Latkes, Beers and Holiday Shopping: The Top Five Culinary Events This Weekend

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The holidays are almost here, and the culinary calendar is stuffed with seasonal activities. A beer festival, a latke cook-off and a couple of winter markets top our list of the top five events this weekend; keep reading for details.

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Friday, December 5

The Event Center at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder will be soaked in local suds from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight. Boulder Festivus is Boulder's only beer festival that features just breweries with a Boulder address. This festivus for the rest of us is $40; learn more by clicking here.

Saturday, December 6

Temple Micah at 5209 Montview Boulevard is holding the seventh annual Top Latke Taste-Off and Hanukkah Party today starting at 5 p.m. This holiday celebration will feature lots of latke, a dreidl-spinning contest (bring your own dreidl) and a return of the balloon clown. Tickets range from $20 to $50; for more information, head to micahdenver.org.

Interstate Kitchen & Bar is hosting a Knob Creek whiskey dinner at 6:30 p.m. tonight, featuring four courses paired with whiskey drinks featuring Knob Creek. A distillery brand ambassador will be in attendance to talk about the whiskey. Tickets are $45 and space is limited; call 720-479-8829.

The Denver Flea is getting in the holiday spirit with an indoor, holiday edition of the flea market from noon to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at Bindery on Blake. More than seventy Colorado-based vendors are returning, and there will be festive new additions as well as food, booze and warm drinks. Admission to the market is free, but those who register in advance will receive a free drink or cup of locally-roasted Coda Coffee. To register, visit denverflea.com.

The Boulder County Farmers' Market is throwing the eighth annual Winter Market today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The Winter Market will feature over sixty local food vendors, including farms, ranches and bakeries, and over fifty artists who will sell jewelry, photography, succulents, paintings, candles and other locally made items. There will also be children's activities, live music, crafts and gift-wrapping. Admission is free. 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 cafe@westword.com.

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