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Twelve Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver This Weekend

Yes, there are lots of tasty events on the menu, but let's remember why we have a three-day weekend: Memorial Day, a holiday to honor those who have served our country. Max's Wine Dive is showing its appreciation to active military and first responders by offering a free appetizer and dessert, with the purchase of any entrée, to first responders and military personnel in uniform or with proper identification. The deal's from today through May 21; for more information, contact Max's at 303-593-2554.

There's plenty more to do this weekend, and even though the weather outlook seems cloudy, the culinary calendar is promising, with many tasty events in Denver and more along the Front Range. Keep reading for our top twelve events over the next few days, and don't miss our Memorial Day list of places for food and fun.

Friday, May 27

TheBigWonderful is on the move. The sustainable market will make its debut in Littleton, at Geneva Lake Park, from 4 to 10 p.m. today and will return from 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. The location is new, but the activities are the same ones people have come to love at TheBigWonderful: You can shop, eat, drink, play games and shake it to live music. Get all the details at

Zephyr Brewery is bringing sweets and suds together for the brewery's Beer and Chocolate pairing, which will offer Zephyr beers and chocolate from Chocolate Labs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $20 and limited to thirty people; purchase them here.    

Jax Glendale is throwing an ’80s-themed Summer Kickoff Party on the restaurant's rooftop from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today. The totally rad party will feature ’80s food and drink favorites like electric lemonade, Long Island iced tea, sloppy joes and cheese dogs, as well as throwback jams by local band the Goonies. For more information, contact Jax at 303-756-6449. 

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
will hold a Bites n' Brews class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today. You can learn to cook with craft beers, and pair menus with brews, too.  Tuition is $99; a complete meal with beer is included. Register and learn more at   

Wines off Wynkoop will be holding a free Friday wine tasting today. Head in between 1 and 6 p.m. to taste the Palladium Cabernet Franc 2014 from the Veneto region of Italy as well as the Canyon Wind "47-Ten" 2015 Red Blend from Grand Valley, Colorado. The store will also offer special discounts on the bottles. For more information, call 303-571-1012. 

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