For a quick lunch: Tacos Selene
What’s a weekend without a taco expedition? For some of the best in the state, Aurora’s Tacos Selene is a must. (And cheap — most tacos go for $1.50 each.) They load up freshly made tortillas with meats that include juicy barbacoa, al pastor, carne asada, and lengua (tongue). Or go beyond tacos with Selene’s selection of sopes, burritos, tortas, and quesadillas. The weekend-only menudo isn’t too shabby, either. (15343 East 6th Avenue)
For dinner: Chang Thai
This under-the-radar Broomfield restaurant is easy to miss, but the northern Thailand-style curries are worth the extra effort it takes to find it. The atmosphere is, well, lacking, and it can take a while for food to get out of the kitchen since chef Jaruwan “Tong” Corazza is usually the only one back there. But seriously, those curries.
For dessert: Happy Cones Co
Setting up shop at Saturday’s North Glenn Food Truck Carnival from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Happy Cones serves New Zealand-style fruit ice cream. Kiwi Hap Cameron uses a straight-from-New Zealand blending machine to pulverize fresh fruit with homemade sweet cream ice cream into a soft serve-esque treat. Flavors include orange chocolate chip, mixed berry, and strawberry vanilla.
For drinks: Green Russell
While everyone else is lining up for the slew of recently opened cocktail bars — American Bonded, Dead Battery Club, Death & Co — head over to Denver’s Original Fancy Cocktail Bar (DOFCB), Green Russell. Thank them for making
$14 thoughtful cocktails a thing here.
For whenever: The Cereal Box, Inc.
Breakfast aficionados who really, really love Cap’n Crunch will be bowled over by The Cereal Box, Inc. in Arvada. This cereal-only eatery mixes up bowls like the Unicorn Poop, made with Lucky Charms, Trix, Fruit Loops, rainbow marshmallows, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and strawberry milk; and the Funky Monkey, a blend of Golden Grahams, Honey Smacks, chopped banana, toffee crunch, whipped cream, and banana milk. It stocks hard-to-find international cereals, too, like Portugal’s oh-so-coveted Choco Flakes and Britain’s prized Weetos.