Some people like to eat, some love to eat, and others LIVE to eat. Regardless of which category you slide into most of the year, summer is no time to box yourself in. When the sun comes out in Denver, so do the delectable delights of slow-food cooking, international cuisine, sizzling barbeque and food-truck frolicking. Put a big red X on your calendar for these heavenly foodie forays across the city.
Slow Food Nations
The global slow-food movement may sound like a trendy catchphrase, but it’s really all about simpler times when food was real, locally grown, and prepared by loving hands. That’s where the Slow Food Nations festival shines, dishing out sumptuous cuisine at historic Larimer Square on July 19 through 21. Kick things off with the opening-day block party, and then pick and choose from more than 100 cooking demonstrations and food tastings spread over three days. You’ll learn about everything from Yucatan Peninsula cooking to establishing school food gardens and creating chocolate from “bean to bar.” The Taste Marketplace offers plenty to fill your pantry back home, including hot sauces, exotic coffee blends, spices, honeys and sausages. Opt in for posh food parties, or just sip and sample to your heart’s delight.
Spoons & Tunes
Pile some family and friends into your car for a drive to Lone Tree, about five miles from Denver and home to the free Spoons & Tunes event every Thursday in July. From 5 to 8 pm, the family-friendly shindig takes place at The Vistas on the west side of Park Meadows. With a mountain-clad backdrop and live music drifting aimlessly, you’ll be foraging truck to truck at some of the finest mobile vittles in Denver. Barbeque sizzles up the night along with dancing and craft brews. Bring the little ones along for lawn games, ice cream stands and kiddie train rides.
Civic Center Eats
Civic Center Park pulls out all the summer stops for the Civic Center Eats event every Tuesday to Thursday through October 10, 2019. From 11 am to 2 pm, Denverites gather for a picnic in the park – international style. Breaking bread together at shared bistro tables fosters a sense of community while sampling foods from Denver’s diverse chefs. Where else can you try cheesy Brazilian pão de queijo bread, vegan Israeli cuisine, or a cilantro and perejil Mexican sandwich? Go on Thursdays for some fellowship in the beer and wine garden. There’s no admission fee; just buy what you feel like eating.
Whether venturing out or staying in, you’re never far from the action in one of our Denver apartment communities. Call today for more information or stop by for a personal tour!