Things to Do

Get a Taste of Colorado and more this Labor Day weekend

Grab your turkey legs: The thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend, filing the space with more than fifty eateries and food establishments, as well as chef demonstrations.

Keep reading for a list of participating food vendors and a taste of what else is on the culinary menu this weekend.

See also: Taste of Colorado 2012 slide show! Corn! Turkey legs!

Friday, August 30 :

It's the last day to take advantage of the half-priced items from Chef John Broening's new lunch menu at Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street. The restaurant celebrated its second anniversary this week with the deal, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and features summer vegetable tartine, bánh mì, niçoise salad, roasted chicken sandwich, sandwich jambon brie, and more. Call the restaurant at 303-534-1155 for more information.

Chef Jensen Cummings of Slotted Spoon is teaming up with the Lobby American Grille, 2191 Arapahoe Street, for an Adult Daycare program from 6 to 10 p.m. The get-together will feature drinks from Fort Collins' Black Bottle Brewery and all-you-can eats -- including a 70 pound whole pig roast -- and is the first in a series of parties that will bring back the fun to adults through food and drink. Tickets are $45 and limited; call the Lobby at 303-997-9911 to learn more. Ongoing this weekend The Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend begins today and runs through Sunday at the Brush Creek Pavilion and Park in downtown Eagle; a three-day pass costs $160, and single-event tickets are also available. Visit the website to purchase yours and check out the event schedule.

Taste of Colorado opens today, August 30 and runs through Labor. Here's a taste of what food establishments will be serving:

Amore Gelato, Barbed Wire Reef, Bayou Bob's, Capone's, Cherry Creek Concessions, CiCi's Pizza, Cody Coyote Kettle Corn, Cold Front Ice Cream, Colorado Buffalo Grill, Colorado Corn Company, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Falafel King, Famous Dave's, GiGi's Cupcakes, Graham's Texapino Favorites, Grammy's Goodies, Grillin' Wings & Things, Hard Rock Cafe, Himalayas II, Hot Wok Cafe, Island Noodles, Island Oasis Smoothies, Jamba Juice, Little Brothers Mini Doughnuts, Monster Grill, Moontower Tacos, Mustard's Last Stand, Nut Sensations, Original Berrie Kabobs, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Pete's Greek Town Cafe, Philadelphia Filly, Pop's Rocky Mountain Kettle Corn, Que Bueno! Mexican Grille, Randolph's Restaurant, Repicci's Italian Ice, Rocks Modern Grill, Rocky Mountain Nut Roasters, Rodizio Grill, Roro's Concessions, Saltgrass Steak House, Snow Business, Snowie Colorado, Southern Hospitality, Southwest Kettle Corn, Spice Island Grill, Sweet Lorraine's Catering, The Broker Restaurant, The Goods, The Orange Crunch, Tocabe and Tre Sorella's.

Check out the full schedule of Taste of Colorado events (including a performance by MC Hammer!) 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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Patrick Langlois
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