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A tasty trio of events including free oysters today

Today is National Oyster Day, and Jax Fish House is celebrating with free oysters and a very special guest shucker. But while oysters are in the spotlight, there are other tasty events cooking in Denver this evening. Keep reading for details..

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In honor of National Oyster Da,y all four Jax locations will be offering free oysters from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while supplies last (after that, oysters are $1.25 each). Even Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will be getting into the festivities; he'll be at Jax's LoDo location shucking oysters during the free oyster hour. For more information click here.

Old Major was one of only 25 restaurants in the country -- and the only in Denver -- to receive a special pig from Templeton Rye as part of its Heritage Pork Project; the animal was fed a diet using spent Templeton Rye mash. Join Old Major to celebrate and enjoy the "Templeton Pig" with three piggy courses and three cocktail pairings for $55. To make a reservation, click here -- and for more information about the Heritage Pork Project visit templetonryeporkproject.com.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. join winemaker Sean Capiaux at Acorn for a special wine dinner featuring a selection of O'Shaughnessy & Capiaux wines paired with a five-course meal. The dinner is priced at $80; reserve your seat by calling 720-542-3721.

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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Ben Landreth