For most of Denver, the main event this weekend will be the Broncos taking on the Steelers on Sunday — but there are a handful of tasty side dishes to whet your appetite for the big game. From cooking classes to free yoga at Ace to anniversary benefits, here are the six tastiest events on the calendar.
Friday, January 15
Spend your Friday evening learning about steak, while sipping some locally-made whiskey during the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Steak and Whiskey class. The course will cover all you need to know about cooking steaks, as well as making a few side dishes to round out your meal. A representative from a local distillery will be on hand to conduct tastings of the product, and fill you in on the details of great whiskey. The class runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and tuition is $99 per person. Register and learn more at cookstreet.com.
Today from 6 to 9 p.m., you can put those New Year's resolutions to paper or, better yet, clay. EvB studio will be holding an INTENTIONcookie mini-shop, where you can bake your 2016 resolutions into clay fortune cookies as a reminder to stay motivated. The $10 fee for the class includes clay, use of studio tools, firing and color wash. Your fired and finished cookies will be available for pick up next month. For more information, check out evbstudio.com.
Oskar Blues celebrates the return of Deviant Dale's double IPA at 4:30 p.m. today at the Tasty Weasel tap room in Longmont, with a deviant party for the whole family. Party goers can indulge in various Deviant firkins, including Jamaican and Pineapple; dig into food from Oskar Blues's Homemade Liquids and Solids; and dance to live music. Meanwhile, the kids can haunt the voodoo doll-making station. Find more info on the event's Facebook page.
Saturday, January 16
The Irish Snug has been serving up Irish fare and stiff drinks on Colfax for twelve years now, and the pub is celebrating from 8 p.m. until midnight tonight with a benefit for the American Cancer Society, featuring music from U2 cover band Under A Blood Red Sky. Head over to the the event's Facebook page for more information.
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Sunday, January 17
Ace will be hosting a free yoga class, AceEatBreathe, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today. At the session, yogis will have the chance to win one free month of yoga, as well as some CorePower Yoga gear. The Sunday classes will continue into February and, as an added bonus, they're followed immediately by Ace's happy hour, so you can keep those good vibes rolling all day. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.
The Broncos charge into the playoffs today as they take on Pittsburgh here in Denver. Make sure you are fueled up and ready to cheer on our boys in orange by pre-gaming with a Sunday brunch at Elway's Downtown. The restaurant will be offering a buffet with all the usual brunch goodies, including prime tenderloin, an omelette station and, of course, morning libations. The all-you-can-eat buffet runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $32 per person, which includes one drink. For more information, call Elway's at 303-312-3107.
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