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Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

It's all about beer this week -- although oenophiles will still find an event or two to their taste -- culminating in everyone's favorite football game, the Super Bowl. And there's plenty more to keep you occupied until Sunday, including a benefit and celebration of Noel Cunningham's life; here's a taste of what's on the menu:

Monday, January 30:

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, hosts its Monday Night Wine dinner; this week, Steve Doerner presents the wines of Cristom. Admission is $50 and up, and reservations are required; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

At 2 p.m., Wynkoop Brewing Co., 1634 18th Street, hosts a beer-education session for the brewing industry on marketing beer to women; Ginger Johnson will head up the talk. It's free to attend; please RSVP to marty@wynkoop.com.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Tuesday, January 31:

TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, presents a TAG Brewery Dinner, with five courses of a special menu. This round's guests: Tommyknocker Brewery and Colorado's Best Beef Company. Call 303-996-9985 or visit www.tag-restaurant.com.

Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street, hosts Sips and Snacks, four tastes of selected wines with four bite-sized snacks from the kitchen. This week's theme: The Rest of Spain. Admission is $15, and it starts at 5 p.m.; call 303-820-2282 or visit www.riojadenver.com.

Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 West 32nd Avenue, hosts the Crafy Ladies Firestone Tasting and Food Pairing; bring a hat and mittens for a possible surprise excursion. It's free for ladies, but reservations are required; call 720-287-4493 or visit www.highlandtapdenver.com.

Izakaya Den, 1518 South Pearl Street, presents Sliced!, a sushi-making class featuring chefs from Sushi Den and Izakaya Den; after class, sit for a meal that includes sushi, miso soup and green tea. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $70; call 303-777-0691 or visit www.izakayaden.net.

Bristol Brewing Co., 1647 South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, hosts Karma Hour; proceeds from beers sold from 5 to 9 p.m. will benefit the Catamount Institute. Call 719-633-2555 or visit www.bristolbrewing.com.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Wednesday, February 1:

Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street, hosts the French Wine Dinner, a wine-tasting tour of France with traditional cuisine in five courses. It starts at 6:30 p.m.; call 303-777-0500 or visit www.blackpearldenver.com.

Vine Street Pub & (Brewery) (1700 Vine Street, 303-388-2337), Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery (1535 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-546-0886) and Southern Sun Brewery (627 South Broadway, Boulder, 303-543-0886) present the nineteenth annual Stout Month, with dozens of house stouts, a homebrew competition and more, all taking place through the end of February. Visit www.mountainsunpub.com.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Thursday, February 2:

Restaurateur Noel Cunningham will be celebrated at Strings of Hope in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; a free public reception will be held, as well as a VIP Fundraiser to benefit the Cunningham Foundation. Tickets to the VIP part of the evening are $150; for information, visit www.cunninghamfoundation.org.

Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer Street, presents Thursday French Classics: Blanquette de Veau. Call 303-825-3232 or visit www.bistrovendome.com.

Dozens of area restaurants will contribute 20 percent of sales to Dine Out for Girl Scouts; visit the website, www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/dine-out-for-girl-scouts, for details.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Friday, February 3: The Other Side Arts, 1644 Platte Street, presents The Potato Show, artwork inspired by America's favorite vegetable; the show will be up through Tuesday, February 28. Call 303-561-3000 or visit www.theothersidearts.org.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Saturday, February 4:

Olde Town Arvada presents the Chocolate Affair, with tastings, a treasure hunt, contests, carriage rides, face painting and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.arvadafestivals.com.

Devil's Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Road 83 in Tabernash, presents the Moonlight Grand Huts Progressive Dinner. by moonlight on cross-country skis or snowshoes to three outpost areas to enjoy a five-course dinner. There are two sessions, at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and admission is $50 for adults and $15 for kids. Visit www.grandhuts.org.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 U.S. Highway 6 in Dillon, hosts its Moonlight Dinner Series. This month: A Night in France. Admission is $78, and reservations are required; call 888-272-7246 or visit www.arapahoebasin.com.

Niwot Tavern, 7960 Niwot in Longmont, presents an Anniversary Party through Tuesday, February 7, celebrating seven years in business. Call 303-652-0200 or visit www.niwottavern.com/index.htm.

 

Beer dinners, Stout Month, Strings of Hope and Super Bowl festivities on this week's culinary calendar

Sunday, February 5:

Black Cat Restaurant, 1964 13th Street in Boulder, hosts the Italian Biodynamic Winemaker Dinner, eight courses with an optional wine pairing. Rolling seatings start at 5:30 p.m., and admission is $85 with an additional $45 for pairings. Call 303-444-5500 or visit www.blackcatboulder.com.

Radda Trattoria, 1265 Alpine Avenue in Boulder, hosts a Super Bowl Brunch; reservations are recommended for parties of six or more, and it runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 303-442-6100 or visit www.raddatrattoria.com.

The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue (303-366-0007), and the Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market Street (303-299-0100), host Super Bowl Parties, with an all-you-can-eat buffet, a square pool, raffles and more. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Visit www.tavernhg.com.

We will continue to update our Super Bowl listings as we hear about more parties; check back to see what's new.

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 cafe@westword.com.

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