Denver Beer Co. offshoot Cervecería Colorado starts pouring Mexican flavors on Platte Street

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.

Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; denverite; highland; colorado; kevinjbeaty; nightlife; bars; brewery;
Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Its grand opening is on Cinco de Mayo — a holiday with a history of white people being less than culturally sensitive — but don’t confuse Cervecería Colorado’s intentions.

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.


Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 4-6

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? Here’s a big, curated list of options in arts and entertainment, food and drink, causes, sports and more!

Artist Mike Whiting gives a tour of his new exhibit, Pixelated, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 27, 2018. These are "Pinky" and "Mr. Green." (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) art; sculpture; denver botanic gardens; dbg; colorado; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Artist Mike Whiting gives a tour of his new exhibit, Pixelated, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 27, 2018. These are “Pinky” and “Mr. Green.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver, it’s going to be a weird weekend. We’ve got Nerd Star Wars day and, somewhat terrifyingly, the Kentucky Derby is happening on Cinco De Mayo this year.

You don’t need my help finding places to drink on Saturday, but I can help you find a variety of other things to do (some of which also include drinking, I admit).


BorraCho Tacos moves in at Avanti Food & Beverage, Kaya Kitchen moves downtown

The latest tenant of Denver restaurant incubator is open and ready to fill your tummy with tacos.

Korean barbecue tacos at BorraCho inside Avanti Food and Beverage, May 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; food; restaurants; highland;
Korean barbecue tacos at BorraCho inside Avanti Food and Beverage, May 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The latest tenant of Denver restaurant incubator Avanti Food & Beverage, BorraCho Tacos, is open and ready to fill your tummy with tacos.

The project by ChoLon Restaurant Concepts will be replace Kaya Kitchen — also a ChoLon project — which will move to a brick and mortar in the Sugar Cube building at 15th and Blake streets as Kaya Asian Café.


Former DJ’s Berkeley Café will become a new breakfast and lunch spot

Wendell’s will open at 3838 Tennyson St. in mid-May.

About five months after DJ’s Cafe closed its two remaining restaurants, we’re learning what will replace the original location on Tennyson Street.

Wendell’s, another breakfast and lunch spot, will open at 3838 Tennyson St. in mid-May. It’s owned by Avanti Food & Beverage co-founder Patrick O’Neill and The Way Back and American Grind co-owner Kade Gianinetti.


Velorama music and bike festival announces daily music lineup, single-day tickets

Single-day tickets will cost $50 for Friday and Saturday and $10 for Sunday.

The men's final criterium at Velorama Colorado, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; five points; rino; colorado classic; velorama; bicycle; bike; race; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
The men’s final criterium at Velorama, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Three-day Denver music and bike festival Velorama announced single-day tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and, to help your decision-making process, released the music schedule.