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Food and music pairings for a Taste of Colorado

A tent city has been erected in Civic Center Park. We can smell the sweet, smoky scent of turkey legs wafting down Broadway, and we're eagerly anticipating sightings of kids on leashes and people who never learned that Spandex is a privilege, not a right. Yes, a Taste of Colorado is upon us, serving up four days of binge eating, arts-and-crafting and dancing to the sweet beats of dozens of bands.

To help you get the most out of this annual festival, we've put together suggested music-and-food pairings -- so that you can stuff your face while you get your sway on.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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