A celebratory clam bake, a class on mushrooms and more culinary events this weekend
The second Marczyk Fine Foods, at 5100 East Colfax Avenue, is celebrating its second anniversary with a New England-style clam bake tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. For $24.99, party-goers can enjoy a one pound lobster, Massachusetts steamers, an ear of Colorado sweet corn, Colorado rose potatoes, and butter; all wrapped in foil, put over an open fire to cook, and served hot. Call the shop at 303-243-3355 for more information.
And keep reading for more culinary events this weekend.
Friday, August 2:
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver presents the sixth annual Sabor this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. The outdoor event showcases spirits, beer, wine and food from local restaurants and distributors. Tickets are $75; purchase them on the Sabor website.
Saturday, August 3:
Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway, is hosting a giveaway event in collaboration with NPR's Bullseye and JJGo podcasts. Hosts Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris will be on site to document a thousand customers receiving free ice cream cones paid for by their listeners. The event starts at 1 p.m.; check the website for more information.
The annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival takes place today from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Olathe Community Park, 420 Horton Avenue in Olathe. The festival features food vendors, live music and family activities. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children; check the website for more details.
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Saturday, August 3 (continued):
The fourteenth annual iCultiva! goes down at Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorne Street in Boulder, today at 5 p.m. There will be a five-course harvest dinner prepared by award-winning local chefs, who will highlight freshly picked organic produce grown by teens in the iCultiva! Youth Project. Tickets are $135 and garden-appropriate footwear is encouraged. For more information -- including the lineup of chefs -- visit the website.
UrbiCulture Community Farms, 4201 Umatilla Street, is celebrating its community harvest this evening with an urban-farm-to-table dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100; learn more on the nonprofit's website.
Denver Urban Homesteading, 200 Santa Fe Drive, is hosting a cooking class focusing on the utilization of cultivated and wild mushrooms in the kitchen, as well as their contribution to food sustainability, today from noon to 2 p.m. Visit the website for more details.
Sunday, August 4:
National Farmers' Market Week begins today and runs through August 11, and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Denver's homegrown success story, is showing its support of local produce by giving the first 100 to 300 people (depending on the market location) to arrive at select farmers' markets a $10 token that can be used at any vendor. The burrito chain will also be giving away buy-one-get-one coupons that can be redeemed at any of its Colorado locations. Go to Chipotle's website for more information.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to email@example.com.
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