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Eighteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, August 12-14

From fleas to food-rescue rides, this weekend is brimming with tasty events — including the first Tacolandia, our celebration of street tacos.  Keep reading for all the delicious details.  

Friday, August 12

The resurrected Tivoli Brewing Company will celebrate its first anniversary with a festival of music and beer from 5 to 10 p.m. today. The bash will feature live music, burgers, brats, and beer from a dozen breweries. Admission is free, but for $25 you can purchase a tasting glass that will get you unlimited samples from all the breweries on hand. For more information, visit  

The Posner Center for International Development will host Cooks for Books at 5:30 p.m. today. For $35, you'll enjoy an interactive Cambodian cooking class and a three-course dinner, as well as beer and wine. You can purchase tickets and learn more here; all of the proceeds will support Children's Future. 

More than half of the country’s 68 Certified Master Chefs will be in Denver today, where they will team up with local chefs and farmers to cook up a masterful spread of Colorado cuisine. The event begins at the Governor’s Residence, starting at 7 p.m.; tickets are $75 and can be purchased here

Vail will once again celebrate its local harvests with a Farm to Table dinner featuring top local chefs and farmers. The dinner, which is $95 per person, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on East Meadow Drive in Vail Village. Get tickets and all the details at

The Jackalope Art & Craft Fair hops into Anderson Park alongside the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival today and tomorrow. The fair will feature over 200 vendors, a beer garden, food, fireworks, games and more. Check  out all the goodness the free fair has to offer from 4 to 11 p.m. today and noon to 11 p.m tomorrow. Get the full scoop at   

Keep reading for more tasty events on Saturday and Sunday.

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Ben Landreth