Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pearl and Encore, Dylan Moore of Deluxe and Delite, Ben Davison of Elway's Downtown, Sheila Lucero of Jax Fish House in Denver; Jeff Mahoney of McCormick's in the Denver Tech Center, Dan Grunewald of NoRTH, Matt Mine of Oceanaire, Michael Long of Opus, Thanawat Bates of Palace Arms, Dan Gullickson of Palettes; BJ Wojtowicz of Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Scott Parker of Table 6, Matt Selby of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's, and even Tyler Wiard, chef at Elway's, who'll be there in a wheelchair (he shattered his ankle after another guest cooking gig). Call 303-892-8480 to purchase a ticket ($200 for a single seat, although tables are available) or go to http://join.strength.org/cuf_denver.
"Soul'dRoots" wraps up the weekend with a community eat-in and food politics talk-back. It runs from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard; tickets are $5-$15 on a sliding scale, and you can find out more at www.soul-dRoots.org.
Finally, Jax Fish House at 928 Pearl Street in Boulder hosts its eleventh oyster-eating contest at 2 p.m. today; for details, go to www.osyterweeks.com.
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