Look at your grocery list. Now scratch off milk, eggs, cheese, peanuts, fish, shrimp, and anything containing gluten. That’s what Amanda M. Faison, 5280’s food editor and mom to a child with food allergies, has to cope with on a daily basis. And she’s using her experience to help you by teaching the basics of allergy-specific dining—without losing the flavor you crave.
Editor's Note: Due to severe weather, this event has been cancelled.
Fall is on the horizon. Embrace it at this downtown fete. Shop at more than 30 artisan booths and enjoy local microbrews while the kids run wild at the children's carnival. Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Let celebrity chefs add some glam to your fine-dining experience. Watch experts like Jorel Pierce, Kelly Whitaker, Eric Jaeger, Hosea Rosenberg and host chef Jason Vernon plate dishes you might not know existed as you sip on elegant wine. Thu 1:30-6 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m
Debunk myths about the gluten-free lifestyle at this educational expo. Vendors include Udi's Gluten Free Foods, Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery, and the less-expected Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza. Attend to see what quelling your daily grain intake can do for you. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“Local first, sustainable second, organic third.” Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s simple food philosophy can, and should, be a guiding light for all of us. Here in Denver, we’re lucky to have a devoted group of people dedicated to local, sustainable, organic—and just plain good—food. Dig into the stories on the following pages, then get out there and taste the difference community makes.
Watch as dragons soar close, hear the beat of their hearts, feel the tension rise, and cheer as they cross the finish line. This celebration of Denver’s rich and diverse Asian communities will include both traditional and contemporary live performances, an Asian marketplace, a 5k walk/run, and of course, the ancient sport of Dragon Boat racing. Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Indulge all of your senses during this food, wine, and art bonanza. Grab a seat at Nero's Restaurant on Friday for a four-course wine pairing, featuring hot-smoked swordfish and Italian cheeses. Spend Saturday in Cortez City Park, where local restaurants and wineries provide the food and drink, while you peruse works by local artists.
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