Food and Drink

Try these tasty tacos in Denver's Highland neighborhood

The cauliflower tacos at El Camino Community Tavern. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

It's Tuesday, and that means it's taco time.

Details: Today we're featuring El Camino Community Tavern, a frill-free, open and airy spot in West Highland.

Comfort corners the Wash Park market

Devil's Food Cookery at Myrtle Hill Denver
Devil's Food Cookery at Myrtle Hill. Photo: Abby Tosheff

As the saying goes, everything old is new again.

Driving the news: After sealing its doors for four months and offering curbside-only service for more than another year, Devil's Food Cookery at Myrtle Hill quietly invited its South Gaylord friends and neighbors back inside its pastel-hued, wood-framed dining room a few weeks ago.

Colorado's first Burmese restaurant highlights heritage, savory flavor

Urban Burma Denver
The sii cheh kao sweh at Urban Burma in Aurora. Photo courtesy of Pacharej Nuntanavooth/Siri Tan

Brothers and business partners, Siri Tan and Za Awg, spent their September suddenly popping up around town.

Driving the news: Colorado's first Burmese eatery has taken to the streets with the launch of its new trailer, from which hungry folks on the go can snag the spiced and savory Southeast Asian dishes.

Denver's top coffee shop patios

A coffee patio with lots of greenery
A quiet morning at Steam Espresso Bar. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Coffee shops have become a remote-work destination amid the rise of "third workplaces," and patios present prime real estate to socially distance.

We're sharing Denver's top coffee shop patios to soak up the final drops of summer and sip some warming beverages before winter hits.

John Frank
Sep 13, 2021 - Business

The craft beer industry confronts its demons

A sign for the Craft Brewers Conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association
A sign for the Craft Brewers Conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association

The craft beer community reunited in Denver this weekend for the first time since before the pandemic to confront its demons.

What they're saying: In the opening address, Bob Pease, CEO of the Boulder-based Brewers Association, the industry's leading trade group, called for an "awakening."

John Frank
Sep 12, 2021 - News

Colorado brewers take home 21 GABF medals

A GABF medal sits on a table ahead of the awards ceremony in 2021. Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association
Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association

Colorado breweries claimed 21 medals in the much-hyped Great American Beer Festival competition, far fewer than normal.

By the numbers: The awards, announced Friday at the Craft Brewers Conference, included seven gold medals for best-in-category brews.

John Frank
Sep 9, 2021 - News

Where to celebrate Denver Beer Week

A vendor at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images
A vendor at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The Great American Beer Festival is canceled again. And other Denver beer events followed suit.

The good news: The nation's top craft brewers are still coming to Colorado this week — and bringing beer just in time for Denver Beer Week.

John Frank
Sep 2, 2021 - News

This is how bad the pandemic hit Colorado brewers

 People sit outside at Denver Beer Co.'s new taproom on South Downing Street. Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co.
Denver Beer Co.'s new taproom on South Downing Street. Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co.

Eight of the 10 largest craft breweries in Colorado posted lower production numbers in 2020, according to a report from the Boulder-based Brewers Association.

Why it matters: The latest numbers, published in the industry journal New Brewer, are the most comprehensive look at how the state's $3 billion craft beer sector fared in 2020 amid the pandemic's shutdown and the pivot to take-away sales.

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