HIGHLAND — The Mexican food staple, La Loma, is offering a special Fourth of July hot dog from July 1 to 4. The bacon-wrapped dog is topped with mustard chipotle aioli and a bread-and-butter pickle and served alongside pico de gallo and house-made potato chips. If you're thirsty, make sure to try the red, white, and blue margarita finished with Curaçao.
CAPITOL HILL — Fried chicken palace and dive bar, MAX's Wine Dive, is offering one guest a Golden Ticket voucher that promises free fried chicken for a year. Guests can enter the contest by filling out a form online from July 1 to July 6. On these dates, show a social media post featuring the restaurant and receive a buy-one-get-one fried chicken deal.
CHERRY CREEK — Chaos & Cream will hold a pop-up in Beacons Community Space during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Saturday and Sunday. Customers can try the Thai-inspired rolled ice cream in flavors such as Strawberry Avalanche, Smart Cookie, Snap! Crackle! Choc!, and Sam's Blackberry Cheesecake.
RINO — Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe is hosting a barbecue brunch at the Slow Food Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, in The Source. The menu includes chili bread bowls topped with soft-boiled eggs and all the fixings, as well as traditional barbecue plates, served with mashed potatoes and collard greens. RiNo Yacht Club will create a market-driven cocktail for the event, and Western Daughters will offer specials on meat cuts to take away for your July Fourth barbecues.
LODO — Union Station is doubling Terminal Bar's patio Sunday for a tap takeover by Denver Beer Co. and the Stars & Stripes Express Fest. Live music and entertainment will be provided, and the event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. is free to attend.
BOULDER — If you need an exercise break from all the festivities, you can sign up for Avery's Four on the Fourth 4K. The $35 registration fee includes a race tech shirt and access to the post-race party with beers and breakfast. The race starts at 9 a.m. Monday and takes place on Nautilus Court. Proceeds will benefit the Richard Castro CU Track & Field Endowment Fund and the Boulder Road Runners.
BOULDER — The Ghost BBQ is opening up its pantry on the Fourth and selling a variety of sauces and spices to the home cook. For those who don't feel like cooking, the barbecue joint will be serving red, white, and blue pork tacos complete with salsa roja, queso blanco, and blue corn tortillas. Finally, the restaurant is offering a free dessert to diners who order a barbecue plate.
BOULDER — Stop by Centro Latin Kitchen on the Fourth of July for a celebration complete with all-day happy hour and holiday specials. Expect smoked citrus pork tacos and margarita pitchers.