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Civic Center Eats, Colorado Wine Week and more on this week's calendar

Summer is in full swing -- as evidenced by the blossoming of the local street-food scene -- and its culinary fruits are bountiful.

Here's a taste of what's on the calendar for the first week of June (and if you know of one we missed, feel free to share it in the comments section below):

Monday, June 4:

Throughout the summer, Steuben's, 523 East 17th Avenue, will be hosting a monthly Picnic on the Patio, celebrating the regional cuisine America. The June picnic, which starts at 6 p.m. tonight, is a five-course Hawaiian pig roast paired with cocktails, for $60. Call 303-830-1001 to reserve a spot.

In honor of Colorado Wine Week, Colt & Gray, 1553 Platte Street, will present a special wine-inspired cocktail menu this evening crafted by Colt & Gray's Kevin Burke and Joe Hines of Green Russell. Admission is $5, which includes specials on drinks and food; call 303-477-1447 for details and visit the Colorado Wine Week website for a full schedule of events.Tuesday, June 5:

Civic Center Eats will kick off today at Civic Center Park at Broadway and Colfax Avenue. The mobile food celebration will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through September 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy good food, fresh air and live music while supporting the Civic Center Conservancy. Visit the website for more details and click here for a full list of food vendors.

Jax Fish House, will present a five-course dinner paired with wine from Oregon-based Sineann Winery tonight at 6:30 p.m. Call 303-292-5767 to RSVP.Wednesday, June 6:

Parisi Italian Market & Deli, 4401 Tennyson Street, will present a four-course dinner paired with wines from the 626-year-old Antinori Winery this evening at 6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $48; call 303-561-0234 to RSVP.

Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer Street, is hosting a Belgian beer dinner tonight. Chef de cuisine Dana Rodriguez has created a four-course meal that marries Belgian beer with French food; dinner starts at 6 p.m. Click here for the menu and call 303-825-3232 to grab a seat.Thursday, June 7:

Pica's Mexican Taqueria, 5360 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, is celebrating El Milagro del Cerdo (Miracle of the Pig) with a three-course meal paired with drinks. Call 303-444-2391 for more details.

Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street in Boulder, is marking its fiftieth anniversary with a three-day celebration beginning today. Festivities include food and live music from Tim O'Brien at 7:30 p.m. -- view the full schedule here.Friday, June 8:

Garden Grapes & Hops takes place tonight at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event features food from over twenty restaurants and drinks samples from from local breweries and wineries. Participating restaurants include Wazee Supper Club, Rialto Cafe, the Cherry Cricket, Marlowe's, Bombay Clay Oven, Goosetown Tavern and Lals's. Beer will be provided by New Belgium, Great Divide, Odell's and Lefthand. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Saturday, June 9:

The Colorado Urban Winefest takes place today from noon to 6p.m. at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. Enjoy unlimited samples from over forty local wineries, food, live music and demonstrations. Visit the website for more details.

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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