September’s off to a great start with opportunities to learn how to cook, chances to eat and drink the best of the best, cycle for a cause and swing your partner ’round and ’round! Let’s get started with what we find to be In Good Taste this week.
Throughout the month:
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts has some cooking classes planned that particularly appealed to us including A World of Taste: Spain (Sept. 6), Steak & Spirits (Sept. 8), Wood Fired Pizza (Sept. 17) and Classic Techniques: Artisan Bread (Sept. 19-21).
Throughout the week:
Denver Food + Wine Festival, Sept. 5-10. In its thirteenth year, the signature event has multiple events from the Culinary Cinema Series (Sept. 5) to The ShakeDown (Sept. 7) with a competition for best cocktail and best bite. The week culminates with the Grand Tasting, (Sept. 9), uniting the award winning chefs, mixologists and wine professionals for a day of exploring Colorado’s food and beerage traditions. For the full schedule and to get tickets (while they last), visit https://denverfoodandwine.com/
Tuesday, Sept. 5
Head down to the Noodles & Co at 16th & Market to have some lunch and help the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Noodles & Company is bringing the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry School Bus Tour to Denver from 11am-2pm. Noodles’ new CEO, Dave Boennighausen, will be working in the restaurant himself, raising funds for the cause and awarding guests will a variety of fun giveaways, prizes and, of course, free noodles. All September long at all Noodles locations, guests can donate $2 to No Kid Hungry (which helps connect children with up to 20 healthy meals) and receive a coupon for a free Shareable item in return.
Thursday, Sept. 7
Hotel Teatro continues their creative workshop series in The Study with an Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with workshops by Ink + Root. Writing by hand is a lost art! Learn to do it real pretty-like.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria debuted its fall menu on Sept. 1. Along with it is a good deal during their Stoking Social Hour (Monday-Friday 3:30-6pm): For $25, the Stoking Social Hour menu features the popular Coalition pairing complete with choice of Bruschetta Trio or small Antipasto platter and a bottle of wine. Starting Sept 1, guests have a choice between two Coalition wines – Tormaresca Chardonnay or Mamma Mia! Red Blend.
Thursday, Sept. 8
Great Divide is having a Barn Party, a foot-stomping good time with miniature farm animals, live square dancing, live blue grass music, nostalgic fair games, food trucks and beer, of course!
Saturday, Sept. 10
Cycle to raise money for CU Boulder’s largest scholarship initiative during the Buff Bike Classic. Elevations Credit Union has been a proud sponsor of this event since its inception in 2003. Pick one of seven routes to ride from the 14-mile Little Buff to the 110-mile Buff Epic through Boulder Canyon.
Looking Ahead to What’s In Good Taste…
CherryArts at Stanley is bringing national art with local flavor to the Stanley Marketplace, September 15-17. Peruse the art, meet the artists and talk to them about this methods and, of course, buy yourself something beautiful. There’ll be live music, food trucks and an Art Brunch on Sunday. Admission is free but tickets are required for the Art Brunch.
The Bindery is coming. It’s a new project from Chef Linda Hampsten Fox . The restaurant is four distinct concepts: Eatery, market, bakery and catering, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner or dining in or taking out. It will be located at 1817 Central between Denver’s Lower Highland and Lower Downtown.
Avoid all that pesky parking by using our exclusive Lyft code for new users – IGTD17 for $15 in credits.