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Denver's Caffeine Crawl; All You Can Eat Fried Chicken; and More This Weekend

Colt & Gray
Colt & Gray
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Whether you'd rather battle the rain in search of Denver's best cup of joe, or hide away eating limitless fried chicken, Denver's got something in store for you this weekend. Here are the highlights:

DENVER CAFFEINE CRAWL
When: Saturday, September 14
Where: various locations
What: Visit more than 10 local purveyors of coffee and tea when the national Caffeine Crawl tour hits Denver. Climb aboard a bus, bike or drive yourself to each destination, where you'll receive a complimentary beverage during a demonstration about coffee pairings and brewing tips.
More info and tickets: Depending on the route, tickets cost $25 or $30, and leave at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. To purchase, visit caffeine crawl.com.

AQUAFEST
When: Saturday, September 14; 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 700 Water Street
What: Back for a second year is the Denver Aquarium's Best of Sonoma Wine Fest. In addition to several California wineries, this fest will serve wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem, beer from Tommyknocker Brewery, and spirits from Spring 44 Distillery.
More info and tickets:Tickets cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door. To purchase, visit aquawine.com.

FOOD SWAP
When: Saturday, September 14
Where: West Washington Park Community Garden
What: Show up at the Mile High Swappers food swap this weekend with homemade goods to trade with other DIY-ers and amateur chefs.
More info and tickets: Tickets are free, and you need to register in advance here.

ALL YOU CAN EAT FRIED CHICKEN AT SECOND HOME
When: every Sunday evening from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Second Home Kitchen + Bar, 150 Clayton Lane
What: The restaurant hosts weekly all you can eat fried chicken for $22, serving each bucket of fried chicken with classic whipped potatoes, fresh green beans, coleslaw, and biscuits, as well as a side of Stranahan's maple syrup. All bottled beers are half-off with the purchase of a chicken dinner.
More info and reservations: Call 970.429.4182 or visit secondhomedenver.com.

DRINK THE BAR DRY
When: Sunday evening from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Colt & Gray, 1553 Platte Street
What: As the restaurant is gearing up for a week-long closure and remodel, it welcomes guests help clear out the inventory Food and drink specials will be had all night.
More info: call 303.477.1447 or visit the event's Facebook page.

Want more? Check out these events that are also part of Eater's not-to-miss events of September.

· Where to Eat Right Now: the September Heatmap [EDen]
· September Beer Calendar: From Boulder Beer Rave to the Oyster & Stout Fest [EDen]
· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants [EDen]