Sassafras now has a location in Capitol Hill -- with a liquor license!

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Sassafras found a second home on East Colfax Avenue.
A second location of popular breakfast and lunch joint Sassafras opened last week at 320 East Colfax Avenue, bringing its laid-back yet inventive Southern-inspired dishes to Capitol Hill, and closer to home for many of the restaurant's devotees.

See also: Southern breakfasts take center stage at Sassafras American Eatery, now open in Jefferson Park

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Teakoe's craft iced teas now at Whole Foods, Tony's and Marczyk

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If you've tasted Teakoe iced tea at one of the various Colorado eateries that carry it: Illegal Pete's, Larkburger, Hacienda Colorado, Woody Creek and more, then you've experienced how habit-forming small-batch iced tea can be -- and now, Teakoe is putting its tea bags on the shelves of area gourmet grocery stores, starting with Whole Foods, Tony's Market and Marczyk Fine Foods. We caught up with Craig Hakes, vice president of brand development, to talk about Teakoe's journey, adapting the recipe for home use and more.

See also:
- Tea mixology and more at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse's Rocky Mountain Tea Festival


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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.

See also: Photos: Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta at Our Mutual Friend


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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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