Chomp!, cooking demos at Cherry Creek, VegFest and more on this week's calendar

The fourth Colorado location of Mellow Mushroom opens today at 9271 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. The menu features a variety of pizzas, hoagies, salads and calzones (some gluten-free), as well as as a wide selection of craft beer (guests can join the Mellow Mushroom Beer Club and receive rewards). The new spot also boasts a large patio with a view of the mountains and a fire pit.

Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week.

See also: - Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opening second Colorado location in the Tabor Center - Mellow Mushroom gives vegan eaters a pizza the action - Pizza, pizza, pizza: Restaurant Roll Call for May

Monday, July 1:

Bombay Bowl (575 Lincoln Street, 12023 East Arapahoe Road in Englewood) has introduced a new Meatless Monday deal: $5 for a meatless bowl every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m.; visit the website for more information.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, has invited winemaker Abe Schoener of the Scholium winery in Napa, California as the featured guest for the restaurant's Monday night wine dinner. The four-course menu costs $50 per person (wine pairings not included) and is available throughout dinner service; call 303-442-6966 for reservations.

Note: the Work Options for Women cooking class with Mary Nguyen of Parallel 17 is sold out.

Tuesday, July 2:

Civic Center Eats continues at Civic Center Park. The food-truck fest lands at the park at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26. The movable feast, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features live music in addition to food and other vendors; check the website for the full schedule of both trucks and entertainment.

The history of beer in Boulder continues to flow every Tuesday through Saturday through October, at the Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Avenue. The exhibit covers the area's brewing history from the late 1800s to today. General-admission tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children; visit the website for more information.

Wednesday, July 3:

Go green tonight with Chomp! vegan supper club meets on the first Wednesday of the month; tonight's gathering begins at 6 p.m. in Cheesman Park. The price is a suggested donation of $7 to $10 -- and don't forget to bring your own utensils and plates to help cut down on waste. Go to the website to RSVP.

Thursday, July 4:

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, is celebrating the Fourth of July with a beer/whiskey dinner that starts at 6:30 p.m. and pairs a four-course menu with Wynkoop beer and select whiskey; call 303-297-9999 for reservations.

Alfalfa's is hosting a Fourth of July "Throwdown" in Boulder from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Festivities will include baby goats from Mountain Flower Dairy, seed-spitting contests, face painting, live music, crafts , snacks and drinks and free ice cream from Boulder Ice Cream. Visit the website for more details.

Friday, July 5- Sunday, July 7

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which runs from July 5-7, features 22 culinary vendors and also includes a major cooking component located at the Culinary Demonstration Stage on Fillmore Street and Second Avenue, and sponsored by the Art Institute of Colorado. Here's the lineup of chef demonstrations:

Friday, July 5 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.: Dan Witherspoon, the Gourmet Spoon 1 - 2 p.m.: Duay Pham, Epernay 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Jensen Cummings, the Slotted Spoon

Saturday, July 6 11 a.m. - noon: Scott Maxwell, Art Institute of Colorado 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Kyle Marley, Earls 2 - 3 p.m.: Jose Avila, Biennial/Machete Tequila & Tacos 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Elise Wiggins, Panzano

Sunday, July 7 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Jeffery Parr - Cooking 101 for Kids 11 a.m. - noon: Matthew Bennett - Art Institute of Colorado 12:30 - 1:30 p.m: Jenna Johansen, Epicurian Catering 2- 3 p.m.: Mark DeNittis, Cook Street 3:30- 4:30 p.m.: Jeremy Thomas, Le Grande Bistro & Oyster Bar

Find more information as well as all the cooking-demo recipes at cherryarts.org

Saturday, July 6:

The fourth annual VegFest Colorado, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, is open to anyone interested in eating plant-based foods. There will be speakers, a vendor hall and multiple cooking demonstrations. The event will be held at the Exhibit Hall at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue in Golden. Admission is a $5 donation for adults; kids (eighteen and under) get in free. Visit the website or call 303-719-8264 for more information.

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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