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From Turkey to Tea, Six Tastiest Culinary Events on This Week's Culinary Calendar

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means family, football and feasts wil abound. But that's not all that will be cooking in Denver this week. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar for this week...

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Monday, November 24

As part of the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Series, winemaker Chris Camarda will join Frasca Food and Wine tonight to pour and discuss his highly sought-after wines.The dinner is $50 for four courses, with additional charges for wine; call 303-442-6966.

Tuesday, November 25

Cherokee Ranch and Castle is dressing up for the holidays and hosting Thanksgiving Tea today at 2 p.m., complete with seasonal fare and a take-home treat. Admission is $45 and reservations are a must; go to or call 303-688-5555.

Wednesday, November 26

Dorchester Social Eatery is throwing a "friendsgiving day feast" tonight, and chef Michel Wahaltere is cooking up a holiday menu that emphasizes fresh, organic and locally sourced fare. The evening also marks the launch of Dorchester's philanthropic initiative with Volunteers of America, a non-profit organization that provides food, medicine and comfort to those not served by other organizations. Dinner will run from 5 to 10 p.m.; tickets are $40. For more information, visit

Thursday, November 27

Rosa Linda's Mexican Café is serving up its annual free feast of shredded turkey, green chile, rice, beans, stuffing and dessert for Thanksgiving today. This is the thirtieth year that the restaurant has fed Denver's needy; for more information, call 303-455-0608.

The Salvation Army will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at 11:30 a.m. today at the Colorado Convention Center. Admission is free; find more information here.

Friday, November 28

Shop at any boutique on Larimer Square today for Black Friday or on Saturday, and present your receipt at Tamayo to get a free house margarita with the purchase of any food item. For more information, call 720-946-1433.

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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