Travel the Culinary Landscape Today at a Quartet of Events

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Today you can prepare to travel the culinary and cocktail landscape of Denver and beyond. Civic Center Eats returns, sales start for the Denver Passport, Lower48 Kitchen will begin to explore the cuisine of California and Randolph's will give back to the community at the kick off of Toucan Tuesdays.

The Denver Passport, a summer-long drink special program, will be available for purchase starting today at ThePassportProgram.com, although you won't be able to use it until May 22. The program is your ticket to navigate the local independent bar scene while receiving two-for-one drink specials at 64 venues from May 22 through September 7. After redeeming your deal at stops like Colt & Gray, The Bar Car, TRVE Brewing Co.and many more, you will have your passport stamped for that location. It's like backpacking through Europe, but with fewer backpacks and more booze. How much of Denver's cocktail landscape will you explore this summer?    

Lower48 Kitchen will celebrate the foods of the Golden State all month long with a $36, three-course tasting menu that will be introduced tonight. The menu will change every Tuesday to highlight a different region of California, from the Bay Area and Baja to Southern California and the Central Coast. For reservations and more information, call 303-942-0262.

Randolph’s Restaurant & Bar inside the Warwick Hotel is teaming up with Metro CareRing and kicking off "Toucan Tuesdays" today. During this fundraiser, guests who bring two cans of nonperishable food items to Randolph’s will receive two-for-one draft beers. All cans will be donated to Metro CareRing, Denver’s leading hunger-relief organization. For more information on Metro CareRing, click here.  

And Civic Center Eats is back. Every Tuesday and Thursday from now through October, food trucks will gather in Civic Center Park for a lunchtime extravaganza. The trucks stop here from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; find out more here.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings — and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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