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Fourteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, April 15-17

We've had a good run of warm days recently, which can only mean one thing this time of year in Colorado: Bad weather is on the way.  Although the weather is threatening to get nasty this weekend, you don't have to spend your days off locked up at home. There are plenty of tasty events on the culinary calendar, celebrating everything from bacon and beer to pancakes and booze. Keep reading for the scoop.

Friday, April 15 

Today is your last chance to support Denver's budding chefs during the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts' Restaurant week. Every evening for the past week, the Cook Street Cafe has been transformed into a fully functioning restaurant where students prepare a three-course meal under the guidance of Cook Street's chef instructors. Dinner is $25; check out the menu and make reservations here.

Traveler and culinary adventurer Peggy Markel will lead a Moroccan cooking class today at Food Lab, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder. The cooking class features a complete cultural experience, with stories, music, visuals and a sit-down meal with paired wine. Tuition is $95; get all the details at

Pancakes and Booze brings together two pretty great things in one great event. The underground-art show will feature more than eighty artists, live body painting, free pancakes, live music performances and more. It starts at 8 p.m. at City Hall, and admission is $5 at the door. Check out  

At 7 p.m. tonight, A-Basin's 6th Alley Bar & Grill will feature a five-course meal with Sierra Nevada beer pairings for $55. Reservations are required; make yours and check out the menu here.  

Bruegger’s Bagels will offer its annual $10.40 Tax Day special.  To cash in on the deal, head to by the end of the day, and sign up to receive a Big Bagel Bundle, which includes thirteen New York-style bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for just $10.40. The offer can be redeemed today through Monday, April 18. 

The Dairy Center for the Arts will hold three screenings of the culinary documentary King Georges this weekend. The film follows Georges Perrier, owner of Philadelphia's famed Le Bec-Fin, as he passes the restaurant to a protégé, chef Nicholas Elmi. The film will show at 2:30 and 7 p.m. today, and at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $11, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for members, and can be purchased here.     

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