From Pot to Pot Roast, the Top Ten Culinary Events in Denver April 20-24

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It's 4/20 today and that means that Denver will be clouded in smoke for most of the day. If you start feeling a case of second-hand munchies coming on, here are a few tasty events to curb your appetite. 

Monday, April 20 

Epic Brewing Company and Eric Matelski will help satisfy your dravings with their Munchies Pairing from noon to 10 p.m. This unique event will pair Epic brews with some of your favorite sweet and savory snack foods, including Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Sour Patch Kids and more. The pairing features four beers and four snacks for $10. For more information, call Epic at 720-539-7410.  

Pubcrawls.com is holding a #YesWeCannabis PubCrawl today. This 4/20-inspired pub crawl will give fellow stoners a chance to mingle and explore Denver while enjoying a few libations. Participants must register at 1515 Restaurant between 3 and 10 p.m. today, then can enjoy drink specials at eight LoDo watering holes until 2 a.m. Admission was $4.20 in advance online; it's $10 the day of the event; for information and tickets, visit pubcrawls.com

Frasca Food and Wine's Monday Night Wine Dinner will feature the wines of Terradora di Paolo with guest Daniela Mastroberardino. The Monday Night Wine Dinners are $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings. To make your reservations, call Frasca at 303-442-6966. 

Tuesday, April 21  

The Alamo Drafthouse is screening two films by filmmaker Alex Cox, alongside a craft dinner of paella and three beers starting at 6 p.m.  Straight to Hell and Walker will play back to back and Cox will be on hand to do Q&As after both films. Tickets are $35; get yours at drafthouse.com

In the second installment of the Boulder Pizzeria Locale's Flour + Fire series, the focus is on local breweries. Guests will get acquainted with some Colorado microbrews during an intimate family-style meal, designed to showcase Locale’s pizza and explore traditional southern Italian cooking “al forno." Today's guest brewery will be Elevation Beer Co. Tickets are $70; call the restaurant at 303-442-3003 for more information.

Wednesday, April 22 

For Earth Day, Tamayo will be serving up special, all-organic tequila flights.  The flights allow guests to sample a blanco, reposado and anajo for $24; included in the flight are tequilas from Uno Dos Tres, Tequila Tierras and Dolce Vida. For more information, call 720-946-1433. 

The  6th Alley Bar and Grill at A-Basin will be holding dinner and a movie for Earth Day today, starting at 6 p.m.. The bar will be screening several movies about water conservation and Arapahoe Basin VP/COO Alan Henceroth, and Snowriders International’s Phil Huffeldt will be speaking about water usage and conservation. Tickets are $25 and sales will benefit Snowriders International. For more information, visit arapahoebasin.com.

Thursday, April 23 

Women's Partnership Market and Resilient Futures International are co-hosting Funk for Ghana, a fundraiser with funk band Atomga tonight at the Armoury; proceeds will benefit projects to build sustainability in the Ekumfi-Arkrah Village in Ghana. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Find out more here.

Stir Cooking School is giving participants a chance to get their flirt on while learning how to create some tasty spring dishes during its NON Date Night class tonight. It starts at 6:30 p.m and tuition is $75; register and learn more at stirtolearn.com

Friday, April 24 

Johnson & Wales is holding an evening of Culinary Connections tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This event will feature tastes from local restaurants, a tour of the school's culinary production labs and dining rooms, a student recipe competition and a silent auction. All proceeds from this event will benefit Johnson & Wales students.Tickets are $35; get yours here.   

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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