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By Ruth Tobias | April 21, 2014 By Ruth Tobias  |  April 21, 2014


Vetri Dinners at Frasca Food and Wine and Pizzeria Locale

The acclaimed chef-partners behind Philadelphia’s Vetri and Osteria will be on hand to cook back-to-back dinners at Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s adjacent Boulder fixtures. Both are four courses and will be available all evening; the $70 Frasca prix fixe on April 21 includes a signed copy of guest Jeff Michaud’s cookbook Eating Italy, while the more-casual follow-up with Marc Vetri at Locale is a bargain at $25. Frasca: 1738 Pearl St., 
303-442-6966; Locale: 1730 Pearl St., 


20 Years at Zolo Grill 
To celebrate its 20th birthday, this Southwestern longtimer in Boulder (pictured) is hosting a four-night series of patio parties to benefit a quartet of charities, each featuring a different three-course menu. For details, click here (5:30 PM and 7:30 PM; $40 per person). 2525 Arapahoe Ave.; 303-449-0444


Argyle Winery Dinner at Charcoal Restaurant
At this contemporary Golden Triangle fixture, Oregon winemaker Rollin Soles guest-hosts a five-course meal ranging from American caviar with a slow-poached egg to grilled lobster tail and orange cake with almond mousse (6:45 PM; $65 per person without wine, $100 with). 43 W. 9th Ave.; 303-454-0000

Earth Day at SALT
In observation of the holiday, Bradford Heap’s Boulder bistro will be serving its regular dinner menu by candlelight. 1047 Pearl St.; 303-444-7258

Earth Day Movie Night at The Source 
Head to the RiNo marketplace for Slow Food Denver’s 6 PM screening of acclaimed documentary Eating Alabama; admission is free. Cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot here. 3350 Brighton Blvd.

Earth Day Vegan Dinner at Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro
Honor Mother Nature over the beverage-paired, five-course menu on offer in the signature dining room at Boulder’s St. Julien Hotel & Spa tonight: think curried tempeh in cilantro pesto with avocado tempura, chipotle-glazed green lentil-walnut loaf and more, plus an amuse bouche and mignardises ($40 per person without booze, $60 with). 900 Walnut St.; 720-406-7399

Lone Tree Brewing Dinner at TAG Burger Bar
Troy Guard’s Congress Park haunt is putting the patties on the back burner for this beer-paired, four-course prix fixe. The all-vegetarian lineup includes farro risotto with mushrooms and peas in a pink-peppercorn emulsion and coffee-braised seitan over oak-smoked radicchio in sunflower romesco, among other goodies (6 PM; $45 per person). 1222 Madison St.; 303-736-2260


Beast + Bourbon at TAG
Wild boar, antelope and jackrabbit, oh my: Troy Guard’s Larimer Square flagship has got a five-course, whiskey-paired game feast in store for guests tonight (7 PM; $65 per person). 1441 Larimer St.; 303-996-9985

Branham Wine Dinner at DiFranco’s
Call now to book your spot for this one: seats for the Golden Triangle Italian favorite’s three-course dinner, paired with four Napa wines, are almost gone. (7:30 PM; $55 per person).  955 Lincoln St.; 720-253-1244

Dining Out for Life
Hundreds of local restaurants will be donating 25% of their sales today to Project Angel Heart, which delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. For details, click here and check out our blogpost on the 20th annual event. 

Drink Local at Second Home Kitchen + Bar
Sommelier Kendra Anderson leads this seminar and tasting of four Colorado wines, paired with nibbles from the Cherry Creek kitchen (6-8 PM; $39 per person). 150 Clayton Lane; 303-253-3000

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Frasca Food & Wine

Italian Boulder
Food28 Decor25 Service27 Cost$80
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Pizzeria Locale

Italian Boulder
Food26 Decor22 Service24 Cost$27
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DiFranco's Italian

Italian Capitol Hill
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TAG Burger Bar

Burger Congress Park
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Tag Restaurant

Eclectic Central Business District
Food26 Decor23 Service24 Cost$53
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New American Boulder
Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$39

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