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Ten Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver, May 13-15

You know summer's on the way when farmers' markets begin popping up all along the Front Range; the Boulder and Cherry Creek markets are already under way, and South Pearl starts this Sunday. But there's much more on the culinary calendar; keep reading for the tasty details.    

Friday, May 13 

Fins & Noodles Italian Seafood, at 7530 South University Boulevard in Centennial, will hold its first annual Spring Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Throughout the day, you can sample a variety of menu items — including meatball or sausage sliders, fried calamari, fish tacos and sangria — for just $1. Each dollar purchase receives a ticket for a raffle with prizes, including fly-fishing lessons for two, bottles of wine, gift certificates, catered lunches and more. You can also take part in educational seminars, more games and contests, and tastings. For more information, contact the restaurant at 720-489-6097. 

CU South Denver will be screening Quentin Tarantino's 1994 classic Pulp Fiction during Movie and a Martini tonight. You can take part in a special Quentin Tarantino costume party, with prizes for the best costume from any Tarantino flick, and trivia before the film, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for CU faculty, staff and alumni, and $18 for designated drivers; it includes popcorn and two drinks. Grab tickets and get all the details here.  

In celebration of State 38 Distilling’s two newest spirits, Loveday bourbon whiskey and McKenzie Scottish peat smoked whisky, the distillery is throwing a Whisk(e)y Release Party from 4 to 7 p.m. today. There will be tastings, cocktails and lawn games, and Grateful Bread will be on site with several specialty breads baked using the same grains used to ferment and distill the new whiskies. The event is free, and you can pre-order bottles of the two new spirits here

Keep reading for more events this weekend.