If you didn't snag a ticket to tonight's shochu-tasting dinner at Elway's
, don't weep in your Wheaties. You have other other culinary options this evening, including a grape-stomping and -grilling dinner at Strings
(1700 Humboldt Street) that sounds like a perfect prelude to the weekend. The Strings dinner, prepared by exec chef Lance Barto, includes five courses paired with wines for $55 per person, inclusive (for once) of tax and tip. The menu celebrates the grill with New Zealand prawns, sea scallops, heirloom tomatoes, Colorado lamb chops and grilled Colorado peaches. For a last-minute reservation, call 303-831-7310.