Sep 1, 2021 - Food and Drink

Top new picks in Denver's food scene

Dairy Block in Denver. Photo courtesy of UNUM:collaborative
Dairy Block in Denver. Photo courtesy of UNUM:collaborative

The ominous outlook of the pandemic isn't stopping Denver's food scene from evolving and expanding.

Driving the news: Deviation Distilling, a gin maker, is opening its new downtown location Thursday at the Dairy Block on Blake Street, moving from the Baker neighborhood.

  • Must know: Don't miss the churro old-fashioned on the new cocktail menu.

🍴 Meow Wolf — the soon-to-open, immersive art experience — will feature Hellofood, a cafe, at its Denver location. The theme is an "interplanetary melting pot."

  • Details: Vendors include Adobo and Combi Taco & Strokes Poke, as well as offerings from four breweries Marble, Odell, Upslope and Raíces.

📣 Los Angeles chef and French culinary master Ludo Lefebvre is opening a restaurant in Denver — his first outside southern California, the Denver Business Journal reports. Chez Maggy will open in the new Thompson Denver hotel and hit French notes with local ingredients.

  • The intrigue: Lefebvre considers Denver a second home. His wife's late stepmom lived in Littleton before she died and the restaurant is a tribute to her.

🍣 McGregor Square's food hall near Coors Field continues to add vendors. The latest is a quirky concept from Troy Guard's TAG Restaurant Group called Tiny Giant Sushi.

  • What to try: Harkening to Guard's childhood in Hawaii, he's offering a Spam temaki roll, along with other inventive creations.
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