A Battle Over Burgers and One Giant Weiner on Today's Culinary Calendar

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Local burger chain Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard has taken umbrage with Carl's Jr.'s "banned" Super Bowl commercial that claims it has the first all-natural fast-food burger. Since Good Times has been serving natural beef since 2003, the homegrown chain decided to give its flashier rivals a good-natured ribbing. So all day today and tomorrow, you can get $2 off your Good Times burger by saying, "Natural isn't new."

Read on for more tasty events around town.

See also: Chianti, Charity and Cupid: Top Eight Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

Tonight at 6 p.m., Frasca will hold a special dinner to benefit the Ellie White Foundation for Rare Genetic Disorders. Ellie is an eleven-year-old Coloradan with the extremely rare condition called Wolfram's Syndrome. (You can read more about the Foundation's work here.) Tickets are $200 for a dinner with wine pairings, there will also be a silent auction. Contact erin@frascafoodandwine.com or call 303-442-0608 for a reservation.

Parisi, the venerable Italian restaurant and market in Northwest Denver, is hosting a wine dinner celebrating that most classically Italian of wines: Tuscan Chianti. Three Chiantis will be poured, while Mario Scanu of the Winebow Group pours out knowledge. Tuscan specialties and wine will run $55 a person; call 303-561-0234 or go to OpenTable to claim your reservation.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is making a stop in Denver today, if that is where you'd tru-ly like to be-e-e. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the giant frank on wheels will be in the parking lot of the Safeway near downtown, handing out gifts and joy.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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