Weekly Planner: Cinco de Mayo, Free Pizza, Booze Tastings and More

From pig roasts and beer pairings to a single-malt Scotch dinner
May 5, 2014
by Ruth Tobias


Chateau Musar Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine
Acclaimed Lebanese producers Serge and Marc Hochar will be on hand tonight to pair their wines with a four-course prix fixe that includes fettuccine with oyster mushrooms and plum-white chocolate torte. ($50 per person without wine; $95-100 with). 1738 Pearl St., 

Cinco de Mayo at Adelita's Cocina y Cantina
All-day drink deals and lamb barbacoa are going down at this Platt Park cantina, where a mariachi band will bring the tunes (pictured) from 6 to 8 PM. 1035 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-938-9600

Cinco de Mayo at La Biblioteca, Tamayo
 and Zengo
Richard Sandoval’s modern Mexican fixture in Larimer Square keeps the Cinco de Mayo party it started last Friday going with $5 margaritas and beer-tequila duos; from 6 to 8 PM, Patrón will be handing out free shots to boot. Meanwhile, his Latin-Asian joints in Platte River Valley will be pouring their own cocktail specials, from margs to mojitos. La Biblioteca and Zengo: 1610 Little Raven St., 720-904-0965; Tamayo: 1400 Larimer St., 720-946-1433

Cinco de Mayo at Tahona Tequila Bistro
The Boulder longtimer’s hosting happy hour from 11:30 AM to close, so come on down for deals on booze and snacks like tacos, quesadillas and tamales. 1035 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-938-9600

Cinco de Mayo Patio Party at Comida
Rayme Rossello’s RiNo taqueria is celebrating both the holiday and the official opening of its patio at The Source with a pig roast and ceviche bar (2 PM kickoff; $40 per person to cover food and your choice of one cocktail or two beers). 3350 Brighton Blvd.; 303-296-2747

Monday Supper at Vesta Dipping Grill
As always, the LoDo longtimer offers up a three-course prix fixe for guests tonight; this one boasts a tropical theme, ranging from luau-style pork wrapped in banana leaves and macadamia-crusted mahi mahi over grilled-pineapple couscous to kiwi ice cream with strawberry sponge cake. ($30 per person; $45 with wine pairings). 1822 Blake St.; 303-296-1970

Picnic of the Pig at Lola
LoHi’s upscale Mexican pioneer kicks off its annual fiesta with a happy hour that runs from noon to 4 PM, followed by a pig roast and live music. 1575 Boulder St.; 720-570-8686


Tom’s Tuesdays at Tom’s Urban 24
Hit the mod Larimer Square diner today for all-day food-and-drink specials that change from week to week; to find out what they are in advance, visit the Facebook page. 1460 Larimer St.; 720-214-0516


Beer-and-Cheese Tasting at Sanitas Brewing Co.
Join the folks from Cured at this Boulder craft brewery to learn the art of pairing beer with cheese (5:30 PM; $30 per person). 3350 Frontier Ave. Unit A, Boulder; 303-442-4130


Firkin Collaboration Tapping at Denver Bicycle Café
Stop by the Uptown hangout to get what may be your only taste of a one-off IPA created by Epic Brewing and Huckleberry Roasters (7 PM). 1308 E. 17th Ave.; 720-446-8029

Free Pies at Live Basil Pizza
From 11 AM to 10 PM, this Denver-based parlor chain will be tossing out free pizza while collecting donations for Jessie’s Homes for Families; as further incentive to give, the company will match all funds raised today. What’s more, if you post a photo of your slice to Instagram with the hashtags #LiveBasilPizza and #FreshestEver, you could win free pie for a year. Click here for locations. 

Meet Your Maker at eat + drink
Hit the Highland gourmet shop and wine bar to mingle with the good folks from Great Divide Brewing Co. and Grateful Bread Company - and to sample their products, of course (5:30-6:30 PM; $10). 1541 Platte St.; 303-477-3288

Single-Malt Scotch Dinner at Session Kitchen
Chef Scott Parker is preparing a four-course meal of oysters, pasta, foie gras and more to pair with single malts from Glenmorangie and Ardbeg (6 PM; $65 per person). 1518 S. Pearl St.; 720-863-3387

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