Snack Attack, two anniversary celebrations and more on this week's culinary calendar
Both Flagstaff House and Johnson's Corner are celebrating anniversaries this week; with the Snack Attack food truck event coming up on Sunday, that should be enough to sate you, and there are a lot more events to choose from in the meantime! Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, October 10:
Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents the Monday Night Wine Dinner: Raffaele Cani presents the Wines of Santadi. Reservations are required for this $50-and-up event; call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.
Tuesday, October 11:
The first round of the Regional Meat Cutting Challenge will be held at South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 South Vine Street in Littleton; Meat-cutters will be showcasing their skills in a timed "cut-off," judged on quality, yield and speed. Seven winners will advance to the semi-finals. It starts at 11 a.m.
Explore past, present and future Argentinian wines with a panel of world-renowned experts at Celebrate Argentina! at the Westin Hotel-Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street. It runs from 2 to 5 p.m.; visit www.celebrateargentinadenver.eventbrite.com.
Red Robin, 63 Centennial Boulevard in Littleton, presents the Smiling Burger Championship, wherein Red Robin grill masters will compete for the title from 8 to 10 a.m. Call 303-470-7480 or visit www.redrobin.com.
Wednesday, October 12:
The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, presents a six-course Polkura Wines Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; admission is $55. Call 719-598-8667.
Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, hosts the Fall Dinner Series: Provence, France; Olivea will be highlighting specific regions of Italy, France and Spain, and this round highlights Provence, France, cuisine in four courses. Admission is $40 to $60; call 303-861-5050 or visit www.olivearestaurant.com.
Johnson's Corner, 2842 SE Frontage Road in Johnstown, celebrates 59 years in business with food-and-drink specials for 59 cents. It runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call 970-667-2069 or visit www.johnsonscorner.com.
Thursday, October 13:
Pismo Fine Art Glass, 2770 East Second Avenue, hosts the Bright Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Cocktail Party, a pink-themed reception to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $35 to attend; visit vipinkdenver.eventbrite.com.
The City of Aurora presents a wine tasting, California Cabernets, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, hosts Alton Brown, the host of the Food Network series Good Eats, who will sign and discuss the new cookbook Good Eats 3 at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-436-1070 or visit www.tatteredcover.com.
Friday, October 14:
The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Couples Cook: Hurrah for Syrah, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $49 to $114; call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.org/recreation.
Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, presents Around the World in 80 Sips, wine tastings with samples from around the world. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $75 to $125; visit www.bottlenotes.com/80sips.
Breckenridge presents the second annual Breckenridge Craft Beer Festival: Still on the Hill, featuring tastings of handcrafted spirits, restaurant specials, a pub crawl and more through Saturday, October 15. Visit www.gobreck.com/spirits-festival.
Saturday, October 15:
Deschutes Brewing hosts a Base Camp Week through Saturday, October 22, a rotating road show featuring beer dinners, tailgates, live music and more at various locations in the metro area; visit www.deschutesbrewery.com.
Sunday, October 16:
Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, celebrates a whopping forty years in business with an Anniversary Gala, featuring a multi-course meal cooked by an array of local chefs, a silent auction, birthday cake, live entertainment and more; festivities start at 5 p.m., and admisison is $125. Call 303-442-4640 or visit www.flagstaffhouse.com.
Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents a Mixology Contest; proceeds will benefit the School Food Project. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and costs $20 to $30; visit http://amaro303competition.eventbrite.com for tickets.
Morey Middle School, 840 East 14th Avenue, is the site of Snack Attack, a food truck extravaganza presented by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 303-830-1651 or visit www.chundenver.org.
Gennaro's Lounge, 2598 South Broadway, hosts the Yelp-erroni Pint Extravaganza in conjunction with Deschutes Brewery. It runs from 2 to 6 p.m.; call 303-722-1044 or visit www.gennaroscafeitaliano.com.
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