Colfax Crawl, Tweet Drive, plus Christmas food events

It's not too surprising that there aren't a ton of culinary events this week; apart from the Colfax Crawl, everyone is gearing up for Christmas and New Year's Eve. And speaking of Christmas, several venues are hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and parties; keep reading to see the events we know about -- and if we missed yours, let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, December 21:

Eden, 3090 Downing Street, offers the inaugural Tweet Drive; donate one new, unwrapped toy or canned-food item and enjoy food-and-drink specials with Denver's social media professionals and entrepreneurs. Call 303-832-5482.

Friday, December 23:

Head to Sancho's Broken Arrow, 714 East Colfax Avenue, at 7 p.m. for the annual Colfax Crawl; visit http://thecolfaxcrawl.com for details.

Saturday, December 24:

The Fresh Fish Company, 7800 East Hampden Avenue, offers a meal with king crab legs, live Maine lobster, slow-roasted prime rib and more. Call 303-740-9556 or visit www.thefreshfishco.com.

Greenbriar Inn, 8735 North Foothills Highway in Boulder, offers its annual dinner with a special menu, a la carte wine and cocktail options. Call 303-440-7979 or visit www.greenbriarinn.com.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, offers a special prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve. Admission is $49; call 303-443-5100 or visit www.arugularistorante.com.

Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, hosts athree-course dinner featuring highlights from the Mediterranean-inspired holiday menu. Admission is $40; call 303-861-5050 or visit www.olivearestaurant.com.

Sunday, December 25:

The Niwot Tavern, 7960 Niwot Road in Longmont, will be serving a complimentary Christmas dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 303-652-0200 or visit www.niwottavern.com/index.htm.

The ChopHouse, 1735 19th Street, will be serving up a holiday meal to approximately 2,500 homeless and in-need families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; to volunteer, call 303-296-0800.

Jonesy's EatBar, 400 East 20th Avenue, offers Meatloaf Madness; the restaurant will be serving traditional meatloaf, plus a Thai seafood loaf or a vegan loaf, and bottles of wine are just $15. Meatloaf Madness runs from 5 to 10 p.m.; call 303-863-7473 or visit www.jeatbar.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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