A Taste of Colorado offers you a taste of the entire world in Denver this weekend, from August 30th until September 2nd. More than 50 restaurants and food establishments are participating and serving everything from pulled pork sandwiches and fish tacos to rattlesnake, antelope, and ostrich bratwursts.

Aside from some daring food choices there is also an extensive set list of country, blues, and Latino bands, as well as a KidZone and a bustling arts and crafts market.

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Slow-roasted turkey drumsticks are a classic festival favourite.
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“Experience Downtown Denver’s Biggest Menu at A Taste of Colorado.

Festivalgoers can learn culinary secrets, enjoy gourmet dishes, and savor offerings from some of the state’s favorite food establishments at the 30th annual A Taste of Colorado. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.

The Fine Dining Area will feature some of Denver’s most accomplished chefs and noted restaurants offering gourmet specialties in the park. Downtown staple, The Broker Restaurant, will be featuring shrimp cocktail, prime rib sandwiches, wild game sausage sandwiches, bruschetta, and banana bread pudding. Que Bueno! Mexican Grille, offering “north of the border” favorites with a modern twist, will showcase its cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork), taco de pollo, and Mexican bread pudding. Randolph’s Restaurant will feature contemporary American cuisine with a Rocky Mountain flair, including a strawberry trifle, Randy’s signature slider, crab cake slider, and a combo plate of both items. Enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, Beale Street smoked chicken and slaw, bourbon bread pudding, or a combo plate of menu items from Southern Hospitality.”

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With over 50 participating restaurants, A Taste of Colorado offers unlimited and daring food choices.
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“Many new restaurants have joined the Festival this year, including Himalayas II, serving Indian and Nepali cuisine like onion pyaji, chicken momo, vegetable momo, chicken tikka masala with rice, and vegetable curry with rice. Check out offerings from Moontower Tacos, including The Doggfather (fried chicken and waffle), The Colonel (chicken and queso), and baja fish tacos. Roasted pig, shrimp and sausage jambalaya, and smoked elk jerky will be featured from Rocks Modern Grill. In the mood for something zesty? Try Spice Island Grill’s Jamaican jerk pork, Jamaican jerk chicken, or Jamaican beef and chicken patty.

Returning to the Festival is the popular Bayou Bob’s, serving its crawfish étouffée, fried alligator, fried pickles, and a sampler of all three items. Those seeking exotic tastes should plan to stop by Barbed Wire Reef, offering chipotle pulled wild boar sandwiches; handmade organic beet burgers; salmon burgers; mahi mahi burgers; and a choice of gator, rattlesnake, duck, pheasant, antelope, and ostrich bratwursts. Festival favorite Rosa Linda’s Mexican Café dishes up green chili; cactus; burritos and tacos in a choice of chicken, beef, or cactus; cheese enchiladas; and bean burritos with chili and cheese. The filet k-bob (skewered filet mignon), range rattlers (stuffed jalapeños), and white chocolate cheesecake are on the menu at Saltgrass Steak House.

Classic Festival favorites, including berrie kabobs, turkey drumsticks, shaved ice, corn on the cob, and funnel cakes will also be served throughout the event.”

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Tanya is an avid traveller who is happiest when using her camera to discover what delights the world has to offer. She originates from Canada, currently makes her home in the Netherlands, and is on an everlasting journey to visit all corners of the world.


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