At 7 p.m. tonight, Mezcal, the rollicking Mexican cantina at 3230 East Colfax Avenue, is hosting an Ocho Tequila tasting dinner cooked by exec chef Sean Yontz, who's preparing a four-course feast, paired with small batch tequilas from Ocho, Mexico, for $35 per person. Reservations are required; call 303-322-5219 to claim your seat.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m., as a precursor to tipping back tequila, you can join the LoDo District in beating the recession blues at Blues on Blake, 1925 Blake Street, when the live music venue passes out hors d'oeuvres, complimentary libations and door prizes. Or, you can head to Randolph's Bar and Restaurant, 1776 Grant Street, for a wine tasting. The pouring begins promptly at 5 p.m. and the price is $25 per person; to reserve your experience, call 303-318-7272.
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Up in Boulder, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, The Kitchen [Upstairs], at 1039 Pearl Street, is bowing to beer drinkers with a three-course dinner celebrating "Van Diemen," the collaborative debut brew from Avery Brewing Company and Mountain Sun Brewery. Tix are $40 each and reservations are necessary; call 303-544-5973 to get sudsy.