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Seven Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar January 7-9

The National Western Stock Show moseys into town this weekend. For over 100 years the stock show has celebrate two of the driving forces in Colorado, the agriculture and farming industries, which just happen to be all about food. The stock show runs through January 24, but you don't need to be at the National Western Complex to celebrate the tasty heritage of Colorado: Keep reading to find out more about this weekend's culinary events.   

Friday, January 8

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts whisks students to the streets of Mexico for today's cooking class. Culinary connoisseurs can learn how to make a variety of street tacos and other street-friendly foods, and then enjoy the fruits of their labor as they eat the meal they created, paired with tequila. Tuition for the class is $89; register and learn more at

Saturday, January 9  

The Fort Restaurant is celebrating the National Western Stock Show with a truly Western, T-bone steak meal: three courses, plus beer, for $39. For more information, call The Fort at 303-697-4771.

The January installment of Warm Cookies of the Revolution's Stompin’ Grounds Games series, which showcases different Denver neighborhoods, will highlight Montbello and Green Valley Ranch during a community discussion and poetry slam today. The event will take place at the African Grill and Bar, where the kitchen will be cooking dishes from all over Africa while attendees mingle, listen to poetry, and hear stories from a few community leaders. Admission is $5, or bring memorabilia from the neighborhood to be scanned by Historic Denver for free admission. For more information, check out  

January is National Oatmeal Month, and the tenth annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival is the largest in the country. Sponsored by Quaker Oats, the fest consists of an oatmeal breakfast, a 5K walk/run and a health fair, all of which will take place today between 7:30 a.m. and noon. For the complete schedule of events, head to

Sunday, January 10 

Today and every Sunday, Spangalang Brewery is hosting Vinyl Sundays with the Denver Kush Club. The Kush Club will be handing out free joint cards and other swag, and you can bring your own records to play. The brewery will even take $1 off all beers. For more information, check out

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is giving students a chance to sharpen their knife skills today. You'll learn everything from knife selection to techniques, then put your cills to work while cooking up a meal to enjoy with wine pairings. The class will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and tuition is $89. Register and learn more at

Step up your cheese game at The Art of Cheese at Haystack Mountain Goat Creamery's Intro to Hard Cheeses class today. The class will teach participants to create an Italian hard cheese, and also how to age cheeses, wax a cheese wheel and make a cheese press. The class is $39, and runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Get all the details and register for the course at   

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to [email protected]