Beers and Ears

Goliath turkey legs and fresh corn shedding tears of butter: Those are still the most sought-after gut-busters at the Taste of Colorado, Denver's Labor Day Weekend tribute to food. "The turkey legs and corn on the cob are festival musts -- everyone loves them -- but there's lots of really interesting food at the festival, especially if you're a picky eater," says Patty Johnson, marketing director for the annual grub-and-music showcase that starts today and continues through Monday, September 5, at Civic Center Park.

The tastes at Taste will include small bites and big bites from more than forty restaurants, several judged eating competitions, and culinary demonstrations by Top Chef victor Hosea Rosenberg; pastry prince Keegan Gerhard; Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG and TAG|RAW BAR; and chef Mary Nguyen, who owns Street Kitchen Asian Bistro and Parallel Seventeen. Organizers will also set up a beer garden for the first time in the festival's fabled history. "We talked about doing a beer garden for a long time, and it's just a natural for the festival," says Johnson, who notes that all the beers will be local brews. Admission to the festival is free; tickets to purchase food and beer are sold in $10 strips, for cash only. For more information, visit
Sept. 2-5, 2011

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Lori Midson
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