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Enjoy Moroccan street food, grab a free tequila, and enjoy a wine dinner from black producers. You can do all of that and more this week.
Read on for details on these events, as well as other personal and takeaway options through March.
Monday February 22nd
On Monday, February 22nd, you want to be one of the first sixty people at Lola Coastal Mexican at 1575 Boulder Street. The restaurant is celebrating National Margarita Day by giving away airplane bottles of Casamigos Tequila to sixty lucky Borrachos. The window opens at 4 p.m. You can also purchase free eloten (Mexican street corn) while supplies last. Even if you miss the giveaway, you can still earn double margins for $ 12. If you want to dine, Lola offers a lamb barbacoa taco special.
Tuesday February 23
Can’d Aid has invited artists to submit images as part of the Canvas Can-Paign. The organization, which provides clean, preserved drinking water in response to catastrophes (natural and otherwise) like floods, COVID, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, accepts designs from artists of all ages through Monday March 15. The winner will view their art on cans of drinking water scattered across the country and receive a $ 5,000 wallet ($ 1,000 and $ 500 cash prizes are also awarded for awarded second and third place). Visit Can’d Aid’s website for details and full rules and regulations.
Bigsby’s Folly is serving six four-course wines this Wednesday.
Wednesday February 24th
Bigsby’s Folly, the sprawling winery at 3563 Wazee Street, is hosting a wine dinner on Wednesday, February 24th with an emphasis on Oregon’s Willamette Valley wines. For $ 99, you get a four-course meal of dishes like roasted halibut with charred fennel and mushy peas, filet mignon with morel mushrooms, and a strawberry and pear tart with a glass-like mirror glaze (gluten and dairy-free versions) of the menu are also included available). You’ll sample six wines, including Bigsby’s own white blend (called White RiNo) and Pinot Noirs from Bigsby’s and Oregon’s Lange Estate side by side. Reserve your place for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tock.
Thursday February 25th
Logan Street Restaurant & Bar at 400 East Seventh Street brings North Africa to Denver on Thursday, February 25th. This is the first in a series of international street food spreads. The courtyard of the restaurant is transformed into a Moroccan market with harira (stew made from tomatoes, lentils and chickpeas). Lamb couscous and seasoned vegetables; Pita filled with grilled sardines and fried lemons; Chicken Kefta Kabobs; Maakouda Batata (potato fritters); Sfinji (unsweetened donuts served with cardamom syrup); and a ras al hanout bourbon sour. For $ 35 at Eventbrite, you can get five food and drink tickets (you can buy more at the event) and ninety minutes to sip and enjoy (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Please visit the Logan Street Instagram page for details.
Friday February 26th
Round off the month of February with a black drink makers celebration on Fade 2 Black weekend. The festival includes three course wine dinners on Friday February 26th and Saturday February 27th, each with four wine pairings from black winemakers ($ 115). Adrian Miller, who appears to have the supernatural ability to be in seventeen places at once, will speak about historical contributions from Black Coloradans, including Barney Ford, a restaurateur, hotelier, and civil rights activist in the late nineteenth century. There will be a virtual wine party on Sunday, February 28, with two bottles of Maison Noir, nibbles, music, a guided tasting and a chat with the producer ($ 75). Get tickets on the event website; For dinner and wine set pickup, visit Peak Beverage, 4375 Brighton Boulevard. However, the wine set can be delivered within Denver. NOTE: The date and format of this event have changed since previous culinary calendar posts.
Read on for future food and drink events.
Sunday February 28th
Your dad – yes, Sergio Leone Stan and King of Dad jokes – apparently got a job creating events at Brass Tacks. The bar will serve a western spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 28th. For $ 25 per person, you get a spritz, then garlic bread, green salad and starter. Choose between spaghetti Bolognese, spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce, chicken alfredo, sausage and paprika or pasta primavera. Book your table on Resy (required) for seating between 6pm and 9pm
Thursday March 4th
The annual Great Chefs of the West is usually a gala fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation, but this year is different. On the one hand, it will take place on two evenings: Thursday March 4th and Thursday March 11th. On the other hand, the participating restaurants also get away: Bindery, Woodie Fisher, Guard and Grace, Jovaninas Broken Italian, Hop Alley and Four by Bruder Glück. Purchase tickets ($ 125 per person or $ 225 per couple) from the event website and choose from the above restaurants (all offer on-site dining and take-away options), cocktails, and wine. You will also receive a cookbook with the restaurant’s recipes and access to a silent – really silent – auction and awards ceremony.
The snacks in the Misfit bar can be interpreted from March 7th.
Courtesy Bo Porytko
Sunday March 7th
Starting Sunday March 7th, chefs Bo Porytko from Misfit Snackbar (in Middleman at 3401 East Colfax Avenue) and Royce Oliveira from To the Wind Bistro (3333 East Colfax Avenue) will swap kitchens and characters for Freaky Sunday, a pop up-swap that extends over two weekends. On Sunday March 7th, from 3pm to 10pm, Oliveira Misfits will take over tiny food service window in Middleman, channeling Porytko’s frank and utterly delicious style while bringing out snacks like whiskey-boiled peanuts with five spices and mole ducks -Nachos, dusted with cream powder and fermented black bean powder. Service is first come, first served. On Sunday, March 14th, Porytko will cook a six-course menu with beer pairings in To the Wind’s relatively spacious kitchen. For $ 85, you’ll get nifty and beautifully coated courses, including tandoori duck à l’Orange (curry duck confit, orange chutney, garam masala creamed spinach) and winter Waldorf salad (pickled apples and celery, apple butter, candied Walnuts). Seating is at 5pm and 8pm and reservations are required. Make them by email at [email protected] Please visit Misfit’s Instagram page for more information.
Thursday March 11th
On Thursday March 11th, the Mythology Distillery teams up with the Crescendo Society, a group of superpowered dysfunctional siblings raised vigilante by an emotionally distant, demanding father … Oh, wait, fake ones Press release. In any case, the Crescendo Society (which we would rather consider a super-secret, militant cheerleading troupe under 35 than the Colorado Symphony’s Young Professionals Society) will join symphony musicians and Mythology in a virtual cocktail class with live music at 7pm. When you buy your cocktail kit for $ 35 ($ 25 for a second kit), you get four ounces of three different liquors, plus the rest of the drink ingredients, the cocktail demo, and chat with musicians after their performance. The order deadline is Friday, March 5th; Cocktail kits can be picked up Monday, March 8th through Thursday, March 11th, during regular business hours (4pm to 8pm) in the distillery’s tasting room, 3622 Tejon Street. Please visit the Colorado Symphony website for details and tickets.
American Elm sits inside and outside for his Duck COVID dinner.
Tuesday March 16
Tuesday, March 16, marks twelve months since Denver restaurants first closed due to COVID-19. On this day, celebrate at least one restaurant that survived the past year: American Elm, 4132 West 38th Avenue, is hosting a Duck COVID dinner. The $ 85-per-plate menu includes four-course duck preparations, including devilish duck eggs, fried foie gras with maple gastrique and cherries, duck confit with blood orange jus, and duck egg pudding. See the full menu and reserve a spot with Resy.
Sunday March 31st
It’s been a long time since one of the famous James Beard dinners was held in a Denver restaurant (and it will likely be a while before one happens again). But on Sunday March 31st, along with nine other major food cities around the country, you can join the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America virtual event. Denver residents get a three-course meal from Spuntino, 2639 West 32nd Avenue, which consists of Cindhura Reddy’s always-fantastic focaccia and ricotta. Rabbit confit with saffron cavatelli (a vegetarian option made with turmeric-roasted cauliflower is also available); Elk tartare; and vanilla and mango pudding with cardamom and pistachio sprinkles. Cocktails, wine and Spuntino’s homemade Amaro accompany the meal. You will also have access to online cooking demos and the JBF national broadcast at 6 p.m. Order your ticket ($ 95 per person or $ 175 per couple) on the JBF website.
Wednesday March 24th
In the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center in Denver, the far-reaching JAAMM (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music) festival takes place over several months in the fall, with live cultural events across the city. In 2020 that was of course changed. The silver lining: The festival lasts a full twelve months (starting last year and well into 2021), and all programs are virtual. On Wednesday March 24th, The Cooking Gene’s James Beard Award-winning writer, food historian, and deeply committed Instagram presence, Michael Twitty will speak about the holiday of Passover. Tickets for the 7pm ($ 18) talk are now available on the festival website. There you can also view previous events on request.
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