5 Best Food + Drink Events in Denver This Week

Fill up on this week's tasty events.

BY Linnea Covington


There’s always fun and tasty events going on in the Mile High City’s dining out scene. Now you can find the top five(ish) events around town and plan your week to the max.

Tuesday, May 28

KOREAWORLD Pop-Up at Hey Kiddo

For one night only chef Deuki Hong heads to Denver to take over Kelly Whitaker’s Hey Kiddo kitchen. In celebration of his new book, KOREAWORLD, the chef will create a “trust us” tasting menu. Reservations for the $115 experience are now available through TOCK, and the ticket includes a copy of the book. 4337 Tennyson St., Denver, hk-oy.com

two men in a shiny kitchen
Chef Deuki Hong heads to Denver to take over Kelly Whitaker’s Hey Kiddo. | Photo by Benjamin Perri

Thursday, May 30 

Drink Red, Wear Read at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Drink red wine, sample cocktails, and enjoy bites of food from some of Denver’s top restaurants, all while raising money for the Colorado Restaurant Association Mile High Chapter Hardship Fund and the Colorado Restaurant Foundation. The fund provides emergency grants to industry workers in need. Look for plates by Kumoya, Monarch Chophouse at Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, Barolo Grill, and so many more. The alfresco event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and costs $70 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased here. Just don’t forget to also don something in the ruby hue. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, dmns.org

Mediterranean Wine Pairing Dinner at Jax Fish House Glendale

Inspired by Croatia, Greece and Barcelona, enjoy a tapas-style dinner complete with wine pairings. Chef Jenna McNeil designed the menu, and diners can expect dishes such as a lobster crêpe, grilled octopus with charred lemon tzatziki, and crostini with cured Spanish ham. Tickets run $120 per person and can be purchased on the restaurant’s website. 650 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, jaxfishhouse.com

Friday, May 31

Uncle’s Meat ‘n’ Three at The Block Distilling Co. 

Join chef Tommy Lee (Uncle and Hop Alley), GetRight’s Bakery, and The Block Distilling Co. for a special summer dinner series running today, through August 31. The pop-up will run every Friday starting at 5 p.m., and Saturday starting at 2 p.m., until the food runs out. Expect a lunch tray full of southern classics with an Asian twist. Each order is $18, and for an extra $5 you can get a lime tart by the bakery. Also special to the menu is the bar’s One Night in Bangkok cocktail with boba. Find the goods at the shipping container, right in front of The Block. 2990 Larimer St., Denver, theblockdistillingco.com

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Uncle’s Meat ‘n’ Three at The Block Distilling Co. starts Friday and runs until the end of August. | Photo byThe Porch Collective

Saturday, June 1

11th Annual Whiskey & Doughnuts 

Oh the joy of a sweet baked good paired with spicy brown spirits. That’s exactly what you’ll get at this yearly fete presented by LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee. General admission tickets run $64.99 and include unlimited samples of the featured items. Participating vendors on the spirits side include, but are not limited to, Deerhammer, Molly Brown Spirits, Warrior Whiskey, and Golden Moon Distillery. On the doughnut side, look for samples from Voodoo Doughnut, Peak Donuts, Parlor Doughnuts, and more. Of course LaMar’s Donuts will also have plenty of its own sweet treats. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m., and you can get tickets via Eventbrite here. Located at the RiNo Art Park. 1900 35th St., Denver


Friday, June 14

Vail Craft Beer Classic

Head to the mountains this Friday and Saturday to sample more than 50 local breweries during the eighth annual Vail Craft Beer Classic. While beer is the main event, expect plenty of pours of hard seltzers and ciders too. Tickets start at $49 and include unlimited samples, live music, and a chance to meet the brewers. Festival check in is at Solaris Plaza, right across from the stage. 141 E. Meadow Dr., Vail

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Linnea Covington

Linnea Covington is the managing editor of DiningOut. She comes to us with a long background in food, restaurant and drinks journalism. Over the last two decades she’s written for tons of publications including Denver Post, Washington Post, Forbes Travel Guide, 5280 Magazine, New York Magazine, New York Times, Time Out New York and more.