Bacon, brunch, Boulder and free smoothies on the culinary calendar the weekend

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The city will be full of sights and sounds this weekend -- including the Westword Music Showcase and PrideFest -- but if you want to head to the hills, you'll be rewarded with bacon. Lots of bacon. And on Sunday, there's a new beer brunch that could help you recover from that food and drink hangover. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar this weekend. See also: Table to Tavern, owner of Atticus, is now without Table 6

Friday, June 20

Today, in honor of National Flip Flop Day, when you wear your flip flops into any Tropical Smoothie Café you will receive a free, 24-ounce Jetty Punch smoothie. Customers can donate $1 for a paper flip flop or $5 to get a National Flip Flop Day key fob, with all donations going toward Camp Sunshine. For more information on National Flip Flop Day or Camp Sunshine, go to the Tropical Smoothies website..

Saturday, June 21

Salt is hosting a summer solstice party tonight in Boulder to celebrate the return of summer, and the new ingredients and inspiration that the season brings with it. Call 303-444-7258 for more information and to make reservations.

The Keystone Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour will roll into Keystone this weekend, bringing with it 3,000 pounds of bacon. This outdoor event will push the pig in dishes like bacon s'mores, bacon ice cream and just plain bacon, pounds and pounds of it. There will also be live music and plenty of cocktails, including bacon bloody Marys. Pork dorks can get their fill from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; tickets are $4 a taste and packages range from $20 to $50. To purchase your tickets for a trip to hog heaven, visit keystonefestivals.com.

Sunday, June 22

The Cheeky Monk will start hosting a weekly cheeky brunch this morning. For those who enjoy something a little more substantial than mimosas in the morning, Beer for Breakfast may be just the ticket. Guests can enjoy their mid-morning meals with such beers as Wells and Youngs Banana Bread beer, Gigantic Brewing Too Much Coffee Man beer, Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast and more. Doors open at 10 a.m. For more information, visit thecheekymonk.com.

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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