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Chicken Fight and 25 Other Food & Drink Events in Denver this Week


Denver has some events this week. From a Fried Chicken Festival to an all you can eat Luau your taste buds are sure to be entertained. Wherever your Day Weekend celebrations take you, be sure you check out this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, May 20
Keep the Glass Monday: Rosé Edition

Photos Courtesy of Stem Ciders on Facebook

When: Monday, May 20 2 – 10 p.m.

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: For this month’s Keep The Glass event, Stem Ciders features their Rosé cider. Guests who order the pink drink will have the ability to take home a Stem Cider glass while supplies last.

DTC Eats

Photo Courtesy of Il Posto on Facebook

When: Monday, May 20 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Il Posto, 2601 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $45, call Il Posto for reservations

The Lowdown: Il Posto and The Denver Museum of Nature and Science present a menu that celebrates Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is mostly called artist, an inventor, engineer and so on, but was a vegetarian. This vegetarian meal comprises Burrata, Insalata, Risotto and Il Campo with foraged mushrooms and a pistachio-truffle emulsion.

Tuesday, May 21
Cookbook Event with Steven Raichlen

Crooked Stave Beer

When: Tuesday, May 21 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Crooked Stave RiNo, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Suite 130, Denver

Cost: $100 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crooked Stave Brewery RiNo hosts Chef Jared of Thistle & Mint for a Rocky Mountain inspired meal. The six-course tasting menu features dishes influenced by the background of Coloradan cuisine and will be expertly paired with Crooked Stave brews.

Sushi Pairing with Bamboo Sushi

Photo Courtesy of Safta Restaurant

When: Tuesday, May 21 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Safta (Inside The Source), 3330 Brighton Blvd., Suite 201, Denver

Cost: $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: This Tuesday Safta and a few of Denver’s chefs sponsor a Feed the Children Dinner. The event features a dinner with beverages and silent auction emceed by Billy Harris. Proceeds from this event will go towards filling a truck with $100,000 worth of food and essential supplies which will be awarded to Denver area families who struggle with hunger and poverty.

Wednesday, May 22
Ratio Comedy Night

Photo Courtesy of Mythology Distillery on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 22 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: Mythology Distillery, 3622 Tejon St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: For the last eight months Mythology Distillery has been working on a brand new whiskey release and the soul is prepared for consumption. The Hell Bear American Whiskey has been completed in fresh Syrah wine barrels from Domino IV Wines in Oregon to get a fruit flavor. The event will also feature live music by Mike Heuer starting at 6 p.m.

Cerebral Brewing Run Club

Photo by Emma Pion-Berlin

When: Thursday, May 23, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Industry Denver, 3001 Brighton Blvd., Denver

Cost: $65 – $135 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Chicken Fight Fest returns to Denver this year with more than 40 high Mile High restaurants competing to be voted the best wings, fried chicken or overall chicken dish. Tickets include live entertainment and cocktail tastings and unlimited chicken. Tickets are available now.

American Grind Graduation Party

Morin. Photo by Alden Bonecutter

When: Thursday, May 23 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Morin, 1600 15th St., Denver

Cost: $120 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Morin Restaurant partners with Hiyu wines to present a meal. The dinner will feature courses paired with Nate Ready from Hiyu Wines in cooperation with Executive Chef Max Mackissok, Wine Director Mary Allison and Chef de Cuisine Charles Mathews.

¡Lotería! A Fiesta Benefitting Focus Points
restaurants near the convention center, 303 magazine, Stout Street Social

Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

When: Thursday, May 23 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St., Denve

Cost: $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stout Street Social presents an exclusive beer pairing dinner this Thursday with Sanitas Brewing. This meal features dishes like Korean Short Ribs paired with Sanitas White IPA. To learn more call 720-214-9100 or go here.

Friday, May 24
Pilot Series Beer Release: Table Saison

Photo Courtesy of Hogshead Brewery

When: Friday, May 24 6 – 11 p.m.

Where: Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hogshead Brewery celebrates the launch of the 13-week lager. The event will feature German everything to lederhosen and music from bratwurst and sauerkraut. You can sip on your favorite brew will munching on a few German delights.

Memorial Weekend Lobster Festival

Photo Courtesy of Otero Taproom on Facebook

When: Friday, May 24 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: Wayfinder Co-Op, 5255 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Otero Taproom opens in the Wayfinder Co-op that Friday. Otero will host outdoor-inspired art music and food trucks and will serve wine and beer up. The core of Otero’s beer and wine come from breweries and wineries which support conservation and environmental initiatives like the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative.

Saturday, May 25
Sour, Wild and Fruited Fest

Black Sky Brewery. Photo by Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project.

When: Starts Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m.

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Sky Brewery is currently bringing back its Goat Roast for a year. The roasted goat will be accessible at 4 p.m. and live music begins at 8 p.m. Spend your Saturday chowing down while projecting to the music of bands like Gutpest and Voltaic in Black Sky Brewery.

Ostara & Rest Release

Photo Courtesy of Station 26 Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: Sunday, May 26 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Station 26 Brewing Co. is celebrating 303 Day in May this year with a market comprising local craft makers and doers. With vendors ranging from Chibby Wibbitz Sliderz n Bitez to Idiot Cult there is something for everyone. You can sip on a refreshing Station 26 drink when perusing local artisans.

Summer Sunday Luau

Photo Courtesy of Don’s Club Tavern on Facebook

When: Starts Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m.

Where: Don’s Club Tavern, 723 E. 6th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: It wouldn’t be Memorial Day Weekend without grilling and Don’s Club Tavern invites you to light up the barbecue. Don’s Club Tavern will have hotdogs while supplies last but encourage guests to bring their favorite sausage and sides to share. The event will feature games and raffles with proceeds benefiting Mountain Pet Rescue.

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