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12 Must-Do Events for June

From the return of Top Taco to rare whiskey tastings—Denver has it all this month

Graduations, weddings, Father’s Day? Well, clear your calendars because there is so much going on this month! We have rounded up our 12 favorite events for June and suggest you try to hit them all. HOT ROCKS GRILLER CHALLENGE When: Wednesday, June 7, 6-9pm Where: Elway’s {2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver; 303.399.5353} What: The big slider battle of the season takes place every ... Read More »

Bua Thai is Unleashing the Tastiest Thai Food in the City

From curries to Isan-style sausage, Bua Thai is bolstering Aurora's food scene

Aurora has long been the ‘burb that’s anchored in culinary diversity. From taquerias to Ethiopian dens, Korean joints to ramen emporiums, Aurora is the epicenter of ethnicity. And unlike the glitz and glamour of Denver’s splashy new openings, the restaurants in Aurora have routinely ordinary façades, humble dining areas that are nothing short of oppressive in the the heat of ... Read More »

White Pie Brings East Coast-style Pizzas and More to Uptown

From the owners of Dos Santos comes this rustic-chic pizzeria that pays homage to New Haven

When brothers Kris and Jason Wallenta opened Dos Santos in the summer of 2015, they graced Uptown with an upmarket taqueria that honored their Mexican heritage. Now, two years later, the duo has unleashed White Pie {1702 Humboldt Street, 303.862.5323}, a slice of Connecticut that pays homage to their East Coast roots and obsession with New Haven-style pizza. “We grew ... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Kentucky Derby Day Parties in Denver/Boulder

How to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports

In Denver we celebrate the running of the Kentucky Derby by wearing big floppy hats or seersucker suits, cheering on “our” horse for two short minutes and drinking all day. Hold your horses and enjoy “the most exciting two minutes in sports” at any of these fantastic Derby parties. With 15 to choose from, might we suggest you plan for ... Read More »

Brunch O’Clock: The Kitchen Denver

A new menu from new Culinary Dir. Meg Grace Larcom and Head Chef Jeffrey Web

It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since partners, Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson opened their second location of The Kitchen {1530 6th Street, Denver; 303.623.3127} in downtown Denver. The restaurant, like its older Boulder sibling, has remained grounded in its mission of “community through food” by developing and cultivating personal relationships with farmers, ranchers, brewers, and ... Read More »

8 Unconventional Easter Brunches

Do-it-yourself bottomless cocktails, ramen, and more

If you’re sick of the traditional family brunch, we’re with you. So take a stand this year and check out our list of alt-Easter options that will do right by your stomach and sanity. Ramen Mafia—a group dedicated to spreading the love of ramen one pop-up at a time—announced their Easter brunch event at Bellwether {5126 East Colfax Avenue, Denver; ... Read More »

Brunch O’Clock: Cochino Taco

Margaritas and Mexican-inspired morning glories to ramp up your weekend

“We just want to keep feeding the neighborhood—especially a neighborhood that doesn’t have a lot of restaurants that serve brunch,” says Bryant Reyes, who runs the kitchen at Cochino Taco {3495 South Downing Street, 720.573.6174}, a rollicking, offbeat Mexican restaurant that Squeaky Bean founder Johnny Ballen opened late last summer in Englewood. Reyes, who spent a few years in Mexico ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Cattivella

Elise Wiggins gives us a sneak peek of her wood-fired Italian cuisine

Elise Wiggins Cattivella

With a 12-year stint as executive chef of Panzano and countless awards under her belt, Elise Wiggins is a known culinary titan of the dining scene and for good reason—this woman knows her stuff. Not only does she have a breadth of knowledge like no other—just ask her any question about Italy—it is her precision to detail and her infectious ... Read More »

A Night At STK

Denver's newest and hippest steakhouse is more than just elevated eats—it's a place to party

STK

Any longtime Denverite will confirm—our city, one of the original outposts of the wild west, doesn’t have a dearth of steakhouses. From old-school classics like Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris to newer takes like Guard & Grace, Elway’s, and Shanahan’s, Denver has the upscale meat and potatoes jam down pat. Now, these favorites can make way for the new sheriff in ... Read More »

8 Must-Do January Events

From chili cook offs to bug dinners, this month is filled with foodie surprises

Ok, the holidays are over and by now, most of our New Year resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. Which is great—January is filled with all sorts of fun. From now on, Tuesday will be referred to as Brewsday, you have a chance to eat a five-course meal of bugs, you can take an ETuk to a farm to ... Read More »