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10 July Events to Book Now Before They Sell Out

By Ruth Tobias
July 1, 2014
Photo by: Courtesy of TheBigWonderful

July 6

Last Chance to Dine at Q’s
The Hotel Boulderado’s longtime signature restaurant is about to undergo a major transformation — name, space, concept and all. Bid it adieu with a dinner reservation this week or forever hold your peace. 2115 13th St.; 303-442-4880

July 7

Tiki Roast at OAK at fourteenth
It isn’t completely booked yet, but it’s close, so call now to score your seat for this Boulder destination’s five-course luau-style pork roast — complete with rum cocktails, jerk-chicken skewers, passion fruit panna cotta and more. (6 PM; $75 per person). 1400 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-3622

July 10

Mutiny at the Bottle
For the second installment in beast + bottle’s guest-chef series benefiting the Colorado Flood Relief Fund, Brandon Biederman of Ace Eat Serve and Steuben’s joins Paul Reilly in his Uptown kitchen to cook up a five-course feast that ranges from pickled-beet tartare with cashew cheese and arugula pudding to smoked tagliatelle in uni butter with crab-stuffed squash blossoms ($75 per person without wine, $103 with wine). 719 E. 17th Ave.; 303-623-3223

Whiskey Rebellion
Bourbon, rye and other brown spirits take center stage during this Water for People benefit at downtown hotel The Curtis, where you’ll mingle with distillers, take in a few cocktail demos and, of course, enjoy plenty of sips and snacks (6- 8:30 PM; $37 general admission, $75 for VIP passes. Click here to purchase). 1405 Curtis St.

July 12

Grand Opening of TheBigWonderful
You don’t actually have to get advance tickets to attend this new weekly craft-food fair in Sustainability Park. But we suggest you come bright and early for its grand opening, as all signs point to its being a major to-do, featuring mobile vendors galore (including East Coast Joe’s, pictured) as well as booze and live music from 11 AM to dusk.

July 17

The Big Eat
Nearly 40 restaurants and bars are participating in Eat Denver’s alfresco gala this year, so come on down and live it up while sampling everything from hot dogs and tacos to curry and cocktails (7:30-10:30 PM; $55 general admission, $75 for early-access VIP passes. Book here). The Galleria at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 950 13th St.

July 19

A Day Out With Biker Jim at The Seasoned Chef Cooking School
If you don’t adore the titular founder of Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, it means you haven’t met him yet. His pop-up cooking class is bound to be a sellout and a blast, so sign up pronto (10 AM-1 PM; $56 per person). 999 Jasmine St. Ste. 100; 303-377-3222

Jul-IPA Festival at the Millennium Harvest House
Raising funds for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, this outdoor beer bash has lined up more than 30 brewers to pour their hoppiest pale ales just for you. West End Tavern is bringing the barbecue, and live bands are bringing the beats (1-5 PM; $35 per person. More info here). 1345 28th St.

The United Tastes of Belgium at Wynkoop Brewing Company
Belgian-style beers from CAUTION, Crooked Stave, TRVE and many more are on tap today at this venerable LoDo brewpub, which will serve up cheese and chocolate for your pairing pleasure (12:30-4 PM; $30 per person. Get tickets here). 1634 18th St.; 303-297-2700

July 25-26

Summer Brew Fest at the Mile High Station
Big Choice, Diebolt and Grist (oh my), and some 50 breweries will be on hand for this two-day extravaganza, accompanied by concession vendors and live bands (7-10 PM; $30 advance general admission, $40 for early-access VIP passes. Purchase here). 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave.

Places Mentioned

Grist Brewing Company

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CAUTION: Brewing Company

Bar • Lakewood

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Crooked Stave

Bar • River North Art District

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West End Tavern

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Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

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Steuben's

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Spruce

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OAK at fourteenth

American • Boulder

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