The Squeaky Bean is a farm-driven restaurant in Denver's LoDo neighborhood. "Granted the term farm-to-table has become watered down, The Squeaky Bean truly brings the term to the table," says Johnny... Read More
The Squeaky Bean is a farm-driven restaurant in Denver's LoDo neighborhood. "Granted the term farm-to-table has become watered down, The Squeaky Bean truly brings the term to the table," says Johnny Ballen, the Bean's self-proclaimed Beankeeper. "Farm is a verb to us. You can taste that effort on every dish. The pride in practicing what you preach is very important in the culture of The Squeaky Bean." Produce from the restaurant's farm and greenhouses includes many heirloom vegetables, micro greens, winter tomatoes, basil, arugula and more. Garden herbs are used in the kitchen and at the bar in inventive cocktails. Josh Olsen, the restaurant's chief farmer, considers education a critical part of the process. "I am blessed with the opportunity to teach and influence the next generation of farmers and chefs, "he says. Patrons can learn, too, sitting at the eight-seat Chef's Counter where they can interact with kitchen staff.
1500 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
- Tue-Thu: 11am-2pm,; 5pm-10pm
- Fri: 11am-2pm,; 5pm-11pm
- Sat: 10am-3pm,; 5pm-11pm
- Sun: 10am-3pm
- Farm to Table: "Sign up to work on the farm for a half or full day with Josh Olsen, who oversees the Bean's day-to-day farming. Times are available Tuesday-Friday; ask the restaurant. The work is not too physical, just a day at the farm weeding, harvesting and enjoying beautiful Colorado days."
- Best for Farm to Table Because: The Squeaky Bean has its own three-acre farm, Bean Acres, along with two greenhouses (for winter tomatoes and other produce) and six raised beds.