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Tonight: Small plates at Vesta to benefit Urban Peak

The annual Plates for the Peak fundraiser, tonight at Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is a delicious highlight of the summer fundraising scene, featuring contributions by many of Denver's top chefs.

From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy small plates created by Brian Laird (Barolo Grill), Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Tyler Wiard (Elway's), Sheila Lucero (Jax Fish House), Brendon Doyle (Jonesy's EatBar) -- and the list goes on. There will also be specialty cocktails by Ketel One, music by DJ K-Nee, visual and performance art by Urban Peak youth and a silent auction.

And Plates at the Peak should also feature the debut appearance of the Steuben's Food Service truck, a pet project of Vesta/Steuben's owner Josh Wolkon, which Laura Shunk details in this Westword cover story.

Tickets to Plates for the Peak are just $65 and going fast; to find out if any are still available, go to

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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