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Culinary Calendar: The end of the world, cheese tastings and more

The Curtis Hotel.
The Curtis Hotel.

The Mayan calendar ends this Friday, December 21, which some people believe predicts the end of the world. As a precaution, the Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, is offering would-be refugees a Party Like There's No To-Maya package this Friday. The deal includes rental of the entire fifteenth floor; limousine transportation; two fully-stocked bars; "a spread of truly glutinous foods"; "Apocalypse-worthy" amenities (frozen foods, gas masks, anti-radiation tablets and water purification tablets); and an on-premise tattoo artist providing complimentary, last-minute ink.

The price tag? A mere $12,021 -- the world could end before the charges go through.

Keep reading for more affordable options on the menu this week:

Culinary Calendar: The end of the world, cheese tastings and more

Tuesday, December 18:

The recently-opened Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, 1886 South Pearl Street, is hosting a special tasting for the holidays from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening. The shop will open four to six bottles of vino for sampling, and will serve various cheeses and meats. Space is limited and reservations are required; call 303-722-5478 for more information.

Tossing dough at Lucky Pie.
Tossing dough at Lucky Pie.

Wednesday, December 19:

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street, is showcasing beers from River North Brewing today, with a special tapping at 5 p.m. The beer-centric pizza joint is also midway through its Twelve Beers of Christmas celebration, so there will be a special release from Sierra Nevada on tap as well. Call the restaurant at 303-825-1021 for more details.

Culinary Calendar: The end of the world, cheese tastings and more

Thursday, December 20:

Every third Thursday of the month, Colterra Food & Wine, 210 Franklin Street in Niwot, hosts a special dinner paired with wine; call 303-652-0777 for reservations.

EDGE Restaurant & Bar
EDGE Restaurant & Bar

Saturday, December 22:

It's Soccer Saturday at EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street. Every Saturday morning, executive chef Simon Purvis offers a special, English-style breakfast for the games. Call 303-389-3343 for more information.

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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BIN 1884 Cheese Bar
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Colterra Food & Wine

210 Franklin St.
Niwot, CO 80544

303-652-0777

www.colterra.com

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EDGE Restaurant & Bar
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The Curtis A Doubletree Hotel

1405 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

303-571-0300

www.thecurtis.com


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