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Beef, Bartenders and Dirty Bachelors: Ten Tasty Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

Celebrate sustainably raised cows, get down with fellow service-industry folks, and watch The Bachelor get down and dirty -- and that's just tonight. From celebrity chefs to comedian chefs, from a battle of the booze to a Battle of the Bands, this is a wild week for food and fun in Denver. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar.

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Monday, January 26

Erick Skokan, farmer and chef/owner of Boulder's Black Cat Bistro, is celebrating his first harvest of sustainably-raised, free-range beef from his farm. The beef will be featured in every course of this six-part dinner, and the chef will be on hand to discuss his process. Call 303-444-5500 or visit OpenTable for reservations.

Even bartenders need a night to blow off steam and party amongst their people, and tonight they have one: The Colorado Bartenders' Guild is hosting its annual Holiday Hangover on Monday at Session Kitchen, from 7 to 10 p.m. Now in its third year, the Holiday Hangover has grown to an extravaganza of fun and games including cocktails, food, tasting tables, a photo booth, a fund-raising raffle and the annual Colorado Bartenders' Guild awards ceremony. Get your tickets at

Tonight on ABC's The Bachelor, the women will go on a very muddy date for charity with the MuckFest MS mud-and-obstacle course with bachelor Chris Soules -- aka Prince Farming. The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society will host a viewing party at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Finley's Pub.

World-renowned chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval will sign his cookbook New Latin Flavors and serve a four-course dinner paired with Concha y Toro wines at Zengo tonight. If you don't have a seat already, you're probably out of luck -- the dinner is sold out. But you can always check to see if anything opens up.

Tuesday, January 27

Engage the senses -- and flex your laughter muscles -- with a cooking demo, three-course meal and comedy provided by Sam Tallent at Le Central. Reservations required; book your seat for Laugh, Cook and Eat by calling 303-863-8094. Keep reading for more events on this week's culinary calendar.