Some two dozen barbecue teams from across the state and country will be at the first-of-its-kind event in Aurora, trying to nab top honors in the categories of pork ribs, pork and beef brisket
Originally opened as a niche taproom beside Treadz Bicycle Outfitters on East Iliff Avenue in November 2014, the watering hole — heretofore known as Peak to Peak Taproom — started pouring beer made in-house April 21. They rang in their recently overhauled food and drink space with a launch party May 20
“It’s just the Colorado lifestyle in general,” says Two22 owner Paige Schuster. “People are really active and they also like craft beer. It just goes hand in hand.”
That confidence with the egg often stops somewhere near that line separating our kitchens from our bars, though
“I think it just creates another element,” said Mark Shaker, one of the facility’s co-founders. “To not have a hard line on where you can bring your drink, either inside or outside the building, is unique.”
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Mu will remain at their first home on Colfax, in the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District, but that location will change a bit
“It’s a dry watering hole and now it’s going to be full for all the people around here,” he said in August. “This is going to be a breath of fresh air.”
Hot cocktails are inspired by the classic hot toddy, a curative mixture dating back centuries that includes whiskey, rum, or brandy with hot water, a sweetener, and sometimes some spicing.
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