Both locations of Marczyk Fine Foods (the original at 770 East 17th Avenue, and the second store at 5100 East Colfax Avenue) will donate a percentage of their Friday Burger Night sales from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship supports "children of rural communities who wish to attend college and pursue an education focusing on sustainable or environmental practices and who intend to return to the family farm upon graduation."
The fundraiser coincides with the market's two-day summer solstice celebration, which includes demonstrations and tastings from local vendors, and a live performance by a group from the Colorado Symphony tomorrow. Keep reading for more of what's on the culinary calendar this weekend.
See also: - Goodbye winter -- Burger Night is back at Marczyk Fine Foods - Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Roasted tomato Caprese sliders - Denver Yelp reviews: Pete Marczyk reads Marczyk Fine Foods' strangest on video
Friday, June 21:
The three-day Colorado Brewers' Festival kicks off its 24th consecutive year in historic Downtown Fort Collins with more than eighty beers from forty Colorado breweries. The fest, which includes food and live music, celebrates Colorado breweries, including host breweries from Fort Collins: Anheuser-Busch, Black Bottle Brewery, Big Horn Brewery/CB & Potts, Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, the Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., and Pateros Creek Brewing Co. For information on hours, tickets and details, go to the Downtown Fort Collins website.
Saturday, June 22:
Denver Beer Co and Little Man Ice Cream will team up from noon to 4 p.m. today for an Adult Ice Cream Social in the Barrel Room next door to the brewery. The two local companies will have beer floats along with beer and ice cream pairings. Floats and pairings include: Graham Cracker Porter with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Kaffir Lime Wheat with Mint Mojito Sorbet; Barleywine with Honey Banana Ice Cream; Irish Stout with Bailey's Chocolate Ice Cream. Call 303-433-2739 for more information.
The third annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour goes down today and tomorrow from 1 to 6 p.m. in Keystone. The festival features bacon-inspired cuisine and cocktails, and free live music from Hamilton Loomis, the Steeldrivers and Hell's Belles. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Fainting Goat, 846 Broadway, is hosting a party for Quebec's National Holiday today at 4 p.m. The pub will be offering beers from Canada's Unibroue, poutine and a jukebox playlist of Canadian musicians. And service will be provided in English or French. Call 303-945-2323 for more details.
Here's the schedule for Saturday, June 22 at the two Marczyk stores:
Marczyk's on 17th:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Real Dill http://www.therealdill.com/ pickling demo.
3 p.m. - Marczyk sausage tasting and presentation. Marczyk's is known for the excellent texture and taste of their house-made sausages, come give them a try.
11 a.m. - Paul Marczyk's mission - to produce the best bread in Denver. He'll show you how to mix and roll for a near perfect baguette.
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. - MouCo Cheese Company, one of Colorado's oldest cheese makers, will bring their products and sample their cheeses.
Marczyk's on Colfax:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pete Marczyk, aka Professor Palate, will show off our new ice cream maker and mix up a batch of Marczyk Bros Ice Cream.
Noon - Colorado Symphony quartet comes to play for you. It could be strings, or brass, but either way it will be a pleasure to listen to.
Noon-3 p.m. - MouCo Cheese Company, one of Colorado's oldest cheese makers, will bring their products and sample their cheeses.
Sunday, June 23:
The Walnut Room Pizzeria, 2 Broadway, will serve as the headquarters for Denver 1st Neighborfood -- an eight-restaurant food crawl that takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Call 303-736-6750 for more information.
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