WILLIAMS AND GRAHAM TAKEOVER SERIES #7
When: Monday, November 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: Williams and Graham, 160 Tejon Street
What: The popular "takeover series" at William and Graham - a unique event allowing guests to experience top bars from around the country without ever having to leave Denver - is returning with guest bartenders from the EP & LP bar in Los Angeles. The bartenders will be completely taking over the LoHi speakeast, from the music selection to the cocktail menu. Chef Matt Thompson will create a special menu inspired by EP & LP's.
More info, tickets, reservations: There is no cover charge. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.
WHISKEY DINNER WITH RICHARD BETTS
When: Monday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: In celebration of the release of his latest book, "The Essential Scratch and Sniff of Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-Allm" Frasca Food and Wine will be hosting winemaker Richard Betts for a Whiskey Dinner. As Betts works through the book, guests will enjoy a tasting of various whiskeys, as well as a community style dinner.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are limited and cosy $250 per person. Call 303.442.6966 for reservations.
FORTALEZA TEQUILA DINNER
When: Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m.
Where: Zolo Grill, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
What: Head to Zolo Grill for an interesting twist on dinner. The chef and the mixologist will create a special menu for guests featuring Fortaleza tequila. The menu will include four courses, each accompanied by a tequila cocktail. To answer all of your Fortaleza-relate questions will be Brian Smith, spirit specialist of classic wine and spirits, who will also be sharing the unique history behind the tequila.
More info, tickets, reservations: Seats are limited, so reserve asap by calling 303.449.0444.
4TH ANNIVERSARY FRANCISCAN WINE DINNER
When: Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street Denver
What: Coohills will celebrate its 4th anniversary by hosting a five course meal, accompanied by five Franciscan wines chosen by wine expert Marla Carroll of Franciscan Estate Winery. Carroll will also be at the dinner to educate guests on this special wine.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost is $85 per person, which includes the meal and wine pairings. Reservations can be made by calling 303.623.5700.
THE DENVER BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL
When: Sunday, November 8 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Glitter Dome, 3600 Wynkoop Street
What: Satisfy your bacon and beer craving in one event! The annual Denver Bacon and Beer fest will be returning for a fourth year. The festival will feature a number of bacon-inspired brews and bites, from local favorites such as Breckenridge Brewery and Rebel Restaurant.
More info, tickets, reservations: tickets to the festival are $50 and will guarantee access to endless food and drink samples, found here.
DOMAINE TEMPIER DINNER
When: Thursday, November 12
Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: Join Frasca Food and Wine for its third installment in the fall tastemaker series, in which a featured wine connoisseur or wine maker will select wines to go with a curated dinner menu. This month's guest is Daniel Ranvier of Domaine Tempier from Provence, France.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $335 and include a coursed dinner with wine pairings. Call 303.442.0608 to make a reservation.
FIRST BITE BOULDER
When: November 13 through 21
Where: 40 different locations, including Cafe Aion, Wild Standard, Basta
What: Boulder Restaurant Week, First Bite, will be celebrating it's 10th year of weeklong deliciousness. From November 13-21, 40 participating restaurants will offer a special $29 prix fixe dinner menu.
More info, tickets, reservations: To find out which restaurants are included, visit the event's website.
DINNER AT THE HIGH LONESOME RANCH
When: Saturday, November 14
Where: The High Lonesome Ranch, 0275 County Road 222 De Beque CO
What: If you're looking to get out of the city, The High Lonesome Ranch will be hosting an evening of exceptional dining. The dinner will include over 20 courses and drink pairings, so bring your appetite. Prices for the dinner also include a one-night stay at the ranch.
More info, tickets, reservations: Check in is at 3:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30. Cost is $400 per person, and $800 per couple. Includes dinner with pairings, as well as breakfast and lodging.
RAMEN THROW DOWN
When: Sunday, November 15 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lower48 Kitchen, 2020 Lawrence Street
What: Ramen lovers, pay attention: Six of Colorado chefs, including Tommy Lee of Uncle and Ryan Gorby of Cho77, will compete in a ramen throwdown - each chef will be judged on bowl presentation, taste, noodle preparation, presentation, and use of a mystery ingredient. A $26 dollar ticket wins you a first-hand access to the drama, as well as appetizers, tastings of the ramen dishes, and even a chance to be a judge. All of the proceeds got to Work Options for Women.
JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION DINNER
When: Friday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
Where: Devil's Thumb Ranch, 3530 Co Hwy 83, Tabernash
What: In honor of the James Beard Foundation, Devil's Thumb Ranch will host a special dinner featuring seven of Colorado's top chefs, including Paul C. Reilly of Beast + Bottle and Brandon Foster of Vesta Dipping Grill.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets, which cost $200 and include the dinner and wine, can be purchased here.
MMMIXER CRAFT COCKTAIL AND CULINARY PAIRING EVENT
When: Friday, November 20 from 6 p.m. to 9
Where: Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue
What: In the "spirit" of autumn, MMMIXER will be hosting a special food and whiskey spirits event! 30+ of colorado's finest whiskey distilleries will be pairing up with some of colorado's finest restaurants to bring guests a unique pairing of local food and drink. The event will take place at Mile High Station, where a host of exciting activities will span two floors. A DJ, wheel of chance, and classic games like ring toss and hoop shoot will be there to entertain as you imbibe.
More info, tickets, reservations: Guests can either choose the full pairing option ($65) or the dining only option ($45). Tickets are available on the event's website where more information on distillery-restaurant pairings is also available.
HOLIDAY PIE CLASS
When: Saturday, November 21 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market Street
What: Perfect your pie making skills just in time for the holidays at Cook's Street. Pastry Chefs will be conducting a pie making class in which students will learn the basics of pie crust, fillings, and toppings.
More info, tickets, reservations: Cost is $89 per person. Participants must be over the age of 18. Call 303.308.9300 to reserve a seat.