Our weekly roundups for What’s In Good Taste, which we started in 2017, are mighty popular. We’re proud that we can help guide our readers to explore their city and some of the cool foodie/arts & culture-related things going on.  In 2018, we’ve decided to switch things up a bit. We’ll do a once monthly roundup that we’ll add to as we hear of things we find to be In Good Taste. Here’s what we’re seeing so far, for the month of January:

Thursday, January 11
Rhein Haus, LoDo’s Bavarian-inspired restaurant, will play host to the next episode of Top Chef. Rhein Haus, which serves house-made sausages, pretzels and so much more, is the setting for German cooking challenge, “Now that’s a lot of Schnitzel,” in episode six of Season 15. The restaurant will host a viewing party 8pm, airing the episode on the big screen over the bocce courts. This non-ticketed event is open to the public, with first-come, first-serve access to seats, and plenty of standing room. To celebrate Colorado’s exposure on the of the series, Colorado Springs-based Top Chef contestant Brother Luck has collaborated with Rhein Haus Executive Chef, Pete Fjosne, to offer a specialty brat. The “Top Chef Wurst” is a house-made Cheddarwurst, topped with Bacon Jam (for which Brother is well-known) with house dill pickles, sour cream and a fried egg. The wurst will be available through the show’s final episode, in mid-March.

What's In Good Taste January - Steuben's Hot Toddy
We get all warm just looking at this picture! Go have Steuben’s Hot Toddy to celebrate Hot Toddy Day.

Celebrate National Hot Toddy day at Steuben’s (both Uptown and Arvada locations) with the Steuben’s Rock & Rye.  It has Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey infused with orange zest, plus lemon zest, clove, cassia bark, horehound and rock candy. Sounds like that will surely warm you up!

Tuesday, January 16
 Bruz Beers has Tap & Taco Tuesday with ½ price featured tap and $2 tacos all day. Mmmm, tacos. Mmmm, beer. 

Thursday, January 18
There’s a new, quite unusual tree growing in the center of Civic Center Park. The Civic Center Conservancy will launch a temporary, interactive art installation called the Tree of Transformation by Denver-based artists Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of Yetiweurks. Attend a  free public event from 5-6pm, with food and beverage trucks available, to celebrate the installation. The 20-foot-tall interactive musical tree is made of wood and steel. It’s a twisting steel-pipe tree trunk sprouting from a full-size upright piano that creates sound and light from user interaction on the piano. The installation is the beginning of an ongoing effort by Civic Center Conservancy to deepen activation in the Park with art. The Tree of Transformation will be up until April 15, come rain, wind, snow or shine. Go play with it!

What's In Good Taste January - Tree of Transformation sculpture.
What’s that growing in the heart of the city? Why, it’s the Tree of Transformation, naturally. Photo courtesy Espresso Buzz.

Friday, January 19
Get a new perspective on Denver’s dining scene with Local Table Tours. Your guide will be Orion Carrington. The local celebrity is known in the food community for hosting the popular Comcast television show, Let’s Eat, in addition to emceeing a variety of events around town including the Denver Burger Battle and RAW Artist – Denver. Food tours with Carrington can be booked online or by calling 303-909-5747.

Wednesday, January 24
Spend an interactive evening with your favorite Denver Nuggets players, coaches, alumni, dancers and SuperMascot Rocky during the Nuggets Social, at Punch Bowl Social on Broadway, all while raising funds to support  Kroenke Sports Charities youth recreation, health and education programs in Colorado. Tickets are $150 and include elaborate food, libations and interactive games – must be 21 or older to attend.

What's In Good Taste January - The Rise and Shine drink at Olive and Finch
Tje Rise and Shine yummy green drink at Olive and Finch.

Throughout January
The Rise and Shine at Olive and Finch almost makes that last set of reps feel doable. Olive & Finch on East 1st Avenue on East 17th Street, is being very supportive of all those New Year’s Resolutions to gain a healthy lifestyle with their 2018 Resolution Special. Get ½ off any juice of any size at both locations when you show any gym membership card. Choose one of the fresh-pressed juices like the Rise & Shine. a blend of apples, kale, grapes, celery, ginger, lemon, orange and spinach perfect for rebuilding your energy for the day, or the Just Beet It with beets, grape, carrots, lemons and oranges pressed together to boost energy and aid you in weight loss efforts.

Happy Hour just got happier at Max’s Wine Dive. They have just launched an all-new $6 before 6 Happy Hour. onday-Friday, from opening till 6pm, enjoy a variety of 6 white and 6 red wines and bubbles for $6 a glass. Then have some nibbles for $6 ncluding their Man Candy, Truffle Parmesan Popcorn to Ahi Tuna Poke Cups, Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Poppers, Popcorn of the Day and Brie En Croute. While you’re there, make a reservation to come back for brunch. Click here to find out why. 


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