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Don't Miss: Hoofin' It

Posted October 20, 2014

Photo ofDon't Miss: Hoofin' Itby Tender Belly
By Justin De La Rosa, 5280 Magazine [caption id="attachment_3030" align="alignleft" width="350"]Image courtesy of Kyle Dill Image courtesy of Kyle Dill[/caption]
Many Denver restaurants and diners make conscious decisions to use and consume ingredients that are grown and prepared locally. This applies not only to produce, but also animal proteins. Hoofin’ It is a strolling dinner series that puts an emphasis on using local, responsibly raised animals as its menu’s centerpiece. The philosophy is simple: Respect your dinner. Past editions of Hoofin’ It have focused on one animal (when I attended in LoHi, it was pig), but the upcoming dinner will see a different animal, along with a beer, wine, or cocktail of your choice, at each restaurant on the circuit. Here's what you can expect when Hoofin' It hits Uptown on Thursday, October 23: - At Park & Co. find roasted green chile and haystack onion strings atop bison burgers sourced from Sweetwater Bison. - Ace Eat Serve teamed up with Tender Belly to serve sweetbreads congee with pickled black mushrooms, green sambal, and micro cilantro. - The newly opened BSide offers Cubanos with Swiss cheese, Real Dill habanero pickles, and beef tongue from Callicrate Beef. This marks the last edition of Hoofin' It for 2014, but founder Jensen Cummings plans to make it a monthly series next year. The event will start up again in January at Union Station. Tickets $40, multiple locations, gettohoofinit.com