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Jan
5
to Dec 7

Drink RiNo

Starting with January's First Friday, RiNo and the new Drink RiNo group will sponsor a free circulator shuttle every First Friday, 5 pm–12am and Saturdays, 2–10pm. It will have multiple stops throughout the neighborhood allowing people to visit artists, studios, breweries, eateries and everything else RiNo has to offer.

Stops:

25th and Larimer
29th and Larimer
30th and Blake
37th and Walnut
35th and Brighton

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Feb
7
to Dec 7

Señor Bear Escape Series

With the continued mission to celebrate the food, drinks and culinary traditions of Latin American, chefs Max Mackissock and Blake Edmunds are thrilled to announce the Señor Bear Escape Series, a monthly focus on a different country by way of special a la carte dishes and drinks that honor the food, culture, wine & spirits of Latin America.  The Escape Series, which will kick off with a prix fixe benefit dinner each month and continue with select a la carte menu offerings throughout the next four weeks, offers guests the opportunity to taste their way through multiple countries without leaving the comfort of LoHi. The series will begin on Thursday, February 1 by transporting guests to to Peru; the remainder of the year is outlined below.

 

Additionally, the Señor Bear team will host a special four-course dinner, with optional drink pairings, the first Wednesday of each month, with a portion of proceeds benefitting a charity.  The Peru four-course dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018, benefitting LoHi's own Sandoval Elementary.  Each month’s Escape Series Dinner will be available for $50 per person (tax and tip not included) with drink pairings available for an additional $25. 

 

Throughout the month of February, Señor Bear will offer Peruvian menu items as well as drink (wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic) options.  Some of the dishes could include Lamb Shoulder ‘Anticucho’ skewer with bahua nut salsa; Golden Potato Causa with ají chile marinated patatas, avocado, radish and cured egg yolk; Shrimp Chorípan on a griddled bun, aji chile mustard, crispy potato and pickled vegetables; Hot and Cold Squid Cebiche with sweet potato, avocado, chulpe corn and salsa criolla; Pollo a la Brasa served with heirloom beans, patatas, huancaina salsa, ají chile aioli and black olive chimichurri and Picarones of Delicata Squash fried with pisco and sweet potato batter, chancaca syrup, sweet potato and citrus crumble.

 

 The Escape Series schedule is included below and is subject to change:

 

February: Peru

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, February 7

  

March: Puerto Rico

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, March 7

 

April: Columbia

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, April 4

 

May: Argentina

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, May 2

 

June: Dominican Republic

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, June 6

 

July: Costa Rica

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, July 11* (since Wed, Jul 4 is a holiday)

 

 August: Brazil

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, August 1

 

September: Uruguay

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, September 5

 

October: Mexico

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, October 3

 

November: Cuba

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, November 7 

 

December: Venezuela

kick-off dinner: Wednesday, December 5

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Jul
7
to Jul 27

Cured Wine and Cheese Pairing for the Tour de France

HOW IT WORKS: Will breaks the Tour into eight stages, each corresponding to 3-4 days of racing. Each region corresponds with a cheese and a beverage. As the riders make their way around France you’ll follow along, feeling thankful that while they’re suffering through the hills you’re enjoying cheese, wine, and entertainment from the comfort of your own home.

 

WHAT YOU GET: The pairing for each of the eight stages is available individually for $50 or as part of the whole package for $350 (the brie and bubbly are on Cured if you join along for the whole tour!). This year’s full tour bundle is available for pickup at Cured, or for $70 (for the whole tour, or $25 for an individual box stage) they will ship a box filled with that week’s stages. Shipping of the full package is only available in Colorado. For those who live out-of-state, Cured can ship the cheeses and provide wine and drink pairing recommendations, also for a flat $70 anywhere in the continental U.S.

 

THE DETAILS:

STAGE 1, July 7: This year the race begins in the Loire Valley, famous for goat milk cheeses.  Cured starts its tour with Couronne de Fontenay paired with Catherine and Pierre Breton’s le Dilletante Sparkling Vouvray. From fields only miles apart, this pairing truly illustrates the pairing pillar “What grows together goes together”.  

 

STAGE 2 & 3, July 10 and 13: As the race heads into Brittany the pairings feature a cider from Aval paired with Pont l’Eveque, one of France’s benchmark “stinky cheeses”, before visiting Brie Country, where participants will enjoy Brie de Meaux alongside a bottle of Brasserie la Goute d’Or Saison.  

 

STAGE 4, July 16: The race then hops across to the Alps where Cured is sourcing a reserve wheel of Essex Cheese Company Comte to pair with the Jura’s Tissot Family DD Rouge.  

 

STAGE 5, July 20: As the race crosses Provence, Cured tosses a twist, featuring an American cheese, better than any they can import from France in the style typical of the region…Beltane from Rivers Edge Chevre will pair with Chateau Peyrassol’s Rose, a French classic.  

 

STAGE 6 & 7, July 23 and 27: As the race heads west and into the Auvergne and Pyrenees, Cured is pairing the Onetek Bleu de Basques with Dmn Gauby Les Calcinaires, one of southern France’s finest natural white wines, then Tomme Brulee with Ameztoi’s Rubentis Txakolina Rose.

 

STAGE 8, July 28: As always, Cured caps off the tour with Brie and Bubbly, this year featuring Will Studd’s Demi-Brillat Savarin with the La Caravelle Champagne.  

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Mixed Taste: Incorrupt Saints & Hot Pockets

Featuring Elizabeth Harper and Brandon Shepherd

 

Even mismatched subjects will find common ground in a lecture series that can go pretty much anywhere. Two speakers get twenty minutes each to enlighten you on unrelated topics, but can’t make any connections to each other. Ideas start to blend afterwards when audience members ask questions to both speakers and anything goes.

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Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Glass Top Bar

Join us before the show for cocktails, quick bites and live acoustic music at our Sterling Vineyards Glass Top Bar under the iconic ceiling of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This pop-up bar will be open on select Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings between May 31 – Sept. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the entrance at 14th and Curtis streets. The live entertainment is free with beverages available for purchase. This is a Next Stage NOW program.

 

Branden Sipes is a Colorado based singer-songwriter and guitarist. Performing as a solo acoustic musician, he presents original songs combining rock, pop, and folk influences. An engaging performer, his intricate guitar style is a well suited accompaniment to his catchy melodies and finely crafted lyrics. Branden has been awarded First Alternate in the Telluride Troubadour Competition, Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

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Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Denver Burger Battle

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Denver Burger Battle, taking place Thursday, Aug. 2, in Tivoli Quad Park at the Auraria Campus. The one-night showdown, presented by Team Player Productions, has one simple goal: Determine the best burger in the state. Tickets range from $69 to $125 per person, and can be purchased online at DenverBurgerBattle.com.

 

A team of burger experts and enthusiasts carefully vet and hand select each competing burger, so guests have the chance to taste and vote from an impressive, curated bracket of independently owned restaurants. Defending champions include Stoic & Genuine – the 2017 people’s choice winner – and Stanley Beer Hall, which received the 2017 judge’s choice award. Other returning competitors include:

  • TAG Burger Bar;
  • Crave Real Burgers;
  • Park Burger;
  • Highland Tap & Burger;
  • Cherry Cricket;
  • My Brother’s Bar;
  • Prohibition;
  • and Larkburger.

 

The 2018 Denver Burger Battle will feature fresh meat for the people and judges to inspect. New competitors include:

  • Expert Burger;
  • Fatbelly;
  • Royal Burger;
  • 5280 Burger Bar;
  • Solitaire;
  • Citizen Rail;
  • Avelina;
  • Royal Rooster;
  • Hearth & Dram;
  • and Billy’s Inn.
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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Truck Stop Food Truck Rally

  • 900 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Truck Stop is servin' up tasty food truck bites alongside fashion trucks, local makers and vendors, live music, and an ample amount of craft booze pop-up bars! We're hitting FOUR neighborhoods over the course of FOUR dates, all summer long!

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Aug
5
to Aug 11

National Farmers Market Week

Let’s celebrate Farmers Markets! National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities. With fun events, specials, contests, and activities, the week helps to boost market attendance and visibility – while at the same time being loads of fun! However, we know that it can be a lot of work to plan a festive week like this, so FMC offers plenty of resources, tools, and fun activities of our own for market managers, vendors, and attendees alike to use for planning and participating in National Farmers Week! 

 

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Aug
10
to Aug 19

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

Featured 2018 BIFA performances and exhibitions include: Danish artistThomas Dambo with a new commission of one of his large-scale giant sculptures made from recycled materials; singer-songwriter, fiddler and whistler extraordinaire Andrew Bird with special guest Neyla Pekarek; contemporary jazz ensemble Vijay Iyer Trio;  a screening of the colorful Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi accompanied by a chamber ensemble from theBreckenridge Music Festival Orchestra; the live skateboarding and music celebration Concrete Jams: Sk8 + Jazz featuring pro skaters Jordyn Barratt, Bucky Lasek and Andy Macdonald along with music by Denver-based funk and hip-hop crew The Other Black; a tetralogy of new classical works entitled In the Light of Air by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír; an outdoor community film event called Kick Push: A Roll-In Movie Night featuring wheel-themed, adventure shorts curated by the Breckenridge Film Festival; performance collective Manual Cinema and their multimedia production ofLula del Ray, an epic story featuring live actors, shadow puppetry, music and projection; and the daring feats and athletic prowess of acclaimed Australian acrobatic troupe Gravity & Other Myths in their contemporary circus production of A Simple Space. More info at www.breckcreate.org/bifa.

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Aug
16
to Aug 19

Palisade Peach Festival

The Palisade Peach Festival is one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado honoring our rich bounty and history. It’s Peach Mania! Plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via outdoor recreation.

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Lafayette Peach Festival

19th Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies.  Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased.  Children's activities, live entertainment and music throughout the day.

  • Bonfils Bloodmobile on site
  • Over 30,000 pounds of Certified Organic Peaches from Morton's Orchard's, Red Fox Run Orchards and Tate Orchards in Palisade, CO. will be available in 3 locations along Public Rd.  Click here for Event Map
  • Peach Truck Locations:

           Public Road and Cleveland
           Public Road and East Chester
           Public Road and Kimbark
       

  • 500 fresh peach pies, 100 9 x 12 pans of peach cobbler and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist. 
  • Over 2,500 servings of Peach Smoothies are available only at Festival Plaza while supplies last
  • Free face painting by Face Fiesta & balloon sculpting all day, 9:00am-4:00pm!
  • Bonfils Bloodmobile will be holding a Blood Drive from 9:30am - 3:30pm.  Look for the Bonfils Bus on S. Public road near Kimbark Street
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Aug
24
to Sep 1

Colorado State Fair

The 2018 Colorado State Fair entertainment series is booked and tickets are going on sale soon.  This year’s lineup includes a variety of music shows including legendary musicians and up-and-coming superstars. Plus, the Budweiser Rodeo Arena will be a centerpiece for entertainment with exciting rodeos and engine-roaring action.

 

“This lineup is diverse and exciting and at a great price,” said State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman.  “Each ticket also gives fans the option of coming early and enjoying a full day at the fair with no additional cost. Besides a great show, these tickets can also provide hours of entertainment that include our free attractions, livestock shows, general entry displays, art exhibition, and much more.”

 

  • Friday, August 24: PRCA Ram Rodeo with the Oak Ridge Boys
  • Saturday, August 25: PRCA Ram Rodeo with Neal McCoy
  • Sunday, August 26: PRCA Ram Rodeo & CSU Alumni Night
  • Monday, August 27: PRCA Ram Rodeo & Cowboys Kickin’ Cancer
  • Tuesday, August 28: Ranch Rodeo with The Flying W Wranglers
  • Friday, August 31: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • Friday, August 31: Monster Trucks
  • Saturday, September 1: Old Dominion (On Sale July 6)
  • Saturday, September 1: Monster Trucks
  • Saturday, September 1: Demolition Derby
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Sep
17
to Sep 18

Colorado Restaurant Show

Monday, September 17 and
Tuesday, September 18
Colorado Convention Center 

Presented by the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Colorado Restaurant Show is an annual networking and learning event for restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry professionals.

Colorado’s foodservice industry is continuously growing and to maintain a competitive edge industry professionals cannot afford to miss out on the latest trends, processes and solutions to propel their businesses forward.

This year’s conference features sessions that foster dialogue on culture and how to ensure compliance with a constantly evolving set of industry regulations.

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Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Bastille Day Block Party

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon with several fun activities for the family while enjoying some delicious food, wine, beer and more!

The event will consist of a Block Party featuring live music from African band Simba, a dance performance from Kevin Gael Thomas and his Thomas Dance Project and our DJ Titi will also play some music during the event while you enjoy all the activities, food and wine provided by our wonderful partners and sponsors Euro CrepesLa Crepe a Papa food truckThe Pikine West African Grill food truckSweet Cow Ice Cream truckLa Belle French Bakery and Julien RenaudJerry CombsKronenbourg 1664Pernod RicardevianBadoit and more! The evening will finish with a French Traditional “Ball” of Bastille Day with DJ Titi de Nice.

Bring the whole family to indulge in activities for kids and adults including but not limited to, face painting and balloon art, petanque games, craft activities, a bouncy castle, a ping pong tournament and other games.

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Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Morrison Biergarten Festival

The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club announces its annual Beer Festival to be held on July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2018. This three-day event is a replica of an authentic German Festival complete with German bands, dancers, home made food and of course, German beer.

 

The dates and times are Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday; 11am-6pm We have different bands each day day Featuring The Rhinelanders, The Average German Band and Peter Kron . We also have performances by the Schuhplattlers and some very fun games for all you adults.

 

Come enjoy the cooking of Chef Neuhold as he makes his speciality dishes. Our seniors will be hard at work creating delectable deserts to tempt your taste buds. Our highlight will be 2 outstanding breweries in Denver. Prost Brewing and Tivoli Brewing. Both will be providing a selection of beers for anyone over 21.

 

So grab your steins, glasses, or mugs and come join us for this awesome event nestled in the rockies. 

Admission are $5 for adults 21+; $3 for kids, ages 12-20; and Kids 11 and under are free.

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Bastille Day Saison Festival

Our Saison Festival will feature the release of our Sake-Barrel Aged Pear Saison & guest taps in our beer garden from Baere, Strange Craft, Wit's End, & Wood's Boss.

Ride a bus loop among all 5 breweries for $5 from 1-9pm! Buy tickets at the bar at any brewery.

3pm: Corn hole tournament raising money for Habitat for Humanity ($10 entry per team, $50 gift card from us for 1st prize, $25 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd)

Bring your passport for 25% off your bar tab & your Intrepid Sojourner literstein for pint-priced stein fills.

Saba's Ethiopian Food truck will be there!

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Jul
13
to Jul 15

Slow Food Nations

Slow Food Nations is a festival of flavor, culture and exploration! From the Taste Marketplace and outdoor street cafe, to workshops and family fun, we’re taking over Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Kick it off with an opening party featuring the best of Colorado, and connect with farmers and artisans, chefs and food lovers over the weekend.

Free and open to the public, with select ticketed e

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Jul
13
to Jul 15

Denver Summer Flea

We're bringin' the heat for Summer Flea, so much so that we're adding an extra night of fun to this round of the Fleakin' weekend! The biggest party of the summer returns July 13-15 to the Rock Drill in RiNo with 100s of vendors to style up your summer. The festivities kick into gear on Friday night with a totally bitchin' "Talking Heads and Tacos" party from 5-9 p.m., complete with a concert by local Talking Heads tribute band Little Creatures, tacos from your fave Denver spots, and the chance to shop early with Flea vendors. If Friday night ain't your thing, no worries! Come shop, drink, and eat on Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!

 

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Jul
13
to Jul 15

Denver County Fair

 The City of Denver has its very own county fair, and well … it’s fair-ly weird.

The National Western Complex will be jam-packed with carnival rides and blue-ribbon pies.  This indoor/outdoor fair will include a line-up of events and activities with alpaca costume parade, bug and hot dog eating contests, chicken agility and a petting zoo. Plus, a variety of unique fanfare including a vinyl record revival, Extreme Midget Wrestling, LARPing adventure, Unicorn Cup Roller Derby, Little Man Ice Cream Social presented by Ticketswest and the first-ever 5K Mullet Run with free mullet wig and fair admission for registrants.

Colorado is known for its craft beer, and to celebrate the Denver County Fair will host the second-annual DCF Beer & Wine Fest, presented by Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta.  Sample craft beers from more than 20 breweries from across the city, county and region.

There is no better way to start the day then a yoga practice with the “kids”.  The four-legged kids (baby goats) and nannies (momma goats) will be front and center for the second-annual Goat Yoga session at the Denver County Fair. This year, DCF Goat Yoga will make the historic attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest goat yoga session in the world!
Sunday will welcome Viva Denver, presented by Pepsi, showcasing mariachi bands, green chili Sunday, carnival rides and a special concert by the heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi.

Denver County Fair tickets are just $10 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Or you can purchase a fair ticket with unlimited rides for $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 3 to 11).  Tickets to the Denver County Fair are on sale now at denvercountyfair.org.

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Jun
14
to Jun 16

Frisco's Colorado BBQ Challenge

Colorado’s longest-running barbeque competition, the Colorado BBQ Challenge, hosted by the Town of Frisco, celebrates its 25thanniversary this Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16, 2018. The multi-day event, which extends more than six blocks on Frisco’s picturesque Main Street, features live music, pig races, kids’ activities, a firefighter cook-off, chef demos, a Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey tour, the Bacon Burner 6k and some of the best barbeque in the nation. For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit www.FriscoBBQ.com.

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Safta Preview Party

Join chef Alon Shaya & Pomegranate Hospitality for a preview of Safta- opening this summer in Denver, Colorado inside the Source Market Hall, at the RiNo Yacht Club. Chefs Alon Shaya and Zach Engel will serve a variety of hummus and pita bread cooked out of a mobile wood burning oven on site! Each ticket purchased includes one signed copy of Alon Shaya's cookbook "Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel" . Tattered Cover bookstore will be on site to provide additional copies for guests.

James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya and his team are thrilled to join the thriving community and share the flavors of Israeli cuisine with a city and state they have loved for so long. Known for his take on modern Israeli cuisine at Shaya in New Orleans, Louisiana, chef Alon and team, including James Beard Award-winning chef Zach Engel, will bring the same creativity westward. Meaning Grandmother in Hebrew, Safta pays homage to Alon’s deep cultural roots that inspire his cooking. Safta will offer freshly-baked hot pita from a wood burning oven, signature smooth hummus topped with everything from tahini to lamb, and combine the flavors of Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Bulgaria and Turkey into a dynamic menu. The restaurant will highlight vegetables from local farms along with craft cocktails, beer, cider and wine. Located in the forthcoming Source Hotel in the RiNO (River North) Arts District, Safta will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and is eager to become a part of one of Denver's cultural hubs

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Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sixth Annual Yoga on the Rocks

Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with The River Yoga and CorePower Yoga, is pleased to present the sixth annual Yoga on the Rocks, bringing the chance to experience one of the most extraordinary venues in the world from a different perspective – the Downward Dog. 

 

“There’s just something about being surrounded by the nature at Red Rocks that inspires people to want to exercise, and there’s no better place to take a moment to be mindful,” says Tad Bowman, venue director. “We are so excited to bring Yoga on the Rocks back for another year.”

 

The early summer session, Saturdays, June 9-30 will be led by The River, and the late summer session, Saturdays, July 28-Aug. 18 will be led by CorePower.

 

Season passes for all eight classes are available for $110, four-packs are available for $58 and individual classes are $15 per person, per class. Season passes go on sale April 7 at 10 a.m., and four-packs and single tickets will go on sale to the public April 14 at 10 a.m. at AXS.com.

 

Yoga on the Rocks also has a charitable component with $1 from each admission to the June events donated to LoveYourBrain and $1 from each admission to the July and August events donated to Yoga Foster.

 

Each class is open to all fitness levels and begins at 7 a.m. (doors open at 6 a.m.)

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at Range

range is celebrating moms with a $40 four-course prix fixe menu. On Sunday, May 13, guests will enjoy a selection of cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins and other family-style pastries for the first course; a choice of egg white omelet, Denver omelet, classic benedict, shrimp & grits, gnocchi mac & cheese, warm brussels sprouts salad, Colorado pie or prosciutto white pie for the second course; a carving station of prime rib, ham, and accompaniments for the third course; and a choice of vanilla bean pot a crème or chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

 

For reservations, call (720) 726-4800.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at The Fort

The Fort will open its gates early on Mother’s Day, starting at 11 a.m., to celebrate moms with a three-course, prix fixe menu. Guests will enjoy homemade breads and muffins, served alongside a Fort salad for the first course; the main event features a choice of orange marmalade glazed trout, served with rice pilaf ($39) OR a six-ounce buffalo tenderloin with an ancho chile rub, served with buttery mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables ($59); finish the meal with a special Mud Pie dessert, boasting Mexican chocolate ice cream and Enstrom’s toffee.

 

For reservations, call (303) 697-4771.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at Rhein Haus

On Sunday, May 13, both Rhein Haus and Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern will be celebrating mom with one complimentary mimosa or glass of house wine with purchase of an entrée. 

 

Rhein Haus, which recently re-introduced weekend brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., will be serving its full brunch menu on Mother’s Day. Brunch favorites include the pork schnitzel breakfast, featuring a pretzel-breaded pork cutlet, seven sausage gravy, two eggs, potato pancakes and a fresh baked pretzel; the Rhein Haus breakfast wrap, with a house-made pretzel flatbread that envelops country ham, scrambled eggs, cheddar fondue, caramelized onions and bell peppers and potatoes; and more. 

 

For more information, click here.

 

Wally’s will also be open at 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day, serving its traditional menu chock full of Wisconsin cheese curds, the Sconnie burger, potato pancakes, fried fish hoagie and more. 

 

For more information, click here.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at Que Bueno Suerte

On Sunday, May 13, Que Bueno Suerte! is celebrating moms with a complimentary glass of La Marca Prosecco during brunch and dinner. Treat mom to adventurous and authentic Pan-Latin cuisine in Platt Park, with standout dishes like Chilaquilles Verdes and Breakfast Tacos on the brunch menu, and Pulpo a la Parrilla (grilled citrus-garlic Spanish octopus) and Ancho Chili-Braised short ribs on the dinner menu.

 

For reservations, call (720) 642-7322

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day Brunch at Bang up to the Elephant

Bang Up to the Elephant! will celebrate all kinds of motherhood on Sunday, May 13. Post a photo to Instagram of your fur baby (dog, cat… heck—even reptile, for that matter!), and tag @banguptotheelephant. Show your post to your server at brunch, and receive a complimentary mimosa. Human baby photos are also eligible. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

BYOB at Hotel Teatro

Join Fluorescence Flowers in The Study at Hotel Teatro for a BYOB – “Build Your Own Bouquet” – pop-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until they sell out) on Saturday, May 12. Their floral experts will help attendees create a custom bouquet for the special moms in their lives. Small bouquets are $30; mediums are $40; and larges are $50. Add a vase for just $1. Guests can also enjoy mimosas or coffee in the space while creating their arrangements.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at Low Country Kitchen

Brunch at LOW Country Kitchen is always special, but moms can expect to receive flowery gifts at Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13. LOW will also be offering a signature cocktail in honor of moms, in addition to its extensive and creative traditional cocktail list and brunch menu: The “Better than an Epidural” features Jean Philippe Blanquette De Limoux, Cap Corse Quinquina Blanc, lemon and house-made blueberry basil syrup ($9). Treat mom to scratch-made buttermilk biscuits, 48-hour recipe fried chicken, shrimp and grits and more this Mother’s Day, complete with good old fashioned Southern hospitality. 

 

For reservations, call (720) 512-4168

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day Brunch at Marcella's Ristorante

 Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar is hosting an Italian-inspired Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the dishes offered include truffle eggs, nutella waffle, salmon panzanella, shrimp polenta and others. To drink, the restaurant is serving endless bellinis and mimosas for $18. Marcella’s is not typically open for brunch. 

 

Additionally, the restaurant just added late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday nights in the bar and on the patio. The happy hour includes half off all pizzas, select appetizers, house red and white wine and beer.

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May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner at Kachina Cantina

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Kachina Cantina with brunch specials including a Bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar ($15), Frybread Sopapillas, with Mexican chocolate ganache, orange - vanilla custard ($9),Pork Posole Rojo, with pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, cabbage, radish, corn chips ($16), Chipotle Shrimp & Waffle, blue corn waffle, corn salsa ($14), and beginning at 3:00 pm., a  Pan Roasted Halibut,with Butternut squash flan, dandelion-mustard greens, cilantro pinon pesto, squash chips ($30).

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May
13
11:30 AM11:30

Mother's Day at Hilton Inverness

The Inverness will be offering its annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the award-winning Garden Terrace restaurant from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 13, 2018. The cost is:  $59.95/adult, $69.95/adult for the Champagne Brunch; $29.95/children 6 - 10 years of age, and FREE for children 5 years of age and under. The complete menu is available online, and reservations can be made by calling: (303) 397-6411.

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May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mother's Day Dinner at BookCliff Vineyards

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Enjoy a special treat and come to BookCliffs' winery for a fabulous five-course winemaker dinner prepared by Chef Matt Collier. Matt is part of the Boulder County farmers’ market community and sources all of his ingredients right here in Boulder County! You enjoy the food and wine sitting amongst the barrels and we provide the entertainment and do the dishes. This is an experience not to be missed and a great way to spoil Mom! Please join us. 

Cost - $80

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

A Short History of Italian Cooking with Bill St John

Your cost: $100 for both sessions

Two packed sessions on the history of Italian cooking and food ways, from its beginnings with the recipes of Apicius, up to the present day. We’ll attend to six features or elements noteworthy, perhaps singular, to Italian cuisine. And we’ll do so by spotlighting many of Italy’s 20 regions. May 10: Olive oil, “Mamma” and cheese; Umbria, Liguria, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Toscana, Piemonte. May 17: Vegetables, pasta, “artifice”; Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Campania, Sardegna. Dinners: May 10, bagna cauda, bollito misto, cheeses of the North. May 17: Sausages of the South, contorni, orechiette con cimi di rapa.

 

ATTABOYS for the teaching of Bill St John: 

- What an entertaining, informative and awesome speaker! Barbara R.

- He is a superb instructor. The class was a delight. Lindsey N.

- I LOVED your class. Michelle T.

- Fun and smartly done. Both interesting and entertaining, a good combination for absorbing information. John G.

- Bill is an unusually gifted teacher. His enthusiasm for his subject matter rubs off on everyone. Michael V.

- The course was fabulous and Bill was outstanding! His humor, his knowledge and his obvious passion are evident. Jayne A.

- Bill was just terrific, very enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, very approachable. Ben K.

- It's great to have a teacher who cares what the students want & think. Eva F.

Email Bill at billstjohn@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a spot.

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Charlemagne Class with Bill St John

“The light at the end of the Dark Ages has a name - and it is Charlemagne,” so writes Hugh Johnson in his book, Vintage. More than anyone else, Charlemagne brought his continent out of its cultural stagnation, come the year 800, ushering in the intellectual and artistic peaks of the Middle Ages (itself the vestibule to the cathedral we know as The Renaissance). He united his diverse peoples and gave them the first notion that they were “nations,” an inter-dependent collective. As such, he was the man who began to form the Europe that we know today. I love the guy; he loved “common” things: he connected his once-fractured continent by a common language (Latin), a common currency, a common religion, and a common law. Charlemagne introduced trial by jury, the Carolingian minuscule (what we call the lower-case alphabet), and the continent’s first organized system of education. 

 

He shifted the power in what we now call Europe from the East to the West. He preserved ninety percent of what has been bequeathed to us as the texts of ancient Greece and early Rome. He “modernized” medieval winemaking (no foot trodding of grapes; no storage in animal skins; direct sales from winery to consumer). He traveled widely, especially as a warrior and conqueror and, on one trip home, after defeating the Lombards, came upon a local cheese named Brie, loved it, and disseminated it throughout his empire. Dinner: What Charlemagne well might have eaten for dinner.

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May
8
to May 9

Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference

Established in 1972, the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference has become the premier food safety conference of the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The conference brings together professionals from the food industry and the food safety community, providing a unique annual opportunity for updates, networking, and new ideas. National and local experts present information and views on current issues, problems, and developments, and conference participants gain an updated, broader view of the field and their role in securing and protecting a safe food supply.

Registration Fee: $225

First Time Industry Attendee Registration Fee: $175

Student Registration Fee: $175

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May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mother's Day at Resolute Brewing Co.

Centennial’s award-winning microbrewery will host its second annual Mother’s Day Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 13. There will be two different seatings, the first at 1 p.m., followed by one at 3 p.m. and tickets, ranging from $10 to $13, include crawfish and corn, potatoes and sausage. The brewery will be tapping a new beer, Kristal Weiss with fresh lemon zest, that morning and moms will receive $1 off full pours all day long. 

 

For reservations, click here.

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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Chocolate Class with Bill St John

A look at the spread of cacao production and chocolate making on nearly every continent, with special attention to our own where chocolate has had a cultural role since 1400 BCE. Most everyone has gotten their fingers into chocolate - Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Columbus, Cortez, and the Turks, Dutch, British, French, Belgians and Sir Hershey. We’ll taste a range of chocolates, in various levels of cocoa concentration, and I’ll help you learn not only what chocolate does to you but what you can do to chocolate to make it even tastier. Dinner: Oaxacan mole negro and mole Coloradito over pork.

Email Bill at billstjohn@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a spot.

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May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Picnic of the Pig at Lola Coastal Mexican

 Lola Coastal Mexican is turning LoHi into a bona fide Mexican beach party on Cinco de Mayo. The Picnic of the Pig—now in its tenth year—will bring together Lola and its neighbor LOW Country Kitchen for an all-day block party-style fiesta. There will be a variety of dishes, beer from The Post Brewing CompanyMilagro Tequila margaritas, live music, live luchador wrestling, a Kentucky Derby watch party, and face painting for the kiddos. The entire block of Boulder Street between 15th Street and 16th Street will be closed off, with a stage set up on one end and a wrestling ring set up on the other.

The party starts early at 12:o0 p.m. Guests will get to enjoy a variety of pork-centric dishes in different styles—coastal Mexican from Lola and Southern from LOW. Music and luchador wrestling will also kick off at noon, with a rotating lineup of bands headlined by local legends iZCALLi and wrestling matches by Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling. LOW will host a Kentucky Derby watch party at 4:00 p.m. with mint juleps, Post beer, and pulled pork biscuits.

"Picnic of the Pig has always been a celebration,” says Lola Owner / Executive Chef Jamey Fader. “Spring, friends, great food and drink, big smiles . . . a grand house party to set off the season. We've always dreamed of bringing it to the streets so that it's not just about Lola, but about the neighborhood coming to together as well. Thanks to our GM Ben Huckaby and Chef Julio Gaspar we are finally realizing that dream and excited, along with our neighbors and guests, to throw a block party with a festival feel."

Both restaurants will also be open for brunch and dinner. Lola will have a full brunch menu at 10:00 a.m. and then a limited Picnic menu for dinner. LOW will have full brunch starting at 10:30 a.m. and then a  full dinner menu later in the evening.

This year, the Kentucky Derby also happens to fall on May 5, so LOW Country Kitchen is hosting a rooftop patio watch party at 4:00 (the race starts at 4:46 p.m.) with $6 Classic Tom Collins & Mint Juleps and $5 Pulled Pork Biscuit with Southern Slaw.

Entry into Picnic of the Pig is free to all. Food and drinks will be sold a la carte.

 

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