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What To Do This Winter In Denver

In what hopefully feels like “a return to normal” for Denver residents this holiday season, the city’s fall and winter months are filled with some of The Mile High City’s most enjoyable events as they all come back to in-person this year! From downtown holiday markets to Cherry Creek light shows and even Denver Fashion Week, there are many options for locals to choose from that will even get the biggest “grinch” out of the house and excited for a day or night on the town. Here are our top recommendations.

Pixar Putt: thru November 27, 2022

Located at McGregor Square, Pixar Putt is a pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience made up of 18 interactive holes inspired by… you guessed it: the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s favorite films, including “Toy Story,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “Coco,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Wall-E” and “Inside Out.” Whether it’s a date night or trying to entertain the kids, this will appeal to all ages.

Butterfly Pavilion’s Monarch Magic: thru November 30, 2022

At the beautiful Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, the majestic butterflies hold an especially significant spot as one of the essential symbols in the Mexican tradition of Día de Los Muertos, or Day fof the Dead in early November. Butterfly Pavilion celebrates this cultural tradition by opening its doors and providing a peaceful and enchanting experience for all who wish to marvel at the monarchs.

Tinseltown “Where Everyday Is Christmas”: November 10–30, 2022

Tinseltown is coming to Zeppelin Station, right as winter descends on us! At the all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up, anticipate Santa, elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes and lots of warm winter drinks, including a yummy Christmas cocktail menu for those who partake. The halls will also be fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever! Tickets include entry to the themed bar and a themed drink upon arrival.

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show: November 11–13, 2022

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, and now in its 19th year, the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show is the largest holiday gift show in Colorado, with more than 200 vendors of unique gifts, handmade items, specialty foods and more! Join in the festive fun and get pictures with Santa, visit Hammond’s Candy Land and watch model trains wind through holiday villages.

Denver Fashion Week: November 12–20, 2022

Named “one of the fastest-growing American fashion platforms” by Forbes Magazine, Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is returning for another fall season and in true DFW fashion, they’re making this season bigger and better than the last. They’ve added a new and amazing venue, more designers, more shows, new runway show concepts and upgraded runway production.

16th Street Mall Holiday Festival: November 12–13, November 19–20, November 26–27 and December 10, 2022

This highly attended annual curated marketplace on 16th Street Mall features an awesome selection of one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, home décor and unique holiday gifts. While you shop, enjoy Christmas carolers, live entertainers and appearances by Santa!

Cherry Creek North Holiday Market + Winter Wonderland Light Walk: November 17–December 24, 2022

The free Cherry Creek North Holiday Market at Fillmore Plaza features 30 local artisan vendors, live music, and festive drinks and decor. Also, savor the season with a musical light walk under millions of twinkling lights. Children of all ages and parents alike will enjoy searching for eight sparkling trees that are choreographed to winter melodies in a beautifully timed show.

Light the Lights: November 23, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Every night except Mondays, at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., an eight-minute choreographed light and music holiday show will light up the night at the City and County of Denver Building in Civic Center Park.

Following that, it will then go to a festive, static holiday display until 10:45 p.m. There will be a special light schedule on December 3 as well, to highlight activities as the 9News Parade of Lights begins in front of the City and County Building. Be there when the magic begins with the Light the Lights Celebration on November 23 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Denver7 News Anchor Anne Trujillo will host this year’s program which will feature live holiday music performed by the Denver Municipal Band. At approximately 5:15 p.m., Mayor Michael B. Hancock will flip Denver’s giant light switch which will turn on the first holiday light and music show of the season.

*Updated November 4, 2022

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Football Season is Back!

With football season in full swing, we are five games into the season, with three losses and two wins. Broncos’ fans are hopeful for the season ahead with new quarterback, Russell Wilson, leading the charge. The five scheduled prime-time games, four more than originally planned, shows just how excited Broncos’ country is for the recent changes to the team.

Unfortunately, where we stand today, Javonte Williams, the Broncos’ leader in carries and rushing yards, will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury from the latest game against the Las Vegas Raiders, and starting outside linebacker, Randy Gregory, is also expected to miss at least four games due to a knee injury. Fortunately, Williams and Gregory will be replaced by Mike Boone and Melvin Gordon III in the meantime as they prepare for their upcoming game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The next home game is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, against the New York Jets, leaving fans with five more home games to look forward to.

A staple for the Colorado community, home season Broncos games are a can’t-miss event. From tailgating with friends and family outside the stadium to the infamous Barrel Man, jet fly-overs, great eats, and the musical presence of the Broncos Stampede, you will be sure to enjoy a well-spent Sunday.

We recommend getting to the stadium early as parking will be sure to fill up. Since Uber has become increasingly expensive on game days, RTD offers a light-rail service directly to the game on E and W lines for convenience. If you live in surrounding areas, the RTD also provides bus service directly to Union Station where you can transfer to these lines for easy access to the stadium. You can purchase tickets beforehand through the following link or look for last-minute discounts via the GameTime app! https://www.denverbroncos.com/tickets/singlegametickets

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Denver Live Music Spots You Cannot Miss

The Mile High City ranks as one of the top locations in the country to visit for its live music scene. Whether you are looking for classic jazz, country, or pop, the city of Denver is home to a variety of music venues. Check out these popular live music spots and mark your calendars for the next live music event. 

Just thirty minutes outside of Denver lies Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most monumental venues to experience for both musicians and concert-goers. Many artists consider they have “made it” as a musician when they perform at this amazing outdoor venue. “Film on the Rocks” is also offered during the summer months where some of your favorite movies are being displayed. 

Sit down for dinner and a show! Located in downtown Denver, Dazzle delivers an intimate setting with musicians from all over the world as they perform their own spice of jazz and bring the whole audience together. 

If you are looking for classic country top hits and a hardwood floor perfect for line dancing, grab your boots and head to the Grizzly Rose. The honky-tonk vibe is something to experience whether you are a cowboy at heart or a newcomer looking for something new. They offer dance classes, but if you’re looking for something more adventurous, you might want to think about hopping on their very own mechanical bull. 

Ogden Theatre, located on East Colfax Avenue, is another big hit for concert venues. With their wide range of music, there are shows for everyone. Concert-goers rave about the sound and lighting quality and the theater has also garnered several reviews for its impressive upkeep. 

Nestled in the RiNo Arts District, Mission Ballroom opened its doors in 2019 and has grown tremendously in a short time frame. With music shows ranging from bluegrass to EDM, you can always find amazing musicians passing through Mission Ballroom on the weekends. There is plenty of room for dancing, parking spaces are ample, and the venue has top-notch security. 

Many of Denver’s venues are close to nightlife, restaurants, and in close proximity to one another for a full night of fun. No matter where your tastes lie, there’s a venue to satisfy every music taste. RTD transportation makes it easy to see the live music magic that Denver has to offer. 

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End-of-Summer Festivals

Summertime in Colorado is always a special time of year filled with various festivals, events and outdoor activities for everyone. With fall just around the corner, here we outline the “can’t miss” end-of-summer events for 2022.


The Telluride Jazz Fest, taking place from August 12-14 is known as “America’s Destination Jazz Festival.” The fusion of acclaimed jazz musicians and the beauty of the Telluride Town Park music venue makes this festival a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Throughout the festival, you can find pop-up shows in the town of Telluride while enjoying an array of shopping, great eats and beautiful views.


For spectators and bike enthusiasts alike, the Colorado Leadville 100 Bike Race, taking place on August 13 is a landmark event and the second-oldest of the sought-after 100-mile marathon bike races held in the United States. The race starts and finishes in Leadville, CO passing through 100 miles of extreme terrain throughout the Rocky Mountains. Spectators can enjoy the festival and award ceremony following the race in the quaint town of Leadville.


The third annual Vail Valley Brew ’Au, taking place on August 13 in one of Colorado’s premier destinations, features award-winning beer, ciders, seltzers, live music, food trucks, and of course, activities for children to ensure fun for the whole family.


A festival for peach lovers, the 23rd annual Lafayette Peach Fest on August 20 features delicious food and fun for everyone during this one-day event. With peaches from Colorado’s best orchards, food vendors, crafters, antique dealers and a balloon exhibition, you are sure to enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon in the Colorado sun.


The 15th-annual Handmade in Colorado Exposition takes place over three different weekends at three different venues. The first weekend, taking place in Estes Park from August 26-28 will feature unique art pieces with the talented artists that created them. You can also experience the breathtaking views, boutique shopping and live entertainment alongside one of Colorado’s leading festivals for artists.


The Colorado State Fair, hosted in Pueblo from August 26 to September 5, is one of Colorado’s largest summer events. The State Fair has family-friendly events for all age groups, ranging from Craft Brew competitions for the adults to funnel cakes and carnival rides for the kids. Be sure not to miss the exhilarating demolition derby and rodeo events, as they will be sure to pull in a crowd.


We hope the rest of your summer is filled with unforgettable memories with friends and family and you can experience some of these exceptional events put together for our Colorado community.

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Fine Dining In Fort Collins

Picture this: you are searching for an upscale, sit-down restaurant in Northern Colorado, an area unfamiliar to you that you’ve wanted to explore. Casual places to eat lie on every block, and you’re looking for something a notch above. On top of finding a location, looking for fine dining restaurants can be difficult if you are unsure about the type of cuisine you’d like to enjoy as well. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of fine dining restaurants based on each food category to aid you in your search.

STEAKHOUSES
The Still Whiskey Steaks Restaurant, located at 151 N College Ave., is one of the three Fort Collins steakhouses in the city. This restaurant not only has staff that goes above and beyond but also serves extravagant food including whiskey-marinated steaks and sustainably sourced burgers.

If you are looking for a steakhouse that serves high-end steaks and seafood, then Sonny Lubick Steakhouse is the place for you. This warm and homey restaurant located at 115 S College Ave. (Old Town Square) in Fort Collins is the perfect place for a date night or night out with friends. Along with the delicious food, a wide selection of tasty wines are also available.

AMERICAN EATERIES
If you are looking for high-class American dining then The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm is a great place to visit. Located at 1957 Jessup Drive, this rustic restaurant serves seasonal American food with house cocktails and local beers.

The Emporium: An American Brasserie, located in the Elizabeth Hotel, is another American-style cafe that is not to be missed! This is not your typical cafe; you can sit and dine in the restaurant or shop the unique and traditional wines in the wine shop and market.

The third American Eatery restaurant located on 135 W Oak St. in Fort Collins is Jay’s Bistro. This establishment has a swanky atmosphere with American-style food, cool art hanging on the walls and live jazz music.

ITALIAN
Located on 101 S College Ave. in Fort Collins, RARE Italian is a must-visit restaurant. This elegant Italian restaurant serves an amazing selection of wines and pasta. There is both inside and outside seating available as well.

SEAFOOD
Did you ever think you could find good seafood in Colorado? Well, you absolutely can! A popular seafood restaurant that is available in some parts of Colorado is Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. Located at 123 N College Ave. in Fort Collins, this wonderful restaurant serves gourmet seafood dishes and homemade cocktails. This restaurant has a relaxed setting, letting you really enjoy the food and company.

These are just a select few of the more popular fine dining restaurants in Fort Collins. Whether you are more of a seafood lover or like classic American food, then Fort Collins has all the answers for you!

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Important Steps and Considerations Before Listing Your Home

Listing your home is a monumental moment in your family’s life and should be navigated with great care to avoid unnecessary stress and last-minute delays within the listing and selling process. Here, we outline 9 important steps and considerations for your family to make before listing your home.

Home repairs
From stained ceilings to broken windows or even cracks in your floorboards, it’s time to fix these nagging issues and get ahead of the game. Not only will repairing these damages increase the value of your home, but it will also ensure no delays in the potential sale following the necessary visit from a home inspector.

Declutter, declutter … and declutter some more
It is imperative that your home looks livable to potential buyers. Decluttering can be difficult since there are so many core memories tucked away in those books, toys, photographs, decor and documents but remember getting started is the hardest part. If you are unable to throw away or shred some items, it may work for your family to get storage tubs to at least get clutter out of the way.

Clean!
Although this may sound obvious, roll up your sleeves and get to cleaning. By cleaning, we don’t mean your average sweeping or dusting; we are talking about those little-used closets and other nooks and crannies that are usually overlooked. We recommend starting from the top down from ceiling light fixtures to floor vents and leaving no corner untouched. Oh, and don’t forget how much of a difference clean windows can make to the appearance of your home!

Simple and neutral decor
During your decluttering and cleaning phases, try to ponder what, if any, flashy or attention-drawing decor you can remove from your home. Although this decor may sit close to your heart, it is best to leave your home as simple and neutral as possible to allow the buyer to imagine their own potential dream home.

Curb appeal
Without fail, the outside of your home makes the initial impression. For someone to be interested in the interior of your home, they must first be impressed with the exterior. With the addition of a neatly-kept yard and a pleasing garden, you will be sure to woo many prospective buyers.

Upgrades
Another consideration to make is upgrades throughout your home. Whether it be fencing, hardware, tech, lighting, appliances or even paint, sometimes seemingly unimportant upgrades can significantly increase the value of the potential sale.

Bathrooms
For some people, the bathroom can be a make-it or break-it aspect of the home. Putting extra care and cleanliness into the bathrooms can not only elevate the value of the sale but also become a selling point when touring potential buyers.

Refine top selling points
Refining and understanding the selling points or value proposition of your home, whether it be the location, the property or the house itself, and making that value abundantly clear through the listing process will help ensure a successful sale from both parties’ perspectives.

Market considerations
Last but certainly not least, it is crucial to take in external considerations such as your local real estate market. This will allow you to gauge how long it may take to sell and choose a price point for your home that gets you the best possible return on your investment.

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Sunday Brunch Spots in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado offers a wide variety of eateries when it comes to brunch that will fuel your day, whether you are searching for a quick bite to eat or a relaxing sit-down with friends and family. We’ve gathered up the best of the best in this blog that will be sure to please even the most discerning of brunch connoisseurs.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Right on Larimer Street in downtown Denver sits Snooze, an AM Eatery, rated 4.7 stars and also opens at 6:30 am for the early risers. Snooze provides nice indoor seating as well as a lovely patio where you can enjoy your meal in the fresh air. This is a Denver favorite. The staff ensures a quality dining experience, a tasty menu to choose from, a bar and even provides a game of corn hole outside the restaurant to entertain those on the waitlist.

The Delectable Egg
If you are looking for friendly service, The Delectable Egg is the place for you. This restaurant has numerous reviews rave about the staff (we also have first-hand experience!) as well as their coffee carafe keeping their guests fully stocked. Those who are last-minute tend to be squeezed in and the atmosphere is perfect for family and friends.

HashTAG
Another egg-serving restaurant plus hash browns and pancakes, along with a cappuccino, lays HashTAG on 29th. The restaurant provides both dine-in and takeout and also offers outdoor seating. A visit to the website and signing up on the online waitlist allows guests who think ahead a quick table!

Olive & Finch
A restaurant that caters to your dietary needs and is a must-visit is Olive & Finch. Providing gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options, Olive & Finch ensures all guests are happy with their meal. They also have an impressive bakery with an array of sweet and savory treats that pair perfectly with a latte.

Sunny’s
If you are looking for something from scratch, homemade chorizo, you’re sure to find yourself at Sunny’s. Many locals are repeat customers and with flavorful options and attentive staff, Sunny’s is at the top of the list.

Stowaway Kitchen
Those who crave a lighter, healthier brunch should pay a visit to Stowaway Kitchen. Meals that include spinach, eggplant, and fresh avocado are a highlight and their “me-mosas” are raved about as well. The extensive coffee menu puts Stowaway aside from others and the diversity of the food served is top-tier.

The brunch spots of Denver are sure to provide the best for their guests including service, dining experience, food and atmosphere. The only complaint about being busy only confirms that brunch is a must when visiting the city. With most places just minutes from the next, there are always open doors and plenty of options for everyone.

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Popular Retail In Denver

It can be tough to find quality shopping in big cities; there are so many different types of retail stores that are available on every block. Denver has a variety of places to shop depending on your preference. Check out these retail stores and shopping centers in the Denver area to find what you need.

The 16th Street Mall & Denver Pavilions
Denver’s 16th Street Mall is one of the most well-known and popular shopping malls. Its amenities stretch over a mile long for everyone to walk freely between shops, bars, restaurants, etc. Anything you want ranging from shoes to high-end clothing, you will be able to find here. It’s the perfect place if you want to enjoy the fresh air while also shopping for your favorite items!

The Denver Pavilions is something to see when you are visiting and you definitely can’t miss it; the building has “DENVER” written in big letters at the top. As the #1 place to visit and shop, it holds a great number of stores and restaurants. It even has a newly remodeled movie theater with a bar and reclining seats. This mall can also be found within the 16th Street mall.

I Heart Denver
If you are someone that likes the little things to bring home, then this is the perfect store for you. Located along the 16th Street Mall, I Heart Denver is your typical gift shop. Not only does it sell Colorado t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel, but it also contains unique items like artwork from local artists, jewelry, coffee mugs, games, keychains and other little trinkets and knick-knacks.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center
The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is similar to the 16th Street Mall with most of the same amenities, located just south of Denver in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. So the people that live in this area don’t have to travel to downtown Denver. This retail area includes many stylish boutiques and over 40 retail stores from Louis Vuitton to simple stores like Nordstrom. This area is family-friendly and any age can find what they are looking for. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is also unique compared to other areas because it has indoor and outdoor stores.

South Broadway
Shopping on South Broadway is a unique experience. This is the perfect area if you want to explore something outside the norm. The shops that cover this area are predominantly antique and vintage shops.

The Ten Penny Store
If you are looking for cool, vintage clothing and accessories then the Ten Penny Store is definitely a place you will want to hit before leaving. Located at 250 N Broadway, you can find old-fashioned items dating back to the 1900s. This store is highly rated by other travelers that have passed through Denver. You won’t find a place like this anywhere else.

Whether you want a traditional, outdoor or unique shopping experience, Denver has it all. This list was compiled to make your shopping experience more enjoyable and easily accessible for anyone who is new to the city or someone who’s looking for a little help getting started.

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Pride Month Events in Colorado are Returning In-Person this June

It’s Pride month in Colorado and many pre-pandemic events are returning to in-person attendance! Read more below to learn about the what, when and where of each event in Longmont, Boulder and Denver.

Longmont Pride Festival
Longmont’s favorite LGBTQ+ community event is coming back this June. Come out on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. The event will take place on Fourth Street between Main and Emery Street in Longmont. This event is a sober and tobacco-free experience for the whole family.

The event welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy a Saturday full of great activities, amazing community partners sharing information, and pride merchandise from Out Boulder County and other fantastic vendors. The afternoon includes jewelry from talented artists, photo booths, a dunk tank and other fun activities spread throughout the day!

Boulder Pride Festival
Boulder’s Pride Festival is returning on Sunday, June 12 at Boulder Central Park (Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd. Boulder, CO 80302) from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The day will be packed with activities, outstanding community partners sharing information, Out Boulder County pride merch and other great vendors! There will be an amazing and diverse set of performers, giveaways all over the park, jewelry from talented artists and many activities for all to take part in.

Reach out to Alexis Meacheam (she/her) at ameacheam@outboulder.org to volunteer at the Boulder Pride Fest 2022.

Tea Dance
On Thursday, June, 23 Denver’s Tea Dance is back! The Center tradition that has been around for years is returning in person with a special twist. This year they’re hosting a rooftop bash!

From 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Center on Colfax – 1301 E Colfax Ave, will be a rooftop bash where The Center’s mixologist will keep the Coors products flowing throughout the evening and snacks will be provided to satiate your appetite.

Feel free to dress up, dress down or come as you are and enjoy the fun. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Denver PrideFest
PrideFest is back and fully in-person this June! The two-day festival takes place in Denver’s Civic Center Park and is the third-largest pride festival in the United States. Visitors from all over Colorado will be attending as The Center on Colfax puts on a show you won’t want to miss. There will be 250+ vendors, 3 stages for performers, a parade, Dyke March, Pride Rally and the Pride 5K. This festival is not only a celebration of pride and individuality it is also a fundraiser for The Center on Colfax, which provides services to the greater Denver and Colorado community.

All events take place on Saturday, June 25, 11:00 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Civic Center Park. Learn more about event times and details at Denver Pride.

Denver Pride 5K
The Center on Colfax’s Denver Pride 5K is back and better than ever this year. Join the Denver community on Saturday, June, 25 at 9:30 a.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.).

Walk, jog, run, roll or skip in the Denver Pride 5K with the greater Denver community from the West Steps, up fourteenth street, around Cheesman Park and back to the State Capitol. All proceeds from the event benefit LGBTQIA+ programming at The Center on Colfax.

Pride Rally
This half-hour event takes place on the West Steps of The Capitol and is a platform for the LGBTQ+ community to voice their concerns and needs for state leaders to see. Join the rally on Sunday, June 26 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. saying “we’re here, we’re queer, we deserve to live without fear!”

For more information on other Pride month events and volunteer opportunities visit Out Boulder County for events in Boulder, Lafayette and Longmont and visit Denver Pride for event details and tickets to special events in the greater Denver area.

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Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in Denver

On the hunt for a new restaurant to take your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride of enjoyment? Then look no further than the food that is as well-paired with waffles as it is with mashed potatoes and asparagus. In this blog, we are featuring arguably the best comfort food out there: fried chicken. Denver’s chefs offer a smorgasbord of fried chicken dishes, from creative to classic. Here are a few favorites in no particular order.

Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken 

Hot chicken is – well – pretty hot right now, but the chicken coming from Avanti F&B in Lower Highland (LoHi) sets itself apart from the competition. Chef Nick Graves has navigated the proper channels of research and development in Nashville where hot chicken is beloved by many. Chef Graves puts his own unique spin on Nashville hot chicken which he dishes out on deviled eggs, sandwiches, biscuits and even in a waffle cone with “angry” macaroni and cheese. For those who can’t handle the heat, don’t worry; there’s also traditional southern fried chicken. There’s also a plethora of mouthwatering sauces to choose from. Try the Comeback Sauce (similar to Louisiana Remoulade), the Alabama White BBQ Sauce and the Charred Onion Ranch. 

Steuben’s 

Steuben’s in Uptown provides a retro neighborhood ambiance sure to elevate your comfort food experience. Enjoy their fried chicken three ways every day: buttermilk-brined and on its own with mashed potatoes, a biscuit and chicken gravy on the side, on top of a Belgian waffle or Nashville hot with a bacon brown-sugar glaze served with texas toast, pickles, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. Also check out their Tuesday special: a Nashville-style hot chicken breast on a brioche bun with green goddess coleslaw and house-made pickles. In a rush and want fried chicken takeout? Grab a six, nine, or 15-piece bucket of Steuben’s original or Nashville hot fried chicken with mashed potatoes, chicken gravy and scratch-made biscuits or texas toast. 

Welton Street Cafe 

This family-owned cafe in Five Points has been serving customers in the Mile High City for more than 20 years. They specialize in Southern-style cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Have a big appetite? Welton Street Cafe has you covered. Their fried chicken entree is a juicy half-bird, seasoned and expertly fried for minimal grease, served with two sides and cornbread or white bread. For the full southern experience, order it with fried okra, a sweet tea, and peach cobbler or sweet potato pie for dessert.       

The Post Chicken & Beer 

If you haven’t tried The Post’s chicken yet then this location is a must. The Post in Rosedale won Westword’s Best Fried Chicken for 2021. Chef Brett Smith has perfected his fried chicken recipe. His buttermilk-brined chicken is delicious, extra-crunchy and gluten-free, making it accessible to almost everyone. Best of all, you can order it up in a variety of dishes, from chicken chicharrones with pinto bean hummus, to deviled eggs topped with crispy chicken skins, to a widespread of salads and sandwiches. We recommend the Fried Chicken Ranch BLT with tomato jam and paprika ranch or their Chicken and Waffles with a pumpkin seed butter, chorizo country gravy, chile-cherry chutney and maple syrup. Wash it down with one of The Post’s in-house brews, such as the Howdy Western Pilsner or the El Corn Amber Lager, both of which have been awarded medals at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival. 

Osaka Ramen 

Osaka Ramen may be known for its mouth-watering ramen dishes, but you must try chef Osaka’s equally delicious Chicken Kara’age. His fried chicken comes as a small plate dish or a sandwich. This crispy chicken dish is a lightly battered, deep-fried citrus-shoyu marinated chicken served with spicy mayo. The same great chicken comes with ginger-sesame slaw and Japanese pickles in the Chicken Kara’age sandwich at OPEN, the sandwich shop inside American Bonded. Additionally, one dollar from each sandwich purchase goes to food-based local nonprofit, Project Angel Heart. Both Osaka Ramen and OPEN/American Bonded are in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo). 

It’s safe to say that Denver has an abundance of quality fried chicken locations. From classic southern-style chicken to a chef’s creative spin on an already delicious entree. Treat yourself to a comforting meal at any of these delectable locations that are sure to provide your tastebuds with a memorable experience.