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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Craft-beer tastings and bison butchering

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Thursday, November 11:

The Empire Lounge and Restaurant, 816 Main Street in Louisville, presents the Jim and Julia Dinner Series, dinners inspired by Julia Child and prepared by chef Jim Cohen. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $45 to $65; call 303-665-2521 or visit www.theempireresetaurant.com.

Head to Lola for Cocktail Party 101, part of Lola's 101 series of spirit and cooking classes taught by mixologist Jimmy Zanon and chef Duane Walker. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $25; Lola is at 1575 Boulder Street. Call 720-570-8686 or visit www.loladenver.com.

The Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts Mark Kurlansky who will sign Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-447-2074 or visit www.boulderbookstore.com.

Earl "The Pearl" Monroe will kick off Diabetes Restaurant Month at Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1530 16th Street. Visit www.merckdiabetes.com.

The First Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette Street, is the site of the Crepe Brunch & Gluten-Free Cooking Workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; admission is $17. Visit www.coloradoeasyeats.com.

Cantina Laredo, 6851 South Gaylord Street in Englewood, offers a four-course tequila dinner featuring Jose Cuervo tequilas starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $49.99; call 303-795-0339.

MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, presents Foodprint Denver: Art Meat City, six live interviews about Denver's relationship with meat, featuring Temple Grandin, Keith Belk, Pete Marczyk, Holly Arnold Kinney, Elizabeth Dunn and Peter Decker. It starts at 4 p.m. and costs $10 to $15. Afterward, the museum hosts Beast Roast 500, a bison roast with performances by Machine Project L.A. at 7 p.m. for $45 to $50. Call 303-298-7554 or visit www.mcadenver.org.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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