It’s a busy, busy month! So much is going on and that doesn’t even count Valentine’s Day. We’ll have some separate coverage for you about that, just you wait. Meanwhile, start making some plans! Here’s what we found to be In Good Taste this month:
Vintage Theatre and Spotlight Theatre present Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth” February 2 through March 11. When mystery writer Andrew Wyke invites his wife’s lover to his country estate, a battle of wits quickly turns into a sinister and deadly game of cat and mouse.
In honor of National Carrot Cake Day, Ocean Prime will donate $1 from every slice sold February 3-9 of their signature 10-layer Carrot Cake to No Kid Hungry. This decadent dessert features 10 layers of carrot cake covered in smooth, cream cheese icing. The slice is finished with a drizzle of pineapple syrup, whipped cream and a mint garnish ($14). $1 is the equivalent of 10 meals for children struggling with hunger in America. To date, Ocean Prime has raised 130,000 meals for No Kid Hungry, the campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.
Visual artist Sarah Palmeri’s The Magazine Project, will be exhibited at Denver Theatre District’s Understudy, Feb. 3-16. It explores feminine identity through the lens of mass communication and abstraction. Palmeri uses this platform to experiment with various drawing methods that confront idealizations of women in advertising. Her installation will include a mural of magazine collages and figurative light sculptures. Palmeri invites the public to create magazine collages during open studio days.
Call to Arms Brewing Company will be tapping and releasing Majestic Wolf Lamp, an oak-aged blended Belgian sour with blackcurrants. At 8 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), this magenta hued sour is a jammy blend offering complex notes of boysenberry, blackcurrant, candied cherry and gentle oak that results in a pronounced sour finish with a slight sweetness. Majestic Wolf Lamp, which pays homage to the wolf lamp scene in the movie Step Brothers, is reminiscent of farm stand blackberry jam. Bottles will retail for $12. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Call to Arms has designed branded Teku glasses. These glasses will be available for purchase at $10.
Got meat? Denver-based Frontiere Natural Meats is now available in the AmazonFresh Local Market. Frontiere presently offers 25 different products on the AmazonFresh website with plans to increase that number in the coming months. Current selections include a variety of steak cuts and ground options from the All Natural Bison and Elk lines, Organic Beef, Sweet Italian Chicken and Pork Sausages as well as Applewood and Hickory Smoked Bacon from Frontiere’s fully-owned Maverick Ranch-branded line. Frontiere products are delivered fresh to the Amazon distribution center in Denver five days a week and then to the customer the day after the order is placed.
Resolute Brewing Co. is celebrating Stout Month by tapping their American Stout features dark, roasty malts balanced by a late addition of Citra hops, lending some unexpected citrus aroma characteristics and pronounced bitterness. They’ll tap a Latte Milk Statout on Feb. 5, a Chocolate Orange Stout on Feb. 12, a Rum Raisin Imperial Stout on February 14, a Coconut Cream Stout on Feb. 19 and a Golden Stout on Feb. 26.
The 22nd Denver Jewish Film Festival at the MACC (Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center) runs Feb. 7-19, provides an expansive view, both topically and geographically, from fascinating documentaries on Jewish cultural icons to Dutch thrillers featuring notorious Holocaust villains, to riveting Israeli dramas depicting life both past and present.
The Corner office is hosting a Laws Whiskey Tasting. For $50, get 4 whiskey pairings and whisky cocktail with German potato soup, girlled honey-bourbon wings, rooftop smoked tender belly baby back ribs, baked strozzapretti with whiskey Bolognese and prime rib.
The Loveland Fire and Ice Festival runs Feb. 9-11 with full-size pours from participating wineries and distilleries. There will also be ice sculptures, live music and fireworks.
Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Featuring Escapology® Is celebrating the Grand Opening Weekend, Feb. 9-11, of their most recent, and last escape room. The theme is “Under Pressure”—it is 1944 and your US Navy team is in the prized submarine Steel Shark, but without warning the vessel plunges without power into the darker regions of the sea. With only one hour before you succumb to oxygen deprivation and the dangers of the deep you must repair the Steel Shark and return to the surface. “Under Pressure” has a difficulty rating of 8.9 out of 10, meaning that some experience with escape rooms might be helpful in succeeding. See what we thought of the place on a recent visit.
Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) presents Art & Soul, a now annual event, which is an evening of artwork, art auctions and demonstrations, live music, food, drink and inspiring people.
Great Divide Brewing has released Mexican Chocolate Yeti, brewed with Cholaca liquid cacao, a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to invoke the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate (traditionally called champurrado). Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired up with a Yeti!
Stories on Stage presents “Love & Marriage” at the Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center. See “The Big Cat” by Louise Erdrich; “Madame Lazarus” by Maile Meloy; “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Anne Patchett.
Degas: A Passion for Perfection opens, running through May 20. The exhibit will showcase French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. See more than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze. The exhibition will focus on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’ 60-year career. These include his interest in learning from the art of the past and from that of his contemporaries, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and his strong interest in opera and dance.
To show their gratitude to the arvada Fire Department that contained a recent electrical fire at their restaurant, Kokoro Bowl will host a fundraiser on Feb. 12, 5-9pm. A portion of all proceeds will go to Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District (FAFPD).
February 14 – Watch for our roundup of Valentine’s deals, coming soon
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Ace Eat Serve in Uptown. Diners will receive a traditional red envelope with a lucky scratch ticket guests might win one hour of free ping pong or an Ace gift card. Try the new ‘Year Of The Dog’ cocktail with Ron Zacapa rum, Bird Dog Whiskey, Dancing Pines. Black Walnut Liqueur, Hair of The Dog Tonic, and orange bitters. All weekend long, enjoy Executive Chef Thach’s New Year Special of sharable Fried Whole Fish with Chả Cá Hà Nội, turmeric pickled shallots and charred pineapple served with lettuce cups.
Town Hall Arts Center presents Something’s Afoot, an award-nominated that takes a satirical poke at the Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the ‘30s English music hall. It runs through March 25.
Denver Restaurant Week runs Feb. 23-March 4. This is a great chance to get some deals at restaurants you’ve been wanting to try. Visit the website to see all of the menus. The restaurants are offering multi-course dinners for $25, $35 and $45. Make reservations as soon as possible because spots fill up fast.
Colorado Distillers Guild and Two Parts proudly presents the first ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival. This unique tasting event will highlight some of the state’s finest spirit artisans and will celebrate the launch of the Colorado Spirits Trail—a collective map guiding you through the craft distilleries of Colorado. The full web and printed map includes more than 70 stops at craft distilleries near and far. Spirit lovers experiencing the Colorado Spirits Trail will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the Colorado distilleries while enjoying perks along the way.
Enjoy Dinner on the Divide: Farm-to-Table Dinner at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. The guest chef is Paul Reilly from Beast + Bottle and Coperta. To book your dinner reservation call: 970-726-7002 ext. 970 or email Summer Mathews: email@example.com