Culinary Calendar: Microbreweries for the Environment, a food truck blow-out and more

Food truck are revving up for the summer, which means plenty of parties -- including Boulder's first, set for June 8.

But the mobile movement really gets in gear this week. Here's a taste of what's on the culinary calendar:

Monday, April 23: Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, is collaborating with Pizzeria Basta, the Tasterie food truck and Boxcar Coffee Roasters on a "pop-up" dinner to benefit the Growe Foundation this evening. For $100, guests will be treated to a Cured charcuterie board, three courses from Chef Kelly Whitaker of Basta, dessert from the Tasterie and coffee from Boxcar -- all paired with local craft beers and wines. There will be two seatings, starting at 5:30 p.m.; call 720-389-8096 to reserve a spot.Tuesday, April 24:

This month's Spring Regional Dinner Series at Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, will feature a Catalan tapas menu paired with wines. The price is $65; call 303-861-5050 to RSVP.

TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, will present a five-course dinner featuring Strasburg Game Birds. Each course will be paired with two beers from Avery Brewing, including Karma Belgian Pale Ale, Mephistopheles Stout and Maharaja Imperial IPA. Check out the menu here, call 303-996-9985 to RSVP and be sure to take a cab!Wednesday, April 25:

Join master sommelier Brett Zimmerman of Boulder Wine Merchant as he teams up with Mizuna, 225 East Seventh Avenue, for a special Burgundy dinner tonight. Call 303-832-4778 for details.

Friday, April 27:

Marczy Fine Foods celebrates the arrival of summer and its ten-year anniversary with its first burger night, grilling beef from Niman Ranch and serving it on brioche buns from City Bakery. Burger night runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at both locations: the original at 770 East 17th Avenue and the new store at 5100 East Colfax Avenue.

KGNU and the Boulder Weekly present the twentieth annual Microbreweries for the Environment at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder. Sample beers from Colorado breweries while listening to live music.Click here to purchase tickets.Saturday, April 28:

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway Street in Boulder, is hosting a tequila tasting from 2 to 6 p.m. with special guest Yuri Kato, the director of Tequila Corrido. Call 303-443-6761 for more details.

Totally Tennyson 2012, an 80's-themed pub crawl in the Berkeley neighborhood, runs between Tennyson Street and West 38th Avenue, and ends at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue, site of a costume contest and concert. Proceeds will benefit local, under-funded schools, and your $25 tickets gets you deals at participating businesses along the crawl. Go to the website for more info and to purchase tickets.Sunday, April 29:

Rollin Against Hunger takes place today from 2 to 8 p.m., outside Mile High Spirits, 2920 Larimer Street. Crock Spot owners Stephen Daniels and Mandy Birks have teamed up with celebrity chef Jake Gandolfo of MasterChef fame to host a food-truck blowout that will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. Several food trucks, including Crock Spot, Street Eats, NZ Smokin' Guns, Mestizos and Aiko Pops, will convene curbside to feed the masses. There will be cooking demonstrations by Gandolfo, live music and local beers and libations.

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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