27 Fantastic Foodie Events Coming to Colorado in July

Pattern an eight-year-old whiskey, take a look at Denver’s largest meals pageant, eat (and drink) pickles galore, and so much extra.

By Chloe Barrett | July 1, 2019


Fourth of July Margaritas at Kachina Cantina | July 2 & Three

In celebration of all that’s purple, white, and blue, comfortable hour will last all day at this Coors Area-adjacent watering gap. Imbibe $6 margaritas and nosh on a variety of food specials. Bonus: Kachina’s patio gives un-obscured views of the fireworks going off at this week’s Rockies video games. 1890 Wazee St., 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Attempt Distillery 291’s New E Whiskey | Beginning July 3

Toast the season and the vacation with this Colorado Springs distiller’s new “E” Colorado Whiskey, Batch 6. The “E” stands for experimental, referring to the seven-month finishing course of that aged the spirit in cherry and peach wine barrels utilized by local Fowler Wine Firm. The outcome? According to distiller Eric Jett, it’s a candy, cherry-cola-smelling whiskey with notes of peach pores and skin and Aspen timber. Grab one in every of just 300 bottles from Distillery 291’s faucet room and limited quantities at select restaurants, bars, and liquor shops across Colorado starting July 3—just in time to kick off America’s birthday slightly early. A number of places


Highland Neighborhood Fourth of July Picnic & Parade | July 4

For those who’re on the lookout for an excuse to chow down on a 200-foot-long ice cream sundae—who isn’t?—experience a motorcycle, and smash a piñata, look no additional than this Independence Day celebration in LoHi. The youngsters can pedal in the morning parade, then all can snack on free scorching canine from Leevers Locavore, take in a reside performance by American rock band Kicked to the Curb, and watch the Little Man Ice Cream sundae being built… earlier than it’s devoured. The fireworks display would be the cherry on prime. Free; Hirshorn Park, 3000 Tejon St., eight a.m.–midday

The Bindery Celebrates Independence Day | July 4

Nonetheless unsure the place you’ll watch the Coors Area fireworks? Head to the patio at the Bindery, where the restaurant can be shucking oysters ($2 every) and grilling oysters ($2 each), lamb sliders ($6), and Oaxaca-style road corn ($Four) with a perfect view of the present over the stadium. 1817 Central St., starting at 6 p.m.

Friday Night time Bazaar at Ironton Distillery | July 5, 12, and 19

The eclectic number of goodies at this outside market is enough to kick off your next three weekends. On Ironton Distillery’s beautiful patio, you’ll find more than 35 booths promoting locally-made items, including the newest ladies’s fashions from Wilde Merrion boutique. Gasoline your buying with cocktails made by Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, and delectable wood-fired delicacies from Mountain Crust Catering. The new eatery’s cracker-crusted pizzas are enough to warrant back-to-back visits, starting from basic margarita to creative iterations like the peanut sauce-based Telluride Thai. Free; 3636 Chestnut Pl., 5–10 p.m.

CancerBlows Charity Jazz Night time at Lone Tree Brewing Company | July 5

This do-good soirée boasts a stay jazz efficiency and a particular beer—the Most cancers IPA—brewed by the night’s host, in collaboration with Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, in order to increase funds and consciousness for cancer. Denver trumpet participant Al Hood kicks the night off at 5 p.m., adopted by a silent public sale brimming with goodies together with tickets to the Nutcracker on the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Brisket from Woodhills Small Batch BBQ and cupcakes from Suga Me Sweet can be available to gasoline the party-goers. Free; 8200 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, 5–eight p.m.

Legal guidelines Whiskey Home 8th Anniversary Celebration | July 5–7

Eight years in the past, Laws Whiskey Home owner Alan Legal guidelines made his first barrel of 4 Grain bourbon. In celebration of the profitable years since, the distillery is offering samples from that inaugural barrel to tour-goers for the complete weekend. Attendees can decide the spirit towards Legal guidelines’ present batch, which will even be sampled. $10; ebook your tour right here; 1420 S. Acoma St., occasions range


Little Man Ice Cream Manufacturing unit Grand Opening | July 6

Little Man fans have been waiting for the doors to the brand’s West Colfax manufacturing unit to open for months, and the day is lastly here! Take a tour of the unimaginable area to see where the magic happens; pay attention to stay music by swing band Bianca and the Flyboys; watch ice cream being made; sample bites from the bakery; and perhaps even win a number of prizes. Bonus: Visitors who come dressed as ice cream “factory workers” will receive a Golden Ticket for the prospect to win a “Factory Takeover” ice cream-making get together for 20 individuals. Free admission, prices differ; 4411 W. Colfax, midday to 10 p.m.

Cosmic Charlie Brunch at Jill’s Restaurant | July 6

Lifeless & Firm is acting at Folsom Area Saturday night, and Deadheads can make a whole day of it with this themed brunch. Colorado-based Grateful Lifeless cover band Peak2Peak will perform on the terrace as onlookers imbibe “bloody Jerry’s” and check out special menu offerings like “Friend of the Devil” egg frittatas with goat cheese, grilled asparagus, and roasted tomatoes. $25-$50; 720-406-7399 to make your reservation; 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cured de France at Cured Boulder | July 6–28

This cheese and wine package deal is nearly exactly like racing in the Tour de France—besides, you understand, as an alternative of avoiding heavy meals and pedaling furiously, you’ll be consuming mass quantities of cheese and wine (ideally, while horizontal in your couch). However hey: The cheeses and wines will come from the same French and Belgian areas that make up the race route—comparable to Alsace and Burgundy—so you’ll be nearly proper there with the riders. The pairings have eight totally different levels, each corresponding to Three-Four days of racing, and supply luscious mixtures like Petit Muenster and Domaine Ostertag Sylvanner. Partake in the complete tour package deal for $350 or go for particular person levels for $50 each; 720-389-8096 x1 to buy; 1825 Pearl St., Boulder

Scorching! Scorching! Scorching!: Sizzling Meals, Movie, and Enjoyable Benefit for the Flatirons Meals Movie Pageant | July 9

As they increase money for Colorado’s solely meals film pageant (October 10–13), attendees of this benefit will even be privy to a sneak peak of the showcased films and a plethora of food and drinks to savor as they do both (because even snippets of flicks require snacks). Stop by the Bougie Spirits tiki cocktail station for drinks like “the Director’s Cut,” made with Altitude Spirits rum, peach liqueur, and orange and lime juices, or attempt a beverage from one among 10 collaborating eating places together with Boulder favorites Basta and Flagstaff House Restaurant. You gained’t discover popcorn at this shindig, however the identical spots may also supply true foodie fare like savory cherry churros with smoked duck mole and créme fraîche mousse. $75; 6185 Arapahoe Rd., 6-9:30 p.m.

Yucatan Do It Pop-Up at Spuntino | July 10

Inspired by his current travels in Tulum, Mexico, chef Bo Porytko (formerly of Insurgent Restaurant) collaborates with chef Cindhura Reddy at Spuntino for this one-of-a-kind dinner, showcasing the masterful delicacies of the Yucatan peninsula. If dishes like braised octopus with fermented pineapple aguachile and pink snapper ceviche don’t inspire you to guide a reservation, nothing will. $75; 303-433-0949 to ebook; 2639 W. 32nd Ave., 6–9:30 p.m.


Denver International Wine Pageant | July 10–12

Sip your approach by means of three vino-centric days anchored by varieties from around the globe… and around the block. Select from a plethora of events, such because the Pairsine Meals and Wine Pairing Competitors, throughout which ten chefs compete with their greatest small-plate complement to two award-winning wines. Don’t miss the Grand Tasting, featuring a number of hundred samples from acclaimed vineyards together with Hungary’s Nimrod Wines and Littleton’s Black Arts Cellars. Costs differ; Omni Interlocken Lodge, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, occasions differ.

Craft Beer Summer time Faculty | July 11, 18, 25

Spice Commerce Brewing, Alpine Dog Brewing Co., and ten extra Colorado craft breweries are becoming a member of forces to educate the consuming plenty this summer time. The second monitor of the collection takes off on July 11 on the Intrepid Sojourner Venture and will explore non-German beers and brewing types. The third and last monitor goes from August 8–29, and will contact on beers from everywhere in the world, including a session on Mexican beers hosted by Dos Luces Brewery. Begins at $149; a number of places

23rd Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida | July 12–13

Image this: the dashing Arkansas river, resplendent mountain vistas, and refreshing brews from more than 75 Centennial State breweries. Pattern lots of of drafts including a raspberry blonde ale from 4 Noses Brewing Company and a French saison from Ratio Beerworks. For those who get hungry, there may even be a gaggle of food vans and ice cream distributors to select from. $15–$110; Riverside Park, 110 Sackett Ave., Salida, 1–5 p.m.

The Real Dill Pickle Celebration | July 13

Pickles might be polarizing, but for many who love them, their versatility is unmatched. Take the pickles at this bash, which you’ll discover garnishing epic Snooze bloody Marys, as the primary ingredient in a collaborative beer from the Real Dill and Odell Brewing Firm, and (should you’re brave) in spicy pickle consuming contest. For many who hate them: There may also be pickle-free fare from Adobo Meals Truck and Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company, stay music from Guerrilla Fanfare and the Raritans, and the feel-good information that the evening advantages the Growhaus, a non-profit farm serving the Elyria-Swansea group. $20; 33 S. Fox St., 4–9 p.m.

Bastille Day Celebration at the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Venture | July 13

Have fun France’s national holiday with all its greatest imports at this day-long bash. There, you’ll be able to take a look at the wares of local makers like Sasa’s Ceramics, play garden games, and discover the beer backyard. Intrepid Sojourner will even launch a specialty saison beer for the event, brewed with a blend of French herbs and spices. Sample it alongside camembert and brie cheeses from Truffle Cheese Store, or (if the beer crammed your French “food” quota) go for dumplings and such from Ninja Ramen food truck. Free; 925 W. eighth Ave., 11 a.m.–11 p.m.


Keystone Wine & Jazz Pageant | July 13–14

When you’re wanting to unwind this month, you’ll be delighted with this shindig’s heavenly pairing: jazz and wine. Admire the Independence and Tenderfoot Mountains and take in reside jazz from bands like Denver-based Dotsero as you pattern vino from wineries reminiscent of Jackson Household Wines. For the last word send-off, don’t miss the Sunday morning brunch at Warren Station, the place Ruffino prosseco will movement like, properly, wine. Gilchrist Catering chef Bill Gilchrist will even prepare a buffet-style feast with quite a lot of pancakes, like a peach and pecan model with raspberry sauce. $60–$120; a number of occasions and places in Keystone

Beer vs. Wine Dinner at TAG Restaurant | July 18

Limiting your self to just wine or beer is an actual Sophie’s Selection at pairing dinners (trace: you’re all the time going to miss one). Not so at this dinner, the place friends shall be handled to both a Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Challenge sipper and a glass of wine (selected by TAG’s wine director, Todd Rocchio) with every of the five plated courses. There’ll even be dessert—so, in contrast to that aforementioned tear-jerker, there ought to be comfortable endings throughout. $75; TAG, 1441 Larimer St., 6–9:30 p.m.

Sluggish Meals Nations | July 19–21

Attention, foodies! Come have fun good, clear, and truthful meals for all at the third-annual Sluggish Meals Nations pageant—the most important hosted in our truthful metropolis. Tens of hundreds will pour into downtown Denver to meet the star-studded record of attendees from close to (Ash Kara’s Daniel Asher, City Farmer’s Chris Starkus) and far (beekeeper Jennifer Holmes). Stroll around the Taste Marketplace free of charge samples from sustainable local (and worldwide) producers, pay attention to talks addressing subjects like meals sovereignty and local weather change, or attend a zero-waste group supper produced from the weekend’s leftover meals. Prices, occasions, and places differ, however most events take place close to or on Larimer Sq.

Dinner on the Divide Wagyu Symposium | July 21

Style juicy, buttery wagyu beef that was humanely raised at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in three dishes ready by chef Andy Ribelin at this al fresco dinner. Aside from the evening’s roasted marrow bone and six-ounce ribeye, you’ll also be handled to wagyu bresaola in an arugula and melon salad. Solely dessert—a candy corn panna cotta—will probably be meat-free. Call 970-726-7000, ext. 716 to make your reservation; $145; Satan’s Thumb Ranch, 530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, 5:30–9 p.m.

Fortified Collaborations Heart of Summer time Dinner | July 21

The primary of a three-part dinner collection, this collaboration joins the forces of Fort Collins’ most gifted cooks, farmers, and companies for a community-oriented meal. Johnstown farm Colorado Stock and Grain will host as Jay’s Bistro chef Rhys Edmunds prepares a family-style feast. The dinner will function a whole-roasted hog that was raised on the farm, complemented by local produce; wash it down with beer from Verboten Brewing and a special cocktail combined by Previous City Distilling. $90; Colorado Inventory and Grain, 503 S. County Street 1, Johnstown, 5–9 p.m.


National Tequila Day at Que Bueno Suerte | July 24

If there’s an indisputable occasion for tequila, the agave spirit’s national holiday can be it—but in addition each Monday, in case you ask us. For the event, this Platt Park joint is pouring photographs from a particular tequila selection for $5 all day. Bottoms up! 1518 S. Pearl St., 4–10 p.m.

Beer Pairing Dinner at Dos Luces Brewery | July 25

Gluten-free-beer lovers rejoice: The pesky allergen shall be utterly absent at this six-course pairing event. The dinner—celebrating the Platt Park brewery’s first anniversary—will probably be ready by Thistle & Mint and paired with six Dos Luces brews. (You can even have fun in a extra free-form manner on July 27 from 12–10 p.m., when the brewery throws its one-year party.) Purchase your tickets right here; $80 for one seat, $150 for 2; 1236 S. Broadway, 6:30–eight:30 p.m.

Digestive Health Plant-Based mostly Cooking Class | July 28

Study your intestine health at this nutrition-focused cooking class with dietician Heidi Dietz. She’ll information attendees by means of dishes like ginger miso soup and give attention to cooking with spices and herbs that ease digestion. Students will even find out how to incorporate healthy micro organism into their diets with fermented foods like kimchi. $55; Human Common Schooling Middle, 455 S. Hudson St., Ste. 201, 12:30–2 p.m.

West End Tavern Jul-IPA Rooftop Social gathering | July 28

West Finish Tavern is concluding its month-long celebration of India Pale Ales with this open-air, rooftop bash, which can embrace barbecue delights from government chef Jeff Whitney, Breckenridge Bourbon samples, and a stay auction. The titular beer might be obtainable from eight Colorado breweries, together with Bonfire Brewing and Good River Beer. $35; buy tickets here; 926 Pearl St, Boulder, 1–4 p.m.

Pals of James Beard Backyard Collection Dinner at Uchi | July 30

Indulge in a multi-course meal ready by Uchi cooks Alex Astrani, Chris Davies, Joe Zoccoli, and pastry whiz Ariana Quant. Anticipate nigiri platters with the likes of king crab, corn, and strawberries. Proceeds profit the James Beard Basis’s Ladies’s Leadership Packages, which work to acknowledge and advance ladies in the culinary business. $150–$175; please name Julie Calabrese at 303-444-1922 to secure your seat; Uchi’s Backyard (behind the restaurant), 2500 Lawrence St., 7 p.m.