CRESTED BUTTE – The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival and Celebrity Chef Tour will take place this weekend between July 11 and 13. The festival includes two James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinners: on Friday, chef Eric Jaeger of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host Jason Vernon of Soupcon Restaurant in Crested Butte, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall in Denver, and Kelly Whitaker of Basta in Boulder and on Saturday, chef Anthony Reichenbach of Maxwell's Steakhouse will host Mike Isabella of Graffiato Restaurant in Washington D.C,. Alex Seidel of Fruition in Denver and Kelly Liken of Kelly Liken Restaurant in Vail. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit crestedbuttewine.com.
LOHI— On Sunday, July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., Central Bistro & Bar is launching its summer live music series with the Mike Maurer Band. Every Sunday, the restaurant will host a different band and will have some HOT drink deals that are sure to cool you off. Call 303.447.4582 for more information. [Eaterwire]
COLORADO SPRINGS— Tokyo Joe's, Colorado's healthy, fast casual, modern Asian restaurant chain opened the second location in Colorado Springs at 5086 North Nevada Avenue. The grand opening celebration takes place on Thursday, July 11 through Sunday July 14. Unique to this location, the eatery will unveil new sushi menu with offerings including the surf & turf with grilled steak and shrimp, as well as a peanut butter & jelly roll for kids. [Eaterwire]
GOLDEN TRIANGLE— Charcoal Restaurant is hosting its next chef's dinner is July 16. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. Chefs Michael Neale and Tony Nguyen will be cooking a five course Asian-inspired dinner. Guests can attend for $50 per person or $70 including wine pairings. Call 303.454.0000 for reservations. [Eaterwire]