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Twenty-Five Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar June 6-10

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Wednesday, June 8

The Inventing Room is launching a series of “Science of Ice Cream” demonstrations designed for kids, and the first will take place today from 11 a.m. to noon. Each free class will teach kids about carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more. Space is limited to twenty kids, and reservations are required. Call 303-885-2802.

Backyard on Blake will host chef Brendan Russell of the Preservary, chef Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room and chef Enrique Soccaras of Revelry Kitchen at the first Backyard on Blake Chef Experience. Each chef will prepare — and talk you through — a course and its drink pairing; Gypsy Swing Revue provides the tunes. The dinner, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, is $75 per person. Purchase tickets and find more information, including the full menu, here.  

In celebration of all the hardworking nurses out there, Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a special buy-one-get-one promotion today. All nurses who show a valid ID can receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos with the purchase of another menu item. The promotion is valid at any Chipotle location in the U.S. and Canada from 3 p.m. to close; head to your nearest Chipotle for more information. 

Firenze a Tavola will hold a community table wine dinner, highlighting "summery picnic wines," at 6:30 p.m. today. The dinner will feature four courses and four wines for $58 per person; make a reservation at 303-561-0234.  

Declaration Brewing will host a beer, cheese and meat pairing at 6:30 p.m. today, featuring four types of Italian cheese paired with Declaration Brewing beer, as well as a variety of meats. Tickets are $25; RSVP to [email protected] soon.   

Thursday, June 9 

Taste of the West will take over the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m today, featuring food, wine, spirits and craft beers from more than thirty vendors. Tickets are $20 and include unlimited food tastings and five beer, wine or spirits tastings. For tickets and more information, visit   

Blanc, at 3150 Walnut Street, will be the scene for CigarB-Que, which will be smoking from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Chefs and bartenders from some of Denver's top restaurants will be cooking and shaking up food and drinks, and there will be cigars provided by Diamond Crown. Tickets are $75; get more info and buy them here.

EarthLinks is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a Beer Tasting Garden Party from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The event will feature plenty of beers, an auction, food, a paper airplane game, an art show, and a chance to vote for your favorite brew. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; get yours here.   

La Biblioteca's Tapas and Tequila event will feature Don Julio tequila today. Every second Thursday of the month, you can get a four-course tasting menu with tequila pairings for just $35. For reservations and more information, call the restaurant at 720-904-0965.  

From 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Black Shirt Brewing will be teaming up with Dead Dog Chocolate to showcase chocolate-and-red-ale pairings; $25 will get you four beers and four chocolates. Check out the event's Facebook page for more information.  

Friday, June 10 

Globe Hall will host Saucy: an Evening of Burlesque and Barbecue starting at 7:30 p.m. today. Set to blues, jazz, soul, funk and '60s rock, “Saucy” will feature sultry acts by some of Denver's top burlesque stars, as well as a card-throwing demonstration by world-record card-throwing champion Roger Lopez. General admission tickets are $10, VIP are $25 and include a pre-show barbecue dinner. Get tickets and more information here.  

In honor of the year it first opened as a butcher shop (1979), Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is offering a 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch to the first 100 people in line today (21+ only). The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.; for more information, contact Perry's at 303-792-2571. 

Culinary experts Adrian Miller, Rob Corbari and Shauna Lott will lead a food­-focused presentation and tasting at during the Making the Mountain program at Lighthouse Writers Workshop from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today. Making the Mountain is a quarterly artist talk that features Colorado creatives speaking about their work; tickets to this round are $10. Get yours and learn more here

LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) are hosting the Amazing Traveling Silent Auction to benefit the Prom Dress Exchange every Friday through June at a different Denver location. Today it will make a stop at The Good Son from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

MCA Denver's Lookout Club debuts tonight, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the rooftop patio. Every Friday through the summer, the museum will feature a unique mashup of drinks and DJs with a theme; tonight's is "beer cocktails." Admission is $5 after 5 p.m.; visit for more information. 

The Underwearness: Drop your Drawers and Run Wild, a 3K and obstacle course, will take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 10 p.m. today. All registered participants will have access to the after-party — complete with drinks, food vendors, live music by Boogie Mammoth, and an underwear toss with special prizes. Registration fees vary; you can register here. For more information, visit

Carolla Drinks, founded by comedian Adam Carolla, is putting on a Mangria bar crawl in Denver today. From 6 to 9 p.m. you can join hosts Lynette Carolla, Ray Oldhafer and the Carolla Lackeys at a brawl crawl with three stops and a live performance by Chris Laxamama. The crawl gets under way at 6 p.m. at The Next Door Lounge. Tickets are $30 and include a Mangria toast beverage, transportation throughout the event, and drink and food specials. For tickets and more information, visit

CU South Denver will bring whiskey and Westerns to the big screen today. Guests at Whiskey and a Western: High Noon, will enjoy a screening of High Noon, two drinks, popcorn and more. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for CU faculty and staff, and $18 for designated drivers. Get tickets and more information here.  

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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