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Seventeen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, July 11-15

Buffalo Wild Wings will be opening its newest Colorado location, at 6100 South Main Street in Southlands in Aurora, at 10 a.m. today. If you just can't get enough B-Dubs, be one of the first 100 people in line for the opening and you'll score free wings for a whole year. And that's just the start of the events on this week's culinary calendar; keep reading for sixteen more tasty deals and meals.

Monday, July 11

Today is National Mojito Day, and to celebrate, Zengo and La Biblioteca will be offering $5 traditional and mango mojitos, as well as a mandarin mojito mocktail. For details, call 720-904-0965.  

Frasca Food and Wine
will pour the wines of Edi Kante with Lyle Railsback at the restaurant's first Monday Night Wine Dinner of July. The dinners are $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings, which range from $45 to $50 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 303-442-6966.    

Bistro Vendôme will debut its Movie Night series at 8 p.m. tonight. For the first dinner-and-a-movie combo, the restaurant will screen Julie & Julia on its new 103-inch screen in the main dining room, while servers deliver a three-course, prix-fixe menu from chef Adam Branz honoring the cooking of Julia Child. Movie Night is $40 per person, and tickets are sold out; for information on future shows, call the restaurant at 303-825-3232.
Tuesday, July 12 

Help support Warren Village — which has been providing single-parent families affordable housing, supportive family services, child care and education for more than forty years — while dining at Carmine's on Penn today. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 50 percent of all sales (dine-in and take-out) will be donated directly to the nonprofit. You can make reservations and learn more here

History Buffs and Brews will bring happy hour and history together at History Colorado every Tuesday. During the weekly series, History Colorado, Great Divide Brewing Company and the Rendezvous Cafe will offer $3 beer specials, tasty appetizers and a full bar, as well as the opportunity to engage with Colorado history and the museum’s collection. The series kicks off at 5 p.m. today with History Buff Trivia, which will include Colorado-themed trivia and prizes for winning teams.  History Buffs and Brews will run through August 30; visit for more information.

Englewood Grand recently hosted a pillow-fight photo shoot, and it will throw a party to unveil the images at 7 p.m. today. Throw on your PJs for drink specials; everyone will enjoy mad libs, party snacks and more. Check out the event's Facebook page for more information. 
Wednesday, July 13 

Head to Guard and Grace at 4 p.m. today for happy hour and live music from the 14ers. During Summer on the Plaza, which takes place every Wednesday during July, the restaurant will offer free performances out on the patio. For more information, click here.    

Learn how to decipher Italian wine labels at Firenze a Tavola's wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. today. The dinner is $58 per person for four courses and four wines; call 303-561-0234 for reservations.

Nocturne is launching a new Renditions summer-tasting menu inspired by the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Dave Devine Trio will perform the tracks from the album that inspired each dish, while chef Greg Weadick and owner-sommelier Scott Mattson will discuss the menu. Tickets for the Renditions launch concert are available here for $55, or $45 for students with a valid ID; wine pairings are also available for an additional charge. A new Renditions menu will be released every ten weeks.  
Thursday, July 14 

The Big Eat invites you to celebrate Denver’s independent-restaurant scene at the Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. today. You can nosh on food from over forty of Denver's best restaurants, wash it down with craft cocktails, beer and wine, and dance the night away to live music. Grab your $50 ticket to the event here, which includes unlimited small bites, beer, wine and signature cocktails.  

The Nickel will host a brewery battle between City Star Brewing and Declaration Brewing — and you can help pick the winner, which will join the restaurant's tap lineup. Declaration’s Hardtack Copper Ale and City Star’s Rail RYEder are the competing brews. Appetizers — including a tartlet of ratatouille and a tartlet of summer crudite — are available for $10, and the beers will be $7 each, or $8 for a taster of both. For reservations, call 720-889-2128.
Friday, July 15 

The Beer Yogis, a cross-country beer-and-yoga tour, makes a stop in Denver at Epic Brewing this morning. Your $25 ticket will get you a sixty-minute, all-levels vinyasa flow led by the Beer Yogis, Melissa and Mikki, as well as a pint. The class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Register and learn more at

The Colorado African Carnival and Beer Fest celebrates all things Africa at Afrikmall this weekend. Starting today, you can enjoy food, beer, a parade, music and comedy performances, dancing and much more. Check out the event's Facebook page for more information. 

Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge has a big weekend ahead: The restaurant is celebrating its two-year anniversary in its current incarnation, and the building in which it's located — the Baur's Building — will be celebrating its 125th anniversary.  For the milestone, the restaurant will be offering free homemade mini ice cream cones this weekend, as well as a dinner special through Monday: calamari stuffed with lamb merguez for $18.91, which is the year the original O.P. Baur Confectionery Company moved into the building. For more information, contact Baur's at 303-615-4000. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
is holding an Italian Bazaar featuring food, food products, live music, art, games, carnival rides and more. The event runs today through Sunday; for more information, visit the church's Facebook page.    

Lou's Food Bar is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken and waffles brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. For $14 you can get unlimited waffles and fried chicken. Call Lou's at 303-458-0336 for reservations and more information. 

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
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