Chocolate and Spirit Pairing & 7 More Food Events This Week

Monday, July 25: Beer & Cheese Pairing

A Strange Cheese Incident with the Truffle Cheese Shop. Photo courtesy of Strange Craft Beer Company Facebook.
A Strange Cheese Incident with the Truffle Cheese Shop. Photo courtesy of Strange Craft Beer Company Facebook.

What: A Strange Cheese Incident with the Truffle Cheese Shop

Where: Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni Street Unit M

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Low Down: The Strange Craft Beer Company and the Truffle Cheese Shop are teaming up for a tasting of five handcrafted beers and five truffle cheeses. The Strange Craft Beer Company has award-winning beers on tap like their Dr. Strangelove Barleywine that received the World Cup Beer and GABF Bronze and the Truffle Cheese Shop specializes in small batch cheeses from around the world.

Tuesday, July 26: Food & Booze at the Museum

Clyfford Still Museum.
Clyfford Still Museum.

What: Local Tastes

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street

When: 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost:  $20-$35

Low Down: Join in a night of art and cuisine from local restaurants such as Ace Eat Serve, Gateaux Bakery, Green Russell and more. Clyfford Stillan abstract impressionist who valued the exhibition and life of art left all of his work to any American city willing to build his work a permanent museum. This museum is that legacy, and the friends of Clyfford Still hope to keep that idea alive and flourishing. During this celebration, the galleries will be open for the guests to glance and bites will be inspired by Still’s work, featured as “culinary interpretations” of the art pieces. Learn about the creative genius of Still, while discussing the creative process of the chefs from the eateries. Tickets include the small tastes and unlimited beverages.

Wednesday, July 27: Black Shirt Brewing Pie and Beer Pairing

Black Shirt Brewery. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett
Black Shirt Brewing. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

What: Black Shirt Brewing Pie and Beer Pairing

Where: 3719 Walnut Street

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost:  $20 at the brewery

Low Down: Black Shirt Brewing is serving up their oneof-a-kind beer with Long I Pie pairings. Shauna Lott from the Long I Pie will bring over four pies — spicy peach filled with peach, blackberry, jalapeño, apricot crumble, coconut chess, and caprese. The beer pairings are TBD, but the music-driven Black Shirt—whose current current tap features beers such as Blood Orange IPA and At Dawn, a milk chocolate oatmeal red porter—promise something from their “Red Ale Project.” Tickets are $20 and include four beers and one slice of each pie.

Thursday, July 28: Cider Takeover at Hudson Hill

Hudson Hill's Danielle Solano. Photo by Brittany Werges.
Hudson Hill’s Danielle Solano. Photo by Brittany Werges.

What: Shakesbury Cider Takeover at Hudson Hill

Where: 619 E 13th Avenue

When: 4 p.m.–1 a.m.

Low Down: Shakesbury Cider is taking over Hudson Hill and bringing their Vermont complex cider with them. They specialize in finding “lost apples” from America’s early cider making that aren’t widely available, and crafting unique ciders from their distinct flavors. They save them as well by harvesting and planting them, increasing the population and their source for cider. Hudson Hill will also feature WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey and creating exceptional cider cocktails by mixing the two. For food pairing there will be cider pastries from La Fillette, and Vermont cheeses. Experience the best of New England in Capitol Hill.


Italian Wine Tasting

Phoyo courtesy of Cook Street
Phoyo courtesy of Cook Street

What: Passport Series: Wines of Southern Italy

Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market Street

When: 2-5 p.m.

Cost: $75

Low Down: A journey through the hills of Southern Italy, at Cook Street, this advanced wine class features in-depth technical and regional information about wine. The class will teach participants about the major regions, their histories and grape varieties. Guests partake in a tasting of six wines plus regional small bites and an antipasti platter.

Friday July 29: National Chicken Wing Day

Lou's Food Bar. Photo by Rachel Nobrega
Lou’s Food Bar. Photo by Rachel Nobrega

What: Patio Party for National Chicken Wing Day

Where: Lou’s Food Bar, 1851 W 38th Avenue

When: 5 p.m.

Low Down: Lou’s Food Bar is opening up the patio for a celebration of National Chicken Wing Day. They will have 50-cent wings all night with flavors such as buffalo, jerk, bacon cheeseburger and their new raspberry habanero wings—a part of their latest collaboration, Snack and Brew. The raspberry Habanero wings were specially created to pair with Denver Beer Co.’s Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch. There will be a whole keg and plenty of wings to spare.

Saturday July 30: Chocolate & Spirit Tasting

Photo courtesy of The Preservery on Facebook
Photo courtesy of The Preservery on Facebook

What: Preservery + Leopold Bros + Chocolate

Where: The Preservery 3040 Blake Street #101

When: 3:30  – 5 p.m.

Cost: $28

Low Down: This Preservery tasting event features Leopold Bros, a local distillery specializing in the creation of whiskies, gins, vodkas, liqueurs, fernet, absinthe and aperitivo, and Morningstar Artisan Foods, that will bring bean-to-bar chocolate. Both establishments will be bringing experts to discuss their specialty products and how to taste and pair them together. The ticket price includes four spirits from Leopold Bros, and four chocolates paired with the former. After the tasting guests are invited to have a dinner with 10% off at the Preservery.


Sunday, July 31: Dio Mio Pop-up at Uncle

Dio Mio. Photo Courtesy of Dio Mio Facebook.
Dio Mio. Photo Courtesy of Dio Mio Facebook.

What: Dio Mio Pop-up Dinner

Where: Uncle 2215 W 32nd Avenue

When: Multiple seatings — 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30

Low Down: Get a sneak preview of the cuisine and handmade pasta from chefs Alex Figura and Spencer White’s new restaurant, Dio Mio. This pop-up at Uncle features the cuisine guests can expect at  Dio Mio including house-made bread, small plates, dessert, salad, and pasta. The food is described as “a mix of ‘grandma’s’ Italian food and experimental flavor combinations.” The three-course dinner is $30 and glutenfree options are available. Stop by for your sneak peek at the forthcoming RiNo restaurant.

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