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

By Ruth Tobias | May 5, 2014 By Ruth Tobias  |  May 5, 2014

Monday

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., 
Boulder; 
303-442-6966

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Places Mentioned

Session Kitchen

EclecticPlatt Park
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Food23 Decor24 Service22 Cost$29
Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$43

Comida

MexicanRiver North Art District
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Frasca Food & Wine

ItalianBoulder
Food28 Decor25 Service28 Cost$80

La Biblioteca

Nuevo LatinoLoDo
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Tamayo

MexicanCentral Business District
Food23 Decor21 Service21 Cost 

Zengo

AsianLoDo
Food25 Decor25 Service23 Cost$39

The Denver Bicycle Cafe

Coffee ShopCity Park West
Food- Decor23 Service22 CostM

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