A Six-Pack of the Best Culinary Events in Denver This Weekend

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The weekend is full of celebrations -- of breweries, of good causes, even of apple pie. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar.

See also: Win a Seat at a Punch-Making Class at Bones

Friday, November 7

Join Upslope at its Lee Hill tap room as the brewery kicks off a weekend of six-anniversary celebrations that include barrel-aged releases from Lee Hill. Cured will provide cheese pairings starting at 4 p.m., the Heirloom food truck will serve up farm-fresh eats from 5 to 8 p.m. and there will be live music by The Longest Day of the Year Duo from 6 to 8 p.m. Tomorrow, the action moves to the Flat Iron Tap Room from 2 to 8 p.m. For more information, head to upslopebrewing.com.

The RiNo Epicurean Market will take run from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Chocolate Crisis Center. This unique market will feature merchants from the RiNo Arts District, joined by other gourmet vendors from throughout the Front Range. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

Saturday, November 8

Learn to pack a punch, with wine, at Bones today. This class, taught by Bonanno Concepts beverage director Adam Hodak, will cover everything you need to know to make a perfect holiday punch. Tuition for the class, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is $45 and includes light lunch, drinks and gratuity. To reserve your spot, call Bones at 303-860-2929.

The Source is celebrating its one-year anniversary from noon to 10 p.m. today. Join the vendors and retailers of The Source at a free celebration that includes kid's activities, live music, DJs, giveaways, specialty food demos and samples, discounts, surprises, and more. For more information, visit thesourcedenver.com.

Today from noon to 3 p.m. the search is on for the best apple pie in the land. The Best Apple Pie Contest will take place at the The Drury Inn, 10393 Reed Street, Westminster. For those interested in entering their own apple pie, there are three categories: child, amateur and professional. For those just looking for a taste of some of the best apple pies around, $10 will get you in the door, let you sample the pies, and vote for your favorite. For more information or to find out how you can register your pie, visit bestapplepiecontest.com.

Sunday, November 9

Local Legends, a Boulder County AIDS Project benefit, will kick off at License No. 1, where chef Dave Query of Big Red F Restaurant Group will oversee a team of twelve of Boulder chefs to create a one-of-a-kind, five-course meal, complemented by wine, Mountain Sun beer and a signature cocktail. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $145 in advance here.

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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