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Beer Dinner at Cafe Aion; Southern Cooking Class; More

Kachina Southwestern Grill
Kachina Southwestern Grill
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BOULDER - Cafe Aion is teaming up with Upslope Brewing for a beer dinner on August 20. Enjoy some of the cafe's seasonal tapas along with a large selection of Upslope beer. The pairings will be available a la carte, so you can stop in and try a few or stay and make a night of it. Reservations are recommended, please call 303.9938131 to reserve your seat now. [Eaterwire]

LOHI - The Cycle-In Cinema — sponsored by New Belgium and REI — continues on Thursday, August 21 with a showing of The Goonies. Bike on over to the REI parking lot to enjoy some great beer, grub from food trucks, and a classic movie. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the film starts at dusk. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (save $2 by ordering online). Proceeds from admission and beer sales will benefit local nonprofit Bike Denver. [Eaterwire]BOULDER - On Thursday, August 21, Growing Gardens and Michael Montgomery, chef instructor at the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, will once again partnering up to offer a hands-on garden-to-table cooking class in Boulder. In addition to things like basic knife skills and intuitive cooking, fall classes will also teach pickling and preserving, cheese making, cooking from the garden, and bread making. Classes are $40 each and come with a recipe packet and samples to taste. Register at or call 303-443-9952. [Eaterwire]

BALLPARK - On August 21 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., join the culinary experts over at Cook Street for a class titled "Grilling: Smoke and Sauce." The lesson covers a wide variety of proteins and the safest and most effective methods for smoking them. Students will also go over a variety of side dishes and sauces that will compliment the protein, before enjoying a meal of all their created dishes, along with locally brewed craft beer. Cost is $89; find more information here. [Eaterwire]

WESTMINSTER - Executive chef Jeff Bolton of Kachina Southwestern Grill is hosting a cooking class on August 21 that focuses on Southwestern style ingredients and Native American culinary techniques. The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature a lesson on chile roasting methods (the best way to roast, peel and seed your chili peppers) and different ways to use chia seeds. Students will also utilize Native American cooking techniques to make a clay-baked trout and other dishes. A glass of wine or beer will be included along with bites of each creation. Cost is $20 per person plus gratuity and seats are limited. To reserve your spot, call 303.410.5024. [Eaterwire]

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Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Avenue, , CO 80302 (303) 993-8131 Visit Website