Block Parties Abound at Slow Food Nations Event

Enjoy some good, clean and fair food and fun when Slow Food Nations arrives in Denver on July 14-16.

The festival is bringing dozens of interactive workshops, delicious tastings, local tours, educational talks and block parties to the city for a weekend that promises the energy of a street food festival with education and culture mixed in.

Check out some of the weekend’s highlights:

Colorado-Made Block Party — 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14 at Larimer Square. Kick off Slow Food Nations weekend with this all-inclusive block party. The Friday night affair will celebrate Colorado farmers, ranchers, producers and chefs via food and drink made with their produce, meats and more.

Burgers, Brews and Bluegrass Block Party — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15 at Larimer Square. Slow Food chefs will serve up three types of burgers to demonstrate why they believe “better meat, less meat” should be your burger mantra. There’ll be cold beer from The Post Brewing Company and live bluegrass.

Graniacs! An Ancient Grains Block Party — 3-5 p.m. July 15 at Larimer Square. Experience the oldest of grains as you work with chefs to till them, mill them and grill them. This block party will allow guests to experience ancient grains in food via breads, beers, spirits, flatbreads and more, as well as the opportunity to take home your own bag of milled grain.

Big Bad Breakfast Block Party — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 at Larimer Square. Experience a Southern breakfast like never before featuring recipes from John Currence’s best-selling book, Big Bad Breakfast. Currence is a James Beard award winner, so you know this meal will be amazing.

By | 2017-07-19T16:07:27+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

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Margaret Jackson is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 25 years in the newspaper industry, including seven years as a business reporter for the Denver Post. While at the Post, Jackson covered both residential and commercial real estate and cultivated strong relationships throughout metro Denver’s business community. She’s worked at publications including the Fort Collins Coloradoan, St. Louis Business Journal and Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat. Her awards include best reporting from the Colorado Press Association and business and investigative/enterprise reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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