Twenty Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, August 8-12

Coohills' Beats on the Creek continues this week.
Coohills' Beats on the Creek continues this week.

This week you can cool off on National Frozen Custard Day or with a free sundae on Natural Grocers' birthday, hit a culinary grand slam during Ballpark Plates, or rub elbows with a few Certified Master Chefs. And those are just a few of the tasty events on our culinary calendar; keep reading for all the details. 

Monday, August 8 

In honor of National Frozen Custard Day, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will sell $1 single-scoop cake cones and dishes of its chocolate and vanilla frozen custard. Fifty cents of every $1 single scoop sold will be donated to charity, and you can vote for which charity you'd like your money to go to: Kids in Need Foundation or Playworks. Click here for more information. 

Frasca Food and Wine will explore Italian wines with guest Neal Rosenthal at this week's Monday Night Wine Dinner. The evening is $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings. For reservations and more information, call Frasca at 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, August 9 

Golden Beer Talks will feature wildlife biologist and photographer Cristi Painter discussing "Thunder Basin National Grassland—A Visual Tour." The gathering is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Windy Saddle in Golden; find out more on the Golden Beer Talks Facebook page.

History Buffs and Brews uncaps the history behind Colorado's brewing scene at History Colorado Center every Tuesday, when Great Divide Brewing Company and the Rendezvous Cafe offer $3 beer specials, tasty appetizers and a full bar, as well as the opportunity to engage with Colorado history and the museum’s collection. Buffs and Brews runs from 4 to 7 p.m.; head to for more information. 

The Coohills Beats on the Creek summer concert series continues from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today with a performance by Under a Blood Red Sky. The music is free; a portion of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will go to the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. Check out the complete summer lineup at

Ototo is holding a six-course sake-pairing dinner at 6 p.m. today. The evening will kick off with a twenty-minute sake seminar with specialists discussing sake basics and how to pair sake with food. Tickets are $100; find yours here

Take a swing at Ballpark Plates from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today. For $40, you can explore the great bars, restaurants and shops of the Ballpark neighborhood by sampling food and beverages at participating locations. Register at either The Lobby or ViewHouse between 5 and 6:30 p.m., then head out to visit over two dozen neighborhood businesses. You can purchase tickets and find more information here; all proceeds go toward Ballpark Neighborhood improvement projects. 

Civic Center Eats is still rolling out food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Civic Center Park through early October. Get your food truck fix today.  

Keep reading for more events on the culinary calendar.

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