A picnic at Steuben's, beer and wine dinners and more on this week's calendar

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There's plenty on the culinary calendar this week, everything from picnics to pizza.

Here's just a taste:

Monday, July 9:

Steuben's Food Service, 523 East 17th Avenue, is featuring classic Southern cuisine for its monthly Picnic on the Patio tonight. The five-course, family-style dinner will be paired with cocktails and costs $60; reservations can only be made via e-mail.

Tuesday, July 10:

Mateo, 1837 Pearl Street in Boulder, is teaming up with the Boulder Wine Merchant for a special vintage Burgundy wine tasting and dinner tonight. The restaurant is limited to one bottle of each wine, so only twelve seats are available; call 303-443-7766 to reserve a spot.Wednesday, July 11:

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street, will present a four-course dinner paired with five beers from Avery Brewing Co., three of which are from the brewery's limited-edition barrel-aged series. The event costs $65; call 303-825-1021 to grab a spot.

Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, is honoring National Rainier Cherry Day with a special cherry-themed menu this evening. The six-course dinner costs $75 and wine pairings are available for an additional $68; call 303-442-4640 for more information.Thursday, July 12:

The 2012 World Cup of Wine & Beer takes place tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way in Commerce City. Join Rapids players and coaches for a food and drink sampling from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets costs $65; call 303-405-1166.

Friday, July 13:

Celebrity baker Buddy Valastro -- star of TLC's Cake Boss -- appears in Denver tonight at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. Valastro will share stories about his Italian family and the inner workings of the television show during this live baking demonstration. Tickets run from $37.75 to $47.75 and can be purchased on Paramount's website. Saturday, July 14:

The South Pearl Street Jam Fest kicks off today at 1 p.m. on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. Enjoy live music, food and beer in one of Denver's most historic neighborhoods. Go to the website for the full line-up.

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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