Photos: Denver Taco Festival was the taco the town

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All photos by Danielle Lirette
It was a busy weekend for taco lovers in Denver. Hard on the heels of Thursday's Top Taco contest came the Denver Taco Festival, which had more tequila and tacos then even a hardcore eater could handle -- along with tiny dogs and wrestling. Photographer Danielle Lirette was there to capture all the action; keep reading for a taste.

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From the open Argyll to a closed Corner House: Our Restaurant Roll Call for June

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Lori Midson
The reincarnated Argyll Whiskey Beer is now open in Uptown.
More than two dozen new eateries opened in June, everything from Argyll Whiskey Beer, the ambitious reincarnation of Robert Thompson's original Argyll in Cherry Creek, to the modest Kolache Cabin to an East Colfax Avenue outlet of the popular Sassafras. But while Sassafras is thriving in Jefferson Park, Corner House shut its doors there...and T-Wa Inn, Denver's oldest Vietnamese restaurant, is also gone. Keep reading for our complete Restaurant Roll Call for June.

See also: Restaurant Roll Call for May


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From tofu to chiles relleno, a second helping of Cafe Society, June 22-27

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Danielle Lirette
Carnitas at El Chingon.
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited El Chingon, where the relleno fell on the soft side, but almost everything else rose to the side of delicious. In Chef and Tell, Jordan Wallace of Pizzeria Locale dishes on a particularly bad calzone, studying cooking in Italy and more. Also this week, we started our 100 Favorite Dishes countdown for the Best of Denver 2015, beginning with another kind of chile relleno, an eggroll style, at La Fiesta.


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Watching the World Cup with the American Outlaws at the British Bulldog

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British Bulldog's Facebook profile.
There's no room inside the British Bulldog by kickoff, but luckily for you, the party spills outside during the World Cup.

The British Bulldog may be the most American bar in Denver during the FIFA World Cup. Go to one its parties during a USA match through July, and prepare to be serenaded by multiple Bruce Springsteen songs, stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the sun and get an occasional drop of beer spilled on you.

You'll love every minute of it.

See also: Just in time for the World Cup, Brazilian Acaraje debuts in Denver

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Marley Coffee is high on Denver

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Mark Antonation
The spirit of Jamaica presides over Marley Coffee.
July marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the compilation released after Marley's death that brought reggae to the forefront of rock-music popularity (read all about it in our current Bob Marley Backbeat feature). Marley fathered nearly as many children as he did hit songs, and one of them -- Rohan Marley -- brought his coffee company to Sunnyside last summer in order to consolidate multiple office locations and also take advantage of Denver's reputation as a healthy city with a high appreciation of natural and organic foods. While it continues to sell coffee around the country, over the past year Marley Coffee has been expanding its market presence in Denver, including bringing its buzz to Coors Field.

See also: How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

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Highland Tavern will begin long-awaited expansion this summer

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The bar at Highland Tavern
Highland Tavern fans and tater tot devotees may have noticed a recent sign in the popular LoHi joint letting patrons know that the watering hole and restaurant will soon expand, so come late summer the space will be a little roomier.

See also: Highland Tavern is LoHi and mighty

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From the Noshery to 3 Freaks, a second helping of Cafe Society, June 16-20

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Danielle Lirette
A grown-up dish at Atticus.
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Atticus, a restaurant that is still struggling to reach its grown-up ambitions. Lori Midson talked to chef Alex Figura of Lower48 Kitchen about ditching school to be a line chef, cooking abroad and more in this week's Chef and Tell. And Mark Antonation continued his Ethiopian exploration with a visit to Axum in this week's Ethniche.

See also: From Olive & Finch to Salt & Grinder, a second helping of Cafe Society June 9-13


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Food and Drink Resources opens Innovation Center test kitchen in Denver

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The test kitchen at Food and Drink Resources' Innovation Center.
Denver is considered a headquarters for fast-casual dining, with chains like Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Garbanzo and Tokyo Joe's all calling Colorado home. That's one of the reasons Denver-based Food and Drink Resources decided to open its new
Innovation Center in Centennial. The center not only gives FDR the space and ability to bring in national chains and work with them to develop and test new menu items and specials -- but the partners also help it could help push the Mile High City's thriving restaurant scene to the next level.

See also: USA Today picks Denver's top ten foodie spots -- but eat fast!

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Park Centre Lounge & Grill celebrating thirty years with prices rolled back to 1984

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Antonio Valenzuela
A burger for $3.50 is one of the week's specials at Park Centre.
In celebration of thirty years in business, the Park Centre Lounge & Grill in Westminster has rolled back the prices on six menu items to $3.50 this week. And that's not the only way it's giving back to its faithful followers: From noon to sundown on Sunday, Park Centre will reward regulars with a car show and car wash that will donate $5 from each wash to Almost Home transitional housing in Brighton. There will also be live music from Father Guido and the Holly Rollers.

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Ryan Gannon hopes to create Ratatouille, a fast-casual healthy food chain

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A look at one of Ratatouille's signature staples, ratatouille.
As the private chef for some of the young athletes -- and their families -- that he trains as a swim coach at the Denver Country Club, Ryan Gannon knows healthy food. But it is his job as the Curtis Club's cold kitchen chef that has helped him refine the skills he hopes to bring to a larger market through his fast-casual concept, Ratatouille.

Gannon and his partner will launch a Kickstarter campaign later this month that he hopes will fund his dream of offering quick, hearty, gluten-free meals for health-minded diners.

See also: The Curtis Club: Welcome to the mild, mild West

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