Explore 16th Street Mall

September 16, 2018
Category: Greenwood Village Hotel

The historic city of Denver, Colorado, (Also known as the Mile High City) is a top tourist destination due to its world-class restaurants, endless outdoor exploration opportunities with over 4,000 acres of parks, parkways, trails and mountain climbing, stunning venues, rich history, friendly locals, award-winning breweries, breathtaking scenery and so much more. During your stay, be sure to visit 16th Street Mall.


Visit 16th Street Mall


Explore the mile-long 16th Street Mall for a unique outdoor shopping experience unlike any other. Built in 1892, Denver’s 16th Street Mall consists of popular retail shopping, exciting restaurants, cafes, tea shops, historic office buildings, skyscrapers, specialty shops, fountains, and multiple plazas for visitors to lounge, explore farmers markets, view live entertainment and weekly events or simply to relax and people watch. Multiple pianos are scattered throughout the plazas, so feel free to play a tune or stand by and watch as locals and visitors alike perform beautiful music on a whim. Shuttles and buses are available daily, and dozens of interactive kiosks are available with street maps, bus schedules and an itemized list of all venues and their locations.


Tucked behind an alley walkway decorated by brilliantly colored street art, rests a hidden gem, The Pig & The Sprout, a pork-centric restaurant with contemporary decor, signature cocktails and a large menu of delectable cuisine crafted from the freshest, finest locally sourced ingredients for meat-eaters and vegans alike. Step through a hip-lit open garage door entrance, and past the lounge couch arena surrounded by elegant climbing vines and into one of the large, family-style community tables or outside to enjoy the weather on one of the two patios.


Begin your meal with a pig side. Two favorites are the bacon candy (sweet and spicy candied smoked bacon strips served with a freshly, crisp, sweet apple slaw) and the brussels sprouts (pan fried in maple cider vinaigrette, and sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan and roasted sunflower seeds. Crispy seasoned bacon bits are optional). If you’re not extremely hungry and want some light fare, order a sprout side. Roasted beets, marinated in a raspberry black pepper compote and sprinkled with goat cheese and fresh scallions are a must try. Or sample mouthwatering blackened shrimp tacos - served with cilantro crema, vegetable slaw, chili lime vinaigrette and pickled onions inside a handmade flour tortilla and topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Roasted garlic hummus is served with walnut pesto, crisp cucumbers, crunchy carrots, and celery sticks.

For a main entree, try the smoked brisket (sliced and served with sauteed spinach, seasoned black eyed peas, smoked tomato jam and topped with a demi-glaze drizzle and crispy onions) or summer vegetable risotto (creamy arborio rice simmered with fresh mushrooms, snap peas, sauteed summer vegetables, and meat-less balls).

There are also a variety of delicious gourmet sandwiches (cordon bleu, brisket dip, etc.), juicy burgers (breakfast burger, the hogger, beyond burger Bahn mi, big kahuna burger, etc.), fresh seasonal salads (squash salad, broccoli and cauliflower salad, cobb, beet and panzanella salads) and an abundance of creative signature cocktails.

Overwhelm your taste buds in the best way possible at The Pig & The Sprout.



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