Click! Photo Tours offers guided photography tours that give you the opportunity to take amazing photographs of Denver area’s most inspiring scenery and landmarks. Tours range from three hours to full-day tours and are designed for all photography levels.
In nearly 10 cities across the United States, TheCityTour's guides lead groups of up to 15 on gastronomic odysseys through select neighborhoods known for their thriving dining scenes. Each all-inclusive walking tour typically includes stops at four respected establishments, from sushi bars to crepe shops, where guests experience an array of dishes, drinks, and menu fonts. To further personalize the experience, the owner or chef makes an appearance and meets and talks to tour diners. Though the restaurants are kept secret and change every outing, TheCityTour's team does maintain an FAQ page to anticipate questions about the tour.
On a trip to Britain, Chelly Vitry was determined to stop at an authentic apple press. She was eager to sample Scrumpy—a British version of hard cider—and see how it was made. Despite days of searching, however, she couldn’t find a press that would allow her visit. With Denver Gourmet Tours, Chelly guides small groups on the same kind of hands-on culinary experience she sought in Britain. During her excursions—which change seasonally—Chelly and her guests spend three hours strolling Denver’s streets, meeting food specialists, and trying the food at four to six culinary hot spots such as food trucks, sweet shops, and craft breweries.
Along with her main tours, Chelly customizes culinary trips, designs gastronomic team-building activities, and hosts events such as progressive dinners and tasting parties. She also fills her guests with newfound culinary skills during hands-on cooking classes, where they learn to craft cupcakes, bake bread, or grow pizzas in their garden.
Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.
This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.
Built in 1883, Denver‰Ûªs historic Euclid Hall has been through several interesting incarnations‰ÛÓa Masonic Lodge, a flea market, and even (or so it is rumored) a brothel. Today, the building remains a destination of note thanks to the inventive gastropub menu at Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen. Chef Jorgel Pierce and team take classic pub fare to new heights (and continents) with cosmopolitan offerings that draw influence from Asian, Southern and Central European cuisines. Sausages are hand-cranked in house, while the classic Canadian poutine gets an update from the flavors of Mexico and New England. Tables along the windowed walls of the two-story restaurant are privy to sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains; however, foodies may opt for a seat at the chef‰Ûªs counter to catch all of the action in the exhibition kitchen.
Denver Bike Bar takes going out to bars to a whole new level. The 16-person bike zooms from bar to bar at the direction of a designated driver, freeing passengers from the responsibilities of driving and accidentally becoming a taxi. Though guests cannot drink alcohol aboard the bike, they can imbibe during frequent stops at local microbreweries in LoDo.