This Week in Denver November 17 – 23, 2017

This Week in Denver November 17 - 23, 2017 Whole Foods Union Station

What’s worth knowing this week in Denver November 17 – 23, 2017? The Union Station Whole Foods finally opened and the rumors about the mac and cheese bar are true. (Try the lobster!) Plus, The Winter Passport is back and how to celebrate Thanksgiving in Denver without cooking your own turkey. And a few more things to know…

It finally happened…after nearly two years of teasing us, the Union Station Whole Foods opened this week. And, with a bar, a number of local vendors and an Amazon section, it is so much more than your typical grocery store. I was thrilled to see so many Colorado-made products highlighted. I even discovered a few I didn’t know like Ela Family Farms applesauce and dried apples (out of Hotchkiss) and Burns & McCoy Bloody Mary mixes and sauces (out of Fort Collins). And, they’re carrying Biju’s curry spices and seasoning (yes, of Biju’s Little Curry Shop.)

In other food news…Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton opens its doors tomorrow with a sold-out grand opening party. Why eat cereal at home when you can eat it at Arvada’s new cereal restaurant. (Actually this is why…they have cereals from around the world some as expensive as $30/box.) Stanley Marketplace just got a butcher shop…one where you can grab take-out dinners and sandwiches. And Rye Society, a traditional Jewish deli offering a modern take on gourmet, made-from-scratch family recipes, will be opening in early 2018 in RiNo.

For one week you can relive crying in a theater over the fate of Titanic’s Jack and Rose (wait, did I just spoil the ending?) as it will play in select Denver theaters starting December 1.

Denver’s launching its own search for “the voice,”…the voice of the DIA train, that is. But, you have to be a news reporter or anchor to audition.

Thanksgiving travel is just around the corner…here are the best spots to eat at DIA including the newest openings. Also should DIA’s yoga classes be free? (They are at other major airports.)

It’s not too late to make Thanksgiving plans to eat out (at least at some places). Or stay comfortably at home (it’s a little awkward when you unbutton that top button in public, after all) and order out on Thanksgiving from any of these places. And, if you’re an invited guest, be a good one and show up with a holiday pie from one of these local spots. Or one of these Colorado beers that will make you want to skip wine at Thanksgiving. And for the day after…14 Black Friday Denver beer releases.

Sure, it was 70 degrees yesterday but in no time at all the white stuff is going to chase us indoors a bit more. Here are 65 ideas for getting out and about in Denver this winter.

How to ski cheaply in Colorado even without a pass. And how to drink cheaply with a pass. (It’s called The Winter Passport, and it’s back.)

If you feel like giving back, here are 4 places to volunteer in Denver.

This Denver-based lingerie company is Kickstarting a bra for the minimally endowed.

And a reminder that you can get a holiday pet portrait at Molly’s Spirits this Saturday.

What are you up to this weekend? Tonight at BookBar is Colorado author Emily Littlejohn’s book launch of the follow-up thriller to her celebrated debut novel. (Check out my review from this week.) Also, Denver Christkindl Market starts today as well as the Holiday Food & Gift Festival. Here’s a few things to do with the kids this weekend in Denver and more November happenings.

Enjoy the weekend!

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