The first snow of the season followed by more days of glorious fall weather just serves to keep us on our toes. So too does this week’s roundup which has us flitting between cocktails to opera to farm-to-table dinners. Let’s just see what’s In Good Taste this week, shall we?
Monday, October 9
Hearth & Dram, is featuring old basics in their brand new happy hour. Every day from 3-6pm, they serve 40 different classic cocktails for $8 each, including an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Whiskey Sour and more. Twenty non-whiskey cocktails are available, too, including a margarita, negroni, mai tai and more. Happy hour bites feature chicken wings, braided pretzels and shishito peppers, tempura onion rings, crab beignets, beef tartare, steamed house-baked Hawaiian rolls and more.
Tuesday, October 10
Tickets are on sale for the 40th Denver Film Festival. On the 10th, tickets go on sale for members. On the 12th, tickets go on sale to the public. The festival runs November 1-11.
Friday, October 13
Olive & Finch in Cherry Creek is in a family way with Family-Style Fridays. From 4-8pm, family-style meals will be served with chicken, beef and vegetarian options for the 3-course meal. Choose from Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf or Mac N Cheese with seasonal sides. The three courses include mains/sides, salad and dessert, for $20 for adults, $10 for kids 6 and older, and kids under 5 eat free.
Saturday, October 14
Fathom Events’ The Met: Live in HD will stream live performances of some of the world’s most beloved and timeless operas in movie theaters all across the country, including many in the Denver area (click this link to find tickets in your area). On Oct. 14 and 18, Live in HD will stream live performances of Mozart’s legendary masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute), a lighthearted, whimsical fairytale performance for the entire family.
The 12th annual Fresh Hop Festival is back featuring beers made with fresh hops, whole cone hops that connect with the wort within 24 hours of harvest. This year, Denver’s Fresh Hop Festival will not have tickets. Instead beers will be sold by the glass with 50 cents per pour donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild. More information about the event including participating breweries can be found below.
For the first time ever, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city’s local breakfast burrito trailblazer, Santiago’s Mexican Restaurants, proclaimed “Breakfast Burrito Day” in Denver, to recognize the impact the City of Denver has had on blending American and Mexican cultures and on distinguishing one of the most-celebrated breakfast foods on the Front Range. Santiago’s is throwing back its price for breakfast burritos to the same $1.25 price as when the local, family-owned business first opened its doors in 1990.
Sunday, October 15
Ekar Farm invites all to celebrate and support their bountiful harvest of growing and giving (8,000 lbs of fresh vegetables to food pantries this season) with a last-of-season harvest dinner, prepared by chef Tisha Steele of SAME Cafe (Denver’s only nonprofit pay-what-you-can restaurant). Share the last of Ekar’s fresh, summer harvest with a vegetarian, multi-course meal inspired by seasonal vegetables such as carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and corn. Dinner takes place in two sittings: 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Hosted at SAME Cafe, 2023 E. Colfax Ave, Denver 80206. $36 per person (special price for children under 12). Information and registration: ekarfarm.org. All proceeds directly benefit Ekar’s programming, operations and vegetable donations to Metro Caring, SAME Cafe, Weinberg Pantry and Kavod Senior Life.