If you get Cafe Bites, our weekly newsletter, you know the routine: Ignore the following, because you learned all this yesterday morning.
For everyone else:At 6:30 p.m. today, Lola, at 1575 Boulder Street, hosts the next in its "Pull Up a Seat" dinner series; special guest chef Tyler Wiard of Elway's will join Jamey Fader to cook tastes of the northern Pacific coast of Mexico. For reservations, $65, call 720-570-8686 or go to www.loladenver.com. (And come back here later to read about an earlier Fader dinner.)
Also at 6:30 p.m.,Strings and Marczyk Fine Foods will host a men-only Scotch tasting, featuring eight different manly drinks, as well as tapas by Strings chef Aaron Whitcomb. The event, $45, is at Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street; for reservations, call 303-894-9499.
And the Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1834 18th Street, will host a Mardi Beer Dinner tonight, with the Big Easy Black Voodoo Lager tapped at 5 p.m. and the first pour at 6:30 p.m. The four-course, four-beverage dinner is $35 per person (plus tax and tip); to reserve a spot, call 303-297-9999.