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The Big Eat 2021: Welcome Back Edition

The Big Eat returns July 22 to support independent restaurants with city-wide food & beverage experiences. 

Since its inception 10 years ago, The Big Eat has celebrated Denver’s vibrant and dynamic independent restaurant scene, and this year, it will be even more special: a day that supports the city’s hospitality community after a devastating 16 months of heavy COVID-19 restrictions and limited capacity.

While the mission of The Big Eat has not changed – to support local restaurants and EatDenver, a nonprofit focused on connecting, educating, and advocating for the independent restaurant community – logistics will look a little different this year. Instead of hosting one tasting event, each participating Denver-area restaurant will create a special dining or bar experience just for The Big Eat that can be enjoyed on-site at the restaurant.

More details below. Cheers and thank you for your support of Denver's independent restaurants! 

By participating in one of the experiences around the city, you'll be supporting a local restaurant and EatDenver, a nonprofit focused on connecting, educating, and advocating for our independent restaurant community. Some dining and beverage experiences will be ticketed, with a percentage of each purchase benefiting EatDenver. Other participating locations will dedicate a percentage of sales back to EatDenver. 

Guests can take part in The Big Eat at participating restaurants in several ways, including:

  1. Purchase tickets or tables in advance for one of the unique chefs menu or cocktail experiences around the city. Those experiences include the below and are limited. Once they sell out, they will be unavailable to additional participants. 

    1. Cart-Driver LoHi: Chef’s Tasting Menu With Drink Pairings for 6
    2. Kachina: Taco + Margarita Party for 4 @ 7pm
    3. Rioja: Piedmont Italian Experience for 8
    4. The OG + Rally Bar: Progressive Dinner for 4
    5. The Bindery & American Lamb Board: 4-Course Lamb Cookout
    6. Progressive Tuk-Tuk Dinner for 6
    7. Urban Farmer: 4-Course Chef’s Dinner + Wine Pairings for 4
    8. The Family Jones + Molly's Spirits: Whiskey Tasting
  1. Make reservations (directly with the restaurant) or make plans to walk-in to one of the restaurants offering Big Eat Cocktail Specials featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka, including the below. Tito's will donate $1 back to EatDenver for each Big Eat Cocktail Special sold on July 22nd (up to $5,000). 

    1. Avanti F&B Boulder
    2. Avanti F&B Denver
    3. Denver Game Lounge
    4. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar LoDo
    5. Kachina
    6. Park Burger - Hilltop Location
    7. Park Burger - Pearl Location 
    8. Park Burger - Highlands Location 
    9. Park Burger - RiNo Location 
    10. The Pig & The Sprout 

  2. Visit Avanti Food & Beverage in Denver or Boulder on July 22nd to purchase a Smash Pass, which gives you access to small bites from each of their restaurant partners inside, as well as a New Belgium Fruit Smash. 

  3. Make reservations (directly with the restaurant) or make plans to walk-in to one of the restaurants who will be donating 10% of sales from the day back to EatDenver
    1. Ace Eat Serve
    2. Blackbelly
    3. Blue Pan Pizza Congress Park
    4. Blue Pan Pizza Highlands
    5. Logan Street Restaurant and Bar
    6. Lola Coastal Mexican
    7. Steuben's Arvada
    8. Steuben's Uptown
    9. The Kitchen American Bistro

However you go out and celebrate on July 22, we are thrilled to be able to gather again and raise a glass to our independent restaurant community.