At all of our events, we are grateful to have food and beverage sponsors that always bring the best of Denver to us. With shelter-in-place and social distancing in effect, we recognize how much our hospitality industry is struggling. Here are some updates from our friends in food and beverage that are finding creative ways to continue to bring you sustenance.
Starting today, restaurants in Colorado can officially resume in-person service. Guidelines for reopening issued by Governor Polis include operation at 50 percent capacity, 6 foot distance between tables, limited party sizes to eight people or less, mandatory face coverings, and sanitizing tables in between parties. While the news is positive for many restaurants eager to resume business, for others the safety restrictions, especially regarding capacity, still make reopening financially unfeasible.
In addition to their cocktail-to-go and bottle offerings, RiNo’s Ironton Distillery + Crafthouse has teamed up with other local businesses to create cocktail kits for pickup or free delivery. Each DIY kit comes with a theme, a cocktail, and a selection of other goodies—for example, their “date night” kit includes your choice of Old Fashioned or Espresso Martini, pasta + sauce from Il Posto, and bake at home cookie dough from Black Box Bakery.
HOJA, one of Modern In Denver’s favorite little spots, has adjusted their menu to travel well and also added options for the home, from larger sizes of many dishes, to frozen breakfast burritos, to coffee beans, to bottling their signature hot sauce. Online ordering is simple and streamlined and curbside pickup is a snap on their quiet little block.
If you’ve been jonesing for some Little Man Ice Cream since they closed for the “stay-at-home” mandate, get your fix with pre-packed pints and ice cream sandwiches from Sweet Cooie’s, open from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, April 19th. Order by 5pm on Saturday, April 18th to pick-up your frozen treats and some cool Little Man merch the next day.
Local mobile beverage catering and bartending service, Cocktail Caravan is adapting to the new stay-at-home culture with their new Community Support Cocktails program. Akin to a CSA farm share, you can sign up to receive cocktail and cocktail mixers once a week for 6 weeks. Cocktail Caravan is also looking to pay it forward by awarding CSC membership to those who deserve to be recognized for their hard work during COVID-19. Nominate someone in your life through their Contact Us page.
This Friday (4/17), Pizzeria Locale is partnering with Motili Cares to deliver pizzas to the front line healthcare workers at Denver Health for lunch. They are committed to delivering 100 pizzas and would appreciate your support to meet that goal. To donate to the delivery, place a pickup order through our website for 11 AM pick up at our Broadway location and note that it’s for “Denver Health.” Your order will be delivered to the ICU as part of the larger order. You can donate 1 pizza or more (please no sides or salads).
Ratio Beerworks, open everyday for to-go, curbside, and delivery orders, has started releasing their beers in 12oz cans. So far, they’re offering 6 packs of Rooftops, a Mexican Lager, and Heart Tattoo, a Blackberry Belgian Wit, with plans to add more brews in the coming weeks.
Boulder-based snack company Bobo’s has announced a new initiative that pledging over 20,000 bars to healthcare workers risking their lives to help stop the spread of COVID-19. With every box of Healthcare Hero Bars purchased, Bobo’s will directly contribute 20 Bobo’s bites to hospitals being most heavily hit by coronavirus.
Contemporary Japanese restaurant Uchi located at S*PARK is beginning their patio pick-up program today. Call to place your order or reserve a pickup time through their website and walk to their front patio to receive your order.
Featured in our Spring 2019 issue, Altius Farms is still producing their quality aeroponic produce from their greenhouse perched above Uchi at S*PARK. Grab some for yourself at local markets Leever’s Locavore and Marczyk Fine Foods.
Sloan’s Lake bakery, Happy Bakeshop is offering a DIY cupcake box special: 6 cupcakes, 3 bags of colored frosting, and 3 bags of fun sprinkles for $20. And, don’t worry, you can still get all your sweet treats from Happy Bakeshop by pick-up Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-3pm.
Although both Voodoo Doughnut locations (on Colfax and South Broadway) have closed their indoor seating, they are committed to continuing to serve the community with delicious doughnuts through pick-up and take-out. Delivery is also now available at their Colfax location.
Get the tastes of the world delivered to your door with home beer delivery from Spice Trade Brewing. Or if you’re in the mood for food as well, add some beer to your pick-up order at Yak and Yeti in Arvada.
While their Bruz Off Fax location is closed, stop in to their Brewery and Tasting Room north of the Highlands for walk up or to-go orders of their new 22 oz long neck bottles or 16 oz cans of Belgian beers. Weekly delivery also available based on location.
Newcomer Northside Eatery + Market is open Monday-Friday for takeout and delivery (via Door Dash or UberEats) with a brunch-only menu on weekends. They have also expanded their market to include as many items they can find.
The folks behind superstar restaurants Work & Class and Super Mega Bien have created a menu of offerings from both places available for delivery or take-out. Online ordering is also available from either restaurants websites.
Yours Truly Cupcake is open for business as usual. With their walk-up window in RiNo at 3047 Larimer Street, they are already set up for pick-up and deliveries. They are delivering their birthday boxes all over town to spread love and joy despite these uncertain times. Get well boxes and cookie decorating kits are available for nationwide shipping.