culture Bakery.

June 19: National Martini Day

White woman. Photo by Alden Bone Cutter

The low point: Grab a glass for National Martini Day on June 19th. There is no better way to celebrate.

Do not miss: If you’re looking for a new martini spot, head to the L Cocktail Bar.

June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day

Photo courtesy of the original.

The low point: Chill out with a sweet treat on National Vanilla Milkshake Day on June 20th. The perfect way to cool off on a summer day.

Do not miss: For a few chilled sips, check out The Original and Shake Shack.

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.

Berry proud publication

When: Starts May 29th

Where: All Denver Beer Co. locations

The low point: Denver Beer Co. honors PRIDE with a Berry Proud Release. You can drink the Berry Proud Sour Ale in limited-edition crow mugs or at all Denver Beer Co. locations in June. 15% of the sales of every Berry Proud pint, 32-ounce Crowler, and Denver Beer Co. Pride merch benefit One Colorado.

Pizzeria Locale x Evision: You

Photo courtesy Pizzeria Locale

When: Starts June 1st & June 15th

Where: All Pizzeria Locale locations

The low point: Pizzeria Locale partnered with Envision: You to create a custom PRIDE box to celebrate PRIDE month. You can order a pizza at any of the Pizzeria Locale locations, online, or in the Pizzeria Locale app to receive the box. On June 15, the restaurant is also hosting a fundraiser for Envision: You, with 33% of all sales going to the funds.

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