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'Clown Question, Bro' Lager; Damn Good Tortas

Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar
Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar
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THEATRE DISTRICT— Tickets for "On the Road. Off the Vine. To the Table.," a new two-day wine and farm tour/dinner program from chef Jensen Cummings of Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar, are now on sale. The first of many wine and farm tours to come kicks off on September 8th. Each $350 ticket includes transportation to and from the Grand Valley, sack lunches packed for the ride, an overnight stay at Wine Country Inn in Palisade, Colo., and a 12-course disassembly dinner with Mark DeNittis of Il Mondo Vecchio. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Row 14 at (303) 825-0100. [EaterWire]

PLATTE ST.— Denver Beer Co.'s Clown Question, Bro, a Canadian lager coined by the viral video of Bryce Harper (19-year-old Washington Nationals rookie) shunning a journalist's "clown question" about his beer preference, hits taps today. A portion of proceeds from tonight's sales at Denver Beer Co. will be donated to a memorial fund for officer Celena Hollis, who was shot and killed at last night's City Park Jazz concert. [BeerPulse]

E. COLFAX— Denver on a Spit visited newly opened Las Tortas at 1818 E. Colfax: "Where does Las Tortas stand among the torta greats of Denver? It is early still, but I was most definitely impressed with what I had, and unless something changes (I'll let you know if it does), it will be on the top of my torta rotation from here on out. Do yourself a favor and get there." [DOAS]

CENTENNIAL— Pizzeria di Olinto is now open at 12023 E. Arapahoe Rd. [Westword]

CHAIN THINGS— Denver-based Village Inn restaurant chain (parent company American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC.) is buying Nashville-based J. Alexander's Corp. [DBJ]