Eat at these 20 Restaurants to Help End Childhood Hunger & More

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Thanksgiving has arrived! Join Cooking Matters Colorado at over 20 local restaurants to help end childhood hunger. Cook Street is offering cooking classes to help better your Thanksgiving Feast. Mockery Brewing is teaming up with The Long I Pie Shop, while Black Shirt Brewing Co. works with the Whole Foods cheese section, to create delicious pairings. Finally, join Factotum Brewhouse on a Black Friday pub crawl to help you unwind after a long Thanksgiving Day!

A Moveable Pre-Thanksgiving Feast: Dine Out to End Childhood Hunger

Courtesy of Cooking Matters Colorado
Courtesy of Cooking Matters Colorado

When: November 24; 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Participating Denver Restaurants; Click here 

The Low Down: With every one in five children in Colorado facing hunger, Cooking Matters Colorado has partnered with 20 local restaurants for  Dine Out to End Childhood Hunger Day. Avoid the kitchen prior to Thanksgiving and visit one of the many restaurants who want you to dine out with them, to help end child hunger. At each participating restaurant 10 percent of all proceeds made that evening will be donated back to Cooking Matters Colorado.

Cook Street Culinary Classes

Courtesy of Cook Street
Courtesy of Cook Street

Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts; 1937 Market St., Denver

Cost: Prices Vary

Register: Here

The Low Down: Cook Street is offering a way for you to freshen up on your culinary skills just in time for Thanksgiving. Attend Classic Techniques: Essentials II to refine your skills when it comes to meat fabrication and sauce making. Sign up for Culinary Date Night to spend some quality time with your significant other while sipping on cocktails and creating delicious dishes. In preparation for the holiday season, Cook Street will also be offering a Holiday Cookie Class, as well as a Kids Class: Cookies & Cupcakes. Show up prepared to test your cooking skills and ready to have a good time.

Beer and Cheese with Mockery Brewing

Courtesy of Mockery Brewing
Courtesy of Mockery Brewing

When: November 25; 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Denver Bicycle Cafe; 1308 E. 17th Ave., Denver

Cost: Pre-Sale $20, Day-Of $25

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Whole Foods and Mockery Brewing are joining forces at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Gourmet hand picked cheeses will be matched with the large selection of Mockery Breweries delicious beers. Enjoy the delicious pairings while discussing as well as learning from cheese expert, Nate Cougill. what better way is there to cheers to the long holiday weekend.  

Pie and Beer Pairing

Courtesy of The Long i Pie Shop
Courtesy of The Long i Pie Shop

When: November 25; 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Black Shirt Brewing Co.; 3719 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: 4 seasonal pies & 4 beers for $20

The Low Down: Join The Long I Pie Shop at Black Shirt Brewing Co. for a pie and beer pairing. For $20 you can pair four top notch pies with four delicious and unique (sample sized) beers. With no advanced tickets available, try to be on time, or suffer the consequences of hearing your friends brag all about it.

BONUS: Tonight (November 24) from 6 to 9 p.m. Long I Pie will also do a cider and beer pairing at Stem Ciders. $20 will give you a flight of four pies and four ciders.

Black Friday Craft Beer Crawl

Courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse
Courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse

When: November 27; 2 – 7 p.m.

Where: Factotum Brewhouse; 3845 Lipan St., Denver

Cost: $32

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Black Friday is the one day a year where there is no such thing as too much! Join Factotum Brewhouse on a bus, as it  visits four breweries around Denver. The journey will begin at 2 p.m., first heading to  Grandma’s House, next Baere Brewing Company, then Mockery Brewing, and finally returning to Factotum Brewhouse. Each ticket includes transportation and a 10 ounce beer at each of the four breweries. With limited seats on the bus, register now so that you don’t miss your chance to unwind after the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Mark Your Calendar

The Holiday Flea

When: December 3 – 6

Where: 4400 Fox St., Denver

Cost: $5


Dae Gee #1 Five Year Anniversary Party!

When: December 4, 9 p.m.

Where: Dae Gee #1, 7570 Sheridan Blvd., Arvada


The 4th Awakens Denver

When: December 4, 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem; 3200 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free Entry


OMF’s 3rd Anniversary Party

When: December 5, 6 – 12 p.m.

Where: Summit Music Hall; 1902 Blake St., Denver

Cost: FREE


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