Four Places to Dine out With Family and Friends this Thanksgiving Holiday

Skip the hassle of cooking a full meal by heading to these local Denver Restaurants
Mondo Market Turkey Dinner

Photo by Mondo Market

Thanksgiving week in Denver offers so many choices when it comes to deciding what to do and where to go. If you’re looking for a place to reunite with old friends or just hoping to find a great place to dine – and not cook – before the big holiday, we put together a guide for the holiday week with options for each day, depending on what you might have planned:

Thanksgiving Eve – Gather with friends on Wednesday night: 

The lively, U-shaped bar anchoring the space at Barcelona Wine Bar feels tailor made for catching up with friends before family time on Thanksgiving. The menu of Mediterranean-inspired cocktails plus traditional and creative gintonics and wine/port-based beverages offer some gems – don’t miss the traditional Sangria or the seasonal Thanksgiving-forward flavors in the Bourbon Spice Rack like Cardamaro, maple syrup, cardamom and lavender.

Barcelona Wine Bar Sangria

Photo by Barcelona Wine Bar

Spending the day in Boulder or RiNo before the Thanksgiving feast? Wow your guests with a visit to Bellota for can’t-miss dishes from appetizers through desserts. Start with the sweet potato Wild Thing Fries topped with carnitas, cotija, lime, onion, cilantro and morita powder before tackling the Taco Flight – all seven of Bellota’s tacos on one platter. Finish with everyone’s favorite dessert, the Carlota, a creamy and tart lime pudding with vanilla cream and a Mexican cookie.

Thanksgiving Day – Spend time with family:

Don’t slave in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day; instead, fake it ‘til you make it by heading to Mondo Market at Stanley Marketplace and pick up a full Thanksgiving meal to take home for groups of all sizes up to eight, included with roasted or fresh turkey, sides, smoked holiday hams, salads and charcuterie boards. The Mondo team also tucks in a sheet with turkey roasting and sides reheating instructions for you. Place your order by Monday 11/14 to get your hands on this mouth watering meal.  

Bellota Carlota

Photo by Bellota 

Black Friday – Take a dining break from the shopping craze:

Leaving the mall is not required to find a delicious meal on Black Friday. Guapo Taco opened in Colorado Mills just last month and the taqueria is already the talk of the town. Whether you’re shopping solo or with a group, Guapo Taco serves up tacos from traditional to unconventional that are great for fueling up. Start with the crowd-favorite Corn Ribs – charred perfectly and topped with a delicious blend of Mexican spices – before digging into a plate of the Lamb Birria tacos, paired with the braising liquid for a delectable dunkable dish.

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