Haircuts for a cause, a beer you follow around, going whole hog and dancing till the cows come home! Sounds like a great week. Let’s take a look and see what we found to be In Good Taste for this week.
Monday, June 12
Floyd’s 99, the original Rock ‘n’ Roll barbershop, kicks off a campaign to honor those who experience life’s big moments. Developed in partnership with rock star musician and cancer survivor Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the campaign includes a wide variety of special experiences while also raising money for McMahon’s charity, Dear Jack Foundation. To learn more about the prize and special deals fans can get, visit the website. The signature prize? VIP tickets to be McMahon’s guest at an upcoming concert. Floyd’s “Life Changing Experiences” campaign will run June 12th – July 21st and is open to anyone who has had a life changing experience. Share your life changing experience on the Floyd’s 99 Facebook page for the chance to win a VIP Meet & Greet experience with Andrew McMahon in Dana Point, CA on August 17th, tickets to see Andrew McMahon perform at a live concert, autographed “Zombies on Broadway” vinyls, a Bluetooth enabled 3 Speed Turntable Record player with built-in speakers and more. Additionally, fans can join the Floyd’s 99 E-Club for access to special offers, exclusive content, and a chance to win exciting prizes, including a $200 Ticketmaster gift card, a Bluetooth turntable with built-in speakers, Floyd’s 99 ultimate product package grooming kit, free haircuts for a year and more.
Tuesday, June 13
NOTE: Win tickets to the 1940s WWII Era Ball with In Good Taste Denver. The contest ends midnight, June 13.
Join the Denver Mug Club – From our friends at Two Parts, their twist on a mug club means the mugs travel around in a special case, going from one brewery to another every month. While the case and mugs are at the selected Brewery of the Month, members can use their mug for a free first fill, discounts on fill beyond the first, and access to one special Mug Club Meet-up at each stop. Meet ups will feature special tappings, private tours, discounts, and more. The Denver Mug Club is just $10 per month. Upcoming breweries include Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Spangalang Brewery, Great Divide Barrel Bar, and Bruz Beers. Beer drinkers interested in participating can register at denvermugclub.com.
Thursday, June 15
Colorado’s longest-running barbeque competition, the Colorado BBQ Challenge, hosted by the Town of Frisco, returns Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, 2017. The multi-day event, which extends more than six blocks on Frisco’s picturesque Main Street, features live music, pig races, kids’ activities, a firefighter cook-off, chef demos, a Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey tour, the Bacon Burner 6k and some of the best barbeque in the nation. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found at FriscoBBQ.com.
Celebrate National Lobster Day at Blue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood. They receive daily shipments of fresh seafood, and its lobster flies first class directly from Maine. They will be offering a classic lobster roll with lemon mayo and celery for only $15 all day, while supplies last (regularly $25). If you can’t make it on Thursday, June 15 – every Wednesday is Lobster Riot at Blue Island. Pick from lobster served three ways, starting at $20: a lobster roll with fries and a salad; a one-pound lobster with fries, salad and garlic butter sauce; OR a grilled half lobster and burger with fries, salad and garlic butter sauce.
Friday, June 16
Bigbsy’s Folly, A Craft Winery & Cellar Door, will open to the public in Denver’s RiNo (River North Art District) neighborhood on Friday. Located in a 130-year-old warehouse adjacent to the 38th Street A-Line station, the Roaring ‘20s-inspired tasting room features several house-made varietals by award-winning winemakers as well as a full-service bar and food menu. Bigsby’s Folly will celebrate its grand opening weekend (June 16-18) with free wine growlers for the first 50 guests to purchase a fill-up.
Saturday, June 17
While the celebrities play at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, at the same time, another foodie event is happening that is almost all Colorado food and drink talent. It’s the Heritage Fire Snowmass, committed to promoting local chefs, farmers and their heritage breeds.
Be transported back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, food, drinks, and dancing at the 1940s WWII Era Ball. The 2017 Ball will benefit The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, The Commemorative Air Force, and Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. The event takes place June 17 at the Boulder Airport. The 1940’s WWII Era Ball kicks off at 4 p.m. with general admission doors opening with a red carpet paparazzi arrival at 5 p.m.Music, food, drink and revelry will continue until 1 a.m. Tickets, photos, costume inspiration, and more information are available online at 1940sball.com. NOTE: Win tickets to the Ball with In Good Taste Denver. The contest ends midnight, June 13.
Join community for the Juneteenth festival in the Manual High School Parking lot on 26th & Gilpin Street. The festival features a parade, live music, job fair, youth zone and more. But more importantly, according to the website, “Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.”
PrideFest is June 17 and 18 with vendors, a parade, 5K, live music and much more, all to support and celebrate the LGBT community. Denver PrideFest is the largest annual fundraiser for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, a non-profit organization that serves more than 47,000 people annually with programs for LGBT youth, seniors, Colorado’s transgender community, and training and legal programs.
Denver Beer Co. Arvada will host its official Grand Opening celebration, including live music from local Arvada musicians, burgers and fries from The Mighty food truck, and a photo booth. Denver Beer Co.’s Olde Town Arvada location, formerly the Craig Chevrolet Dealership, include 4350 square feet of interior space housing a new seven (7) barrel brew house, The Mighty Burger airstream trailer, and a tasting room, plus 1500 square feet of outdoor patio space in front of the building. The Arvada location features long communal tables, large open garage doors, and industrial finishes.
Sunday, June 18
Take Dad out for a great meal at Parker Garage and try one of their new menu items including Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon Vegetable quinoa salad, baby spinach, honey cilantro lime aioli and Grilled NY Strip
Maple bourbon glaze, lyonnaise potatoes, sautéed zucchini, pickled tomatoes.
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