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Is Denver Done with Food Halls?

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on October 5
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Learn how to be an at-home mixology master. (Rawpixel / Getty Images)

This week on Denver’s dining scene: Are food halls dying? Plus, a community baking competition, where to take local cocktail classes, and deets on a new taproom/dog park. Let’s dig in:

🥖 In conjunction with its five-year anniversary, Rebel Bread is hosting Denver Bake Fest, a community baking competition, this Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. [Westword]

🍸 Looking to up your home cocktail game? Sign up for any of these local mixology classes, and you’re sure to impress the guests at your next dinner party. [Westword]

📉 Food halls were all the rage pre-pandemic. But slumping sales forced Broadway Market, Milk Market, Zeppelin Station, and Grange Hall to all either close or sell, leaving us to wonder: Could this be the end of an era? [Axios Denver]

🥟 Local food truck favorite Yuan Wonton is officially operating out of its new brick-and-mortar in Park Hill. Here are seven dynamite dumplings to catch on the rotating menu. [5280]

  • ICYMI: Denver is in the midst of a dumpling moment. I recently dined with Ethan Pan, unofficial local dumpling expert and assistant food editor at 5280 Magazine, to get all the delicious deets. [City Cast Denver 🎧]

🥣 The H Market off South Parker Road in Aurora has a “soup vending machine.” And — if you ask me — it looks questionable as hell. [Westword]

🐾 Exciting news for dog owners: Happy Dog Park and Taproom, Denver’s first taproom/cafe/restaurant/DOG PARK, will debut in the Jefferson Park neighborhood before the end of the year. [Denver7]

🚘 Westword recently rounded up a list of bars worth taking a road trip for — perfect for pairing with the road trip-worthy restaurants we recently shared on the City Cast Denver podcast. [Westword; City Cast Denver 🎧]

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