5280 Dines

September 20, 2014
Denver's best restaurants; everyone has their list of favorites but the validation comes when 5280 magazine puts out their 25 best restaurants list (which will be on newsstands in october) to see if your top-picks match up with the elite food critics of denver. I have shared the 2012 and 2013 lists over the past two years and it has always been a passion of mine to dine at the new-hot spots in denver... and I won't lie, I love when they make the 5280 list. 

With the 2014 list about to hit newsstands, I reached out to 5280 magazine to see what was in store. I am excited to share that the magazine is hosting a new event-concept to celebrate this years' best restaurant list. 5280 dines will be taking place on september 28th with a progressive dining experience where guests will enjoy a multi-course meal paired with cocktails and live music from the colorado symphony. 5280 has teamed up with one of the top restaurateurs in denver, frank bonanno of bonanno concepts to host the event at some of his tasty locations... mizuna, vesper lounge, bones and luca d'italia. This is the first time all 4 restaurants will be closed to the public and diners will be able to enjoy their beverages in the streets of govonor's park. 

I am so excited to be part of 5280 dines and I cannot wait to share all the fun with you. Luca d'italia is one of my personal favorite dining spots in town so, any chance I get to enjoy their food is a win in my book. Tickets for 5280 dines are still available for purchase here and will support the national multiple sclerosis society of colorado. Don't wait, only 100 tickets are being sold to the public. 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by 5280 magazine, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who allow me to continue creating new content for South on Broadway!

This Weekend You Could...

September 19, 2014

hit up one of denver’s farmers markets to pick up the last of summer's produce + the beginning of fall's harvest

jam out at a live concert, elton john, grace potter + the nocturnals and riot fest are all playing this weekend

grab your  lederhosen and sip on steins of delicious german beer at the 45th annual denver oktoberfest

dine in the newly launched, patio 16, an outdoor dining space on the 16th street mall; food vendors are on-site 11-a7p

This weekend is going to be a low-key one for me... or at least that is what I am hoping. Right now I do not have much more planned than a coffee + mani date with my dear friend mary as a late birthday celebration. I will see you back here on monday with my weekend recap... have a beautiful couple of days! 

Food Porn // Recipes for the Making

September 18, 2014
The dip in temperature is making me crave comfort food that warms you up from the inside. I love quick dinners as much as any 9-5 employee but there is just something so therapeutic and relaxing about cooking a dish that takes a few extra steps before it hits the table to enjoy. Biscuits, risotto, fried chicken, soup... I want it all. From my stomach to yours... here is today's #foodporn.