Peteybird Flies into RiNo

Photo courtesy of Kayla Jones (@1000thingstodoindenver)

Peter Bredemann has always had a thing for dessert. His personal vice? The ice cream sandwich. However, after years of noshing on this classic treat, Bredemann was quite frankly, unimpressed. “Since the invention of the ice cream sandwich, there haven’t been any changes,” says Bredemann. “There are no unique flavor combinations, no craftsmanship, and more often than not, it always ends up in a mess.” Following his own personal mantra—If you can’t eat with your hands, it’s not a sandwich—Bredemann took it upon himself to craft the perfect ice cream sandwich. After countless tastings, he left his engineering job in 2013 to pursue his ice cold passion, thus creating peteybird.

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The Art of Beekeeping with Chris Starkus of Urban Farmer

Chris Starkus

Every week, Executive Chef Chris Starkus of Urban Farmer {1659 Wazee Street, Denver; 303.262.6070} makes a trip up to the rooftop of the Oxford Hotel. Pushing his way through the double doors to the kitchen, weaving past the prep counter and dish pit, Starkus makes his way to the freight elevator. While steadily climbing to the rooftop, Starkus suits up in a puffed, white beekeeping jacket, carefully slipping on matching white gloves. The elevator jolts to a halt and Starkus darts through the attic—bypassing various boxes of Christmas supplies and other various knickknacks—climbing a few stairs that give way to the rooftop at the Oxford Hotel. In view of the downtown Denver skyline, three beehives hum quietly (for the moment) against the brick wall of the building. Starkus methodically pries off the wooden top of the box, giving way to the hive of bees within.

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Where to Find Cheap (and Free!) Breakfast Burritos for Breakfast Burrito Day

Nothing cures morning hunger quite like the breakfast burrito. Filled to the brim with eggs, potatoes, bacon, and savory green chili bundled in a warm tortilla, the breakfast burrito easily satiates any craving and may be the leading cure to the morning hangover (at least we’d like to think so). Mayor Michael Hancock agrees with us as he recently declared the second Saturday of every October to be Breakfast Burrito Day. Celebrate our favorite tinfoil wrapped breakfast with cheap (and free!) breakfast burritos this Saturday, October 14 at the following locations.

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QuickFish PokeBar is Now Open in Avanti

In late September, we bid farewell to the sustainable sushi spot, Bamboo Sushiat Avanti F & B {3200 North Pecos Street, Denver; 720.269.4778}. Fortunately, Bambo Sushi is rolling out its own brick and mortar—a mere six blocks away from Avanti—with plans to open in November. The owners behind Bamboo Sushi—The Sustainable Restaurant Group—decided to keep their nook on the second level of the collective eatery, trading Japanese for Hawaiian (and then some), with QuickFish PokeBar.

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20 Years at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

For over 20 years, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House{8100 East Orchard Road, Denver: 303.796.0100} has embodied the rich tradition of a classic American steakhouse. Since 1997, the DTC location has dished out hand-cut steaks and chops, succulent seafood, and an impressive list of over 1,200 plus impeccable wines. Outfitted with mahogany wood and local stone, Del Frisco’s welcoming atmosphere is perfect for any occasion from an upscale celebration to closing the deal. Boasting five private and semi-private rooms and a classic cigar lounge, Del Frisco’s truly has it all. In celebration of 20 years, Executive Chef Mario Hernandez has dished up original steakhouse selections, breathing new life into this Denver establishment.

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Where to Eat Now: Citizen Rail

Pulling into the station this past August, Citizen Rail {1899 16th Street, Denver; 303.323.0017} is definitely turning up the heat. Located inside of Denver’s newest hotel, Kimpton Hotel Born, Union Station’s newest patron focuses its fare around its two, twin wood-fired grills. Taming the flame, Kimpton alum of JSix in San Diego, Executive Chef Christian Graves smokes, grills, and roasts a little bit of everything over the wood-fired grill which centers the open exhibition kitchen.

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13 Ways to Celebrate GABF 2017 (Even if You Didn’t Get Tickets)

Photo courtesy of Bruz Beers

The largest ticketed beer event in the states, the Great American Beer Festival is finally upon us. The three-day event of all things beer and suds once again sold out this year in four hours (a longer selling time compared to its 67 minute sell out last year.) Even though the beer festival will draw more than 60,000 festival goers to the Convention Center, brewers and restaurants all around the town are getting in on the fun, hosting their own tappings (check out Porchdrinking.com for a roundup), beer dinners, and more to celebrate. Here are 13 ways to celebrate GABF this week.

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