Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Denver November Food Festivals

October 31st, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

There are some upcoming food festivals in November we thought you might want to know about.  Get your tickets and reservations early, as they go fast!

Barolo Grill

November 4-8: Barolo Grill Truffle Celebration Week

If you love truffles, this celebration event is for you.  Barolo Grill’s executive chef Darrel Truett is putting a menu together every night for dinner November 4-8 that highlights the magic of truffles. The exact menu is still being determined for this year, so check Barolo Grill’s website soon for more details.  Dates and reservations fill quickly for this event; so schedule in advance.  Call Barolo Grill for more information and to make reservations 303-393-1040.

November 16: Denver Beer and Bacon Festival, 2:30-5pm at the Curtis

This is the third year for Denver Beer and Bacon Festival put on by Eat Boston and Denver Off the Wagon.  Buying a ticket to the event gets you samples of bacon dishes and beer, and proceeds from this event are going to Denver’s Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.  The line up for this event includes:

Course 1: John Little from Harman’s Eat & Drink with Crooked Stave
Course 2: Drew Watson from Hops & Pie with Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Course 3: Vincent Vigil from Panzano with Renegade Brewing Company
Course 4: Brandon Muncy from The Lobby with TRVE Brewing Co.
Course 5: Samm Sherman from Linger and Root Down with Great Divide Brewing Company

Get your tickets soon before the event gets sold out!



Where to Drink This Week: Interstate Kitchen & Bar

October 28th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Uncategorized, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey No Comment yet

InterstateLocated in the Santa Fe Art District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar has a traditional diner feel to it with elevated American comfort food and libations.  The food and drinks are homemade, full of flavor and delicious.  Interstate has over 100 whiskeys available as well as a large selection of hand crafted cocktails and craft beers.

Interstate Kitchen & Bar is open late, until midnight for dinner and 1:30am for snacks, has 2 happy hours daily (4-6pm and 12-1:30am) and serves brunch on weekends.  Happy hour specials include $2-4 drink specials and $1-4 cheap eat specials.  A not to miss happy hour drink special is the Horse’s Neck which is made with whiskey, gingerale and a twist of lemon.  Cheap eats include pulled pork sliders, highly addicting bacon popcorn with spicy peanuts, fried pickles and $1 deviled eggs.

This Friday, October 31st, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is putting on the 6th annual Haunted Highway with a costume contest, live music, $20 unlimited drink wristbands and no cover.  Festivities start at 10pm.  Another not to miss event at Interstate is every Monday night “Game Night” starting at 8pm.  This is a chance to challenge your skills at various game shows and possibly win food, drinks and other prizes.

Interstate Kitchen & Bar is located at 1001 Santa Fe Dr. Denver 80204. 720-479-8829.

Happy Hour Daily 4-6pm, 12-1:30am

Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-4pm

Dinner Daily 4pm-12am

Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

Pulled Pork Slider

Pulled Pork Slider

Where to Eat This Weekend: Tables

October 24th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Tables LogoThe Park Hill neighborhood in Denver has many restaurants that are tucked away gems that locals don’t mind you not knowing about.  Tables is one of these gems in the Park Hill neighborhood.  Chef/owners and husband and wife team Amy Vitale and Dustin Barrett opened Tables in 2005 and turned the space into an eclectic, homey restaurant with a seasonally changing menu.

The silverware and tables don’t match which gives Tables a warm, approachable, unique ambiance.  The menu is carefully crafted to include simple, seasonal ingredients that produce bold flavors.  Examples of the fall menu include:

  • Crispy Fried quail, apple-chestnut puree, Brussels sprouts saute & port reduction
  • PEI Mussels, house made sausage, avery white rascal ale broth, pumpernickel-fontina and pickled fennel slaw, cheese toast and sweet paprika aioli
  • Cider Glazed Scallops, horseradish, butternut squash & celery root risotto and apple-celery leaf salad
  • Pecan-Apple Pie & Maple Moscato Syrup, Whipped Cream
  • Pistachio Ice Cream, Cranberry Compote & Ginger Biscotti

Tables is located at 2267 Kearney St. Denver 80207. 303-388-0299.

Tuesday-Saturday 5-9:30pm


Lamb shank entree from Tables winter menu

Lamb shank entree from Tables winter menu, photo from Tables Facebook


Unique tables at Tables Restaurant, photo from Tables Facebook

Unique tables at Tables Restaurant, photo from Tables Facebook

Where to Drink This Weekend: Bike Jim’s

October 21st, 2014 Posted by Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Biker JimsWhere in town can you get a reindeer, elk, wild boar, rattlesnake or pheasant sausage?  Biker Jim’s of course.  Not only are these dogs unique, they are amazingly delicious.  It’s no coincidence Biker Jim’s is one of Denver Yelp’s #1 restaurants.

Biker Jim’s started when Jim Pittenger (Biker Jim) stopped working on cars and started selling unique sausages on 16th street mall from a food cart.  The Biker Jim’s food cart is still available on the 16th street mall, and now also on Auria campus.  Jim also has 2 brick and mortar locations: one in the ball park district and one in Highlands Ranch.

Biker Jim’s unique dogs are char-grilled and can be topped with cream cheese and caramelized onions for an original topping, or be topped with more diverse ingredients like New Jersey style chili, roasted cactus and curry jam scallions or wasabi aioli.

Drink this week at Biker Jim’s to enjoy these gourmet dogs paired with one of many local Colorado craft brews, PBR, homemade shakes or cocktails.

Biker Jim’s is located at 2148 Larimer St. Denver 80205. 720-746-9355.

Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

Highlands Ranch location: 1601 Mayberry Dr. Suite 103 Highlands Ranch 80129. 720-344-2100.

Sunday-Thursday 11am-8pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm

Biker Jim's Gourmet Dog, photo from Biker Jim's Facebook

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dog, photo from Biker Jim’s Facebook

Where to Eat This Weekend: Dorchester Social Eatery

October 17th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

This weekend enjoy Denver’s beautiful fall weather at Dorchester Social Eatery with globally inspired cuisine and a roof top deck that will take you back in time to ancient Rome.  Dorchester Social Eatery recently opened in August 2014, and the spacious roof top patio and beautiful decor are refreshing scenery for dining on delicious food.

Chicken Tagine with olives and lemon braised carrots; photo from Dorchester Social EateryFacebook

Chicken Tagine with olives and lemon braised carrots; photo from Dorchester Social EateryFacebook

The menu at Dorschester Social Eatery will please any palate; you can find Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, etc. inspired dishes.  Flavorful dishes include the Moorish Chicken Tagine with roasted chicken, green olives and lemon braised carrots, the Murgh Kari Tikka with Indian spiced chicken kabob, murgh kari sauce, cilnatro chutney, Granny Smith apple slaw and naan bread or North American staples like Maryland crab cake fritters or Wagyu sliders.

Brunch items are just as diverse and satisfying: traditional English breakfast, the Yiddish with flatbread, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, tomatoes, capers, red onion and scallion or the tacos y carnitas with pulled pork, egg, breakfast potato, avocado, cremo, pickled red onions and cilantro.

Dorchester Social Eatery is located at 1448 Market St. Denver 80202. 303-872-5986.

Tuesday-Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

Sunday 10am-3pm

Dorchester Social Eatery's roof top patio. Photo from Denver Westword

Dorchester Social Eatery’s roof top patio. Photo from Denver Westword

Where to Drink This Week: The Lobby

October 14th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

TheLobbyLogo_New_FNL-2(1)The Lobby has been serving up playful eats and serious drinks to Denver for over 14 years.  The Lobby is located in the Ballpark neighborhood in the beautiful Victorian Paris Hotel building that was originally built in 1891.  If the food and drinks at The Lobby aren’t enough, the old fashioned, beautiful decoration and amenities true to the origins of the building will leave you impressed.

The Lobby is a Colorado family owned business that supports other Colorado businesses, distilleries and breweries.  The Lobby offers a rotating selection highlighting some of Colorado’s best brews.  Happy hour at The Lobby is Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6:30pm and Friday and Saturdays from 9-11pm and includes $1 mimosa flutes, $5 sangria and house wines, $2 off crafted cocktails, $4 premium wells, $3-4 Colorado drafts and 20% off menu selections.

On draft this week at The Lobby are brews from 19 local breweries along the front range.  Stop by this week for a drink, some food and to enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship at The Lobby.

The Lobby is located at 2191 Arapahoe St. Denver 80205. 303-997-9911.

Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm

Friday 11am-11pm

Saturday 9am-11pm

Sunday 9am-3pm

Colorado brews on tap at The Lobby, photo courtesy of

Colorado brews on tap at The Lobby, photo courtesy of


The Lobby's building, photo courtesy of

The Lobby’s building, photo courtesy of





Where to Eat This Weekend: To The Wind Bistro

October 10th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

to the windTo The Wind Bistro is a small restaurant, only 19 seats, but has caused a huge following even though it just recently opened.  To The Wind Bistro is tucked away on East Colfax in Congress Park, and you could easily pass it if you weren’t looking for it.  To The Wind Bistro has gotten much attention for their seasonal menu and quality ingredients.  They were recently voted as one of the 25 best restaurants in Denver for 2014 by 5280 magazine.

Butter Lettuce Salad, photo courtesy of To The Wind Bistro Facebook

Butter Lettuce Salad, photo courtesy of To The Wind Bistro Facebook

Menu changes seasonally, like the wind, and some current fall menu items include salad with butter lettuce, gala apples, walnuts, blue cheese and apple vinaigrette, Chanterelle dusted monkfish with quinoa, heirloom tomato salad and lemon yogurt or Sweet potato gnocchi with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and creme fraiche.

Though To The Wind Bistro doesn’t take reservations, they do take call ahead seating.  You can call 20-30 minutes ahead before you plan to be there.  If there’s an open table, they will save it for you.  Come see what all the fuss is about for this little restaurant.

To The Wind Bistro is located at 3333 E. Colfax Ave. Denver 80205. 303-316-3333.


Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm

Friday and Saturday 5-10pm

Where to Drink This Week: Diebolt Brewing

October 7th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

DieboltIf you are missing the beer festivities from the previous week with Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Fest, the good news is that you can keep celebrating year long at some of the best breweries in the country that are here in Denver.  Many Colorado breweries won awards at the Great American Beer Fest, and in particular Diebolt Brewing won sliver for the best brown ale with their Braggarts Brown Ale.

Diebolt Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery in the Highlands.  Diebolt Brewing prides itself on being a well run, sustainable company that produces quality craft beer.  Aside from offering a variety of delicious beers, Diebolt Brewing also offers a run club every Thursday at 6pm and yoga at 6pm on Wednesdays.  In addition to the famous Braggarts Brown Ale, Diebolt Brewing offers other brews like Sunnyside wheat, Mariposa Pale Ale, Anton Francios French Ale and Diebolt’s International Ale (DIA) to name a few.

Diebolt Brewing is located at 3855 Mariposa St. Denver 80211.


Wednesday-Friday 4pm-10pm

Saturday 2pm-10pm

Sunday 2pm-6pm


Where to Eat This Weekend: Pasty Republic

October 3rd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
Pasty Republic

Pasty Republic

Pasty Republic offers a fresh spins on traditional pasties with options that everyone will love.  What is a pasty?  It’s a folded pastry shell filled with savory meat and vegetables.  The pasty has a long history and is associated with English cuisine.  The pasty served as an easy, hand held meal for miners who could eat a filling meal without cutlery.

Pasty Republic offers more traditional pasties like The Miner filled with steak, potato, rutabaga and onion or The Shepherd filled with ground beef, mashed potatoes, peas and onions.  Less traditional flavors include The Rock with ground beef, cheese, onions, ketchup and mustard or The Seasoned with chicken, cauliflower, onion, carrots, jalapenos and garam masala.

Don’t forget about dessert!  Pasty Republic has sweet pasties such as The Fixer with nutella, whipped cream cheese and orange zest or The Harvester with apple, rhubarb and raisins.  Pasty Republic also serves Sweet Action Ice cream for a sweet treat.

Good news for those who can’t visit their store on Tennyson frequently: Pasty Republic is now offering delivery of frozen pasties.  See website for specific details and options for delivery dates.

Pasty Republic is located at 4166 Tennyson St. Denver 80212. Phone # 303-455-3558.

Pasty Republic is open 11am-8pm everyday.


Pasty Republic serves delicious pasties and ice cream.

Pasty Republic serves delicious pasties and ice cream on Tennyson.