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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 »

9 Must-Do Events for April

Eat, drink, and help others

With Passover, Easter, and the beginning of baseball season, how are we going to find time to eat and drink at all the fabulous events happening in and around Denver? Well, put your big boy pants on and get ready to party! In addition to having a good time, you can dine out for a cause—such as building homes for ... Read More »

The 2016 James Beard Foundation Dinner

Denver's top chefs create an unforgettable meal to benefit the James Beard Foundation and honor a fallen comrade

This month, there’s been a lot of talk around the DiningOut offices about what the most memorable meals of 2016 were. Hands down, one of the most exciting menus and events was the James Beard Foundation‘s annual dinner, held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. The event brought together a handful of Denver’s top chefs, each preparing a passed appetizer and ... Read More »

A Guide to The Denver Central Market

The culinary food hall will open this Sunday in the RiNo district

Denver Central Market

After nearly two years of anticipation, the 14,000-square-foot culinary headquarters seated in the heart of the RiNo district is finally here. The Denver Central Market {2669 Larimer Street, Denver}, a hub for all things culinary, will open to the public this Sunday. Led by Jeff Osaka and owner and developer Ken Wolf, the marketplace is set to serve as a one-stop shop for ... Read More »

Cochon 555 Returning to Denver in March

This epic pork feast will take place on Sunday, March 6

Now in its eighth year, Cochon 555, the annual traveling swine orgy, will be back in Denver with an even bigger event and a new charitable cause. What began as a way to raise awareness about heritage pigs has turned into a nationwide culinary extravaganza. The event and chef competition will hit 10 cities between January 24 and April 24, wherein five ... Read More »

15 Biggest Things to Happen in the Denver/Boulder Food Scene in 2015

The milestones that shaped our culinary scene this past year

Looking back on the Denver/Boulder food scene in 2015, one thing is for sure: it’s as on-fire as a Bacardi-soaked flambéed banana. The Mile High City is taking titles and making national headlines, including Zagat’s list of top food cities. Restaurants are opening faster than you can say pho, and this cow town is leading the fast-casual trend. Here are 15 of ... Read More »

Royal Rooster Opens Today Inside Old Major

Fried chicken sandwiches for lunch

Chef Justin Brunson has been busy working on multiple concepts over the past year. In addition to the recently opened Honor Society {1900 16th Street, Denver; 720.420.0614}, two Masterpiece Delis,  and the soon-to-open Masterpiece Kitchen {84 Rampart Road} in Lowry, Brunson unveils Royal Rooster today inside the bar of Old Major {3316 Tejon Street, Denver; 720.420.0622}. Brunson has toyed with the ... Read More »

Sandwich Tips from Denver Chefs

In honor of National Sandwich Day (Nov 3)

Masterpiece Deli

In honor of National Sandwich Day (Tuesday, November 3), we polled some of the most talented sandwich slingers in Denver for their sandwich tips. Here’s sandwich-making wisdom to layer things upon bread by. Sandwich tips from Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill Chef Keith Castro Over at the Thirsty Lion {1605 Wynkoop Street, Denver; 303.623.0316}, Castro makes a mean Cubano with tender ... Read More »

The Global Vision of the James Beard Foundation

Dedicated to enriching lives with culinary knowledge

Picture of James Beard

This November, the fourth annual James Beard Foundation Benefit Dinner will take place at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colorado. In support of one of the most renowned culinary organizations in the country, this particular benefit event is held at the awe-inspiring mountain resort each year, when James Beard Foundation members, award-winning chefs, and dedicated food lovers ... Read More »

Masterpiece Kitchen Opening in Lowry

An expanded version of Masterpiece Deli coming in 2016

Justin Brunson

In as early as January 2016, Chef Justin Brunson and his partners will open Masterpiece Kitchen—an expanded version of the popular award-winning Masterpiece Deli—in Lowry’s Hangar 2 development at 7851 East Academy Boulevard. Brunson looks forward to meeting new people and plugging into a new community. “I’m really excited to be growing and going to Lowry,” Brunson says. “And my wife ... Read More »