Everyone remembers the classic tale of friendship, spelling and loss in E.B White's Charlotte's Web. And if you were not convinced to become a vegetarian by either the book or the film, you might want to sign up for tonight's Some Pig & Some Beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Q's Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado. Q's will be serving a T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C pork-centered, five-course meal accompanied by various prize-winning beers. The dinner costs $55 per person, which includes beer; make reservations by calling the restaurant at 303-442-4880.
But if you were traumatized by that children's book, there are definitely more options this weekend -- starting with wine. Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar. See also: Think Denver's tired of beer after GABF? Think again, in this week's beer calendar
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 Boulder Burgundy Festival Known as one of the more costly wines in the red family, Burgundy has a reputation for being untouchable -- but not any longer! During this three-day wine fest, guests will be able to sample and learn about some of the rarest wines of Burgundy from master sommeliers at various Boulder restaurants, such as Flagstaff House, Frasca and Wine and the Hotel Boulderado.Ticket prices ($95 plus) vary for each day and can be purchased at boulderwine.com, where you can also find the full schedule of events.
All proceeds from the festival will support the Growe Foundation, a local non-profit that provides elementary schools with organic vegetable gardens and programs to teach kids about healthy eating and caring for the environment.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Marczyk Neighborhood Fair The second annual celebration of fall food will take root at the Marczyk Fine Foods on Colfax. From 11a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can sample seasonal, market-made items such as cider donuts and porchetta sandwiches; kids of all ages can also carve mean mugs into local pumpkins.
Meanwhile, down the street at City Floral Greenhouse, patrons can browse the plethora of plant life perfect for fall patio gardens, learn how to make a scarecrow or start a chicken coop, and take gardening classes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Other activities during this neighborhood fair include dogwashes at Barkly Manor and demonstrations by the Women's Bean Project and Denver Urban Gardens. And if you're interested in wine, you can visit The Cork House for a glass and a lesson in wine-making from Cork House experts.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 Havana Restaurant Week This is the last day of Havana restaurant Week, and with 21 participating eateries, you can indulge in a wide range of cuisines and deals. Some of the popular establishments participating include Pho 79, Dozens and Sushi Katsu. A full list of restaurants can be found on the Restaurant Week website. And don't forget to register at participating restaurants for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of restaurant gift cards.
Colorado Cider Company will celebrate the second anniversary of its tasting room at 2650 West Second Avenue from 1 to 5 p.m. today; the party includes free tastes of the company's ciders, as well as a bluegrass duo and a visit from the Quiero Arepas food truck.
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