Father's Day, Feast on the Fax and more on this week's culinary calendar

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Sunday is Father's Day -- so you still have a week to make those brunch reservations! In the meantime, entertain yourself with Feast on the Fax or one of the dozens of other options on this week's culinary calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, June 13:

Ototo Food and Wine Bar, 1501 South Pearl Street, hosts a Wine Dinner in conjunction with Cru Vin Dogs, featuring four courses paired with wine; proceeds will benefit earthquake relief efforts in Japan. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $75; call 303-733-2503 or visit www.ototoden.net.

East Colfax Avenue presents Feast on the FAX; experience the cuisine of local restaurants on this food tour from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $25 to $30; visit www.thefaxpartnership.com.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts its Monday Night Wine Dinner; this week's guest: Richard Phoenix presenting wines of Phoenix Ranch. Admission is $45 and up; visit www.frascafoodandwine.com or call 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, June 14:

Chef Daniel Asher prepares a weekly five-course, raw vegan dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. The dinners are $42, by reservation only, and take place at Root Down, 1600 West 33rd Avenue. Call 303-993-4200 or visit www.rootdowndenver.com.

Casselman's Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut Street, offers Taco Tuesdays -- free ground-beef tacos available from 6 p.m. until they run out. Call 720-242-8923 or visit www.casselmans.com.

Tahona Tequila Bistro, 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder, offers Meal & Marg, where you can enjoy an appetizer, entree and blue agave margarita for $18. Call 303-938-9600 or visit www.tahonaboulder.com.

Wednesday, June 15:

The Kitchen Table, 5375 Landmark Place, Suite 105 in Englewood, hosts an Argentine Asador: A Day of Grilling at Fruition Farm workshop in conjunction with Fruition Farm. San Francisco chef Paul Foxx will host a full day of authentic slow grilling over an open fire, followed by a feast. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $250; call 303-220-9769 or visit www.kitchentablegv.com.

Elway's, 2500 East First Avenue, hosts the Hot Rocks Griller Challenge: Sixteen of Denver's top chefs will heat up a competition; there will also be side dishes, live music and more. Proceeds benefit Denver Health Foundation's men's programs. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and admission is $100 for a basic ticket or $500 for VIP; visit www.denverhealthfoundation.org to sign up.

Elways' Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, presents the Cliff Lede Vineyards Wine Dinner, with the vineyard's vice president and general manager, Jack Bittner, in attendance; featuring four courses paired with wine. It costs $100 to attend, and the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.; call 303-312-3107 or visit http://www.westword.com/locations/elways-downtown-818639/.

Thursday, June 16:

Maggiano's, 7401 South Clinton Street in Englewood, hosts a Mystery Cabaret four-course meal paired with wines, which will be followed by magical entertainment. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $45; call 303-858-1405 or visit www.maggianos.com.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, hosts Do at the Zoo, with food samplings, drinks and more. It runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and costs $150 to $300; visit www.denverzoo.com or call 303-376-4800.

Friday, June 17:

Il Mondo Vecchio, 1174 South Cherokee Street, presents Loading Dock Fridays, tours and tastings from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Friday. Call 303-744-6328 or visit www.mondovecchio.net.

Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 East 17th Avenue, hosts a wine tasting; taste the wines of the month and take advantage of sales. Call 303-894-9499 or visit www.marczykfinefoods.com.

Rialto Cafe, 934 16th Street, presents Free Beer Fridays. Enjoy a free draft beer with any lunch entree from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 303-893-2233 or visit www.rialtocafe.com.

The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, presents its summertime Dinner & a Movie series; get there early to ensure you have a spot. Call 719-598-8667.

Saturday, June 18:

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue, hosts a City of Aurora Kids' Cooking Class: Father's Day Brunch for ages 6 to 12. It runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $26 to $34; call 303-326-8630.

Sunday, June 19:

There's a lot going on this Father's Day; check our culinary listings to see what food-and-drink specials for Dad they contain.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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