Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels opened their newest coffee and bagels concept in Aurora, at 16495 East 40th Circle Suite A, at 5 a.m. today. In celebration of the opening, the chain will be giving the first fifty guests in line a coupon booklet for a free medium coffee, bagel and shmear each week for a whole year. You'll need that coffee to keep you going through a quartet of other worthy events today.
Anthony's Pizza & Pasta and Declaration Brewing will sponsor the Well Planned Party, the Chanda Plan Foundation's Fall Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Declaration Brewing. Partake in games, brews, food and more — and raise funds for Chanda Plan Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 and can be purchased here.
EatDenver hosts Ed Talks at the Oriental Theater at 9:30 a.m. today; it's part of a series that features local service-industry leaders talking about hospitality and the service ethos. Tickets to each talk is $21.97, and can be purchased here. The event is free for EatDenver restaurants and their staff.
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Firenze a Tavola will be exploring the wines of the Italian region of Trentino Alto-Adige during a mountain-vineyards wine dinner tonight. The four-course dinner is $60; reserve your spot at the table by calling 303-561-0234.
And Denver Harvest Week continues with another special dinner at the GrowHaus. "Grapes vs. Grains: The Golden Goal" continues the epic battle of beer versus wine. With every course, the Colorado Brewer's Guild and a Colorado wine expert pour their best offerings of Colorado beer and wine, and patrons vote after every course as to which pairing tasted better. The series is currently tied but Colorado Wine edged Colorado Beer by a nose last year. This year's theme is "The Go-ahead Goal," and Vine Street Pub, Jax Fish House LoDo, Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, Ace Eat Serve, DiFranco's Italian and Revelry Kitchen will be creating dishes honoring futball. For tickets and information on the last two Denver Harvest Week dinners, go to EatDenver.com.
For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org. And watch for our full weekend calendar Friday.