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The Twenty Tastiest Events in Denver Over Labor Day Weekend

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Saturday, September 3

DEFINE body & mind has paired with Denver Beer Co. to offer a donation-based Barre at the Bar class today at 10 a.m. Get your barre burn on at Denver Beer Co. and then enjoy cold brews to unwind. Register and learn more here; donations benefit First Descents.    

Chef Jorel Pierce will once again lead a Stoic & Genuine School of Fish cooking class from 10 a.m. to noon today, focusing on "cod through the history of mankind." Tuition is $70 and includes lunch at the end of class. Check out the full schedule of the monthly class here, and RSVP for the cod class at [email protected] 

Head to Brews and Views at Hudson Gardens in Littleton at 2 p.m. today, when you can sample beers from over forty breweries, enjoy live music, nosh on food-truck fare, and soak in the Colorado scenery. Tickets are $25; grab yours here

A Taste of Lone Tree is offering food from over 25 area restaurants, along with drinks, live music and family fun today. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids in advance, or $25 for adults and $12 for kids at the gate. Get the full scoop at  

Aurora Cooks will launch a three-part Preserved Pantry cooking-class series starting today with a class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that will highlight fermenting and pickling. Class is at the Aurora Municipal Center, and tuition is $68, or $52 for Aurora residents. Register and learn more at  

Denver Deep Dish LoHi will be offering buy-one-get-one-free breakfast sandwiches and pizzas, starting today and running through October. The deal will be available during brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 720-619-3337. 

Sunday, September 4 

Comida, the Mexican cantina in the Source, is celebrating its third anniversary by contributing to Slow Food Denver, a nonprofit that advocates for “good, clean and fair” food practices and hosts an indoor farmers' market at the Source every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For every brunch dish that’s purchased today, Comida will donate $3 to Slow Food Denver. And the giving doesn't end there: Every brunch guest will get a complimentary Comosa – Comida’s grapefruit-ginger mimosa – in celebration of the restaurant's third birthday. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; find more information at

Mishawaka Amphitheatre celebrates its 100-year anniversary season with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The five-course meal will begin with light appetizers prepared by chef Brent Jackson from the Kitchen Fort Collins and drinks from Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice; there will be live music. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased here; proceeds will benefit the Kitchen Community.  

Comida at the Source is celebrating its third anniversary today with a special charity brunch. For the occasion, the restaurant will contribute $3 for every brunch dish purchased to Slow Food Denver. Additionally, you'll get a complimentary  grapefruit-ginger mimosa. The anniversary brunch also takes place during Slow Food Denver’s weekly indoor farmers' market at the Source, which takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations and more information, contact Comida at 303-296-2747. 

Monday, September 5 

Jax Fish House in LoDo will be offering all-night happy hour today, serving up $1.50 oysters, $4 chicken and crawfish gumbo, $6 peel-and-eat shrimp, $3 Post Brewing Co. beers and more. Call the restaurant at 303-292-5767 for reservations and more information. 

For this week's Monday Night Wine Dinner Series, the team at Frasca Food and Wine will select a special flight of wines. The four-course meal is $50, with optional wine pairings ranging from $40 to $50. For reservations, contact Frasca at 303-442-6966.  

Lola is throwing a Labor Day picnic and barbecue starting at noon today with live music, BBQ and happy-hour drink specials all day long. For more information, call Lola at 720-570-8686.

The Post Brewing Company is firing up its Yoder Smoker and serving up BBQ and beer specials from noon to 8 p.m. today. Contact the Post at 303-593-2066, 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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