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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

This week is chock-full of classes you might need to brush up on your cooking and baking skills before the big feast day on Thursday -- and if you're looking for somewhere to eat out on Thanksgiving, we've got a full list of restaurants serving a traditional holiday spread (which we'll re-post, updated, on Thursday morning, so check back if you're interested in that information). Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, November 22:

Frasca Food & Wine, 1739 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents its Monday Night Wine Dinner featuring Ricco Thompson presenting the wines of Cordero de Montezemolo. It starts at 6 p.m.; dinner is $45, and wine pairings are an additional $30 to $45. Call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

The City of Aurora presents a teen cooking class, Holiday Pies, for ages 12 to 16. It runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $32-$42; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.

Generous Servings Cooking Classes and Cafe, 3801 West 32nd Avenue, offers a Practice Thanksgiving class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for $74. Call 303-455-9730 or visit www.generousservings.com.

Generous Servings Cooking Classes and Cafe, 3801 West 32nd Avenue, offers a Zen of Chopping: Knife Skills (Vegetarian) class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $60; call 303-455-9730 or visit www.generousservings.com.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Tuesday, November 23:

The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Take and Bake Thanksgiving Pies. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $46-$60; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Wednesday, November 24:

Mezcal (3230 East Colfax Avenue, 303-322-5219), El Diablo (101 Broadway, 303-954-0324) and Sketch (11 West 1st Avenue, 303-484-9305) hosts Get Lit, a celebration and lighting of the restaurant with live music, food and drink specials, and more.

Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, presents the Night Before Thanksgiving, with live music, food and drink specials and more from 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 720-570-8686 or visit www.loladenver.com.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more
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Thursday, November 25:

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, presents Thanksgiving options -- specials, a brunch and dinner menu and a Turkey To-Go option, plus a buffet spread. The buffet runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $29 to $69; call 303-312-3107 or visit www.elways.com.

The Fresh Fish Company, 7800 East Hampden Avenue, presents a Thanksgiving buffet with traditional favorites, plus crab legs, shrimp, hot and cold sides, homemade desserts and a sundae bar. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $27.95. Call 303-740-9556 or visit www.thefreshfishco.com.

Ted's Montana Grill restaurants are open on Thanksgiving and offering three-course feasts for $19. Visit www.tedsmontanagrill.com.

Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, presents a Thanksgiving buffet for $18 to $36 from noon to 6 p.m. Call 303-440-3776 or visit www.dininghall.net.

Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, 2005 West 33rd Avenue, hosts its annual Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 303-455-0608 or visit www.rosalindasmexicancafe.com.

Second Home, 150 Clayton Lane, offers a Thanksgiving Family Style Dinner, a three-course dinner with all the traditional favorites. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $15 to $35; call 303-253-3000 or visit www.secondhomedenver.com.

Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, offers a Thanksgiving Brunch between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission ranges from $15 to $38; call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.

Govinda's Buffet, 1400 Cherry Street, will open its doors with a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Call 303-333-5461 or visit www.krishnadenver.com.

Barricuda's, 1076 Ogden Street, hosts a Thanksgiving Feast, a full-spread buffet with traditional favorites and interesting additions like coq au vin and assorted sushi. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $13.95; call 303-860-8353.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Friday, November 26:

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, hosts a Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $79; call 303-308-9300 or visit www.cookstreet.com.

Creede hosts its annual Chocolate Festival, the 21st annual two-day festival celebrating all things chocolate, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, November 27. Admission is $8; call 800-327-2012 or e-mail office@creede.com.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Saturday, November 27:

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Drive, presents King of the Kitchen Cooking Classes, monthly cultural cooking workshops with Tony Vecchio for all skill levels. They take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month; call 303-571-0440 or visit www.chacweb.org.

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

Sunday, November 28:

Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, presents Sunday brunch: Buy three entrees and get one free with your VIP card between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.