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The Wandering Spirits Take Off for Tales of the Cocktail

And six other culinary events you don't want to miss

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

RIVERFRONT PARK— Both Zengo and La Biblioteca are breaking out the rum and mint on Monday, July 11 to celebrate National Mojito Day. Both traditional and mango mojitos are steals at each Riverfront Park restaurants for $5 each.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS— The second Annual Colorado Dines Out for the Arts fundraiser takes over 50 Colorado restaurants on Tuesday, July 12. Restaurants including Atticus, Blackbird, and Oskar Blues will donate 10% of their sales to the Future Arts Foundation to support Colorado public school music and arts programs. For a full list of participating restaurants, check out the event page.

LOHI — Few have the chance to go to Tales of the Cocktail, an Oscar-like conference and ceremony for the cocktail world, but all of us can send off a Denver bartender crew that's making the trek there on motorcycles. On Wednesday, June 13, starting at 6 p.m., the Occidental is sending off the Wandering Spirits on the eve of their  five day "Ride to Tales" in New Orleans. There will be Woody Creek Cocktails, beer, food and great music. More details here.

RINO — On Wednesday, July 13, Nocturne launches the new Renditions summer tasting menu inspired by Led Zeppelin's album Houses of Holy. The Dave Devine Trio will be performing tunes from the album while chef Greg Weadick and owner/sommelier Scott Matson will discuss the menu. Tickets are $55 and $45 for students with a valid id. For tickets and more information, visit their website.

DOWNTOWN — The Big Eat returns on July 14 to celebrate Denver's food, art, and drink community. The giant party is a slice of Denver's thriving cultural scene. Tickets are $50 and include unlimited bites, beer, wine, and cocktails. The evening event takes place at the Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For a full list of vendors and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

SUNNYSIDE — Break out the stretchy pants on Friday, July 15 and head to Lou's Food Bar for the restaurant's all-you-can-eat fried chicken & waffles brunch. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., chow down on Chef Frank Bonnano's southern fare.

LAKEWOOD Chef Max MacKissock partners up with his alma mater, the Squeaky Bean Farm + Table, on Sunday, July 17, for a dinner at Acres Farm. The dinner will include dishes prepared from the fresh produce for a four course dinner highlighting the "progression of a goat." Planned courses include radishes with goat's milk butter and goats milk panna cotta with summer berries. The dinner is $64.80 per person, including tax, and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online or by calling 303.623.2665.

La Biblioteca

622 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10017 (212) 808-8110 Visit Website

Crooked Stave @ The Source

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216 (720) 508-3292 Visit Website

Lou's Food Bar

1851 West 38th Avenue , Denver, CO


1610 Little Raven Street, Denver, CO 80202 720 904 0965 Visit Website


1330 27th Street, , CO 80205 (303) 295-3333 Visit Website

Acres Farm at Warren Tech

13300 W 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO 80228, USA