Seven Spectacular Events on the Culinary Calendar This Weekend

Home-grown chain Illegal Pete's celebrates Breakfast Burrito Day on Saturday.
Home-grown chain Illegal Pete's celebrates Breakfast Burrito Day on Saturday. Illegal Pete's

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Some of the 100 Men Who Cook at last year's Black Tie Fundraiser.
100 Men Who Cook
Saturday, November 25
Saturday, November 25, is almost a month after Halloween, but die-hard fans of dressing up can still scratch that itch at the 100 Men Who Cook's Black Tie Fundraiser, which has a masquerade ball theme this year. The organization's mission is to raise money for grassroots non-profits, and this year's beneficiaries are Jazz C.A.F.E., a music and leadership program for middle and high school students; Boy's Day, a mentoring program for young African-American boys; and Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion, a multicultural, inclusive academic and social enrichment program for high school juniors and seniors. The Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, will host the ball, which will include live music, dancing and of course food from the aforementioned "Gentlemen Chefs." Tickets range from $50 to $150 and are going fast at

Thursday, November 30

Put this in your calendar: Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen was filming in Denver this summer; now you can see the results when season fifteen of the show kicks off on December 7 with three weeks of supersized premieres as fifteen chefs fight for Top Chef title in Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen. But first, catch a special episode hosted by Tom Colicchio on November 30, when cheftestants face off in a battle for the ultimate prize – redemption and a spot in back in the competition. The digital series will be available on, Bravo Now, VOD and YouTube; catch the  See the Top Chef promo trailer here.

See the Westword calendar for even more food and drink events, and if you know of a date that should be on this calendar, send information to [email protected]

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Amy Antonation knows that street tacos are infinitely superior to tacos that come covered in squiggles of crema, and she will stab you with her knitting needles if you try to convince her otherwise.
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