Brunch: The Nickel (1100 14th St.)
Hotel Teatro’s sleek restaurant brings warmth and hospitality to downtown Denver’s Theatre District. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a trio of bottomless boozy combos are available, including the White Russian Bar with cereal. A la carte menu items include salads or more decadent dishes like the chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy.
Dinner: The Plimoth (2335 E. 28th Ave.)
Seemingly off the beaten path, this City Park haunt appears small and simple, but serves sophisticated plates and preparations of French and Italian food with locally sourced ingredients. Great for a date, wonderful for a solo culinary adventure, or group gathering, consider the kung pao carrots and “fairytale” eggplant to start followed by the pork ossobuco with house sauerkraut – before the menu quickly changes with the next batch of creations.
Late-Night: Funny Plus (2779 Parker Rd.)
Groups of diners gather ‘round tabletop grills to share beer, soju, and bowls of sizzling, steaming Korean cuisine served in this boisterous Aurora area beer hall. Open until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, the seriously crispy fried chicken is a must, as well as the seafood soup, bulgogi, and barbecued meats.
A Daytime Drink: Long Table Brewhouse (2895 Fairfax St.)
Previously home to a Piggly Wiggly and coffin manufacturer – circa mid-20th century –this historic building is tucked into the North Park Hill neighborhood. The brewery and seven-barrel brewhouse crafts classic and experimental beer with a relaxed atmosphere is great for catching up with friends. This Saturday, Moontime Crepes mobile operation will park at the pub from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday BBQ: Old Major (3316 Tejon St.)
If you’re looking for an evening of rest, don’t miss Old Major’s Sunday ritual: A rotating BBQ dinner, complete with wood burning smoker and a choose-your-own-adventure protein. This week’s feature will be a 12-hour smoked Carolina-style pulled pork accompanied by braised collard greens and cornbread.