Best Parties of Slow Food Nations

Slow Food is all about good, clean and fair food — and by good we mean mouth-watering, soul-filling, write-home-to-your-grandma good. These block parties are all-inclusive and social, delicious and educational. You’ll eat amazing food, yes, but you’ll also get to meet the chefs and the producers behind your food.

Colorado-Made Block Party

To kick off Slow Food Nations, join us for a Colorado-Made Block Party to celebrate Colorado farmers, ranchers, producers and chefs. Experience the best of Colorado food and drink with demonstrations and tastings. Special thanks to the Colorado Tourism Office for helping us welcome the world to Colorado. Buy tickets.

Burgers, Brews and Bluegrass Block Party

Nothing says summer more than a rockin’ block party with burgers and beer. But of course, this is Slow Food, so you know it’s going to be extra delicious and thoughtful.

Our rockstar chefs will serve up three types of burgers: grass-fed beef burgers, blended burgers mixed with flavorful mushrooms, and veggie burgers with the best produce around. Can your taste buds figure out which is which? Learn why we are evangelists for “better meat, less meat.” Then wash it down with Colorado-brewed beers from The Post Brewing Company as you kick up your heels to some bluegrass tunes. Buy tickets.

Grainiacs! An Ancient Grains Block Party

Do you love your barley, wheat, rye and millet? We sure do. We till grains, mill grains, grill grains. We are grainiacs! A whiff of fresh bread smells like home. This block party will blow your senses away as you touch, smell and eat grains at different stations.

Eataly will bring the different flours used to make each of their three unique regional bread recipes from NYC, Chicago and LA. Your favorite chefs will make their favorite flatbreads before your eyes. From grain to glass, what do ancient grains mean to spirits and beer? Drink the difference. Get what you knead — join our grainiac baker and learn the art of kneading dough. Mill it, bag it, take it home. Mill your own grain to take home in a souvenir bag, with recipes from the grainiac chefs. Buy tickets.

Big Bad Breakfast Block Party

Join James Beard Award winner, “Top Chef Masters” contestant, and acclaimed author John Currence as he brings the joys and rituals of the Southern breakfast to life in Denver. Diners will experience a menu featuring recipes from his best-selling book, Big Bad Breakfast. John Currence is one of the most celebrated and loved chefs in the South. Among his string of highly successful restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi, Big Bad Breakfast holds a special place in diners’ hearts: It is a gathering place where people from all walks come together to share the most important meal of the day. Breakfast. Buy tickets.