Feed Me…I’m Hungry writer Michelle Sandstrom is also the Denver City Editor over at The Daily Meal, where her job is to search out and report on the best food in Denver. Read on for food news and Denver dinning recommendations.
Pack the kids up in the car and come on out this weekend for Colorado’s newest food festival: A Bite of the Rockies. National chain, Quaker Steak and Lube, known for it’s wings, will be present for this family friendly event. Most exciting of all will be the locally owned restaurants, food trucks, and vendors offering specialty foods or farmer’s market items. Over 40 vendors will be participating.
There will also be food offerings ranging from down home cooking, ethnic specialties, and classic festival food, to high end dinning specialties. Guests can try anything and everything by purchasing BITE tickets. Tickets cost $10 for 15 tickets and vendors will offer a “bite” for 1 to 10 tickets.
A major goal of A Bite of the Rockies is showing off exceptional local food options which aren’t always able to participate in other Colorado food festivals. “I’m not going to mention any names,” says Cat Kirks of Rainbow Girls Productions, the company organizing the festival, “but some of the bigger food festivals have gone corporate in recent years, making it too expensive for local places to be involved.”