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13-Must Do Events for July

Beer, wine, festivals, and more

Now that the Fourth of July celebrations are behind us, there is still a lot of celebrating to do. We have put together our twelve favorite events for celebrating summertime!  1. Great Divide Block Party When: Saturday, July 8, 2-6pm Where: The Square on 21st {21st Street between Larimer and Lawrence} What: Great Divide Brewing is going back to its roots ... Read More »

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 »

DO Chef Panel: Who is a Better Cook—You or Your Mom?

The DO Chef Panel talks moms for Mother's Day

Olive and Finch

Let’s face it, there is nothing like a homemade meal from Mom. For some of us, our earliest cooking memories came from Mom, whether it was a huge holiday feast or that one nostalgic comfort dish. In this month’s DO Chef Panel, in honor of Mother’s Day, we had to ask: Who is a better chef, you or your mom? “No ... Read More »

We Tried It: Cannabis-Themed Dinner with Mason Jar Event Group

Mason Jar Event Group provides elevated experiences centered on cannabis

Mason jar events weed

It’s been four years since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana. Since then, the cannabis industry has become the fastest-growing business sector in the state. Now a billion-dollar industry, marijuana has truly become a part of the Colorado lifestyle with dispensaries popping up faster than Starbucks. Slowly but surely, the cannabis industry is shaking its stoner image, as everyone from small business owners to ... Read More »

DO Chef Panel: Should Restaurants Get Political?

Our DO Chef Panel talks politics

High Point Creamery

There are three things that you shouldn’t discuss at the dinner table: religion, sex, and politics. However, with the mass influx of political news being thrown at our faces—from nonstop TV coverage to political posts in our newsfeeds—at this point, it’s almost unavoidable to not discuss it. A handful of local restaurateurs and food writers alike have addressed the political climate in ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Michael Cerretani of TAG Restaurant Group

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

Michael Cerrentani Mister Tuna Tag Restaurants

With over a decade of tending bar under his belt, Michael Cerretani is a certified pro. Cerretani started his career at The Bitter Bar in Boulder and has traveled all throughout the Front Range, working his way up the ranks from bartender to beverage director at local hotspots including Blackbelly and the now-shuttered Session Kitchen. It seems as though Cerretani ... Read More »

12 Chefs Reveal Their New Year’s Resolutions

Find out what our chefs have in store for 2017

Denver New Years Eve

2016 was a huge year for the restaurant dining scene. Over 220 restaurants exploded onto the Denver/Boulder scene (Denver Central Market, Fish N Beer, and River & Woods to name a few) while a few of our hometown staples (including Z Cuisine, Patsy’s, The Inventing Room, and Jezebel’s) sadly shuttered their doors. We personally cannot wait to see what our ... Read More »

DO Holiday Gift Guide

18 holiday gifts for the foodies in your life

1. The DiningOut Passbook Featuring deals on over 70 of Denver’s finest restaurants, The DiningOut Passbook ($35) is one stocking stuffer that’s sure to please. Featuring two-for-one entrées and other great deals, you can explore new restaurants, rediscover classics, and treat someone (or yourself) to the city’s exquisite dining scene. Purchase your passbook here. 2. Winter Warmer from the Passport Program Keep ... Read More »

DO Chef Panel: To Cook or not to Cook for the Holidays?

How our chefs handle the holiday season

Vesta

Holiday parties, extravagant dinners, and exciting end of year celebrations—it’s clear that the holidays are one of the busiest times to be a chef. However, once chefs hang up their aprons to go home to their own holiday celebrations, does the knife stop there? With turkey to be brined, potatoes to be mashed, and sides to be handled, do our chefs ... Read More »

Chef Panel: What Was Your Favorite Food When you Were a Kid?

Childhood favorites with the Chef Panel

Del Frisco's Lobster Mac and Cheese

When you think back to your favorite childhood eats, what comes to mind? Classic homemade spaghetti and meatballs, sugary cereals with a prize inside, and anything chocolate drums up a bit of nostalgia for us. With school back in session (it starts earlier every year), we decided to send our Chef Panel back to their schoolyard days. We asked this trove ... Read More »