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One of Denver's best annual culinary celebrations comes down on Sunday, July 19, at Mile High Station (2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue), this site of this year's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a fantastic food-centric event that raises funds to eradicate childhood hunger in Denver and across America.

Denver's top cookers -- Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's), Mark Dym (Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria), Sean Yontz (Mezcal), Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Sean Huggard (Encore and Black Pearl), Troy Guard (TAG), Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Scott Parker (Table 6), Jamey Fader (Lola), Goose Sorensen (Solera) and many, many more Denver chefs --- will hand out food samples, joining master mixologists, several Colorado-based breweries, wineries and distilleries in an effort to promote gluttony all in the name of charity. The event also includes a cocktail competition, silent auction and live entertainment.

One hundred percent of ticket sales will be divided among five local non-profits: Weld Food Bank, Food Bank of the Rockies, Colorado Anti-Hunger Network, Volunteers of America and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline Denver. The event starts at 3 p.m. for VIP ticket holders ($100) and 4 p.m. for general admission ticket holders ($75). Get tickets and more info at www.denvertaste.org.

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