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Elway's lights up the grill and Trillium celebrates Finland tonight

The fifth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation.

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Here's the lineup of participating chefs: Tyler Wiard of Elway's Cherry Creek; Elise Wiggins of Panzano; Goose Sorenson of Solera; Jamey Fader of Lola and Big Red F Restaurant Group; Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall; Robert Bogart of Elway's Downtown; Brandon Biederman of Vesta and Steuben's; Troy Guard of TAG; Michael Bortz of City Bakery; Aniedra Nichols of Elway's Cherry Creek; Brandon Foster of Vesta and Steuben's; Paul Reilly of Beast + Bottle; Max MacKissock of Squeaky Bean and Steve Ballas of Steve's Snappin' Dogs.

Tickets to the event are $100 (VIP access is $250); visit the website for more information.

And there's still space available for the Scandinavian-themed dinner at Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, tonight. The four-course, paired dinner -- which starts at 6 p.m. -- is inspired by the cuisine of Finland. Admission is $65; call 303.379.9759 to check availability.

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Patrick Langlois
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