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Twenty Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar for June 3-5

After a short work week, this weekend is long on fun and crammed with culinary events — from free doughnuts to farmers' markets to special dinners. Keep reading for all the tasty details.

Friday, June 3

In celebration of National Donut Day, Dunkin' Donuts locations around Denver will be offering a free donut of your choice with any beverage purchase. The offer is good all day long. Contact your nearest Dunkin' Donuts for more information.  Meanwhile, Einstein Bros. Bagels is celebrating National Donut Day by handing out free bagels. You can enjoy a complimentary family pack of bagels from 9 to noon (while supplies last) just by ordering through the chain's UberEATS app. The delivery will feature six of Einstein’s Twist N’ Dip bagels with two signature shmears. For details, contact your nearest Einstein Bagels, and click here for more freebies.

LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) will host the Amazing Traveling Silent Auction to benefit the Prom Dress Exchange every Friday through June at a different Denver location. Today it will make a stop from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mell’s Cheese in Highland, where participants can get a passport. Anyone who gets their passport stamped at all four events will get a free Deep Eddy cocktail at the last location, Gary Lee’s. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

The Lobby is teaming up with Breckenridge Brewery to present its third annual Crawfish Boil today, from 6 to 9 p.m. This year's boil will feature fresh crawfish flown in from Louisiana, along with mussels, clams, shrimp and all the fixin's. There will also be a DJ, plenty of brews, a drunken coloring book contest and more. A $40 ticket nets all you can eat, three beers and coloring materials; purchase yours here.  

Chef-driven cutlery purveyor Coutelier will have a pop-up shop at the Source from 5 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday during the Slow Food Farmers' Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Orleans-based Coutelier will be selling hand-forged Japanese, French and American knives, perfect for professional chefs and serious home cooks alike. For more on Coutelier, click here.  

Today and tomorrow, Mizuna will celebrate fifteen years serving Denver, by offering a special five-course dinner with wine pairings. The birthday menu is set at $200 per person. You can make reservations — which are required — and learn more by calling the restaurant at 303-832-4778.

Southside Bar and Kitchen will show the first match of the Copa America Centenario — USA vs. Colombia — today, and will feature $2 Big Fish tacos all night. The bar will show every Copa America match. Contact Southside at 303-981-9720 for more information.  

Keep reading for events on Saturday and Sunday.