Restaurants

Find out who has the best burger at the Denver Burger Battle

Who has the best burger in Denver?   Denver’s most anticipated all-you-can-eat and drink festivals – Denver Burger Battle – returns on Thursday, August 1, pitting more than 19 area restaurants against each other to crown the best burger in Denver. Seven new restaurants will compete this year (compared to five new restaurants in 2023), including Blue Spruce Brewing Co., Ultreia, and The W Denver. Denver Burger Battle, produced by Team Player Productions, will be held at the Auraria Campus – Tivoli Quad (1000 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204) at 5:30 p.m.    Established in 2010, this tasting event includes unlimited samplings of burgers, sides, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will crown a People’s Choice award. A panel of judges, made up of chefs...

Denver’s best patio dining for summer fun (bring the kids to some of them!)

Grab the kids and enjoy all that Denver’s glorious summers have to offer by enjoying patio dining as a family. From skyward rooftop terraces to lushly landscaped gardens, these are some of the ultimate spots to eat and drink alfresco in Denver, we’ve teamed up with Visit Denver to share a few favorites.  Number Thirty Eight — named to recognize Colorado’s status as the 38th state to enter the union — is the River North Art District’s (RiNo) answer to, well, everything: live local and national bands; outdoor movie screens; beach volleyball courts; a taproom; food, wine and cocktails. The whopping 18,000-square-foot patio, packed with picnic tables, Adirondack chairs with cup holders and a duo of bar rails, is unlike any other concept in the city, its acr...

Ultimate Denver Summer Fun Guide 2024: Ultimate Family Activities (175+ ideas)

The ultimate family activity guide for Denver summer fun in 2024. Our highly-anticipated round-up is here and we have more than 175 ideas for your Denver staycation–from waterparks to local trips to hikes to indoor fun. Denver has all you need for summer fun with your family. Denver’s Best Summer Activities for Families 2024 Mile High Mamas has the best guide for family indoor activities in Denver, as well as the best outdoor fun. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this article for our recommendations for Denver’s best hikes, splash parks, waterfall hikes, pools and more. We have included some of Denver’s best playgrounds below but be sure to also check out Denver Playgrounds & Parks: A guide to the best play areas in metro Denver.  We have also included businesses that ...

Denver Restaurant Week: Prices start at $25!

VISIT DENVER’s Denver Restaurant Week was initially designed to showcase Denver’s growing culinary offerings to local residents during a traditionally slow time of year; over the past 19 years, it has evolved to highlight what is now an award-winning, nationally recognized dining scene.  Denver Restaurant Week March 1-10, 2024 will showcase the creative, exciting menus that diners have come to expect – with both to-go and in-person options. For the first time, Denver Restaurant Week will include four price points: $25, $35, $45 and $55 for a multi-course meal. Do you want to check out the current list of participating restaurants, cuisines, neighborhoods and dietary restrictions? Check them out here! 

Thanksgiving Dinner in Denver: Where to eat in 2023

Don’t love the hassle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve rounded up the top places to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Denver 2023.  And while there are a lot of advantages to a homecooked Thanksgiving meal (i.e. LEFTOVERS), we all know the stress and the mess. So, why not avoid both with our guide to Denver restaurants that are offering traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner for families with kids of all ages? Be sure to make reservations prior to Thanksgiving and check back to this page often for new restaurants we’ve added to the list.  Several restaurants will offer Denver Thanksgiving dinners to-go that we have included below. Need some table decor? Check out these cute ideas including fall garlands, table pieces, tablecloths and more.  Thank...

Invent your own treats at this Denver dessert shop

Ice creams! Candies! Composed desserts! Hip, colorful shop! All those sugarplums no longer need to just dance in your mouth–now, your imagination can run wild straight into your mouth. There’s always something fantastically wacky and wonderful to try at this bewitching West Highland dessert emporium from Ian Kleinman, a molecular magician and science lab conjurer who schooled Denver in crazy-cool things like Twizzler space foam, exploding whipped cream, spun sugar, candy corn powder, clouds of smoke and pomegranate fizz pop-rocks — tricks that reach way beyond Willy Wonka’s fictional candy factory. Reserved tickets, available on the Inventing Room website, are required to enter the dessert wonderland, which plays host to themed cooking demonstrations and small group tasting...

Denver Burger Battle is TODAY!

I went to a BBQ this weekend when the conversation turned to who has the best burger? While several people around me said they like Bud’s (in Sedalia) one confessed Cherry Cricket is the only reason he goes to Cherry Creek. What makes the best burger? Is it all about the bun? Is it about the beef (or lack of – for our vegetarian friends)? Is it how it is cooked or all the amazing toppings? I’m open to trying any of them. One time I went with a friend to a burger place and the waiter talked us into trying one with peanut butter and an egg. I didn’t think it sounded that great – until I tried it. Now, every time I visit her we have to go there to get that burger! Denver Burger Battle is Thursday, August 3 at the Tivoli Quad. They’ve gathered Denver’s top burger restaurants to bri...

Denver’s Sipp Soda Bar: Near-death experiences + a viral social media success!

We love a good soda…and a good story of overcoming the odds and bringing goodness to the world. The story of Sipp Soda Bar has both. Co-owners Tim Kellogg and Wendy McFarland, who are also husband and wife, opened Sipp Soda Bar in the midst of the pandemic, with Kellogg nearly dying three times when he contracted COVID-19. With the pandemic threatening the success of their small business, and Kellogg recovering from lingering health complications, he and McFarland created a TikTok account for their small business, which catapulted to a following of more than 200,000 and received over 1.4M likes. “Good Morning America” continued its “Up in Your Business” segment, which spotlights small businesses across the U.S. to give them a boost ahead of the busy summer months. McFarland shared ho...

Who has Denver’s best burger? Find out at the Denver Burger Battle!

Who has Denver’s best burger? (Note: Dad doesn’t count!) One of Denver’s most anticipated all-you-can-eat (and drink) festivals – Denver Burger Battle – will return on Thursday, August 3, pitting more than 18 area restaurants against each other to crown the best burger in Denver. Five new restaurants will enter the ring this year, including The Original and Next Door Street Bar. Denver Burger Battle, produced by Team Player Productions, will be held at the Auraria Campus – Tivoli Quad (1000 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204) at 5:30 p.m.    Established in 2010, this tasting event includes unlimited samplings of burgers, sides, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will crown a People’s Choice award, while a panel of judges, made up of local med...

Four Traditional Gelato Flavors that Will Leave Your Taste Buds Happy

We all have our favorite flavors and traditional tastes that our mouths seem to walk towards when evaluating sweet treats. Gelato is no exception to the rule and, like ice cream, offers hundreds of flavors and even more options regarding how it can be displayed and enjoyed. Vanilla and chocolate seem to be the kings when thinking about something cold on a hot summer day, but a few other flavors have become the show’s stars. Flavor depends entirely on personal preferences, and finding your new ideal gelato flavor dessert in Breckenridge, CO, puts the icing on the cake whether you are a Colorado native or just visiting for the weekend. Stracciatella People tend to compare stracciatella to chocolate chip ice cream, but it is much different and far superior to a simple vanilla ice cream ...

New and Improved Casa Bonita: Your First Look!

 A cultural institution in the Denver area, Casa Bonita, under new ownership, is proud to open with a refreshed look and feel, and a brand new culinary team. While maintaining the magical ability to transport guests back in time to 1970s Mexico, Casa Bonita provides an unmatched experience that includes live music, shows, games and memories that will last a lifetime. Gretchen takes us through all the changes!  Casa Bonita’s iconic pink building stands steadfast at the corner of Colfax and Otis (just east of Wadsworth), as proud and majestic as it ever seemed to my little-kid brain. Built in 1974, the restaurant marks nearly every “Coloradoan Knows” type of list, several tourist sites and certainly a lot of memories for those of us that grew up here or have ever visited. New and I...

Denver Restaurant Week 2023: What You Need to Know

Denver Restaurant week returns to Denver from March 3–March 12, 2023.  Here’s what you need to know! WHEN: Denver Restaurant Week will be held for 10 days March 3 – 12, 2023. WHAT: The program will showcase the creative, exciting menus that diners have come to expect – with both to-go and in-person options. Once again, Denver Restaurant Week will include three price points: $25, $35, and $45 for a three-course meal. The program will also focus on advocacy for the industry while keeping the health and safety of the community top of mind. WHY: With numerous food and beverage awards to its name (including several from the uber-prestigious James Beard Foundation), Denver has quickly become a dining destination for foodies. You’ll find plenty of fine dining options at chef-owne...