There are always unique events popping up in Denver, and this week is no exception. Learn to make sushi this Wednesday, then head over for an afternoon of bacon and beer at Sports Authority field on Saturday. Whether you’re searching for a new meal to try, a class to take or a weekend event, this is the place to look.
Cook Street Restaurant Week
When: Monday, April 11- Friday, April 15. 11:30 a.m-2:15 p.m.
Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market St., Denver
Cost: $25, call 303-308-9300 to reserve your spot
The Low Down: Head over to Cook Street School this week to enjoy hand-crafted dishes from emerging chefs. The school hosts its own restaurant week where its students plan, prepare, and serve three-course lunches for the public. Their cafe is converted into a fine dining restaurant for the week and the lunch menus will change each day. Three seatings for the 45 minute lunches are served Monday through Friday.
Izakaya Den’s Sliced Sushi Making Class
When: Wednesday, April 13. 6:30 p.m.
Where: Izakaya Den, 1487A South Pearl St., Denver
The Low Down: The Kizaki brothers behind Sushi Den, Izakaya Den and Ototo have helped shaped the Denver sushi scene and are looking to share their craft. This Wednesday, and the following two Wednesdays in April, Izakaya Den will offer sushi making classes. Held in a private room, learn to create all styles of sushi rolls and stay for a seated dinner afterwards. $75 includes the class, 20 pieces of sushi and miso soup. Find details on how to register here.
The Real Dill Pickle Party
When: Friday April 15. 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Dillery, 33 S. Fox St., Denver
The Low Down: Join The Real Dill in celebrating the release of its Thai Chile Ginger pickles this Friday. You can expect a full Thai-themed evening with food from Mile High Thai, a Thai-inspired brew from Ratio Beerworks, and speciality cocktails from Backyard Soda Co. and Bear Creek Distillery. Live music from the Raritans fills your ears as you fill your bellies with free samples and drinks. Donations are suggested as all proceeds benefit Re:Vision, a Denver nonprofit focused on empowering resident leaders and growing self-sufficient economies.
Denver Bacon and Beer Classic
When: Saturday, April 16. 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver
Cost: $69 GA, $129 VIP. Get tickets here
The Low Down: The Bacon and Beer Classic hits Denver this weekend at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Sample original bacon-infused dishes from some of Denver’s best restaurants along with unlimited pours from over 125 regional breweries. A bacon eating contest, best bacon dish contest, giant jenga, and a bungee run will keep you entertained while you rest your stomachs. Take in the iconic Mile High Field views while the smell of bacon fills the air.