Cinco de Mayo at El Diablo and more on this week's calendar
El Diablo will host a three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration starting on Thursday.
Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, as is the Kentucky Derby -- offering plenty of reasons to celebrate Southern cooking as well as Den-Mex. If you know of a particularly good party connected to either of these two events, send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments section below.
But there's much more on the menu for the first week of May:
Monday, April 30:
BikeDenver will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser today at Watercourse Foods, 837 East 17th Avenue. The restaurant, which won Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2012, will donate a portion of all food sales to the bicycle-advocacy group.
Jeanette Servidio of the Tenuta Argentiera winery will be at Frasca Food and Wine , 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, pouring affordable wines from Tuscany at this evening's special weekly dinner. Call 303-442-6966 to RSVP.
Tuesday, May 1:
Join Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, when the shop opens four bottles of wine from its eighty-bottle inventory to taste for free from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 720-389-8096 for more details.
Thursday, May 3:
Every first Thursday of the month, the West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, becomes a satellite taproom for a local brewery by allowing it to take over the taps. Tonight, organic beers from Asher Brewing Co. will be featured. Call 303-444-3535 for more details.
El Diablo, 101 Broadway, kicks off Cinco Central 2012 this evening with live music from DJ Gonzo and Qrquesta La Brava starting at 6 p.m. Then head over to La Rumba, 99 West Ninth Avenue, for the official after-party at 10 p.m.
"Make the menu magnificent" at Randolph's Restaurant and Bar , 1776 Grant Street inside the Warwick Hotel at 6 p.m. For $45, guests will sample a special six-course menu and pick their favorite dishes to be featured on the new spring menu.
Friday, May 4: The Cinco Central celebration continues tonight at El Diablo with special guest DJ boyhollow of Lipgloss and live Mexican wrestling. Music starts at 6 p.m., wrestling at 7 p.m., and there's an after-party at La Rumba at 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 5:
Fuel Cafe, 3455 Ringsby Court, will begin weekend brunch service today with a menu that features everything from chilaquiles to sausage and brioche bread pudding to smoked white fish with bagels. Call 303-296-4642 for details.
El Diablo and Sketch, 11 West First Avenue, will present the Cinco Central All Day Fiesta beginning at noon and ending at 10 p.m., with an after-party at La Rumba. Festivities include live Mexican wrestling, music from Cojunto Colores and pinatas for the kids.
The Cherry Creek Farmers' Market opens today at 2500 East First Avenue; it will run through October 8. Call 303-442-1837 for details.
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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