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Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Satchel’s on 6th

November 29th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Satchel’s Local & Seasonal Recipe for Success

Satchel's on 6th

Fresh, local, and seasonal underlies the entire menu of Denver’s Satchel’s on 6th. Tucked away off of Denver’s 6th avenue, Satchel’s offers its guests the kind of food that can be feasted upon every day, or that people certainly wish they could feast upon every day. Integrating flavors that span the entire Mediterranean region, the cuisines of French, Greek, Italian, and beyond speckle the menu from start to finish.

Beginning with small plates that will wet anyone and everyone’s appetite, guests can enjoy an olive oil tasting with oils such as 46 Parallelo and Villa Magra. After your palate is properly oiled up, you can move on to Duck Fat Fries topped with sea salt and parmesan, a Satchel’s Pretzel served with honey mustard and cheese sauce, or Lamb Sliders with harissa aioli and tzatziki sauce. For those who love a generous helping of a high-quality French cheese, they can indulge on Camembert and Fingerling Potatoes sweetened with a side of fig spread. Those who enjoy some meat with their cheese would relish in the Charcuterie Board composed of capicola, prosciutto, Olympic Provisions salami, and a cheese helping of taleggio and manchego.

Moving on to some larger plates that will quench even the heartiest of appetites, roasted duck breast drizzled with a cherry reduction that comes with a wild mushroom risotto. A taste of something southern comes in the form of Bourbon Pork with sweet potato hash. Veggie lovers may feast upon the Vegetable Gallete dotted with dollops of goat cheese and dressed with a balsamic reduction. For a dish that provides a diverse tasting, the Trifecta includes a lamb slider, lobster slider, and a brooks slider.

Open 6 nights a week for dinner, Satchel’s on 6th has your dinner covered for almost any night of the week. Beyond dinner, Satchel’s also offers private parties, holiday parties, and private dinners. Private dinners take place in Satchel’s Gallery Room that includes seats for up to 20 guests. The bar can also be reserved during normal business hours holding up to 14 guests. If you are having a holiday extravaganza, you may even choose to book the entire restaurant!

Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for this year’s holiday party or you are looking for a night out full of gastronomic pleasures, Satchel’s on 6th serves up fresh, local, and seasonal that together come to form the ultimate recipe for success.

Satchel's On 6th

Satchel’s on 6th is located at 1710 E. 6th Ave. Denver CO 80218; Tel: 303-399-2560; Email: andrew.casalini@gmail.com.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

Where does the name Satchel in “Satchel’s on 6th” come from?

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “True or False: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.” Answer: “True, bourbon is a type of whiskey, but not all whiskeys can be called bourbon.

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Jezebel’s

November 26th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey No Comment yet

Denver’s Classic Southern Drinking Well

Jezebel's

On the corner of what seems to now be one of the hippest spots in Denver to enjoy a drink and socialize is a southern bistro and bar named Jezebel’s that offers one of the most classic American bar lineups in the mile high city. Jezebel’s brings to you a menu of whiskey and bourbon that integrates the best of both worlds.

As you may or may not know, bourbon is a type of whiskey that differs from other whiskeys in flavor and body. Since Bourbon is made from American sweet corn, it is much more sweet and feels heavier on the tongue due to its fuller body. Some actually say that bourbon is whiskey’s “sweet spot,” providing people who have more of a sweet tooth a more toothsome version of the American classic. Bourbon has been a part of the American drinking culture since the 18th century. It is traditionally associated with the American south, in particular Kentucky where it has been made since centuries. As an American native spirit, Bourbon is often considered to be America’s contribution to the world of whiskey.

Other whiskeys don’t have to be made in the U.S., although many also have their roots firmly planted in American history. Rye whiskey was made at Mount Vernon by George Washington himself. The flavor is unique among whiskeys in that it tends to have a spicy or fruity flavor, and is much drier than sweet bourbon.

George Washington's Rye Whiskey

George Washington’s Rye Whiskey

If this bit of history on these classic American spirits has you intrigued, you should make your way immediately to Denver’s Jezebel’s. Offering the classics as well as some more novel varieties, Jezebel’s has a list that will make even devoted whiskey or bourbon drinkers “ooh and aah.” Unexpected flavors such as peach make their way into locally produced Leopold Brothers Peach Whiskey. Of course, Jezebel’s reminds us that whiskey can come all spiced up in the form of a Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. The classics are not left out with the choice of Jack Daniels, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, Jim Beam, and even some of that Midnight Moonshine for those who dare. For a daring adventure through the world of bourbons, you can try one of Jezebel’s Bourbon flights that allow you to taste test the sweeter side of the whiskey world.

Whether you are a new or experienced drinker of whiskey and bourbon, Jezebel’s has a lineup that will surely keep things interesting. Offering one of the longest and most complete whiskey and bourbon menus in Denver, Jezebel’s presents its patrons a version of the American bar that reflects the diverse and yet classic flavors of these two American favorites.

Jezebel’s is located in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood at 3301 Tejon St. Denver CO 80211; Tel: 303-433-3060. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6pm.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

True or False: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “The head baker and owner of Pajama Baking Company, Russ Tearney, played for what University of Colorado sports team?” Answer: “Russ Tearney played for the men’s basketball team at the University of Colorado as a guard before he turned into a culinary maestro.”

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Pajama Baking Company

November 22nd, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Denver’s Classic Corner Cafe Serves Gourmet Only

pajama baking company

The classic corner cafe where one can warm up to a steaming cup of espresso and an award-winning cookie fresh out of the oven may be difficult, in fact near impossible, to find within the bustling neighborhoods of Denver. To find a locally owned, neighborhood cafe located in a pleasant location (not next to a highway!) that serves house-made goodies prepared with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients may be near impossible to find in any city these days. Cafes today are commonly owned by large corporations that ship their food from half way across the country (or world!) and stick it in the oven so that it comes out in a form they call “fresh.”

Thank heavens that Denver residents may still experience the real and authentic neighborhood corner cafe at South Pearl St.’s Pajama Baking Company. After staying up all night, working in their pajamas, the dedicated bakers at Pajama Baking Company bring you freshly made and freshly baked bread each morning. If the bread is even a day old, it is set aside and discounted.

Pajama Baking Company extends its gourmet talents far beyond bread to include a full menu that includes breakfast, lunch, and dessert, of course. Breakfast might include such morning indulgences as the “Southern Biscuit” composed of scrambled eggs, cheese, and southern herb butter tucked in between a sage, buttermilk biscuit made in house. There’s also the PBC burrito made with house-made green chili, the market selection quiche of the day, honey butter or cinnamon and sugar toast, and the goodness of the burrito without the tortilla in the form of “Herb’s Bowl of Goodness.” Feast on these breakfast treats as you sip upon your coffee drink of choice made with certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade coffee.

PBC serves up gourmet cafe food

PBC serves up gourmet cafe food

For lunch, you can enjoy a big bowl of fresh lettuce greens with the “Poor Man Tuna Nicoise” topped with house-made croutons and tarragon vinaigrette. You also might indulge in their PBC Italian Caprese salad made with thick slices of fresh mozzarella and sliced tomato drizzled with basil pesto and olive oil. Beyond salad, PBC’s signature pizzas come vegetarian or meat laden in the form of the “Three Little Pigs.” Specialty sandwiches are also a hearty lunch option. Pulled Pork and Meatball paired with house-made marinara satisfy the strongest of appetites.

Finish it all of with PBC’s homemade, all-natural ice cream or sorbets that come in creative forms including citrus basil, strawberry ginger, butter pecan, and cinnamon caramel swirl. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in an afternoon of lingering in a cafe as you treat yourself to the dessert of your choice, or you are out to pick up a filling, all-natural, house-made meal to keep you going in your busy day, Pajama Baking Company offers the most gourmet cafe experience in the Mile High City.

Pajama Baking Company's House-made Ice Creams & Sorbets

Pajama Baking Company’s House-made Ice Creams & Sorbets

Pajama Baking Company is located in Denver’s Historic Old South Pearl Street neighborhood at 1595 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210; Tel: (303) 733-3622.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

The head baker and owner of Pajama Baking Company, Russ Tearney, played for what University of Colorado sports team?

Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!

The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “True or False: Prost Brewing only sells their beer to take home in growlers.” Answer: “True, Prost Brewing is one of the first (may be the first!) Colorado brewery to sell their beer only in growlers. You can find Prost Brewing growlers in many liquor stores across the state: http://www.prostbrewing.com/distribution.html .”

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Prost Brewing

November 19th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

 

Travel to Denver’s German Beer Mecca

Prost Brewing Gallery Photos:  (Denver, Colorado)

German beer has found its place in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood where lovers of one of the world’s most ancient brews flock to Prost Brewing for an overflowing Maß, the classic German beer mug. It is here that Denver residents and visitors to Denver are able to play out their fantasy of quaffing down an authentic mug of Pilsner, Dunkel, Altbier, Weissbier, Kolsch, or the classic Oktoberfest Marzen, freeing them from having to book that trip to Munich for such an experience. Prost Brewing’s bier isn’t just authentic, but is also award-winning. Even though the brewery opened just one year ago, among its accolades acquired thus far is a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Keller or Zwickelbier category for their “Keller Pils.”

Prost Beer

In their extensive efforts to be as authentically German as possible, Prost Brewing obtained an antique brewhouse straight from a centuries old brewery in Germany. With this traditional brewing equipment, head brewer Bill Eye is able to follow the ancient recipes to a tee, employing ancient brewing techniques to create some of the most authentic German beer this side of the Atlantic.

Further efforts to create traditional German bier are taken by Prost by ensuring that all of their ingredients are obtained from Germany as well. Prost uses noble German hop varieties that add that characteristic complex spicy and floral flavor profile that only noble German hops are known to have. In addition, all of their yeast comes from the Andechs monastery, one of Germany’s beer meccas. This special strain of yeast is the result of centuries of cultivation by dedicated, beer loving monks.

Since authentic German bier is best drunk in a traditional German beer hall or beer garden, Prost also decided to include a German beer hall and ‘biergarten’ in their business plans. Lined with the same wooden tables and benches you would find in any beer hall or biergarten in Munich, Prost Brewing’s beer hall and garden is one of Denver’s most unique spots to enjoy a fresh bier.

With its award-winning beer that has been carefully crafted with the most traditional German ingredients in a classic, antique brewhouse, it is no wonder that Denver’s hippest neighborhood has welcomed Prost Brewing with open arms (and mouths!). For anyone living in Denver or just visiting, a trip to Prost Brewing, Denver’s German beer mecca, may provide the closest experience to a Munich beer hall that any American city has to offer.

Prost Brewing is located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver at 2540 19th St. Denver CO 80211; Tel: 303-729-1175.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

True or False: Prost Brewing only sells their beer to take home in growlers.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s blog question: “What famous Denver mansion located in Capitol Hill inspired the name Lala’s?” Answer: “The Boetccher mansion, also known as the Governor’s mansion, inspired the name Lala’s since it was a young woman nicknamed “Lala” by her dad who is said to have inspired her dad, businessman Walter Scott Cheeseman, to follow through with the building plans for the mansion. Through Lala’s support, the mansion was finished and the foundation was thus laid for today’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Culinary Connectors Celebrates 5 Years of Colorado Fine Dining

November 15th, 2013 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Radio Show No Comment yet

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When Becky Creighton decided to begin the food tour company Culinary Connectors, she had no idea it would grow into what it is today. After just five years of business, Becky Creighton has brought Colorado’s dining scene to over 2,000 people who have attended her exclusive, behind-the-scenes food tours in Boulder, Aspen, and Denver. With a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor, Culinary Connectors is looking enthusiastically to a future filled with bite after bite and sip after sip of the best Colorado dining has to offer.

In light of this important milestone, I got a chance to sit down with Culinary Connector’s proud President, the devoted foodie behind the magic, Becky Creighton in order to get the inside scoop on what the future holds for Culinary Connectors, her popular radio show Culinary Connectors Live, next year’s Toques and ‘Tails, and her newest creation, Smart Chef Marketing, the one stop shop for restaurant marketing.

Culinary Connectors President, Host of Culinary Connectors Live, & Co-Partner of Smart Chef Marketing

Becky Creighton, Culinary Connectors President, Host of Culinary Connectors Live, & Co-Partner of Smart Chef Marketing

 

“I wanted to introduce people to the huge pool of culinary talent present in Colorado.” Becky explains when I ask her what inspired her to begin Colorado’s first culinary tour company. Becky, always a foodie at heart, had previously lived in San Francisco and Philadelphia, two American cities well-known for their rich and ever-growing dining scenes. When she came to Colorado, she found a new dining scene brimming with just as much culinary talent. As she explored this multi-layered foodie heaven, her enthusiasm grew to a point in which she felt inspired to share her newest culinary finds with people beyond her immediate social network.

Then the time came when starting a company to do just this became an actual possibility. “It all started when I was waiting to hear back on a job and I just couldn’t get the idea of beginning a culinary tour company out of my head. I finally decided to give it a try, just as a way to tide me over. There was no food tour company at the time. Of course, now there are six, all of which are very different from Culinary Connectors.” Five years later, Becky sits smiling over the thought of her company. As the Colorado dining scene continues to grow with new and fresh talent, and innovative restaurants keep popping up around town what seems like every day, Becky seems to have opened the door to a gold mine of culinary talent.

Just as eager as the scene itself are the Colorado diners who can’t seem to ever get enough. Many tune into Becky’s popular talk show that, you guessed it, revolves entirely around food. Becky brings some of Denver’s freshest talent to the microphone, introducing her listeners to chefs, farmers, food artisans, and anyone else behind Colorado’s fine eats that people would never normally get the chance to hear from. This is just one avenue by which Becky has used to bring the culinary scene to people. Last May, she also hosted the inaugural chef and bartending competition “Toques and ‘Tails” that brought some of the culinary and beverage talent from Denver and Boulder’s most creative and cutting-edge restaurants out for this one event.

Toques and 'Tails

Becky’s foodie events don’t stop there, as she has also begun a private event niche within her company, offering any foodie the chance to have Culinary Connectors personally design and implement a food-based event using their V.I.P access to the best chefs, restaurants, and food artisans of Colorado.

Just recently, Becky decided to add another company onto her plate, this time combining her business tech-filled past with food to create Smart Chef Marketing, a company that does the social media side of running a restaurant so that chefs and busy restaurant owners who don’t have the time, knowledge, or desire to infiltrate the virtual techno world don’t have to.

Smart Chef Marketing

After five years, what is the secret to Becky’s Creighton’s success? “I had a business filled past” Becky explains, and when you combine business expertise with passion, things are bound to happen. Of course, Becky had a lot of help along the way. As she takes a moment to think of everyone she would like to thank over the five years, she sends her gratitude out to Fruition’s Alex Seidel, food photographer Alan Hill, and all of the chefs who have supported her from the beginning and still continue to raise a helping hand. Above all, Becky wants to thank all those ardent foodies who were daring enough to engage in a Culinary Connectors’ adventure. Becky thanks the foodies of the world for their support and looks forward to introducing them to more of Colorado’s culinary talents!

 

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – Lala’s Wine Bar

November 12th, 2013 Posted by Cocktails, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

Lala’s Offers the Spice of Life: Variety

Lala's

As many would agree, variety is the spice of life. At Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria, one can enjoy whatever variety of drinks from whichever nook of the world one would like. The wine at Lala’s is always flowing with one of the most eclectic wine lists in Denver.

Starting with the white wines, Lala’s can satisfy the appetite for sweet, novel, and even for a taste of something a bit on the wild side. The sweet Marchetti Late Harvest Verdicchio is a special blend of grapes that were picked after the normal harvest period so that they could accumulate that extra bit of sugar that gives this wine its characteristic flavor. While Lala’s is patterned after an Italian wine bar, it serves wine from every continent, well except Antarctica of course! Oregon’s grape bounty can be enjoyed with a glass of Montinore Borealis Riesling blend that is filled with flavor that will certainly keep things interesting. If you are out to dine on something that is more than interesting, and perhaps just a bit wild, you can go crazy with enthusiasm for the “Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay” from Chile that will keep changing flavors on you as long as sip upon this golden gem.

Lala's

Each wine allows you to experience a new terroir and culture, traveling far beyond Italy. Lala’s encourage such travel, allowing you to “book” your own wine flight by choosing any three wines by the half glass. Wine by the bottle is also a good option, even if you are not looking to consume the entire bottle during your meal. Lala’s can cork the bottle so that you can take the wine remaining home with you, thanks to the Colorado Cork law.

For those looking for something beyond the fermented grape, Lala’s always has a lineup of Italian sodas to fit everyone’s taste buds. Authentic Italian soda comes in the form of peach, blood orange, strawberry, lemon, raspberry, blueberry, apple, and cherry. Cocktails are also on the list of drink options at Lala’s. For those who love an aromatic cocktail that meets the nose before it meets the mouth, Lala’s “Lavender Lush” is formed with house-infused lavender, strawberry and lemon vodka, Vovetti prosecco, and a sprig of fresh mint that makes this luscious concoction a luxury not to be missed.

No matter your motive for enjoying a drink or two this week, Lala’s Wine Bar has a wide selection of different drinks to satisfy any and every appetite. You can book a wine flight that will have you traveling through the wide world of wine or you may enjoy an unexpected medley of spice and everything nice in one of Lala’s creative cocktails. For those looking for an interesting non-alcoholic option, Lala’s traditional Italian sodas bring the flavors of the rainbow within your reach, offering almost every fruit of every color. Of course, there is always the option of ordering one of each, since after all, variety is the spice of life!

Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria is located at 410 E. 7th Ave. Denver CO 80203; Tel: 303-861-9463 (WINE). Happy hour is 7 days a week, 3-7pm and again from 10pm to close.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What famous Denver mansion located in Capitol Hill inspired the name Lala’s?

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s blog question: “(True or False): Outside of the kitchen, Executive Chef and Partner of the Corner House, Matt Selby, has a passion for community service, even winning the Noel Cunningham Award for Outstanding Commitment to Ending Childhood Hunger in Colorado.” Answer: “True, Executive Chef and Partner of the Corner House, Matt Selby is devoted to helping his community through his continued service that was awarded the Noel Cunningham Award for Outstanding Commitment to Ending Childhood Hunger in Colorado.”

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – Corner House

November 8th, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

A Laid-Back, yet Elegant Denver Foodie Haven

 

Tucked away on a corner in the Jefferson Park neighborhood is an unassuming foodie haven, where foodies in the know-how gather each week to enjoy the newest creations of Executive Chef Matt Selby. If you are well-read in the Denver culinary happenings, you may recall Chef Matt Selby from the Vesta Dipping Grill. Now, however, Chef Selby has strayed far from his days of cooking up giant slabs of meat, signatures to Vesta, and is now finally free to create food with his own twist, the way he might cook for people in his own home.

Chef Matt Selby

Executive Chef & Partner Matt Selby

Selby’s style is laid-back, yet elegant, which clearly comes through in dishes such as the “Ham & Cheese” made with authentic Italian prosciutto, French camembert, Spanish queso de mano, an unexpected handful of pistachios, and a few leaves of the herb mallow. With one dish, Selby proves that simple ham and cheese can be the best dish you have had this month. The name of the dish never truly portrays the delicious masterpiece Selby has created. Nothing comes out as you would expect.

“Seared Foie Gras” is another one of Selby’s works of art, made with pumpkin bread pudding, sage, and a charred fig rum reduction, a description that might interest you even if the words “foie gras” are not in your normal culinary vocabulary. For those who love some good seafood, the “Manilla Clams” bring together flavors that will have you licking your fingers. Tucked in a prosciutto broth with chive aioli, roasted fennel, and asparagus, the clams take on new flavors with every bite.

All of these creative and elegant dishes are served in an unpretentious manner, reflecting an atmosphere that is just as laid-back and warm as Chef Selby himself. In the end, Chef Selby and his team have created a sort of home away from home for any foodie who enjoys a restaurant with a genuine neighborhood feel coupled with food that will knock your socks off. Just remember to put them back on before you leave this little foodie haven.

The Corner House is located in Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood at 2240 Clay St. #1 Denver CO 80211; Tel: 720-287-1895.

Corner House

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

(True or False): Outside of the kitchen, Executive Chef and Partner of the Corner House, Matt Selby, has a passion for community service, even winning the Noel Cunningham Award for Outstanding Commitment to Ending Childhood Hunger in Colorado.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s blog question: “What is the name of the ghost that haunts The Blake Street Vault? Hint: The ghost is female and her name begins with “L.” Answer: “The name of the ghost known to still haunt The Blake Street Vault, often spotted sitting in the 3rd booth seat is known as Lydia. She was last seen being thrown down the stairs by an angry miner.”

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – The Blake Street Vault

November 5th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey, Wine No Comment yet

Drink Like a Gold-Miner

Miners - Blake St. Vault

In the neighborhood of LoDo, the oldest part of the city where Denver was originally settled, is a long-lived classic Western saloon that takes its patrons back to the time when Denver was a gold-mining town. Indeed, the history is etched in the old brick walls and, in the case of Blake Street Vault, beneath the floor. It is beneath the main floor level that a vault was discovered that had been hidden tucked away under a secret trap door for over a century.

The Blake Street Vault Revealed

The Blake Street Vault Revealed

Originally built in the 1860s, just five years after gold was discovered in Cherry Creek, the building that would come to house this vault was originally a saloon and boarding house which offered room and board for the miners looking to strike it rich in the wild west. It was an infamous time in Denver’s history when saloons, gambling rooms, and other houses of ill-repute were commonplace in Denver’s make-up. The bunch who was willing to battle their way to the wild west in search of gold was a rowdy group. Now over 150 years later the original building houses a new type of saloon, one with a lot less surly gold-miners, but with some inanimate relics of this infamous time period in Denver’s gold-ridden past. Patrons to LoDo’s Blake Street Vault can still gaze upon the original vault that once held the money and other items of value that were traded by the miners for room and board.

As guests of the Vault take in the atmosphere laden with Denver history, they can sip upon a classic Denver historic drink from the 1940’s known as the Moscow Mule. This special drink includes a substantial dose of Russian vodka, Ginger Beer, and a squeeze of fresh lime that is mixed together and always served up in a the classic copper mug. If that does not take you on a trip to the past, you can always choose to play the part of the miner and purchase a bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey specially selected for Blake St. Vault that will be housed in the vault for safe-keeping until you return for your next round.

If you are not a whiskey drinker, Blake St. Vault has you covered with a long list of house wines that come by the glass, priced at just $5 a glass during happy hour. Happy hour also includes $4 well drinks, $1 off draft beers, $4 Long Island Ice Tea, and $4 Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade. Since Blake Street Vault has the longest happy hour in the LoDo neighborhood including Wednesday through Saturday 11am-7pm and all day on Monday, there should be plenty of time for you to enjoy the Vault’s happiest hours. Head to the Blake Street Vault this week to take a journey into the early, mining days of Denver’s colorful past. With a nicely priced drink in hand, and a seat in a cozy, old western saloon atmosphere, a visit to The Blake Street Vault makes it easy to drink like a gold-miner.

Blake Street Vault

Blake St. Vault is located at 1526 Blake St. Denver CO 80202; Tel: 303-825-9833. Happy hour is ALL DAY Monday, Tuesday 4-7pm, and Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 7pm.

 

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What is the name of the ghost that haunts The Blake Street Vault? Hint: The ghost is female and her name begins with “L.”

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s blog question: “Roughly (to the thousandth) how many meals did Project Angel Heart deliver in 2012? Answer: “In 2012, Project Angel Heart delivered over 445,581 meals to 1,950 clients, free of charge. Support this cause by attending a Taste for LIfe 2013 held this evening, November 5th starting at 6pm.”

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver – A Taste for Life 2013

November 1st, 2013 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Wine & Dine for a Noble Cause

A Taste for Life

This coming Tuesday, November 5th, at 6pm, some of Denver’s finest dining establishments will be serving up an event that you won’t want to miss, particularly if you consider yourself a foodie. It is a rare occasion for so many well-known Mile High eateries to come together, but in light of the cause many of Denver’s most celebrated restaurants and caterers signed up.

The event is for Project Angel Heart, an organization dedicated to delivering nutritious meals to improve the quality of life for people coping with life-threatening illness, all at no cost.

Project Angel Heart

One meal at a time, this organization has helped ensure that those Coloradoans living with HIV/Aids and other life-threatening illnesses receive proper nutrition. This event will help support these efforts, and at the same time provide guests with a tasting of some of the most delicious bites and alluring cocktails Denver dining has to offer.

Among the restaurants participating are some of Culinary Connectors’ favorites such as Jonesy’s Eat Bar, Le Grand Bistro, Vesta Dipping Grill, TAG, Second Home Kitchen & Bar, and The Corner Office. While these restaurants can be visited on a Culinary Connectors Top Restaurant Tour, this event will present you with an opportunity to eat your way through all of these restaurant’s best bites all at once! Going from tasting station to tasting station, you will become more and more in love with being a “philanthropic foodie” who puts their passion for food towards a greater good.

Once you have filled your tummy to its capacity you can sit back or, if you prefer, rock out to some authentic Denver entertainment. There will also be a silent auction for those who want to get their hands on VIP tickets to The Book of Mormon, a Palisade wine country weekend, or a priceless MLB.com Colorado Rockies opening day VIP experience. These along with 150 other exciting prizes will be auctioned off at this one event.

Whether you are a true food lover out to discover some new Denver restaurants or you just simply want to support a good cause, Denver’s A Taste for Life offers something for everyone. In light of the important cause you would be supporting, wining and dining never seemed so noble. Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to practice a bit of philanthropy simply through your glass and your fork.

Denver’s A Taste for Life 2013 will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. For tickets and more information go to: http://www.projectangelheart.org/events/taste-for-life.html.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

Roughly (to the thousandth) how many meals did Project Angel Heart deliver in 2012?

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s blog question: “In addition to a “Crafty Ladies Beer Club,” what other club does Highland Tap & Burger host? Hint: This club is a bit more active and prefers to have a portion of each meeting outdoors.” Answer: “Highland Tap & Burger also hosts a running club that meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm, even through the winter. Runners get to end their run with complimentary pasta, salad and garlic bread from Highland Tap & Burger, as well as 20% off all Oskar Blues draft beers! Running and free food awaits!”

Highland Tap & Burger Run Club