On Sunday, September 25, Westword's DISH, our annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, returns for its 22nd year. The festival of food will take over Sculpture Park at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where dozens of local restaurants will offer samples of their best dishes.
Many of Denver's top restaurants source their bread from one Golden bakery, the Grateful Bread Company, which started out as a one-man operation in a cabin in Evergreen in 2004. Since then, Jeff Cleary has risen to the challenge of supplying the needs of the city's chefs, selling bread to more than 75 local eateries and hotels. At DISH, Grateful Bread will be slicing up ciabatta, levain boule, jalapeño-cheddar batard, and rye bread made with Scottish peak-smoked barley.
Short of visiting the bakery's retail shop, which only opens on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you won't find a better selection of bread, so get your DISH tickets soon.
Through September 15, you can grab general admission DISH tickets for $20 each if you use the code EATLOCAL (click "Buy Offer"). That ticket will get you a taste of this delicious bread plus unlimited food from all the other vendors, beverage and liquor sampling, and live entertainment from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. And don't miss the smokin'-hot section dedicated to barbecue, a special feature at this year's event.
For general admission tickets: General admission DISH tickets through AXS
We've got an even better deal on VIP tickets: Using the EATLOCAL code, they're just $40 each (click "Buy Offer") and include early access to the event at 11 a.m.; unlimited food, beverage and liquor sampling, and access to a VIP area featuring an open bar provided by Stella Artois and live entertainment.
For VIP tickets: VIP DISH tickets through AXS.
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