Food and Drink

Go inside Denver's traditional pozoleria

Inside La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal, located between RiNo and LoDo. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios
Inside La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal, located between RiNo and LoDo. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Local chef Jose Avila of Machete Tequila & Tacos is making history with his restaurant, La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal, at 2233 Larimer St.

Why it matters: The restaurant is the only spot in the state focusing on pozole, Avila says. Pozole is a traditional hominy and meat soup of Mexico, where he grew up.

3 happy hour specials served daily in Denver

Cocktail at Hudson Hill in Denver
Photo: Luke Gottleib (@victorofvalencia), courtesy of Hudson Hill

Whether it's epic deals, delicious dishes or refreshing drink specials, Happy Hour is meant to be joyful and satisfying.

  • Here's our pick of the litter to imbibe and chow down — sometimes at a deep discount — in a variety of atmospheres:
Sami Sparber
May 10, 2022 - News

3 must-try rooftop bars in Denver

Firepits on a rooftop in front of the mountains
The outdoor rooftop at The Golden Mill. Photo courtesy of Dakota Thornton, the Golden Mill

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these spots as the weather heats up.

Why it matters: Lofty bars and restaurants are multiplying as new developments crop up across the city.

John Frank
May 9, 2022 - Business

Colorado brewers take home 22 World Beer Cup awards

World Beer Cup plaques.
Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association

Colorado beer competed on the world stage and came home with 22 awards.

Why it matters: The biennial competition — organized by the Boulder-based Brewers Association — returned for the first time since 2018 after a pandemic hiatus.

Yuan Wonton's food truck dumplings go fast

The Yuan Wonton food truck in Denver. Photo: John Frank/Axios
The Yuan Wonton food truck in Denver. Photo: John Frank/Axios

This story originally appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter May 20, 2021.

For Denver foodies, it's not uncommon to chase a food truck to its latest parking spot. (Isn't this why social media exists?)

  • If you want Yuan Wonton, you need to go the extra mile.
Alayna Alvarez
May 5, 2022 - News

5 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Denver

Two Mexican dancers twirl their colorful dresses in Civic Center Park
The Colorado Mestizo Dancers join in the Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Denver. Photo: Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Denver's annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park returns this weekend after a two-year pandemic pause.

For anyone looking to kick off the celebration a little sooner, here are a few festivities happening Thursday:

Colorado's best barrel-aged stouts rated in blind tasting

Colorado's top stouts lined up.
Colorado's top stouts. Photo: John Frank/Axios

It's always a good time for a good stout.

What to know: John recently joined a panel of brewers and beer experts for a blind-tasting of 32 barrel-aged stouts made in Colorado. (No adjunct ingredients allowed.)

Perdida offers coastal Mexican cantina vibe in Wash Park

Photo courtesy of Werk Creative via Perdida
Photo courtesy of Werk Creative via Perdida

This story originally appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter March 17, 2021.

The team behind Homegrown Tap & Dough and Park Burger brought the taste of Baja to Denver.

What's new: Perdida, a breezy bar and upscale Mexican restaurant, opened on Washington Park's historic Gaylord Street to rave reviews.

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