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Ghost Pepper Wing Eating Contest, Crawfish Boil, Eat Bad Apples Dinner

These are the week's best culinary events


RINO Eat Bad Apples, a pop-up supper club operation, partnered with The Inventing Room for a five-course paired dinner on Monday, June 27. The sit-down dinner is limited to 15 seats and will feature an array of seasonally-inspired dishes. Tickets are $50 per person. For more info and a full menu, visit the event's page.

LOHI — Celebrate 25 years of beer and good times at Avanti F&B for New Belgium Brewing's Anniversary Party on Monday, June 27. RSVP online any time before the event to reserve your free beer from New Belgium. Keep your eyes open across the city for Golden Tickets hidden in Fat Tire & Friends packages at partner stores and restaurants across the area. VIPs will receive a dinner, samples of beers, and surprise specialty options. There will also be a coloring contest, complete with judging at 8 p.m., and a on-site photo booth.

LOHI Denver Deep Dish takes a step up from Meatless Mondays and hosts a Vegan Eats vegan buffet on Tuesday, June 28. The $10 all-you-can-eat buffet will feature five different vegan pizzas alongside drink specials. For more information, check out the event's page.

RINO Slow Food at The Source (3350 Brighton Boulevard) hosts a summer happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Learn more about Slow Food and engage in conversation with others. Bring an appetizer of beverage to share with the community.

BOULDER — The new Boulder barbeque joint, The Ghost BBQ & Spirits, hosts its inaugural Ghost Pepper Wing Eating Competition on the Boulder Theatre stage on Thursday, June 30. The free event kicks off at 5 p.m. and features $.50 wings and $2 sliders along with cash prizes awarded to the top three eaters. To register in the event, complete the form at The Ghost BBQ next door beforehand. Participants must also pay a $20 registration fee.

EAST COLFAX — The Beetle Bar illustrates the art of fine dining along with Breckenridge Distilling and Teakoe Tea on Thursday, June 30. The early bird reception starts at 6:30 p.m. while the event opens to the public at 8 p.m.. Guests will receive seven cocktail tasters, one full cocktail, and charcuterie samples. Tickets for the event are $37 and can be purchased online.

AURORA Mile High Cajun Food Truck takes over the North Dock at Dry Dock Brewing on July 1 for a crawfish boil. Starting at 4 p.m., crawfish are available for $11 per pound and guests can add on potatoes, corn, and sausage for an extra $3. Guests are encouraged to reserve their spot online with Mile High with their name and orders.

Inventing Room

, Denver, CO (303) 885-2802

The Ghost BBQ + Spirits

2028 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 998-9350 Visit Website

Denver Deep Dish

1200 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 (720) 619-3337

Dry Dock Brewing Company - North Dock

2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011 (303) 400-5606 Visit Website

The Source

3350 Brighton Boulevard, , CO 80216 (720) 443-1135 Visit Website

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

, Denver, CO (720) 269-4778

Beetle Bar

, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 578-0636