Chef n’ Brew Festival Filled With Great Pairings, Poor Planning

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The first annual Chef n’ Brew Festival was held at the Oriental Theater on Saturday night. The purpose of the event was to highlight the complementary flavors of locally brewed beer with dishes from some of Denver’s finest chefs. In total, twelve breweries and twelve restaurants were present, several of whom were offering two pairings […]

Beer vs. Wine menu sneak peek. Are you ready?

Next Tuesday, November 13th, is the day–Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition. For the event, Highland Tap & Burger is offering attendees a pre & post event Happy Hour. Come out and join us to see whether Beer or Wine will reign supreme when paired with chocolates from local chocolatiers. We’ve invited (beer guy) Ryan Conklin […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

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In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Denver bartenders to square off at Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition

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Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm when we find out just who reigns supreme: Grapes or Hops? It’ll be a battle of the titans when we pit beer, Ryan Conklin (Euclid Hall), and wine, Kevin Burke (Colt & Gray), against one another to find out which alcohol truly pairs better with chocolates. Highland Tap & […]

Where to Drink [Anything but Beer] During GABF

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On the surface, beer week doesn’t appear to offer much opportunity in the realm of cocktails. Beer is literally everywhere and in everything, all over the city from your cheese soup to someone’s soggy Lederhosen. Our stance on GABF is that it’s actually the best time to enjoy a cocktail- in between all that beer […]

Where to Feed your Drunky McDrunk Face After GABF

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It’s 10pm.  GABF is over.  A tubby and annoyed security guard just calmly pushed your drunken ass out into the street. You are starving.  What are you going to do?   Well, first and foremost, remain calm. Remember that you have a smart phone device and have saved this handy dandy list I have prepared for […]

Row 14: They’re Doing it Right

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Before I even start this article I have to tell you all about Row 14′s new On the Road, Off the Vine, To the Table initiative.  Row 14 is teaming up with Il Mondo Vecchio Salumi. You pay only $350 (they’re seriously making no money on this). You get a two-day, all-inclusive trip that includes […]

Event Recap: Colorado Wine vs. The World at Row 14

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As many of you know, last week was Colorado Wine Week and Denver hosted Drink Local Wine 2012 a national conference celebrating and educating US wines. To whet appetites for the week of festivities, Row 14 & Chef Jensen Cummings and sommelier Kendra Anderson (aka Swirl Girl Denver), hosted a Colorado Wine vs. The World blind tasting event […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 13-15

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Friday the 13th. That’s the date. There are a ton of theories why this day is supposedly unlucky, but according to the most credible source in the world, it’s most likely a made up thing from the 19th century. Screw credibility. Better question:     What […]

Beer vs. Wine #7 at Row 14: Naked vs. Wood

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This Saturday, April 14, join Row 14 in another episode of the Beer vs. Wine series. This time, un-oaked wines are pitted against barrel aged beers. As they say, “Come run through the woods naked with us.” On the beer side, pairings are presented by Ryan Conklin, and hosted by John Turk and Chris Katechis of […]

Row 14 Turns One, Celebrates with Free Food and Fernet

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Row 14 is turning one year old, and they want to celebrate the only way they know how: with delicious late night munchies and Fernet Branch on tap. If you’re in the industry, stop by to say hi. SPIRE : : 891  14th Street @ Champa We Made It A Year! Come Celebrate With Us! […]

It’s our birthday and we’ll… drink if we want to. And we want to.

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Today is the day. We are officially 1 year old. Jonathan Shikes wrote a great writeup on our first year for Westword today. Check it out for some history and awesomeness. We’ll focus on the year ahead starting next week. And mind you, it’s going to be awesome. We’ll talk about the past year tonight […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

Row 14: Where Booze Meets Beauty

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People who are passionate about their work are usually very knowledgeable and very good at their jobs. This is a life lesson I’ve learned over the years working in the nonprofit and education fields. It was reinforced tonight as I sat with master mixologist and official “Bar Dude,” Travis Plakke, at Row 14. I signed up for a […]

Denver and Cocktails: Cure for the Homesick Plague

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Given my consistently hectic and perpetually awful work travel, my feelings of homesickness are never far.  However, after spending a month in Washington watching my favorite aunt die, my dad fall apart and a community come together to grieve, homesickness was a plague I could not shake.  As soon as I was wheels down at […]

Tebowing? Nah, it’s time for Pig Roasting!

What better to make the Broncos season bearable than a whole roast pig? Head over to Row 14 on Sunday and you’ll get to watch the Bronocs vs Raiders game, enjoy some amazing food and libations, and support the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Let’s replace Tebowing with barbecuing.. so tuck that napkin into your shirt, […]

The 7th Annual Denver International Wine Festival welcomes foodies, wineries, and winos alike

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In its 7th year, the Denver International Wine Festival has expanded to the point of moving into The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.  If 44,000 square feet of room didn’t show what this impressive program has to offer, perhaps the list of events, wineries/distributors, and participating restaurants (Terroir, Panzano, Root Down, Oceanaire, […]

Row 14 & Il Mondo Vecchio Disassembly Dinner – October 26

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I scanned the email in my inbox, and this stood out: Animal: Hog Start Time: 7pm What the hell? I’ll be there. Turns out it’s a night of pork at Row 14. Executive Chef (and Wagon writer) Jensen Cummings is teaming up with Il Mondo Vecchio‘s Mark DeNittis for some serious pig eating. The Disassembly […]

This Week in the Liquid Diet

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After the beat down my crew and I took at the restaurant this week I was in need a chill day of good food and libations. The discovery of a new spot for brunch and a long overdue return to a Denver gem were in order.  Naturally, a beer is on the docket, but this […]

Get your #twEATdrink on!

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If you are on the Twitter, you may have seen the recent hashtag #twEATdrink.  So what is all this #twEATdrink? Sarah Gore, Chief Experience Architect of Stance, a customer experience company, says, “It’s simple, really.  We tweet, eat and drink because we can.  Nothing more and no agenda.” And that’s certainly the case.  What started […]