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Good Food for Good Causes: CineChef and Do at the Zoo Tickets on Sale Now

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Tickets are now on sale for two top culinary events.

The Boulder International Film Festival is back for another year beginning March 3, and with it comes CineChef, the culinary competition for which a selection of chefs create dishes inspired by their favorite movies — and then guests get to vote for the best. Eight Boulder chefs, including last year's winner, Bradford Heap of Wild Standard, Salt Bistro and Colterra, will throw down for top honors. 

This year's CineChef starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center at 1301 Spruce Street. Tickets are on sale for $95 each, but if you use the promotional code "Insider," you'll get $20 off. For a complete list of the participating chefs and to purchase tickets, head to the BIFF CineChef web page.

The cost of admission includes two hours of tastings as well as a pass to view City of Gold, a documentary about Los Angeles food critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold. The movie starts at 7:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church a block from Rembrandt Yard, so be sure to bring your stretchy pants for a quick change between the food and the movie.
Do at the Zoo is the Denver Zoo's largest annual fundraiser, and while the event isn't until June 16, tickets just went on sale this week and tend to go quickly. Tickets are $150 each until June 1, when they go up to $175; that will get you food from more than sixty of Denver's top chefs and restaurants, live music, dancing and close encounters with some of the zoo animals. To purchase tickets and read a complete list of participating restaurants, go to the Do at the Zoo website.

This will be the 27th annual Do; more than 48,000 guests have helped raise $11.5 million for the zoo over the past 26 years.

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