This Week in Denver April 14-20, 2017

This week in Denver April 14-20, 2017

Gazing at the morning downtown skyline from Sloan’s Lake.

What do you need to know this week in Denver April 14-20, 2017? Dueling coastal bartenders battle it out in LoHi, exclusive releases for Record Store Day, and Denver’s best patio drinking spot. Plus a few more things worth knowing…

After five months of remodeling due to fire, Cherry Cricket finally reopened in Cherry Creek North this past Tuesday. Millers & Rossi Art Gallery & Speakeasy opens in RiNo today. Rosenberg’s Bagels is slated to open a pizzeria in Five Points this spring. QuickFish Poke Bar joins Avanti Food and Beverage. Also newly opened…Kachina Southwestern Grill and Lola Social Club, both inside LoDo’s Maven Hotel. Is 12@MADISON Denver’s best new restaurant? Find out why Westword thinks so.

Why didn’t any of you tell me that Denver Grilled Cheese Festival was a thing? Seriously bummed that I missed it.

Some of us Coloradans are pretty outdoorsy, and some of us just like drinking on patios. This week’s warm weather is what those of us in the latter group wait for. So, where will you be hanging today? 5280 Magazine says THE spot to snag is on the massive, newly opened Stella’s on 16th patio at Union Station. Might not be a better place for people watching.

Speaking of harmless voyeurism, Doors Open Denver tickets go on sale on April 17 to give you a peek behind the scenes of Denver’s most iconic buildings on April 29-30.

Want a taste of what high-profile east and west coast bartenders are serving up without the plane ticket? On April 17 New York’s The Dead Rabbit and San Fran’s A.B.V. will take over these LoHi bars for a cocktail-making duel.

Denver vinyl fans looking forward to the annual Record Store Day (April 22) will be thrilled to know that The Lumineers and Jack White will each release an exclusive record at Denver’s Twist and Shout this year. (Twist and Shout is one of only 10 stores to score the Jack White album.) Check here for the full list of releases and keep in mind all are expected to sell out early.

DIA is opening a new solar-canopied parking lot, and, you’re not going to believe this, but it’s only $4/day. Granted you still have to pay the $9 one-way train fare to and from the airport, but it sure beats the $24 daily garage fee or even the $13 daily economy lot. (Hey, remember when you could park in the DIA lot for the first two hours for free? No one ever believes me about that.)

Finally if you’re looking for a chance to do a little good while enjoying good food, consider patronizing Damascus Grill. The family that owns this local favorite tragically lost 10 family members in the recent Syrian attack. Long-time patrons are asking community members to show support for the Denver family by dining and tipping well as a small kindness in the wake of this horrifying tragedy.

What are you up to this weekend? In my family, Easter Sunday is synonymous with Bloody Marys, so building a Colorado Bloody Mary is what we’ll be doing on Sunday. (You can also order up one of these 5 must-try versions at favorite Denver spots.) Here’s when and where to find egg-hunting for the kiddos this weekend as well as this multi-day adult Easter keg hunt. Plus, what else to do with your kid this weekend and more things to do in April in Denver

Enjoy the weekend!

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