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Twelve Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar in Denver This Weekend

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Saturday, May 28 

In its 29th year, the Boulder Creek Festival will flood the banks of Boulder Creek with nine event areas, 500 vendors, four performance stages, carnival rides, food and beverage options, a beer garden, rubber duck race and more. The event runs all today through Monday; for more information, click here

The Pressed Conference, a hard-cider festival featuring cideries from across the Rocky Mountains, will squeeze into the Highlands Masonic Center from 2 to 5 p.m. today.  This inaugural event will feature a slew of cideries, live music, an assortment of food trucks and more. Tickets are $40 for unlimited tastings, or $20 for designated drivers; pick yours up here.

Sunday, May 29 

For those of you running the Bolder Boulder tomorrow, Jill's Restaurant at the St. Julien Hotel will be offering a “Boulder Binge” dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight. For $24.95 per person, you can tackle a spread of carb-heavy options to make sure you're loaded for the race. Contact the restaurant at 720-406-7399 for reservations.  

The Source and Slow Food Denver are teaming up to bring you a weekly indoor farmers' market, showcasing a collection of local growers and producers. The Slow Food Farmers' Market will debut today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature nine guest vendors including Rosenberg's Bagels, Il Porcellino, La Joyia Farm, Five Points Fermentation and more. You can expect interactive and educational programming, culinary and cocktail-making demonstrations, rotating guest vendors and in-store special events at the Source’s retailers. The Slow Food Market will repeat every Sunday through October. For more information, contact the Source at 720-443-1135. 

Monday, May 30 

Zengo and La Biblioteca will be extending their weekend Bottomless Brunch and Bloody Bar for Memorial Day. For $39 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., you can enjoy unlimited small plates, brunch cocktails and a bloody bar with more than thirty toppings and hot sauces. 

For the final Monday Night Wine Dinner of the month, Frasca Food and Wine welcomes Jay Joralemon, who will be pouring the wines of Cantina Bolzano. The dinner is $50, with optional wine pairings ranging from $45 to $50. Call Frasca at 303-442-6966 for reservations.  

The Historic Elitch Theatre will be the backdrop for a barbecue and picnic on the theater's front lawn from noon to 3p.m. this Memorial Day. The event will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the theater, and revive the traditional picnic that Mary Elitch used to throw in May to kick off the theater season. There will be live music from Play'n Dirty, barbecue from Block & Larder (featuring fresh bread from Hops & Pie), wine from Local 46 and Jolly Goods, beer from Call to Arms Brewing Company, Goldspot Brewing Company and Factotum Brewhouse, family activities and more. Admission is free; food options range from $5 to $10. Get all the details on the event's Facebook page.
  
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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