Ten Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, January 25-29

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It's National Moose Day! Throw your antlers in the air at any Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli location today, and you'll get 25 percent off any menu item, excluding the Mo! Sandwich. (Every Monday, customers can already upgrade their Mini Mo! to a Mighty for just #1.) Find our more on the Smiling Moose website. Keep reading for more tasty items on the culinary menu

Monday, January 25 

Think you have what it takes to be poultry royalty? Today is your chance to put your money where your mouth is, during the West End Tavern's Wing King Challenge. Wing fanatics will attempt to clean up a bucket of fifty wings in under thirty minutes — all to win Wing King T-shirts, their mugshots on the W.E.T. website and $25 Big Red F gift cards. The champ who cleans up the quickest gets free wings for a year, a $100 BRF gift card, a Wing King T-shirt, and a mugshot on the wall of fame as well as the West End’s website for eternity. The current Wing King, Josh Miller, crushed fifty wings in just over twelve minutes last July. The contest starts at 8:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $25; call 303-444-3535 for more information.  

LoHi SteakBar is bringing the restaurant's Meet the Maker series into 2016 as it welcomes Crazy Mountain Brewery for an evening of beer and bites. Representatives from Crazy Mountain will be on hand to discuss their craft with guests and offer complimentary tastings, and LoHi will feature several Crazy Mountain beers along with a small plates pairing menu all week. The tasting kicks off at 3:30 p.m.; for more information visit the event's Facebook page

Tuesday, January 26

Have a bloody good time at the Alamo Drafthouse's Kill Bill Double Feature Feast today. The theater will be screening Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 back to back, synced up with a six-course dinner with drink pairings. Tickets for the four-hour tale of revenge—and food—are $100 per person; the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Grab your tickets and learn more here.  

Under the direction of chef Robert Andreozzi, Pizzeria Locale's Flour + Fire monthly series explores traditional southern Italian cooking “al forno" (oven-baked) style, with a four-course, family-style meal including wine pairings. At 6:30 p.m. tonight, the first class in 2016 will highlight the cooking of Emilia Romagna. Tickets for each class are $125, and seating is limited to fourteen guests. For your spot, e-mail erin@frascafoodandwine.com; for a list of upcoming sessions, visit localeboulder.com.

Rioja continues the restaurant's Sips and Snacks Series as it examines the match-up between beer and wine. Diners can stop by the bar every Tuesday through February 2 and enjoy four tastes of wine or spirits paired with four snacks — for just $15. For more information, call Rioja at 303-820-2282. 

Wednesday, January 27 

Naturally Boulder is hosting a Morning Mingle on "What to Know About Quality Assurance and Food Safety Systems" from 7:45 to 9 a.m. today at the Impact Hub Boulder, 1877 Broadway. You can get in the mix for $10, or for free if you are a member of Naturally Boulder. For more information visit naturallyboulder.org.  

Thursday, January 28 

Adelitas is bringing both coasts together for a tequila and mezcal cocktail event this evening. From the East Coast, Adelitas welcomes Kayla Mata of Seamstress New York and Illegal Mezcal; from the West, Adam Stemmler of the East Bay Spice Co.  and Fortaleza tequila in San Francisco. Both guests will be mixing up craft cocktails and letting guests in on a few secrets of their trade. For more information, contact Adelitas at 303-778-1294.  

Axios Estiatorio will be holding a wine dinner featuring the wines of Greece at 7 p.m. tonight. The four-course dinner will be paired with five Greek wines. Tickets are $65; make a reservation by calling the restaurant at 720-328-2225.

Friday, January 29 

A local business will be diving head-first into the Shark Tank today. CO.ALITION – a Denver-based backpack company that developed the first backpacks integrated with smart mobile technology, will be featured on tonight's edition of ABC's Shark Tank. For the occasion, CO.ALITION has teamed up with Mile High Spirits to host a viewing party from 6 to 10 p.m. Jeff Popp and Casey Lorenzen, the duo behind CO.ALITION, will be in attendance and will answer a few questions. The event is free; for more information on CO.ALITION and the viewing party, check out the company's Facebook page

Johnson & Wales University students, with the help of JWU Chef Instructor Robert Corey; chef Ian Wortham of Frasca and chef Robert Andreozzi of Pizzeria Locale, will recreate the feast from the foodie flick The Big Night, which we recently named one of the ten best food movies of all time. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can dig into a family-style, four-course meal straight from the silver screen. Tickets are $50, grab yours and check out the menu here

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 cafe@westword.com.

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