We've spent the past few months looking for the best of the local web -- and seen plenty of your Instagram food photos (please, just stop with those). And now, it's time to celebrate. This Thursday, December 5, Westword is throwing a party in honor of the coolest chefs, diners, reporters, musicians, and other personalities on social media today.
See also: Photos from the 2012 Denver Web Awards
The festivities start at 7 p.m. at Galvanize (1062 Delaware Street, just off Speer Boulevard), with Filipino bites from Best-of-Denver-winning food cart The Orange Crunch and drinks by Odell Brewing Company, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Hendricks Gin. Stand-up comic Jordan Doll will present awards for Best Diner on Social Media, and Best Restaurant Website, among others -- and Denver's own Falcon Punch will provide the soundtrack while you make Vines of yourself.
Getting in is free: All you have to do to get on the list is RSVP here with the promo code Webawards. Below are a few photos from previous years' events. Use #DenWeb2013 if you want to talk about us on Twitter -- or whatever social media outlet is of the moment.
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