Culinary calendar: happy hours, a green chile contest and more this week

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The Fainting Goat, 846 Broadway, will introduce a new menu today at 11 a.m. The pub's fare now features spinach and artichoke dip, sliders and salads, and a "seared" blue cheese and bacon cheeseburger; check the website for the rest of the selection. The Goat is also debuting a new happy hour, with half-off all drafts, wells and wines from 3 to 7 p.m. during the week; call 303-945-2323 for details.

Here's a taste of what else is on the menu this week:

Monday, January 21:

Bramble & Hare, 1970 13th Street in Boulder, is also introducing a new happy hour today. The farm-to-table restaurant will offer a rotating $5 food and drink menu daily from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Visit the website for the current offerings, and call 303-444-9110 for more details.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is showcasing the wines of Ronco Del Gnemiz from Friuli, Italy at its special Monday-night dinner. Call the restaurant at 303-442-6966 for reservations.Tuesday, January 22:

Vinue Food and Wine Bar, 2817 East Third Avenue, is hosting a mixer for singles between thirty and forty this evening. The event, which costs $79.95, includes a food- and wine-tasting and begins at 6 p.m.; call 720-287-1156 to RSVP.

Every Tuesday, Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, features a free wine-tasting from 4 to 7 p.m.; call the shop at 720-389-8096 for more information.Wednesday, January 23:

Beer Month continues at Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street, today with a tapping from Avery Brewing, the Boulder brewery's famed Demons of Ale Series: Samael's, The Beast and Mephistopheles. Call 303-595-4255 for more information.

Thursday, January 24:

The second annual Beaver Creek Food and Wine Weekend gets under way at the Beaver Creek Resort in Avon today. The three-day event features cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings and paired dinners; visit the website for the full schedule of events and ticket pricing.Saturday, January 26:

Steve's Snappin' Dogs, 3525 East Colfax Avenue, is hosting its Best Tasting Green Chili Contest today from 1 to 3 p.m. The event features over a dozen local restaurants offering up their versions of the dish to a panel of local judges, which includes Westword's Lori Midson. And the restaurant will donate 10 percent of hot dog sales during the event to Project Angel Heart; check the website 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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