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Rims to Ruins Art Exhibition and Sale

The red rocks and clear blue sky of the American West will be on full display in this crowd-pleasing exhibition and fundraiser. The show will feature paintings, drawings, pottery, and sculptures depicting the Colorado Plateau and the Four Corners region, all made by nationally recognized western artists such as New Mexican painter William Acheff. For…

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine

If you’ve always wanted to try Cherry Creek’s posh new restaurants, here’s your chance to go to more than 15 of them. Dines such as Quality Italian, Departure, and Enstrom Candies will be open for foodies to peruse and try small bites. Samples will also be accompanied with local wine and spirit pairings such as…
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Wicket & Stick It Croquet Tournament

Cherry Creek will take preppy to a whole new level at this 64-team single elimination croquet tournament. Rack up wicket points (the scoring moniker) while snacking on Kona Grill eats and beer from (who else?) Stella Artois at this fundraiser for Cherry Creek Chamber. Whether you join a team (instructions are provided for croquet newbies)…

Hedge Row

The team behind the Kitchen and Next Door Eatery focuses on wood-roasted, seasonal fare at this bright Cherry Creek spot. Order an array of vegetable dishes, such as grilled carrots with ricotta or avocado-pea salad.
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Friday Family Film Series: Moana

If your home copy of Moana is already tuckered out from overuse, transport your Polynesian princess–obsessed little one to a new venue. This free screening kicks off a brand-new program at one of Cherry Creek's swankiest hotels, whose once-a-month film series promises viewings of The Lego Batman Movie and Sing by summer's end. The comfy couches and…
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What Makes A Mother?

If you waited too long to snag brunch reservations on Sunday, redeem yourself by bringing Mom to this out-of-the-box Mother's Day activity. Ross-Cherry Creek librarians partnered with Stories Not Forgotten, a local group dedicated to preserving family stories through video, to create this film about Colorado mothers and their kids. Members of 18 families (including Cherry Creek…

Summer Paella Party

During this hands-on class, practice the classic Spanish cooking techniques that’ll wow friends and family at your first outdoor dinner party of the year. With the help of Sur La Table chefs, you’ll learn to perfectly toast calasparra rice and start a pepper-and-tomato base for two different paellas: one with chicken and chorizo and one…

Cherry Creek Sneak

When hitting the pavement means scoring a free beer and supporting a worthy cause—like it does during this fun run—you might tighten your laces with a bit more aplomb. Sign up for your choice of a 10-, five-, or 3.1-mile course around downtown Denver. After the race, enter the costume contest, visit the beer garden, or browse…
25 Best Restaurants

Quality Italian

This upscale spot inside the Halcyon Hotel serves a smart mix of steak house fare and American-Italian favorites. Chow down on a dry-aged, bone-in sirloin steak or try the baked lasagna for two with Robiola cheese and filet mignon meatballs. For dessert, finish with the cannoli, which are prepared tableside.

Olive & Finch (Cherry Creek)

Discover wholesome, inspired meals at this restaurant, bakery, and juice bar, where you'll find a full coffee bar, artisan sandwiches and flatbreads, hearty soups, tasty salads, and house-made pastries made daily. Also try the Uptown location.
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Departure Denver Restaurant & Lounge

Located inside the Halcyon Hotel, this Portland import serves stunning Asian fare in a modern, sleek space. Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet balances flavor, texture, and spice in dishes like crispy whole sea bass with green mango.

Sol Mexican Cocina

This Baja-inspired Mexican restaurant specializes in fresh, coastal fare. Try the beer-battered shrimp tacos and one of the specialty margaritas.

Matsuhisa Denver

Legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa kicks Japanese staples up to the next level with Peruvian and Argentine ingredients. Start with signature uni shooters and don't miss the black cod with sweet miso.

Grind Kitchen & Watering Hole

This rustic watering hole offers an eclectic menu and a full bar. Stick with classic American eats such as fried chicken or a double cheeseburger, or switch things up with the pork belly banh mi and potstickers.

Vitality Bowls

Give your body what it's craving with healthy açaí bowls, smoothies, soups, or panini. Try the Warrior Bowl, a fresh combo of berries, bananas, almonds, and organic granola.

Blue Island Oyster Bar

(303) 333-2462
With décor inspired from childhood memories of small coastal towns, Blue Island Oyster Bar offers a seaside escape in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Come for the shareable appetizers, the cleverly crafted cocktails, and the fresh seafood entrées.

Hasu Sushi & Grill

Try the aptly named Amazing Roll: chopped fatty tuna, cucumber, and scallion on the inside; avocado, crispy kani, eel, and special sauce on the outside.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

This laid-back restaurant takes burgers to the next level with combinations like the Pastrami Reuben Burger topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and sauerkraut. Don’t miss the craft beers and handspun shakes.

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