Sure, we're bummed that the weekend's 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park was canceled, but the real 4/20 is still a day away — and a little wet weather's not going to stop us from celebrating Denver’s premier holiday. There are plenty of events, shows, weed deals and other happenings throughout the day, but what about the lingering aftereffects: You didn’t think your favorite restaurants would leave you high and dry, did you? Here are six spots where you can curb the munchies, whatever your craving may be. This year, forget the microwave snacks and go out in a blaze of glory.
Pass the sandwich, dude.
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638 East Colfax Avenue (and other locations)
If you’re craving a fat sammie that’s as toasted as you are, there's no more appropriate place to rustle up some grub than the cannabis-themed Cheba Hut. The whimsical stoner sandwich shop is offering “Nugs” — build-your-own four-inch sandwiches with chips and a drink for just $4.20 — along with bar specials and live music. Or grab an order of "Not'chos" — cheesy Doritos nachos layered in ranch dressing. For those looking to skip straight to dessert, there's a whole section of the menu devoted to the munchies, featuring several elaborate Rice Krispies creations, brownies and chocolate-chip cookies.
You can't light up inside Dunbar Kitchen, but you can enjoy a beer dinner with CBD-infused brews.
Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House
2844 Welton Street
If you’re looking for a classier night with a cannabis theme, Dunbar is hosting a 4/20 dinner that includes four courses paired with four CBD-infused craft beers from Dad & Dudes Brewery for $40. The menu includes a pineapple upside-down cake doused in beer syrup, beer-cheese soup and apple-garlic pork chops, sure to give you a buzz two ways. The safety meeting starts at 6 p.m.
2041 South University Boulevard (and other locations)
Fat Shack bills itself as “late night done right” and if you're jonesing for a satisfying snack, "done right" means tossing a bunch of fried ingredients on bread and calling it a day. If that’s your thing, this late-night DU munchie spot is offering signature Fat Doobies for $4.20 all day, which includes chicken fingers, fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and honey mustard – all in one glorious, sloptastic concoction. If that’s not enough to satisfy you, the dessert menu includes deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried chocolate chip cookies, deep-fried funnel cake, deep-fried Twinkies...you get the idea. A bonus? Fat Shack is open until 3 a.m. for whenever hunger strikes.
Ice Cream Riot
1238 East Colfax Avenue
Known for over-the-top pop-tart ice cream sandwiches and outrageous flavors, Ice Cream Riot’s two-year anniversary just happens to fall on 4/20, which means I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. The Colfax shop is slinging free scoops all day, so it’s a chance for you to satiate your salty/sweet cravings with Cheddar Goldfish, Fruity Pebbles, Dirty Cookies & Crème or Nutella flavors, or splurge for a scoop of each in a salted pretzel cone — because it's totally legal.
Rib tips on point at Jezebel's.
Jezebel’s Southern Bistro & Bar
3301 Tejon Street
Jezebel’s and its sibling ganja business, Simply Pure, are starting happy hour at 3 p.m. with $4.20 bar specials running until 7 p.m. Reggae bands will be rocking the restaurant, while the Green Bus, affectionately call the Chillax Lounge, will be hanging outside for fun on wheels. Once you're there, you probably won't be able to resist a plate of some of the finest fried chicken in Denver.
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Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
1520 East Colfax Avenue
The kitschiest doughnut spot in Denver always outdoes itself for the holidays, and 4/20 is no exception. For one day only — Wednesday, April 20 — you can buy a delicious doughnut in the shape of a marijuana leaf for $4.20. This special treat is just one of a wide range of stoner favorites at the shop, including bacon-maple bars and doughnuts in bubblegum and Grape Ape flavors. Call Voodoo today to reserve your marijuana-leaf doughnuts for 4/20.