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Weekly Planner: Argyll Opens, Al Fresco Feasts, A Taste of Art and More

By Ruth Tobias
June 9, 2014
Photo by: Ruth Tobias


Argyll Whiskey Beer Opens at 5 PM
This Uptown gastropub (pictured) has been among the most anticipated arrivals of the year, and now it's here. Keep your eyes peeled for our opening-day report tomorrow. 1035 E. 17th Ave.; 303-765-2695 

Great Divide Beer Dinner with BeerAdvocate at Old Major
Throughout dinner service tonight, this LoHi destination will be offering a four-course, beer-paired prix fixe that includes barbecued pork with slaw and pretzel bread pudding with bourbon caramel and smoked whipped cream ($65 per person). 3316 Tejon St.; 720-420-0622

Venica & Venica Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine

Acclaimed Collio winemaker Gianpaolo Venica returns to Frasca to pour his bottlings with a four-course of spaghetti alle vongole, pesce in brodo, custard bombolini and more ($50 per person for food only, plus $45-$50 for wines). 1738 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-442-6966


Spring Feast at Ewebet Ranch
To benefit The Great Colorado Flood Relief Project, Fellow Magazine is bringing a team from beast + bottle to cook this family-style farm dinner. Indulge in leg of lamb with oregano chimichurri and beet ketchup, grilled kale in bourbon-pecan dressing with gorgonzola shortbread, cast-iron scones with apricots and more, plus Avery beers and Leopold Bros. spirits, all to the strains of live bluegrass (6:30 PM; $60 per person. Get tickets here). 1850 E. Highway 60, Loveland

Whiskey Rebellion Tickets on Sale
This brown-spirits showcase at The Curtis downtown isn’t happening until July 10, but tickets are on sale today - and they’ll go fast, so click here to get in on the action, complete with whiskey samples, snacks and cocktail demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Water for People (6-8:30 PM; $37 per person). 1405 Curtis St.


Backyard Brewmaster Dinner at The POST Brewing Co.
This four-course beer dinner to benefit the Growe Foundation includes a brand-new release from the Lafayette brewery's own Bryan Selders (6:30 PM; $50 per person. Sign up here). 105 W. Emma St., Lafayette; 303-593-2066

Backyard Wine Dinner at West 29th Restaurant & Bar
Highlands Square’s Mondo Vino teams up with this Wheat Ridge eatery for an al fresco soirée featuring a four-course, wine-paired meal of chilled coconut soup with pineapple-shrimp ceviche, pear-brined pork over couscous in maple-lemon glaze and more, preceded by a Prosecco reception (6 PM; $50 per person). 5560 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge; 303-233-3377

Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway’s Cherry Creek
This annual benefit for the Denver Health Foundation brings together 16 chefs, among them Lola’s Jamey Fader and Barolo Grill’s Darrel Truett, for a sliders-and-sides cooking competition on Elway’s patio. A dessert station, live music and a silent auction round out the festivities (6-9 PM; $100 per person, or $250 for VIP early entrance and private-lounge access. Get tickets here). 2500 E. 1st Ave.; 303-399-5353


Beer-and-Cheese Tasting at Denver Beer Co.
A Cheese Peddler’s Amy Combs visits this Highland taproom for a tasting and discussion of four beers and cheeses, supplemented by a welcome brew and other nibbles (7 PM; $30 per person. Passes available here). 1695 Platte St.; 


A Taste of Art: Boulder’s Art and Food Festival
This four-day festival at The Dairy Center for the Arts has a full schedule of tastings, cooking competitions, seminars, workshops, exhibits and food-related film screenings. Some events are free, others require ticket purchases; check out the lineup here. 2590 Walnut St., Boulder 

Places Mentioned

Old Major


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Great Divide Brewing Co

Brewery • Ballpark

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Avery Brewing Co

Brewery • Boulder

Atmo.26 Decor23 Service25 CostM
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Steakhouse • Cherry Creek

Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$59

Mexican • LoHi

Food23 Decor24 Service22 Cost$29
Barolo Grill

Italian • Cherry Creek

Food27 Decor24 Service26 Cost$56
Denver Beer Co

Brewery • LoHi

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