Halloween is this week (Tuesday, to be exact) so restaurants, bars and even liquor stores are getting into the act. There are also some excellent opportunities to experience art , so let’s get started with What’s In Good Taste this week! 

Monday, October 30
There’s a new executive chef at Bremen’s Wine & Tap in LoHi. Chef Isabel Ranney has launched her first menu, one that promotes seasonality and refined comfort food. Examples include Kale and Beet Salad with rotisserie chicken, shaved fennel, candied walnuts, manchego cheese with charred lemon vinaigrette, and Lamb Shank with root vegetable hash, mustard greens and tomato salad.

Molly’s Spirits has put 38 Halloween wines on sale through the end of the day, October 31. They include Owen Roe, Sinister Hand; Charles Smith Wines, The Velvet Devil Merlot; and Michael David Winery, Freakshow Cabernet.

Tuesday, October 31
Bring a group of friends on All Hallow’s Eve to Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar and get the Corpse Reviver #2. The southern-inspired, large-format glass urn dispenses Spring 44 gin, Cointreau, floral Lillet Blanc, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and Copper and Kings absinthe blanc, finished with fresh fennel roots. 

At Postino, guests can embrace the Halloween spirit with the Espiritu Malbec, an Argentinean Malbec. Their usual killer deal will also be available, the Tuesday Board and Bottle with a bruschetta board and bottle of house wine for a mere $20.

Bar Helix
Celebrate #NationalDeviledEggDay at bar helix.

Thursday, November 2
Celebrate National Deviled Egg Day at
bar helix. Their Devilish Eggs are a grown-up version of the usual.Hard-boiled eggs are cracked and brined 24 hours in a full-bodied malbec bath resulting in a marbled look for the whites and a hint of a deep red-wine flavor. The whites are stuffed with Western Daughters dry-aged sirloin tartare, while the yolk is transformed into an egg hollandaise drizzle. The dish is served with a whole grain mustard vinaigrette and finished with crispy onions for bite. 

Understudy, an experimental playground for artists and creative groups presents several free programs going on this week:
Sprout that Life Presents: Plant Based Records, a vegetable beat-making workshop (Nov. 2, 11am-4pm). Using fresh produce as live instruments, attendees will have the chance to “play with their food,” using unique patented technology that turns food into live sounds by touching it.  Produce for the People (Nov. 3, 5-8:30pm).  Plant Based Records hosts a fundraiser and pop-up juice bar, as well as an artsy film garden celebrating the 10th Element of Hip Hop. This includes Open bboy cypher with DJ Cavem and Shea Live on the Beats, showcasing collaborative art by Thomas “Detour” Evans for November’s first Friday.  CHI’ed UP Yoga and Meditation with Tyrone Beverly & DJ Cavem (Nov. 4, 10-11:30am).  Yoga meets hiphop for all levels, with essential oils for aromatherapy. Bring your own mat. Recipes for Resistance: Discovering the BBoy Diet with DJ Cavem (Nov. 5, 1:30-2:30pm).  Culinary climate activist DJ Cavem explores holistic health and hip-hop culture, providing a one-hour workshop on how to stay healthy and fit as an athletic hip-hop artist on tour. 

In Good Taste Denver Sarto's
Sarto’s Executive Chef Garret Meyer.

Sarto’s Social Italian Eatery’s executive chef, Garret Meyer has brought back the restaurant’s popular Cicchetti Bar back to its roots, making it less of a chef’s table and more of a place where diners can gather socially for cocktails and cicchetti, Italian small bites that change daily. The Cicchetti Bar is open from 5-8pm, Thursday through Saturday.   

Friday, November 3
Understudy events (see Nov. 2)

Denver Arts Week runs Nov. 3-11 letting people explore our arts scene. The main event is Saturday, November 4 for Night at the Museuems when, from 5-10pm, a bunch of museums have free admission. A free shuttle takes you around so you can explore even more!

Temple Nightclub  is having their Grand Opening celebration over November 3rd and 4th with DJs Nervo on November 3rd and Makj on November 4th.

Saturday, November 4
Understudy events (see Nov. 2)

Food for Thought Denver, a local charity providing weekend meals to hungry schoolchildren, will have an all-star lineup of restaurants, breweries and bands at the Rock-A-Belly Festival. Proceeds raised through ticket sales and on-site donations support the organization’s efforts to fight childhood hunger in local schools.

Sunday, November 5
Understudy events (see Nov. 2)

 

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