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Snack Attack, two anniversary celebrations and more on this week's culinary calendar

Both Flagstaff House and Johnson's Corner are celebrating anniversaries this week; with the Snack Attack food truck event coming up on Sunday, that should be enough to sate you, and there are a lot more events to choose from in the meantime! Here's a taste of what's ahead:

Monday, October 10:

Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents the Monday Night Wine Dinner: Raffaele Cani presents the Wines of Santadi. Reservations are required for this $50-and-up event; call 303-442-6966 or visit

Tuesday, October 11:

The first round of the Regional Meat Cutting Challenge will be held at South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 South Vine Street in Littleton; Meat-cutters will be showcasing their skills in a timed "cut-off," judged on quality, yield and speed. Seven winners will advance to the semi-finals. It starts at 11 a.m.

Explore past, present and future Argentinian wines with a panel of world-renowned experts at Celebrate Argentina! at the Westin Hotel-Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street. It runs from 2 to 5 p.m.; visit

Red Robin, 63 Centennial Boulevard in Littleton, presents the Smiling Burger Championship, wherein Red Robin grill masters will compete for the title from 8 to 10 a.m. Call 303-470-7480 or visit

Wednesday, October 12:

The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek Road in Colorado Springs, presents a six-course Polkura Wines Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; admission is $55. Call 719-598-8667.

Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue, hosts the Fall Dinner Series: Provence, France; Olivea will be highlighting specific regions of Italy, France and Spain, and this round highlights Provence, France, cuisine in four courses. Admission is $40 to $60; call 303-861-5050 or visit

Johnson's Corner, 2842 SE Frontage Road in Johnstown, celebrates 59 years in business with food-and-drink specials for 59 cents. It runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call 970-667-2069 or visit

Thursday, October 13:

Pismo Fine Art Glass, 2770 East Second Avenue, hosts the Bright Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Cocktail Party, a pink-themed reception to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $35 to attend; visit

The City of Aurora presents a wine tasting, California Cabernets, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $24 to $31; call 303-326-8630 or visit

Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, hosts Alton Brown, the host of the Food Network series Good Eats, who will sign and discuss the new cookbook Good Eats 3 at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-436-1070 or visit

Friday, October 14:

The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Couples Cook: Hurrah for Syrah, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $49 to $114; call 303-326-8630 or visit

Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, presents Around the World in 80 Sips, wine tastings with samples from around the world. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $75 to $125; visit

Breckenridge presents the second annual Breckenridge Craft Beer Festival: Still on the Hill, featuring tastings of handcrafted spirits, restaurant specials, a pub crawl and more through Saturday, October 15. Visit

Saturday, October 15:

Argonaut Liquors, 700 East Colfax Avenue, hosts a Thirsty Girl tasting; sample collectible Marilyn wines inspired by Marilyn Monroe from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 303-831-7788 or visit

Deschutes Brewing hosts a Base Camp Week through Saturday, October 22, a rotating road show featuring beer dinners, tailgates, live music and more at various locations in the metro area; visit

Sunday, October 16:

Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder, celebrates a whopping forty years in business with an Anniversary Gala, featuring a multi-course meal cooked by an array of local chefs, a silent auction, birthday cake, live entertainment and more; festivities start at 5 p.m., and admisison is $125. Call 303-442-4640 or visit

Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, presents a Mixology Contest; proceeds will benefit the School Food Project. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and costs $20 to $30; visit for tickets.

Morey Middle School, 840 East 14th Avenue, is the site of Snack Attack, a food truck extravaganza presented by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 303-830-1651 or visit

Gennaro's Lounge, 2598 South Broadway, hosts the Yelp-erroni Pint Extravaganza in conjunction with Deschutes Brewery. It runs from 2 to 6 p.m.; call 303-722-1044 or visit

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 [email protected].

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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