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The Twelve Best Culinary Events in September

Food, wine, beer, and more

Denver Food + Wine Festival Grand Tasting

When: Saturday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pepsi Center grounds, 7th and Auraria 
What: Guests can enjoy an all-you-can drink and eat layout and sample the work of more than 40 top restaurants and over 700 wines and spirits. All attendees will receive a Riedel wine glass for at-home tastings. The event also features a 5280 VIP Lounge with specialty wines and culinary demonstrations.
Additional Information: Tickets to the 21+ event are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. For tickets and more information, visit the event page.

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New Belgium’s Tour de Fat

When: Saturday, September 10; Registration begins at 10 a.m.
Where: The west side of City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd
What: Celebrate all things of the bicycle with New Belgium Brewing at Tour de Fat, a free event featuring a costumed bike ride, music, fashion showdown, and many more zany antics. Featured artists include Sister Sparrow & The Dirt BirdsBen Sollee, and the Kolars. The festivities kick off around 10 a.m. with registration and the bike ride at 11 a.m.
Additional Information: You can pre-register for the bike ride online. All donations and proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will benefit local non-profits Bike Denver and Denver Cruiser Ride, For more information, visit the event page.

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Farm to Tape Pop-Up dinner at 5 Fridges Farm

When: Monday, September 12 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Where:5 Fridges Farm, 11100 W 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
What: A Notte, a local private dining company, hosts a seasonal, five-course wine dinner at the historic 5 Fridges Farm. The 21+ event features planned courses including corn soup, wild mushroom, tagliatelle, and farmhouse cornbread panzanella. The outdoor dinner finishes with a milk and honey budino prepared from goat's milk from 5 Fridge Farms.
Additional Information: Each seat is $75 per person and a limited number of reservations are available. To reserve your spot and for more information, please visit the event page.

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Fifth Annual Fill A Plate for Hunger Event

When: Thursday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
What: Denver Union Station hosts a benefit for We Don't Waste, a local nonprofit fighting against food waste and hunger. The fundraising event will feature a live auction and appetizers from restaurants like The Palm, Rioja, Old Major, and Beast + Bottle.
Additional Information: Dress for the event is casual garden attire. Tickets to the event can be purchased online for $100 per person.

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Blue Moon Brewery Grand Opening

When: Friday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 3750 Chestnut Place
What: Blue Moon Brewing joins the growing RiNo scene with an all-out free event with plenty of food and booze. The 21+ event will also feature a variety of art and live music from local artists including Mayer Hawthorne and Family of the Year. Celebrity Los Angeles chef Roy Choi will be onsite, offering complimentary appetizers. Participants will get their first two beers free, discount codes for the Uber ride back, and a chance at free RTD passes.
Additional Information: Guests must register to attend the event online and in advance on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, check out the Facebook page.

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25th Annual Colorado Mountain WineFest 2016

When: Friday, September 16 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m.
Where: 451 Pendleton St, Palisade
What: Spend the weekend in the mountains taking in all that local wineries and winos have to offer. The state's largest and oldest wine festival takes place in the park on Saturday, September 17 and will feature dozens of local wineries, music, chef demonstrations, seminars, and a grape stomp. Mile High Tours will provide transportation to the festival from Denver. 
Additional Information: To purchase tickets to the festival, visit here. To purchase transportation spots, visit here. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

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Sowing the Seeds at Acres Farm Seven Course Dinner

When: Sunday, September 18 at 5 p.m.
Where: Acres Farm at Warren Tech, 13300 W. Second Place, Lakewood
What: Acres Farm hosts its first annual fundraising farm dinner along with seven of Denver's top chefs as they collaborate on a seven-course farm to table dinner menu. Featured chefs include Blake Edmunds of Bar Dough, Sebastian Hoentzsch of The Squeaky Bean, and Josh Chesterson of Honor Society.
Additional Information: The dinner is $91.80 per person, not including gratuity, and reservations must be made in advance online. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit Warren Tech and Acre Farms.

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The Coffee Man Screening

When: Friday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters, 1619 Reed St, Lakewood
What: Check out a free screening of the anticipated movie, Coffee Man. Come early for a sample of Morgan Estate Gesha, a coffee that the man himself, Sasa Sestic, helped create. Cocktails will be offered before the film from the co-host, Amethyst Coffee.
Additional Information: For more information and details, visit the event page.

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RiNo Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, September 24 starting at 11 a.m.
Where: The Rackhouse, 2875 Blake Street, Denver
What: The flavors and flare of Munich come to the RiNo district for the first time this month with a celebration of local bier and breweries. Breweries and cidermakers featured include Great Divide Brewing, C Squared Ciders, Black Shirt Brewing Co. Tickets to the neighborhood festival are $20 and include entrance, a half liter mug, one liter of bier, and a donation designated to the RiNo Art District.
Additional Information: To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the event website.

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Vegan Soul Supper

When: Sunday, September 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave, Denver
WhatThe Dinner Party Association hosts its last pop-up dinner of the year at Fort Greene Bar for a four-course vegan soul food dinner paired with craft cocktails and soul music DJ set. The menu will be prepared by Lonni Bird of Love, Peace, & Sol. Highlights include chicken fried mushrooms with collard greens and cornbread and a sweet potato pie bowl. 
Additional Information: Diners must be 21 years or older to attend the dinner. Tickets to the event are $65 and can be purchased online.

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Luksus Dinner at Frasca Food & Wine

When: Wednesday, September 28 with reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl St, Boulder
What: The beloved Boulder eatery welcomes Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, famed co-owners of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus located in Brooklyn, as guest chefs and brewers. Burns will prepare a multi-course menu with the Frasca team while Jarnit-Bjergso will pour select Evil Twin beers and both will be on-site to discuss their new book, Food & Beer.
Additional Information: The dinner is $150 per person and includes a tasting menu, beer pairings, and a signed copy of Food & Beer. Call 303.442.6966 for reservations. For more information, visit the restaurant's event page.

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Funkwerks Dinner at Euclid Hall

When: September 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Euclid Hall bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th Street
What: The beer hall and kitchen builds up the Great American Beer Festival all month long with a series of craft beer dinners - complete with creative courses and brewery experts on hand to explain selections. Funkwerks Brewery of Fort Collins plans a lineup of throwbacks and sour beers for a paired dinner at the end of the month.
Additional Information: Seats for the dinner are $65 per person (including tax and gratuity). Tickets can be purchased online.

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Fort Greene

321 East 45th Avenue, , CO 80216 Visit Website

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, , CO 80206 (720) 865-3500 Visit Website

Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 405-1100 Visit Website

warren tech

13300 W 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 982-8600

Blue Moon Brewing Company

3750 Chestnut Place, , CO 80216 (303) 728-2337

Rackhouse Pub

208 South Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 720 570 7824 Visit Website

Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (303) 442-6966 Visit Website

Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

1619 Reed Street, , CO 80214 (303) 261-5954 Visit Website

Euclid Hall

1317 14th St, , CO 80202 (303) 595-4255 Visit Website

5 Fridges Farm

11100 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, USA

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