Mark your calendars for these three attractive events ranging from that combine good causes, cocktail competitions, and great dining.
On Thursday, April 25, over 300 of Denver's and Boulder's restaurants will participate in Dining Out for Life, a fundraising effort in which restaurants donate 25 percent of their proceeds to Project Angel Heart. The organization provides meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. Among the many participating restaurants are ACE Eat Serve, The Ale House at Amato's, The Kitchen, Linger and Cholon. For more information visit dineoutforlife.com/denver.
A month away, the inaugural Toques and 'Tails competition will showcase the best bartending and culinary talent in the state, including Justin Brunson of Old Major and Matt Selby of Corner House. The event will take place at Casselman's on May 23, inviting guests to taste the dishes and cocktails from 7 to 9 p.m. A percentage of profits will be donated to the Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization aimed at combating childhood hunger.
On Sunday April 21, seven mixologists from Boulder's top restaurants— The Kitchen, Corner Bar, Q's Restaurant, Aji, SALT, Basta, and Riffs — will participate in Mixing It Up For A Cause, a cocktail-making competition sponsored by 303 Vodka. The bartenders will create custom vodka cocktails for the title of Boulder's Best Mixologist. The tasting begins at the 303 distillery at 4 p.m. and the awards ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $32.50 and proceeds will benefit the There With Care Foundation, a non-profit that provides crisis support to children and families.