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The Tastiest Events for Valentine's Day and Beyond in Denver, February 13-17

Nobu Matsuhisa visits his namesake Denver restaurant this week.
Nobu Matsuhisa visits his namesake Denver restaurant this week. Danielle Lirette

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Spuntino hosts a sexy alternative Valentine's Day dinner this Wednesday.
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Wednesday, February 15

Epic Brewing presents a new kind of beer-pairing event tonight:  The RiNo taphouse is partnering dark, barrel-aged sours with pitch-black stories from the master of Mile High noir, Manuel Ramos. Beginning at 7 p.m., Epic brewmasters will serve samples and explain their characteristics and their connection to one of Ramos's pieces. The author will read from his books Desperado and My Bad and sign copies, and the brewery will also feature the noir-inspired artwork of Leslie A. Aguillard. Space is limited, so stop by Epic to sign up starting at 5:30 p.m.

Sample the steamy true history of Valentine's Day at Spuntino's latest wine dinner. Inspired by the Festa di San Valentino and the pagan fertility festival Lupercalia (traditionally celebrated today), the menu includes unconventional proteins, astringent flavors of blood orange and pecorino, and rich Italian wines. The five-course menu costs $110, with wine pairings included; e-mail [email protected] to check on reservations.

Buy a pizza at either of the two Pizzeria Locale locations in Denver any Wednesday this month, then show a valid lift ticket or 2016-’17 Colorado ski pass and you'll get a second pizza for free.

Thursday, February 16

At 6:30 p.m., the Four Seasons Market in Wheat Ridge is offering a free class called "Managing Mood With Essential Oils." Participants can make a free rollerball with essential oils to help address a variety of mood-management needs. Make and take a rollerball for $5 or make 5 for $20. RSVP to [email protected]; find out more here.

Dine out tonight to help needy families at EDGE Restaurant & Bar. This year's EDGE Out Childhood Hunger cocktail mixer and fundraiser will support No Kid Hungry Colorado's Cooking Matters program, helping families with ways to prepare inexpensive yet healthy meals. Tickets include a cocktail and light appetizers, and attendees can bid on a silent auction throughout the night. Tickets are $35 to $100; find out more on the Facebook event page.

Jamie White of Alice 105.9 has a special treat for the ladies tonight starting at 7:15  p.m.: a screening of the BDSM sequel Fifty Shades Darker at the Alamo Drafthouse. Your $20 admission includes a glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Only a few tickets remain, so find yours online at the Alamo site.

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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Chris Utterback
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