Our picks for this week are quite varied, from making plans for New Years to comfort foods and a unique film festival. Let’s see what’s In Good Taste this week.

Monday, December 4
Plan now for a pretty spectacular-sounding New Year’s eve celebration in Vail at (L)arkspur Events & Dining. They’ll be hosting their 17th annual event with a buffet including lobster, steak foie gras, caviar and more. There will be a Vail Mountain torchlight descent, parade and live music by New Soul Brigade. To top it off, there’s a fireworks show off the mountain at midnight. 

What's In Good Taste
bar helix’s Naughty Waffles, just in time for National Comfort Food Day.

Tuesday, December 5
Happy National Comfort Food Day! Some say the date marks your excuse to go all “eating pants” until after the New Year. We still believe in moderation but feel you should eat purposefully, such as with the Naughty Waffles at bar helix. It’s their take on the menu craze using actual tater tots for waffles. Theirs are dressed with pickle-brined, buttermilk fried chicken and a drizzle of sriracha-wildflower honey aioli.  Nothing says “comfort food” like a grilled cheese sandwich. Postino LoHi will be serving their NYC Grilled Cheese with white cheddar, Port Salut cheese and pesto along with their “soup of the moment,” (the day’s soup). 

It’s about to get small at the Shops at Northfield in Stapleton with the Tiny House Holiday Village running through December 10. This temporary village features festively decorated tiny homes, all built by Colorado builders. Tours of the tiny homes, the first of its kind in the country, will have tours of the homes Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm. 

Wednesday, December 6
 Que Bueno Suerte! Mexican restaurant  in Platt Park  will host a Meet the Fairy Door Artists event. Guests are invited to mingle with various artists, and Councilman Clark will also be in attendance.  Aside from offering fairy door maps for those that wish to wander the neighborhood before or after the event, Que Bueno Suerte! will be extending its regular happy hour through the event and serving magical specials, such as Sparkling Fairy Sangria (with prosecco for adults and sparkling apple juice for kids) and a Fairy Empanada.

In Good Taste Denver
Proving healthy is delicious, this perfectly-prepared salmon is star in Modern Market’s Curry Salmon Bowl off their new fall/winter menu.

 Thursday, December 7
Attend ATC DEN’s first holiday party, Mistletoe & Margaritas, benefitting the local charity, Art from Ashes. There’ll be a silent auction, margaritas by Tequila Ocho, wine and beer from The Proper Pour and food by Comal. $15 donation (includes drinks and bites), to purchase tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mistletoe-margaritas-an-atc-den-holiday-party-tickets-40214499651 Or RSVP at events@atcden.com 

Friday, December 8
Modern Market has unveiled their fall/winter menu. This weekend would be a good time to try it. We love how they combine healthy food with really delicious food and at reasonable prices. When we tried out several dishes last week, our favorites were the Curry Salmon Bowl, SuperDUPERfood Salad, and the BBQ Pork Sandwich. 

Saturday, December 9
See above about tours of the Tiny House Holiday Village.

The Bug Theatre presents a Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Extravaganza. The all-animation film festival features a pre-show marathon of cartoon shorts. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available online at www.BugTheatre.org. The Bug Theatre is located at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. 

What's In Good Taste
Cherry Creek North is keeping things cool with ice sculptures and warm with holiday cheer at Winterfest. Photo by Evan Semon.

Winter Fest in Cherry Creek North is a free, family-friendly event will transform Fillmore Plaza (between 1st and 2nd Avenues on Fillmore Street) into a winter wonderland with live ice carving, elves, temporary fire pits, face painting, complimentary treats and warm beverages, a live DJ, the Denver Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, giveaways, photo stops for kids and furry friends, and more.

The Jackalope Denver artisan market will be selling great Colorado stuff for your holiday shopping pleasure. As an added bonus, it’s in the very cool McNichols Building, across from the beautifully-lit Civic Center building. Read about it and other upcoming Artisan Markets in our roundup. 

Sunday, December 10
The jackalope Denver artisan market continues!

The Tiny House Holiday Village tours continue.

Do some shopping for the foodies in your life with our handy IGTD guide filled with culinary-themed books and movies we love, here


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