Ten Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, July 5-8

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day!
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day!
Danielle Lirette

July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day, but Max's Wine Dive is starting the celebration early: It's featuring a buy-one-get-one deal on Southern fried chicken now through July 6. That's also the deadline for filling out an entry form that will make you eligible to win a golden ticket redeemable for free fried chicken for a year. Max's will draw the winner on July 7; call 303-593-2554 or go to max's website for more information. And once you've had your fried-chicken fix, you can dig into more tasty events around Denver this week.

Tuesday, July 5 

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is holding its second, student-run “Restaurant Week,” today through Friday, July 8. During the week, you can enjoy a three-course meal, including one wine pairing, crafted by Cook Street students under the guidance of chef instructors. The meals are $25, and reservations are required; make yours by calling 303-308-9300 or visiting cookstreet.com.

The Crimson Room holds a cocktail class from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Your $30 tuition gets you two cocktails, tips on mixing great drinks, recipes to take home and more. To save your spot, call the Crimson Room at 720-639-6987.

Wednesday, July 6 

Starting at 6 p.m. every Wednesday evening this summer, Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House will host a Summer BBQ featuring a local brewery. The series gets smoking today with Dad & Dudes Brewery bringing the beer; for $20 you will get a heaping plate of homemade BBQ and two pints from the featured brewery. Check out the Dunbar Kitchen Facebook page for the full lineup of breweries. 

Thursday, July 7

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is hosting a Food & Wine Social Hour — two hours, actually, from 3 to 5 p.m. — on its patio in LoDo. For $35, you'll get five gourmet snacks paired with wine tastings; and the chance to make some friends who are also food-obsessed. Find out more at cookstreet.com.

The FOODIES Festival brings a variety of prepared dishes, locally packaged foods and farm-fresh produce, as well as live music, Colorado craft beer and wine, fine art and crafts, and family activities to Belleview Station during its Thursday market. The festival runs from 3 to 7:30 p.m.; get all the details at foodiesoutdoormarkets.com

Keep reading for more food events on Friday.

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