Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Where to Drink This Week: Jagged Mountain Brewery

September 30th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

This week stop Jagged Mountain Brewery, the closest tap room to the Great American Beer Festival. Jagged Mountain Brewery prides itself on making adventurous, delicious beer. Randy, RJ and Wayne, the founders of Jagged Mountain Brewery, have known each other for more than a decade and have had adventures together including mountaineering, ice climbing, back packing, etc. When they decided to start Jagged Mountain Brewery together, they wanted to stay within the adventure theme and push the limits with their beer.

In 2013 Jagged Mountain Brewery was voted one of the Top New Bars in Denver. Trying the craft beers at Jagged Mountain is a unique experience, and they use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Upcoming beer releases this week include:

Sept. 30- Barrel-Aged First Descent Old Ale
Oct. 1- Lunar Eclipse (HUGE) Imperial Stout
Oct. 2- Fresh Hop IPA
Oct. 3- (also Meet the Brewer day): Whiskey Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine
Oct. 4- Cognac Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine

Jagged Mountain Brewery is located at 1139 20th St. Denver 80202. 720-689-2337.
Monday-Thursday 2-10pm
Friday 2-11pm
Saturday 12-11pm
Sunday 12-9pm

Where to Drink This Weekend: Denver Beer Fest

September 26th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Culinary Connectors, Denver No Comment yet

The Denver Beer fest runs from September 26th to October 4th and features more than 300 beer related events around Denver. This is a perfect opportunity to sample of Colorado’s best craft brews and participate in some unique events related to beer.

One event going on this weekend for Denver Beer Fest is the 45th Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The event is free to get in. Purchase tickets at the event to sample various beers and German food. This event is not to miss; Denver Oktoberfest has gotten national recognition as one of the country’s best Oktoberfest. Denver Oktoberfest is located between 20th St and 22nd St on Larimer St.

This weekend would also be an opportune time to try Culinary Connectors craft beer tour happening on Saturday September 27th from 2-4pm. Tickets cost $29 and include plenty of beer sampling.

To keep up with all the events for Denver Beer Fest, check http://www.denver.org/denver-beer-fest/beer-fest-events/. This webpage will tell you what’s going on what day, how much the cost is and where the event is.

Where to Drink This Week: Denver Harvest Week

September 23rd, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

Tuesday September 23- Saturday September 28 Denver Harvest Week is highlighting some of the best independent restaurants and local farmers in the Denver area. Each night a group of 5+ chefs/restaurants will come together to create pop-up parties at the GrowHaus. The event is also a fundraiser for GrowHaus, an urban garden.

Tuesday- Duel in the West, Grapes vs. Grains. This is a match between wine and beer with a 7 course dinner. Restaurants include Lola, Wazee Supper Club, Lower 48, Argyll and Central Bistro.

Wednesday- GrowLove- Buddha’s Vegetarian Delight. This is a vegetarian feast with Asian inspired dishes and cocktails. Restaurants include Colt & Gray, Ace Eat & Serve, Euclid Hall, Coohills, Fuel, Vine St. Pub and Rootdown.

Thursday- The Feast of the Hunters and Gatherers. Chefs will be gathering, killing and grilling for this feast. Restaurants include Trilium, Panzano, Harman’s Eat and Drink, Beatrice & Woodsley, Squeaky Bean, Work & Class and Cafe Bar.

Friday- Footloose and Farm Fresh. A DJ will be on site for dancing and of course incredible food and beer to go with the party. Restaurants include Pinche Tacos, Jonsey’s, Adelita’s, Appaloosa Grill, Biker Jim’s, Lucky Pie, Ste. Ellie, Parallel 17, B-Side and The Lobby.

Saturday- Brunch celebration will conclude Denver Harvest Week celebration, and it includes bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Kids under 13 get in free! Restaurants include Snooze, Vesta, Beast & Bottle, Lou’s Food Bar and Session Kitchen.

For more information and to get your tickets, see www.harvestweek.com.

Where to Eat This Weekend: Sunnyside Burger Bar

September 19th, 2014 Posted by Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Chef and restauranteur Troy Guard has many successful restaurants in Denver including TAG, TAG Burger Bar, Sugarmill, Bubu, Guard and Grace and Los Chingones. Add to the list newly opened restaurant Sunnyside Burger Bar in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

The concept of Sunyside Burger Bar is a combination between quick casual and and a full service restaurant. The food is served quick, but it is a huge step up from normal quick service food: gourmet burgers, hand cut fries and an extensive selection of craft beers on tap. Servers also come out to guests for refills or ordering additional food.

True to Chef Guard’s style, food at Sunnyside Burger Bar is influenced with global flavors. Burgers can come with beef, turkey, Colorado bison, salmon or veggie burger, and there are many types of styles to choose from. Try out the newest of chef Guard’s creations this weekend at Sunnyside Burger Bar; it won’t disappoint!

Sunnyside Burger Bar is located at 3759 Lipan St. Phone # 720-255-2485.
Open daily 11am-10pm.

Where to Drink This Week: Argyll Whiskey Beer

September 16th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey No Comment yet

Argyll Whiskey Beer is a GastroPub with high caliber food, drinks and the warmth and ambiance of a 100 year old pub. Argyll Whiskey Beer focuses on whiskeys from all over the US, Canada and Europe. The cuisine focuses on local ingredients, flavorful sauces and some menu items with a Middle Eastern influence.

Argyll Whiskey Beer recently opened in Denver under Robert Thompson, creator of the Punch Bowl concept. Argyll has received much attention as a go to destination for Denver with it’s unique concept, delicious food and hand crafted drinks. Happy hour drinks include $4 beers, $4 selected whiskeys $5 punches and $5 wine glasses. They have brunch cocktails like mango mimosas, Irish coffee and rum punch for two.

Take advantage of the knowledgeable staff at Argyll to expand your drink choices and pairing with food, and try some of their different whiskeys and cocktail drinks that are new to you. They feature over 200 whiskeys, 20 draft beers and a global bottle selection.

Argyll Whiskey Beer is located at 1035 E 17th Ave. Denver 80218. 303-847-0850.
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-2am
Saturday 10am-2am
Sunday 10am-9pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:30-6pm

Where to Eat This Weekend: Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill

September 12th, 2014 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Eat This Weekend No Comment yet

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill is located on Blake Street in LoDo and serves up some of the best gastropub fare in Denver. Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill uses the freshest ingredients possible and dynamic flavor profiles that set itself apart from sub-par cuisine. The standard is set high for quality, and almost everything is made in house- even their ketchup. Some of the unique food at Jimmy’s includes:

-Fresh cut beer battered fries
-Greek nachos with fresh cut pita chips, hummus, gyro meat, red pepper aioli and raita sauce
-Jimmy’s Jambalaya- family recipe with crawfish, chicken Andoullie sausage, Basmati rice and flat bread
-African chicken sandwich- spicy crispy chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, red onion, hot honey sauce, meleguate creme on a brioche roll.
Blake Street bison- sliced Bison tenderloin, pasta, heirlooms, spinach, Brussels sprouts, Italian cheeses, balsamic reduction.

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill also serves a delicious brunch on the weekends with bottomless mimosas. Happy hour is everyday from 4-7pm, and Wednesdays wine bottles are HALF OFF.

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill is located at 1530 Blake St. Unit B, Denver 80202.
Phone # 303-298-5000.
Monday and Wednesday 11am-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11am- Midnight
Friday and Saturday 10am-1am
Sunday10am-9pm

Where to Drink This Week: mmm…COFFEE!

September 9th, 2014 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Uncategorized, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

mmm…COFFEE is Denver’s first strictly Paleo coffee shop, located in the Santa Fe Arts District. Owners Derek and Jami Fynboh serve top notch coffee with organic fair trade espresso, homemade grain free baked goods and granola and serve savory soups and salads all with organic vegetables, free range, wild caught or grass fed meat and eggs.

mmm…COFFEE prides itself on serving the freshest, highest quality ingredients. The Paleo Diet has become very popular, and mmm…COFFEE sticks with the Paleo principle of cutting out grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugars and vegetable oils. Even if you’re not Paleo, you will appreciate the excellence in coffee and food mmm…COFFEE has to offer.

mmm…COFFEE serves the increasingly popular BulletProof coffee which is 2 tbsp grassfed butter, 1 tbsp medium chain triglycerides (MCT) in a double Americano. Give it a try if you’ve never had it before; it is a rich, satisfying drink. They do serve regular espresso drinks as well.

mmm…COFFEE is located at 910 Santa Fe Dr. Denver 80204. Phone # is 720-881-1750.
Open Tuesday- Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Where to Eat This Weekend: Denver Food and Wine

September 5th, 2014 Posted by Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

The Denver Food and Wine event this weekend is put on by the Colorado Restaurant Association and Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado for an opportunity to taste some of Colorado’s best wine, spirits and menu creations.
The schedule for Denver Food and Wine starts Wednesday and culminates on Saturday September 6th from 1-4pm with a grand tasting event from more than 30 of Denver’s top restaurants. Denver Food and Wine grand tasting is at Metro State University’s Auraria Campus. Tickets for the grand tasting event will get you access to tasting samples and drinks from participating restaurants.
This is the 10th year for the Denver Food and Wine event, and this event helps raise funds for the Denver Post Community Foundation, Colorado Restaurant Education Foundation and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Throughout the grand tasting event on Saturday, there will be culinary demonstrations from Troy Guard chef/owner of TAG, Los Chingones, Sugarmill, Bubu and TAG Burger Bar, Ian Kleinman chef/owner of the Inventing room and pastry chef Panzano Restaurant Amy Sayles.