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Weekend Planner: BBQ, Biscuits and Botanics

Celebrate Mardi Gras, thank firefighters and get your brunch on - all in one weekend
February 28, 2014
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by Ruth Tobias

Missed out on tickets to Avery's Strong Ale Fest? Don't cry in your weak beer - there's plenty to keep you occupied this weekend. 

Friday, February 28

Gather: An Intimate Supper at Denver Botanic Gardens 
Rachel Kelsey of WaterCourse Foods will guest-chef this multi-course vegetarian dinner, served community-style at the Gardens’ indoor Orangery. Attendees are invited to BYOB (6:30 PM, $52.80; purchase tickets here).

1007 York St.; 720-865-3500

Friday-Tuesday, March 4

Grand Opening at Krewe Crescent City BBQ
This New Orleans-themed Golden Triangle arrival is celebrating its grand opening with drink specials from now through Mardi Gras, live music tonight and Saturday, and a crawfish boil, also on Saturday (6 PM; For more details on the restaurant, see yesterday's Cheat Sheet).

1109 Lincoln St.; 720-508-4682

Friday-Sunday, March 30

Fire Chief Promotion at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery 
Today and throughout the month of March, the downtown Denver-based brewpub chain will raise funds for community fire departments with an array of specials. In addition to the annual release of its Fire Chief Ale, it’s serving up five spice-spiked dishes that range from three-alarm brisket chili to paprika-glazed grilled shrimp with roasted-jalapeño corn and red-ale rice (pictured).

1001 16th St. Unit A-100; 303-534-7616 (click here for other area locations)

Sunday

Bloody Baker DJ Brunch at Punch Bowl Social
Starting this Sunday, brunch at the sprawling Baker diner, bar, bowling alley and arcade comes complete with a Bloody Mary bar and tunes spun live (8 AM-3 PM; music begins at 11 AM).

65 Broadway; 303-765-2695

Brunch for Dinner at Atomic Cowboy
Located within this pair of hipster haunts in Baker and City Park, the Denver Biscuit Co. usually closes by mid-afternoon. But tonight, both branches will be dishing up their down-home Southern specialties from 6 PM to 1 AM.

3237 E. Colfax Ave.; 303-377-7900
141 S. Broadway; 303-377-7900

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