Plenty of pancakes, beer and a pot cooking contest on this week's calendar

Snooze is hosting a Pancake Day on February 12 at all of its Colorado locations: 2262 Larimer Street, 700 Colorado Boulevard, 144 West Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, 6781 South York Street in Littleton and 1617 Pearl Street in Boulder. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the special pancake menu will be donated to various local gardens and charities; visit Snooze's Facebook page for more information.

Here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week:

Monday, February 11:

Wild Eggs is also celebrating pancakes with a month-long, bottomless, big stack deal for $5.99. Call the restaurant at 303-744-3447 for more details -- including gluten-free options.

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, is pouring wines from Marchesi di Fumanelli in Veneto, Italy this evening for its weekly wine dinner; call 303-442-6966 for more information.

Tuesday, February 12:

Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, continues its Scandinavian dinner series with a four-course, Norwegian-inspired menu. Seats are $65 per person; call 303-379-9759 to RSVP.

Strange Brewing Company, 1330 Zuni Street, will host a six-course, Creole dinner by chef Michael Long paired with its beers tonight at 6 p.m. The price is $49; call 720-985-2337 to check availability.

Wednesday, February 13:

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street, is showcasing two special beers from Avery Brewing in Boulder today. The restaurant will tap Avery's Uberschwein-Bolder Weisse and Double Dry-Hopped New World Porter at 4 p.m. Call 303-825-1021 for more information.

Thursday, February 14:

Lucky Pie is also featuring a "not so Valentine's Day" menu paired with special tappings today through Saturday, February 16. Here's the beer lineup: Stone Double Bastard, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Fort Collins Red Banshee and Green Flash Palate Wrecker; call 303-825-1021 for details.

Copper Kettle Brewing, 1338 South Valentia Street, will present a chocolate, cheese and beer pairing tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, and advance purchase is required; email info@copperkettledenver.com to check availability.

Friday, February 15:

5280 Magazine presents Single in the City at the Exdo Event Center, 1399 35th Street. Ticket proceeds will benefit Volunteers of America's Brandon Center for homeless women and children. Local DJs will provide music, and firefighters from the Colorado Firefighter Calendar will be participating in dating games. There will also be a photo booth and giveaways. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door; check the website for more information.

Saturday, February 16:

The inaugural Medicated Chef Contest takes place at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue tonight at 6 p.m. This is the first worldwide cannabis cooking competition, and the winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize; visit the website for ticket information.

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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