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Ten Places to Celebrate Food and Freedom in Denver on the Fourth of July

Freedom, food and fireworks: the three cornerstones on which this country was founded — or at least the three things we love the most about the Fourth of July. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, that's meant a long holiday weekend for many, with three days full of star-spangled food and drink specials for all. And there's still plenty of fun to be had; keep reading for some of the tastiest events and offers around Denver:

Interstate Kitchen & Bar
Monday, July 4
Interstate's all-you-can-eat Independence Day brunch to get you fueled for a full day of all things American. The brunch, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, is $18, or $28 with an all-you-can-drink option. 

La Loma
Through July 4
La Loma Mexican Restaurant — which won't move until at least the end of August — is celebrating its last Fourth of July in this location by offering a special Mexican hot-dog deal and a frozen red, white and blue margarita. On Monday night, you should be able to see fireworks from the patio and parking lot. Call the restaurant at 303-433-8300 for reservations and more information.

Monday, July 4
Lola is celebrating our independence with an old-fashioned barbecue starting at noon on Monday, July 4. The restaurant will serve happy-hour-priced drinks all day and night, special barbecue and taco menus, $5 Blanco Coins and $2 chicken tacos. There will also be live music starting at noon, and a taco-eating contest at 2 p.m. Visit for all the details.

The West End Tavern
Monday, July 4
Up in Boulder on July 4, the West End Tavern will be firing up its smoker and churning out barbecue specials all day. Of course, a barbecue plate just isn't the same without beer, so the tavern will also be offering $3 PBR Tall Boys and $10 buckets of Workin’ Man Cans. Call the West End at 303-444-3535 for more information.

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