Channel your inner Hermione or Harry Potter, meet some adoptable puppies, indulge in the best and bitterest cocktail, or chow down at a whiskey or pulque and chicha dinner this week. Here are eight great food and drink events around town, plus a few more for the rest of December and even into the new year. Monday, December 16 This time of year, it's all holiday pop-ups and parties, but on Monday, December 16, you won't want to miss an event that promises better company and less challenging footwear than a fancy cocktail hour with your girlfriend's snooty co-workers. From 6 to 10 p. There's no admission fee, but you are requested to RSVP on Eventbrite to ensure that there are enough doggos on hand that everyone gets a sloppy puppy kiss for the holidays.
Frasca Founders Debut Sunday Vinyl at Union Station on December 22, | Westword
Denver has the most vibrant LGBT scene in the Rockies, with citywide annual events and a busy club scene. On Friday, your first afternoon in Denver, take a little time to orient yourself and get to know this friendly but unmistakably cosmopolitan city. In the afternoon, you might plan a short trip just outside of town to get a sense of this beautiful area. Alameda Pkwy. Here you can tour the stunning natural concert hall that has hosted countless superstar rock bands over the years, or hike the park's gorgeous terrain. If you're returning to downtown from an excursion to Red Rocks or Boulder, plan a special meal here.
Sunday Vinyl Exterior - Picture of Sunday Vinyl, Denver
This now iconic restaurant has historically been closed on Sunday evenings. It is on these evenings that Frasca founder and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and his wife, Danette, have a tradition of spending their time together with a carefully selected vinyl record and bottle of wine. The name Sunday Vinyl honors this ritual of slowing down and connecting with your loved ones over great music, delicious wine and wonderful food.
With all the many things that go into developing and opening a restaurant, sound design can often be relegated to an understandable afterthought. Food and service tend to come first, with even the most audio-savvy joints designing systems that render music as a supporting act to the cuisine and decor. Two majestic Sonus Faber towers are conspicuously placed against the back wall — the elegant speakers acting as both heart and centerpiece for the vibrant locale. An additional 16 Sonus palladium speakers line the interior, even the bathrooms are outfitted with the hi-fidelity component.