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.
After over a century, Brown Palace has a cook
The low point: After over a century, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection – home of the Palace Arms – has a cook. Chef Kim Moyle will cause a sensation in the menu and in the posh restaurant.
Summer Swing turns into a speakeasy summer series with a fundraising twist
The low point: Summer Swing presents itself as a speakeasy summer series with a fundraising twist. Fireside at Five is hosting the series with local DJs, local liquor producers, and more.
9 Denver Urban Farms Are Transforming Food Production
The low point: Nine urban farms make a difference in Denver’s food production. Farms include Ekar Farms, Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), and Huerta Urbana.
Uchi returns with its outdoor garden series
The low point: Uchi returns with its outdoor garden series. The range offers dinner once a month throughout the summer through September.
Parfait Co. opens in Golden
The low point: Parfait Co. – a pastry shop – has opened in Golden. The menu includes sweet treats such as Le Chocolates, Genevieves and beautiful layered cakes.
Albion St. Farm Stand offers fresh produce for 9th + Colorado
The low point: The Albion St. Farm booth opened on the 9th and Colorado to offer fresh produce to the community. The stand focuses on local mushroom production.
Pizzeria Lui brings substance and simplicity to Lakewood
The low point: The Pizzeria Lui has made a name for itself in Lakewood and brings simple snacks full of substance to the neighborhood. The pizzeria serves seasonal pizza flavors made with local ingredients.
WingWok serves authentic Korean fried chicken for the centennial
The low point: WingWok – an authentic Korean fried chicken restaurant – has opened in Centennial. The chicken-oriented shop delights with flavors of gochujang, soy garlic and spicy citrus fruits and a bare wing with salt and pepper.
Right Cream Run sweetens RiNo
The low point: Right Cream Run has opened in RiNo to serve sweet pints. The ice cream parlor offers an ever-changing selection of flavors with funny and funky names.
Lot Que opened in the village of the five parks
The low point: Lot Que – a grill place – has opened in the Village of Five Parks. The restaurant shares a building with its Lot One, its sister restaurant.
Riceboxx introduces Cambodian and Filipino flavors to Denver with monthly pop-ups
The low point: Riceboxx, the idea of cook Pannah Son and baker Lariza Amon, has opened in Denver. The pop-up restaurant brings Cambodian and Filipino flavors to the city.
Pindustry has opened in Greenwood Village
The low point: Pindustry has opened in Greenwood Village as a dining and play concept. The space offers a game room, a cocktail bar and a bowling alley.
Excuses to celebrate
August 8: International Beer Day
The low point: Open a cold one on August 8th for International Beer Day. What better excuse to sip on a chilled brew.
Do not miss: For some great beers, check out Wah Gwaan, The Beer Spa, and Denver Beer Co. South Downing Street.
August 16: National Rum Day
The low point: Pour out a glass during National Rum Day on August 16th. A wild world of rum cocktails awaits you.
Do not miss: Check out this list from Colorado Spirits for a fresh drink.
August 19: National Soft Ice Cream Day
The low point: Chill out with a cone of sweet ice cream during National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day on August 19th. Perfect for the hot summer weather.
Do not miss: For a bit of icy action, stop by Hidden Gems or DANG Soft Serve Ice Cream.
August 27: National Burger Day
The low point: Sink your teeth into a juicy burger on National Burger Day on August 27th. You know you want this summer classic.
Do not miss: For a killer burger, check out Slater’s 50/50 Denver, Meta Burger, or Knockabout Burger.
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.
25th anniversary of Snarf
When: August 1-20
Where: All Snarf’s Sandwiches Colorado locations
The low point: Snarf’s Sandwiches is celebrating its 25th anniversary and donating 25% of sales from all locations in Colorado to the Food Bank of the Rockies. During the month of August, prizes will also be given out to random winners at various locations.
The Supper Club
When: August 30th, 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Where: The ginger pig, 4262 Lowell Blvd., Denver
The low point: Chef Tajahi Cooke works with Chef Aniedra Nichols at Table 6 for The Supper Club. The Ginger Pig offers a five-course meal with cocktails from Boulder Spirits. Part of the proceeds will go to Sophie’s neighborhood. The $ 175 tickets can be purchased here.