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Cooking Demo, Benefit Dinner, Christmas Cocktails

These are some of Denver's best special events and promos.


DU - Asbury Provisions is partnering with four local breweries, Platt Park, Renegade, Station Twenty Six, and Fort Collins Breweries to benefit SAME café, Denver's first non-profit restaurant. The event is December 11, starting at 5 p.m. The Blue Plate Special Auction will feature old school dishes and craft beer-and all proceeds from these featured specials will go to SAME café. To increase their donation, diners can opt to "bid" more than the cost of the plate on throwback classics like meatloaf, chicken a la king, tuna noodle casserole and more. [Eaterwire]

WESTMINSTER - Executive Chef Jeff Bolton of Kachina Southwestern Grill will host a cooking demonstration and tasting entitled "Back to the Basics" on December 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will include how to tie a roast, make basic soup stock, as well as how to prepare a leg of lamb, bacon brussel sprouts, rabbit and house made sausage cassoulet, and holiday punch. The class is $25 per person. To reserve a spot call 303.410.5813.

LOHI - Grown Flower Shop is having a holiday party and pop-up show at Black Eye Coffee on December 12 at 8 p.m. Grown will have terrariums, wreaths, succulents, and flowers on display and for sale. There will be plenty of gift options and holiday decor for purchase as well as flower inspired cocktails and refreshments.

DOWNTOWN - Edge is spicing up the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 different cocktails! The program kicks off on December 13, with a "Partridge in an Apple Tree" drink. Each day's featured drink is inspired by the associated theme from the 12 Days of Christmas song. All cocktails are $12, and the program concludes on Christmas Eve with a "Drummers Drumming" drink.

FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing was recently honored by the American Sustainable Business Council with a SUSTY (Sustainable Policymakers Award) award. The award is given to companies that have exemplary leadership in driving forward policies that help build a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable America.

LOHI - Stop by Linger to check out the eatery's new happy hour menu. The new menu includes deals like half-off wines by the glass, local craft brews for $4 and eight cocktails for $5. Since the last incarnation of the happy hour menu, the number of food offerings has doubled, and all dishes are $5. Happy hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and is available at the bar and on the rooftop only.