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From Truffles to Tunes: Twelve Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar

Filled with everything from fried chicken to a biergarten festival, the culinary calendar is sizzling this week. Here are twelve of the tastiest events on the menu:

Monday, July 6

It's National Fried Chicken Day and Max's Wine Dive is celebrating by offering a buy one, get one free deal on its Southern fried chicken all day long. Call the restaurant at 303-593-2554 for all the delicious details. 

If you're an alum of Johnson and Wales University, you can enroll in the school's Meat Cutting Boot Camp that runs today through Wednesday. The curriculum includes demonstrations by some Denver’s top chefs, field trips to the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat and the Seattle Fish Company, seminars, dinners and plenty of kitchen time. The course is $795; for more info, click here.  

LoHi SteakBar will host the makers of Breckenridge Bourbon for a special Meet the Maker event this evening, featuring complimentary samples, small bites and cocktails. For all the details, click here.

Tuesday, July 7   

is rolling out a special $20 menu today that pairs barbecue and a variety of bubbles as the third in its series of monthly three-plate tasting menus. It's available after 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until July 31. The menu includes spiced lamb ribs; smoked carrots with crispy pig ear; and pork belly pastrami with peach barbecue sauce, each paired with a sampler of sparkling wine.
Coohills continues to present the Beats on the Creek series; tonight the featured band is My Blue Sky, an Allman Brothers tribute band. The free concert runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; for more info, call Coohills at 303-623-5700. 

Join author, baker and cannabis entrepreneur Karin Lazarus as she talks about her new book, Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts, at the Boulder Bookstore today at 7:30 p.m. Vouchers to attend are $5 and good for $5 off the book or a purchase the day of the event. For more information, check out

Wednesday, July 8 

At 6:30 p.m., Firenze a Tavola will host a dinner featuring the wines of the truffle capital of the world, Umbria. The restaurant will be pouring three wines paired with a truffle-inspired feast for $58 per person; make a reservation by calling 303-561-0234. 

Elway's Backyard will open at 5 p.m. and the free music will continue on the patio of Elway's Cherry Creek today when The Long Run takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, call Elway's at 303-399-5353.

Thursday, July 9  

Get out and enjoy the beauty of Colorado while sipping wine at one of Beaver Creek's wine excursions today. Take a 4x4 or hit the hiking trails as you explore the mountain views around Beaver Creek before heading to Beano's Cabin. At Beano's, guests will be treated to a wine and cheese pairing, topped off with chocolate-covered strawberries and La Marca Prosecco. Reserve a spot for $135 at  

Too busy out in the summer sun to cook up substantial meals? The Seasoned Chef Cooking School is offering Marvelous Meals in Minutes: Make Easy – Make Ahead, a class that will will teach tips and recipes for time-saving meals that can be prepared ahead. Class runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; find out more at

Friday, July 10 

Range will host Lola Wines for a five-course wine dinner starting at 6 p.m. tonight. Check out the menu here and make reservations, $80 per person, by calling 720-726-4800.

The nineteenth annual Biergarten Festival will bring German culture, traditional German food, entertainment, music, dance groups, family fun and beer — of course! — to Morrison this weekend. Admission is $5 at the gate today and tomorrow, $1 from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday and $3 from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, there will also be an all-you-can-eat brunch for $15 (children $8), while supplies last. For more information, click 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 [email protected].

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Ben Landreth