Things to Do

Denver Beer Fest, 25 years of Paris on the Platte and more on this week's culinary calendar

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Friday, September 23:

The Kitchen Table, 5375 Landmark Place, Suite 105 in Englewood, presents an American Regional Cuisine: Celebrate John Besh's New Orleans class from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is $95. Call 303-220-9769 or visit

Saturday, September 24:

The Ritz-Carlton, 1880 Curtis Street, hosts SeptFest 2011, kicking off the Denver Beer Fest with brews paired with food, plus live music. It runs from 3 to 6 p.m., and admission is $45; call 303-312-3800.

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, hosts the Great COntenders, a pre-GABF showcase of Colorado's beer heavyweights, featuring more than twenty breweries and more than fifty beers. It runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and costs $25 to $30; call 303-297-2700 or visit

Paris on the Platte Cafe & Bar, 1553 Platte Street, celebrates 25 years in business with a musical showcase and more. Call 303-455-2451 or visit

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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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