Colorado Food Calendar: Praise The Lard; ‘American Meat’; Liquid Education

The 5th Annual Havana Street Restaurant Week October 13-21 includes two-for-one deals at 43 eateries including Havana Street Station, Johnny’s Diner, Dragon Palace, Addis Ababa, Shin Sa Dong Korean BBQ, Casablanca, Dora’s, and Kim Ba. Information: (Shin Sa Dong kimchi phhoto by Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series, Oct. 11, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: Details: Showing and discussion of “American Meat” (Oct. 11), “Cafeteria Man” (Nov. 14), “Queen of the Sun – What are the Bees Telling Us?” (Nov. 28).


Taste of the Nation, Oct. 14, Mile High Station, Denver. Information: Details: 25-year-old Denver-born hunger relief benefit event features tastes from 30 Colorado restaurants plus food trucks, mixologists, wineries, and craft breweries


Praise The Lard Gospel Brunch, Oct. 14, The GrowHaus, Denver. Information: Details: Chefs from Dbar, Strings and Second Home dish local, bacon-centric brunch courses. Menu includes Snooze’s Colorado Croque made with French-toasted City Bakery brioche, Colorado pepper-pear jam, Jumping Goat feta fondue, Jon Long pork belly and Niman Ranch poached egg



Liquid Education, 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Rackhouse Pub at 208 South Kalamath Street, Denver. Information: Details: This Great American Beer Festival may be sold out but there are tastings all over the metro area including Hops 101, a class and cask tasting led by Kevin DeLange, owner of Aurora’s award-winning Dry Dock Brewing.


Beer and Cheese Tasting, Oct. 11, 1338 S. Valentia St., Denver. Reservations: Details: The Truffle Cheese Shop guides a tasting of artisan beers and cheeses.


Colorado beer bulletin board: Catch up with the latest news and photos from the state’s many breweries at:



The Almost Vegan Cooking School in Centennial offers meatless classes including Vegetables (Oct. 13). Information: Details: Steaming, sauteing, roasting, blanching and grilling vegetables, especially root veggies



Food Day 2012, Oct. 24, Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: Details: All day free festival with cooking demos for adults and kids, nutrition experts, and food film screenings.


A World of Dumplings, Nov. 3 or Dec. 22, Colorado Free University Lowry, near 1st & Quebec. Information: Details: Robin Vives teaches a hands’-on class in making sweet or savory, steamed, boiled, or fried dumplings from Asia and Europe


Fall festivals: For more information on Colorado’s agricultural products, farmers markets and fall harvest events, download a copy of the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory at


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