It's Stout Month at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery -- and all its satellite brewery locations -- which means beer educational classes galore. It's the perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Week, and we've also got the best places to grub on Sunday when you're watching the game. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, February 1:
Jordan Rubin, the author of The Maker's Diet and Perfect Weight America will discuss his knowledge and journey through food; the first 200 guests will receive goodie bags. Stop by Sunflower Market, 2880 South Colorado Boulevard, at 6:30 p.m.; you can RSVP by phone to reserve your spot to 303-758-4400.
The Black Cat Restaurant, 1964 13th Street in Boulder, will donate 20 percent of the evening's sales to the Boulder County AIDS Project; reservations are required for this Eat Out for Boulder County AIDS Project event. Call 303-444-9110 or visit www.bcap.org.
Tuesday, February 2:
Jason Stengel and head brewer Brian Hutchinson will teach a Stout Class as part of Mountain Sun's Stout Month. It takes place at Southern Sun Brewery, 627 South Broadway in Boulder, at 4 p.m.; call 303-543-0886 or visit www.mountainsunpub.com.
Falling Rock Tap House at 1919 Blake Street is presenting its thirteenth annual Barleywine Dinner, featuring food by Cheryl and aged special treats to imbibe. It's $50 in advance, $60 at the door (if there's room); get information at 303-293-8338 or www.fallingrocktaphouse.com.
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow today, warm up for six more weeks of winter with a $2 Irish Coffee at Randolph's, 1776 Grant Street. Call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.
Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, 950 Pearl Street in Boulder, is kicking off a monthly introduction to Latin wines to take place the first Tuesday of every month. This month, they'll explore the wines of Chile; admission is $18 and it starts at 8:30 p.m. Call 303-442-7771 or visit centrolatinkitchen.com.
Wednesday, February 3:
It's barleywine season at Falling Rock Tap House" target="_blank">Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street; find some barleywines on tap, with past vintages available, too (in limited quantities. Dain Bramage kicks off today; get information at 303-293-8338 or www.fallingrocktaphouse.com.
Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, is hosting a four-course dinner paired with Cameron Hughes Wines -- and Cameron Hughes himself will be there. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7; it costs $75. Call 303-312-3107 or visit www.elways.com.
Thursday, February 4:
Pappas Cigar Lounge, 9648 Arapahoe Road in Englewood, hosts Tribute to Haiti, an evening dedicated to Haitian music, food, drinks (alcoholic and non) and arts, plus a silent auction; proceeds benefit International Orthodox Christian Charities. Admission is a $25 suggested donation, and the benefit starts at 6:30 p.m.; call 303-792-2519.
Friday, February 5:
Enjoy a meal and entertainment in the dark, courtesy of the Boulder Blind Café. A vegetarian meal will be served in the dark by blind waiters, accompanied by music (One Eye Glass Broken) and spoken-word poetry; proceeds benefit Boulder Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. It takes place at 8 p.m. on February 5 and 6 at Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom Street in Boulder, and costs $20 for students and $25 for the general public; make your reservations at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91905.
Saturday, February 6:
Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, hosts the sixth annual Mustache Festival; grow your best 'stache (or glue one on for ladies) and help the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All donations and 10 percent of proceeds will benefit the foundation; visit www.vestagrill.com.
Visit the D Note, 7519 Grandview Avenue, and all of downtown Arvada for the ninth annual Chocolate Affair, featuring Chocolate Therapist Julie Pech, a treasure hunt, cookie contest, face-painting and storytelling, and many more activities. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Arvada; call 303-420-6100.
Assistance League invites the public to a Victorian Valentine Tea at the Bosworth Mansion, 1400 Josephine Street. The $25 price tag includes a tour of the mansion and an old-fashioned tea; it runs at noon and 2 p.m. Call 303-338-1014 or e-mai firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
The Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life hosts Lincoln Eats, a chef's take on old Abraham's favorite dishes, with Jessica Gados. Recipes and samples are included, and it takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Denver Public Schools Administration Building, 900 Grant Street; call 720-865-1206 or visit http://denverlibrary.org/fresh.
The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, is hosting a four-course dinner by chef Charley Sinden, paired with estate bottled wine selections. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-997-9911 or visit www.thelobbydenver.com.
Troy Guard of TAG will represent Colorado at Taste of the NFL, a fundraiser dinner for 3,000 people that raises hunger awareness throughout the country. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Banks. Visit www.tasteofthenfl.com.
Sunday, February 7:
All Brothers BBQ locations are offering Super Bowl party plates; choose from beef brisket, pork shoulder, chicken, hot links, spare ribs, plus rolls and a choice of sides. Plates run from $64.99 (feeds six to eight) to $134.99 (feeds fourteen to sixteen). Place your orders in advance at www.brothers-bbq.com.
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The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue, hosts the Ultimate Super Bowl Party: An all-you-can-eat buffet, Bud and Bud Light drafts and well drinks for only $35. Jager shots for $4 is the other drink special. The party starts at 3 p.m.; call 303-366-0007 or visit www.soileddove.com.
All pizzas, dogs, burgers, beers and sodas will be at least half-price on this Super Bowl Sunday at Randolph's, 1776 Grant Street; call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.
Stop by All Saints of Russia Orthodox Church, 3274 East Iliff Avenue, for Maslenitsa, a Russian pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration with songs, games, barbeque and blini. It takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; visit www.rocadenver.org.