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Does Denver's Dining Scene Deserve a Michelin Star?

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on June 15
The 1/2 peking duck from Bao Brewhouse. (Credit:

The 1/2 peking duck from Bao Brewhouse. (Credit:

This Week On Denver’s Dining Scene:

🥟 Downtown’s Bao Brewhouse — which I’ve been dying to try — is revamping its menu and expanding its concept. [303 Magazine]

⭐ The real food experts of the world have confirmed what I’ve been saying for years: Colorado’s food scene is exploding with talent. Yesterday, the Michelin Guide announced Colorado will be the newest of only six U.S. Michelin Guide destinations. [Denver Post 🔒]

🥡 Denver’s The Easy Vegan pop-up kitchen will appear on this Sunday’s episode of “The Great Food Truck Race” on Food Network at 6 p.m. MST. [Westword]

⛱️ Denver’s pandemic-era patio expansion program is officially a permanent fixture of the city’s dining scene. City Council approved the change Monday. [Denverite]

🍔 It’s grill season! Here are some tips and tricks from pro pitmasters for barbecuing at altitude. [5280]

🍳 Top Chef alum and Denver culinary queen Carrie Baird debuted her very first brick-and-mortar concept, a Highlands breakfast restaurant called Fox and the Hen. [Denver Post 🔒]

🥩 Looking for somewhere to take Dad on Father’s Day this weekend? Here are some recommendations from our friends at Westword.

🌽 Friday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at RISE Westwood, 11 local food vendors will be slinging plant-based Mexican plates as part of Veggie Viernes, an event that aims to showcase Mexican cuisine through a vegan / vegetarian lens. [Denverite]

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