With Halloween approaching, there are plenty of parties at which to parade your costume -- but if you're looking for a spooky party to raise the dead, Linger, Justin Cucci's irreverently macabre restaurant in LoHi, should be on your circuit.
On Monday, October 29, Linger is hosting a costume-themed benefit for the GrowHaus, a nonprofit urban indoor farm that supplies the under-served Elyria-Swansea neighborhood with fresh produce, and several restaurants, including ChoLon, Row 14 and Beast + Bottle, Paul Reilly's forthcoming restaurant, will join Linger in raising funds for the nonprofit.
"We wholeheartedly support an organization that's so in tune with the culture and ethos of what our restaurants are all about," says Cucci. "The GrowHaus is an amazing concept and should be replicated everywhere. Between community outreach and education, the GrowHaus is changing the way people understand food and farming, especially in fringe neighborhoods, where it has the most impact," he adds.
And while pumpkin heads can purchase tickets to the event (general admission tickets are $100; VIP tix are $150), we're giving away two GA tickets to one Cafe Society reader who can answer this question: How many fish are in the demonstration aquaponics system at the GrowHaus?
The person who comes the closest to the actual number without going over will win the tickets. Please submit your guesses in the comment section below, and be sure to leave your name, along with a valid e-mail address, so we can contact you if you win. And please make sure that you're available to attend.
Costumes are required (prizes will be awarded for the best ones), and the shindig starts at 7 p.m.
We'll announce the winner on Friday, October 26.
In the event that you don't win tickets here, you can purchase them at blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp by typing "necro noche" in the event field.
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