DOWNTOWN — Football and food are the name of the game at the second annual Taste of the Broncos, which takes place on Tuesday, June 14 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The culinary experience brings food and drinks from some of Denver's best restaurants, including Barolo, Acorn, ChoLon, and TAG— with Broncos players, cheerleaders, alumni and mascot Miles as sous chefs — as well as live music and more. Tickets cost $150 per person can be purchased online. The event benefits Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Broncos charities.
BERKELEY — Kiowa Bryan, the National Agricole Princess at House of Agricole, will educate guests at The Way Back on rhum agricole on June 14. The event starts at 4 p.m. and closes with complimentary drinks and Martinique snacks. To reserve your spot, visit here.
LODO — Coohills' Beats on the Creek summer concert series returns on June 14. Check out live music on the bridge in front of Coohills and great food on Tuesdays throughout the summer until August 16. The first concert features The Hazel Miller Band who will play from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The free event's silent auctions, along with food and beverage proceeds, will benefit The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. For more information and a list of performers, visit Coohills' website.
RINO — Harry & Ida, the famed New York deli, pops up on the Denver dining scene with a one day satellite shop at the Source (3350 Brighton Boulevard). While supplies last on Wednesday, June 15, chef and owner Will Horowitz will dish out his award-winning pastramis at the RiNo Yacht Club, the Source's central cocktail and raw bar.
LODO — Learn the step-by-step process of making quality sushi at home with the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Thursday, June 16. Cook Street chefs will guide participants through the process of purchasing and fleshing out an entire fish - including critical knife skills. Enjoy your personally made sushi at the end of class with either wine or beer. The class is $99 and tickets must be purchased at least two days in advance. For tickets and more information, visit their website.
FORT COLLINS — In celebration of their 25th birthday, New Belgium Brewing is teaming up with Jax Fish House for a beer dinner and salmon bake on Wednesday, June 15 at New Belgium's new outdoor beer garden. Rare and limited release beers from New Belgium's secret stash will accompany an assortment of summer dishes from chef Ricky Myers, including sustainably-caught Pacific Northwest Salmon that he will roast over an open flame. Jax general manager Rick Compton and chef Myers built special fire pits for the occasion using recycled scrap metal and New Belgium half-barrel kegs.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The 119th Annual Strawberry Days Festival comes to Glenwood Springs from June 17 to June 19. The festival will feature live music, a Family Fest area, a Fine Arts and Craft Fair, and free strawberries and ice cream served after the parade down Main Street. For more information, check out the event page.