This week, the Mile High City offers pairings in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Start your week off by hitting Crooked Stave to check out its Girl Scout Cookie and beer pairing, or head up to Boulder and try Frasca Food & Wine’s Monday Wine Night. Blow your Valentine’s date away with this week’s events.

Monday, February 5

Frasca Food and Wine’s Monday Night

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When: Monday, February 5, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Frasca Food & Wine — 1738 Pearl St., Boulder

Cost: $55

The Lowdown: Frasca Food and Wine is kicking off the week with a wine night. Erik Kramer of WillaKenzie Winery will offer some of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris paired with some of the best food in Boulder for $55. Call to make your reservations today.

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing

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When: Monday, February 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project — 3350 Brighton Blvd. Denver

Cost: $20 — tickets here

The Lowdown: Crooked Stave has stocked up on some of America’s favorite cookies, and it will pair them off with its own artisan beer. Twenty dollars will get you four tasters and four cookies to perfectly accompany each other. Get your tickets today.

Tuesday, February 6

Cider & Cheese Pairing with St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop

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When: Tuesday, February 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Stem Ciders — 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150, Denver 

Cost: $20

The Lowdown: St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop is partnering with Stem Ciders to bing a themed cheese and cider pairing. The theme is centered around aged cheese from all across the world. For $20 you’ll get a flight of four ciders and four cheese samples. This event will be first come first serve, so be sure to get there early.

Tap & Taco Tuesday

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When: Wednesday, February 6, 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: Bruz Beers — 1675 W. 67th Ave., Denver Suite 100

Cost: $2

The Lowdown: Tuesday means one thing for Denver’s taco lovers: Taco Tuesday. This week, head to Bruz Beers for its featured half-priced tap and $2 tacos all day long. Eat and drink your fill and stay within your budget at this Tuesday extravaganza.

Wednesday, February 7

Señor Bear Escape Series

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When: Wednesday, February 7, 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: Señor Bear — 3301 Tejon St., Denver

Cost: $55

The Lowdown: Señor Bear is hosting an escape series to showcase dishes from all over Latin America. This month Peruvian specials will be on the menu, featuring traditional delicacies like Pollo a la Brasa. With specials like this, it will be sure to fill up quickly, so make your reservations today.

Thursday, February 8

Laws Whiskey Tasting at The Corner Office

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When: Thursday, February 8, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Corner Office — 1401 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $57.09 — tickets here

The Lowdown: Laws Whiskey partnered with The Corner Office to give its patrons a taste of the finer things for a night. A $50 ticket will get you a whiskey cocktail, four tastings and five food stations including ribs, grilled wings and prime rib. 

Wine + Chocolate Pairing

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When: Thursday, February 8, 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery — 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $18

The Lowdown: This Thursday, head to Bigsby’s Folly for wine and chocolate in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Bigsby’s has hand-selected three wines to accompany Copia Confectionery truffles. This event will be first come first serve, so get there while supplies last.

Friday, February 9

Chocolate, Bubbles + Cheese

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When: Friday, February 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Cheese + Provisions — 2432 W. 44th Ave., Denver

Cost: $50 — tickets here

The Lowdown: Wondering what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day? Sign up for Cheese and Provisions chocolate, bubbles and cheese class, and you’ll learn everything you need to know to get the perfect gift. 

Hapa Night Owl Happy Hour

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When: Friday, February 9, 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar — 2780 E. 2nd Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hapa is celebrating the city’s night owls with special happy hour pricing from 10 p.m. to midnight. Appetizers will be half-off, in addition to $3 fruit sake and two sushi rolls for $8. Make your reservations today.

Saturday, February 10

Smōk Dinner Pop-Up 

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When: Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: The Source Denver — 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Smōk is holding a pop-up dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until it opens up permanently inside The Source Hotel — featuring a rotating menu of barbeque classics like brisket, pulled pork and ribs to fill the soul and stomach with deliciousness.

The 3rd Annual Call to Arms Mardi Gras Rumpus 

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When: Saturday, February 10,  12 – 9 p.m.

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company — 4526 Tennyson St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Call to Arms Brewing Company is celebrating Mardi Gras a couple days early this year to bring the biggest festival holiday to Denver. Serving up authentic Cajun cuisine from Rolling Smoke Food Truck and featuring a brass band in true New Orleans fashion.

Sunday, February 11

Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary 

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When: Sunday, February 11, 12 – 11 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks — 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks is throwing a three-day celebration this weekend in lieu of its third year of business. This Sunday, the team will host brunch featuring Rosenberg’s Bagels, bloody mary beers and a vinyl set from Denver Vintage Reggae Society. Help Ratio celebrates its anniversary anytime during regular hours this weekend.

Valentine’s at Departure

Photo by Charles Hildreth.

When: Sunday, February 11, 5 – 11 pm.

Where: Departure Denver — 249 Columbine St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Departure is gearing up for Valentine’s day this year with a five-day celebration featuring Valentine specials leading up to the big day. Take that special someone out for a mouth-watering dinner that will surely make this holiday a memorable one. Make your reservations today.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our full Valentine’s Day restaurant round-up.

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