Adrift draws on the rich his - tory of authentic tiki lounges and is located in Denver’s South Broadway Baker neighborhood, which is known for its eclectic mix of live music venues, art-house movie theaters, bars and res - taurants. Don’t worry, going to a tiki lounge in Colorado’s largest city doesn’t feel odd, it’s a breath of fresh air for groups of up to 30 seated in the Brando Room and 30 seated or 45 standing on the patio. The entire venue can host up to 120.

Serving island-style cock - tails and Polynesian-inspired bites, Adrift features an extensive collection of rums from all over the world and delivers a unique take on the traditional Mai Tai, frozen concoctions, shareable bowl cocktails and more. Food lovers will savor authentic Polynesian cuisine, whether it’s Kilauea poke, the locomoco style “Jaws” burger or a Hawaiian mix plate. Plus, the décor immediately puts guests in island mode, and all of Adrift’s tiki cocktails and dishes are presented with flair utilizing fresh flowers, dry ice and fire elements. adriftbar.com  

Mathew Yamali’s recipe for freedom, travel, food and happiness led to the Roll It Up Sushi Truck.

 

The Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter hosted its annual golf tournament at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison on Aug. 20. The “Team Freeman” consisting of DJ Baca, Derek Barnes, Lee Byrd and Bonnie Yordy placed first, and Darnell Brown, Josh Ebaugh, Jeremy Wilson and Alan Wooldridge, who made up “Team Broadmoor,” landed second.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events Greater Denver Chapter filled two vaults and two conference rooms at Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center on Aug. 14 to find treasure in the form of information about the ins, outs and liabilities intrinsic to keeping events safe and secure. The “On Alert: Is Your Event Plan Ready?” gathering featured speak - ers Pete Hemschoot, Johnson & Wales University, Denver; Adrienne Gardner, The Gardner Effect Event Planning; Ed David, Denver Police Department; and Tony Clapp, Jachimiak Peterson.