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Ten Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver, May 13-15

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Saturday, May 14 

The Jefferson Park Farm and Flea kicks off its 2016 season today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can browse the market for urban-grown produce, art, antiques, handmade goods and more. The first event of the season will have an urban-homesteading theme with an emphasis on citified animal husbandry.  The farm and flea will continue to pop up once a month through October 8. Get more information at

In Aspen, The Little Nell will host chef Biju Thomas, of Biju's Little Curry Shop, at special guest-chef dinner this evening. The dinner will run from 6 to 9 p.m., and is $47 per person; the restaurant will also be accepting donations for the Aspen Homeless Shelter. For reservations and more information, visit

The SPAMERICAN Tour is making a stop at TheBigWonderful from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The truck will bring free samples of SPAM dishes, including Operation SPAM Gravy with Biscuits, and local chef Tyler Wiard of Elway’s will be cooking up his SPAM Al Pastor Tacos. While there, if you write a letter through Operation Gratitude to someone serving our country, and SPAM will donate $1 for each letter written. There will also be SPAM gear, art and more.  Get more information on the SPAMERICAN Tour at

Today, Uncorked Kitchen pops the cork on a new wine-tasting series: 21 for Everyone. The series will feature several walk-around wine-tasting events, each featuring 21 wines. Today's tasting will highlight pickle and wine pairings, including wines matched with pickles, pickled shrimp, sausage bites with pickled sauerkraut, and other pickled veggies. The "wine and brine" event runs from 4 to 6 p.m.; the $36 ticket price includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, plus a take-home wine glass. Register and learn more here

Marczyk Fine Foods is turning fourteen, and will be celebrating today with free cake, meet-the-maker events, 14 percent off of everything and disco music. Get in on the festivities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Marczyk at 303-894-9499 to get the full scoop.   

Sunday, May 15 

Comida at the Source is roasting a Tender Belly pig today, and serving it up with all the fixings. For $50 you can pig out on as much pork as you can eat, plus chips and salsa, rice and beans, a seasonal salad, cornbread and two drinks (a choice between a margarita, a glass of rosé or a Modelo Especial on tap). There will also be a raffle at 8 p.m. with prizes from Source retailers. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation; call Comida at the Source at 303-296-2747 to RSVP.

The South Pearl Street Farmers' Market returns for its fifteenth season starting today. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can check out the market, which will feature a "Homesteading in the Hood" theme, where you can watch several presentations by urban homestead educators, browse locally grown produce, and more. The market will be held each Sunday through November 13. Head over to for all the details.    

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 [email protected]
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