From a Cooking Comic to a Farm Factory Film, the Five Top Culinary Events Today

"I'm like a mechanic in there," says comic Sam Tallent of his gig at Le Central tonight. "I don't think I'm like a chef. I can put together a meal." And so Tallent will be helping out the chef, who'll be demonstrating the five mother sauces of French cuisine while Tallent dishes out jokes and the Le Central staff deliver a three-course, $35 dinner. Read our interview with Tallent here, and make reservations here.

The 10 Billion Lives Tour will roll through the Colorado State University campus and up to the Lory Student Center this morning. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) will be offering students a dollar to watch a four-minute video of undercover footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses. Find out more here.

In the second installment of Pizzeria Locale's Flour + Fire series, the focus is on local breweries. Epic Brewing will be on hand at the Boulder location, and you can get acquainted with some of Epic's microbrews during an intimate, family-style meal, designed to showcase Locale’s pizza and explore traditional southern Italian cooking “al forno." Tickets are $70; call the restaurant at 303-442-3003 to get yours.

Lower 48 Kitchen will introduce its next prix fixe, $34 Tuesday Tasting Menu that features Texas-inspired dishes. Under the direction of chef Alex Figura, the menu rotates weekly, and always includes three courses. For reservations,call 303-942-0262.

It's National Super Hero Day and LaMar's Donuts is offering a super deal: Every customer who purchases a 96-ounce Joe-to-Go will receive a dozen doughnuts for free. Visit lamars.com for more information.

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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