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Weekly Planner: Last Chance to Party in 2013

By Ruth Tobias
December 30, 2013
Photo by: Michael McGill

Lest the 30 events we included in our New Year’s Eve roundup weren’t enough to choose from, here are a few more, plus a bonus shindig tonight.

December 30

Strange Cheese Incident at Strange Brewing Company

Come 6 PM, mongers from Marczyk Fine Foods are lining up five cheeses to pair with a quintet of beers in the cozy little tap room at Strange Brewing Company ($25).

1330 Zuni St., Unit M; 720-985-2337

December 31

Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market

As of this weekend, there were only a few seats left at Iain Chisholm’s Ballpark Italian, so cross your fingers and call now to book your spot for a five-course dinner accompanied by bottomless Prosecco ($60).

2449 Larimer St.; 303-862-9850

Axios Estiatorio

A three-course dinner for two awaits at this Berkeley Greek bistro, with options including lamb sausage sliders with feta, winter-squash striftopita (phyllo-dough tart) and apple-walnut bread pudding. The cost is $60 per couple, or $100 with wine. 

3901 Tennyson St.; 720-328-2225

Bin 1884 Cheese Bar

Platt Park wine shop The Empty Bottle's charming little small-plates bar next door has planned a four-course prix fixe around items like lobster-and-scallop pesto salad and smoked sausage over lentils, which are also being offered à la carte (5 PM-10 PM, $40).

1884 S. Pearl St.; 303-284-0784

Central Bistro & Bar

The kitchen at Isiah Salazar’s modern LoHi haunt is preparing a five-course dinner of French, Italian and Spanish dishes for $55, with optional wine pairings for $20 extra. Just $35, however, gets you into the open bar from 11 PM to 1 AM, when French Nilla & the Decaf Muchacho will keep things hopping.

1691 Central St.; 303-477-4582

Green Russell

From Marilyn to Mad Men: Frank Bonanno’s Larimer Square speakeasy (pictured) is throwing a 1950s- and 1960s-themed cocktail party - complete with drink and food specials, a photo booth and live tunes from Jean Marie and Coolsville - from 5 PM to 1 AM. No cover.

1422 Larimer St.; 303-893-6505

The Kitchen

The Boulder flagship’s four-course prix fixe reflects the season with dishes such as chestnut ravioli with duck confit and celery purée, lamb chops anchoïade, and the signature sticky-toffee pudding ($85, $125 with wine). Its Denver sibling, meanwhile, has a slightly cheaper (at $75) four-course menu planned, ranging from sunchoke soup with crispy quinoa to diver scallops with monkfish brandade and saffron cream.

1039 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-544-5973
1530 16th St.; 303-623-3127

Lower48 and Service Bar

Only a few weeks old, this already white-hot American kitchen and lounge promises some surprise goodies and a complimentary toast to augment its regular menu.

2020 Lawrence St. A; 303-942-0262

Lucky Pie

Heads up, brew buffs: the LoDo branch of the craft pizzeria and bar is bringing in a DJ to set the mood for food specials and a midnight toast based on a “very special” beer tapping.

1610 16th St.; 303-825-1021

Steuben’s

Why wait until the sun sets to revel? The doors of this Uptown institution will be opening at 11 AM and staying that way until 2 AM. In the midst of it all, chef Brandon Biederman will be serving up tacos and biscuit sandwiches from the whole pigs he’s roasting on the patio; he’ll also offer select brunch plates through the wee hours, and there’ll be a champagne toast at midnight.

523 E. 17th Ave.; 303-830-1001

Volta

Starting at 5:30 PM, this Mediterranean newcomer will welcome guests for a four-course prix fixe ($65) and a complimentary toast, enhanced by live jazz and blues from 9:30 PM through midnight.

2480 Canyon Rd., Boulder; 303-938-8800
 

Places Mentioned

Axios Estiatorio

Greek • Berkeley

Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$29
 
 
 
Central Bistro and Bar

American • LoHi

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
 
 
 
Green Russell

Central Business District

Food21 Decor26 Service22 Cost$28
 
 
 
The Kitchen

Boulder

Food26 Decor23 Service25 Cost$39
 
 
 
Food24 Decor20 Service21 Cost$20
 
 
 
Steuben's

American • Uptown

Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$22
 
 
 
Volta Mediterranean Restaurant

Mediterranean • Boulder

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
 
 
 
 
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