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Eighteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar August 1-5

Happy Colorado Day! Today is a great day to get out celebrate all the amazing things our state has to offer, including terrific food. There are plenty of Colorado-centric deals in Denver through the week; keep reading for details on the eighteen tastiest events on the culinary calendar.

Monday, August 1

Today is Colorado Day, and the History Colorado Center is celebrating Colorado’s 140th birthday with free admission, food, music, dancing and more. Check for more information.

Dunkin' Donuts will be celebrating Colorado Day with cold-brew coffee and Colorado flag doughnuts. When you buy a cold-brew coffee today through August 7 at a participating Colorado location, you'll receive a free Colorado flag doughnut.

Today all Tavern locations will be rolling out the Tavern's Fantasy Football Draft Party promotion, where you and up to eleven of your friends can get unlimited draft beer for a four-hour period for $125. The deal, which runs through Wednesday, September 7, is not available Fridays after 4 p.m., and reservations must be made in advance. Call your favorite Tavern location to save your space, or find details on the Tavern website.

New World Cheese will host James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller for "Mac 'n' Cheese in Presidential History - Making America Grate Again," today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Miller will talk about the history of mac and cheese in the White House, while you load up at a mac-and-cheese bar with all the fixings. Tickets to the event are $11.54, and the mac-and-cheese bar is $10; grab your tickets here

Today Ace is launching a weekly table-tennis "ladder" league, which will take place every Monday at 6:30 p.m., as well as an open amateur tournament Tuesdays at 6 p.m. There is a $10 nightly fee for the Monday league; Tuesday night's tournaments are free. Gift-card prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the ladder league's eight-week session; gift-card prizes for Tuesday tournaments are awarded at the end of each night. Visit for more information.  

Frasca Food and Wine will welcome Kelli A. White, author of Napa Valley, Then and Now, who will pour wines from Napa Valley for the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Dinner Series this evening. The four-course dinner is $125; you can also purchase a signed copy of White's book for $95. Call Frasca at 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, August 2 

The Colorado Alcohol Beverage Symposium is set for today and tomorrow at the History Colorado Center. The event will focus on providing information for "licensees on the manufacturing, distribution and retail side of the alcohol beverage industry with the tools they need to operate in the safest and most efficient way possible." Register ($95) and learn more at

Crimson Room's
monthly cocktail class returns from 6 to 7 p.m. today. For $30, you'll get admission to the class, two cocktails, tips on mixing up great drinks, recipes to take home to re-create the cocktails, and more. To save your spot, call the Crimson Room at 720-639-6987.

History Buffs and Brews brings happy hour and history together at History Colorado every Tuesday, and this week you can also make buttons with the Historical Craft Society. During the weekly series, History Colorado, Great Divide Brewing Company and the Rendezvous Cafe will offer $3 beer specials, tasty appetizers and a full bar, as well as the opportunity to engage with Colorado history and the museum’s collection. Buffs and Brews runs from 4 to 7 p.m.; head to for more information. 

Keep reading for more events this week.

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