Last thursday was denver's big eat... a night focused on food, drinks and celebrating the local independent food scene of denver. Oh, and it was a blast! The folks from eat denver took great care of us as we made our way through endless small plates from nearly 40 restaurants, sipped craft cocktails + local brews, plus enjoyed a stunning sunset from the denver center for performing arts's balcony.
There was some seriously delicious food on hand from a ton of fantastic restaurants. By far my favorite snack of the night was vesper lounge's 'funion' topped with a cilantro-lime creme fraiche and an edible flower, light but full of flavor. Other highlights included bones' crispy sriracha hot chicken meatball, the creamy vanilla panna cotta with a berry couli from marco's coal-fired pizza and a sticky-toffee whiskey cupcake from colt + grey that went down way too easy.
With it being a warm night, I was also happy to see a couple renditions of gazpacho for a cool bite, as well as plenty of tartars and antipasti type dishes. Ryan was a fan of steve's snappin dogs, they were serving up a loaded hotdog with a side of baked beans + a shot of beer. As you can guess, I took his word for it.
As for the beverages, we frequented the crazy mountain brewery's stand often throughout the night as well as the whiskey cocktails from leopold's bros. I found a new love too, happy leaf kombucha which was a great non-alcoholic option at the event and very refreshing in between bites.
The evening was just so much fun and great example of the denver food scene in the summer months. Again, I have to give a huge thank you to eat denver for hosting us at this year's big eat. What a huge success and a wonderful night out!