A Taste of Colorado, barbecue competitions and more on this week's culinary calendar
Parker Station will present the Smokin' Brew BBQ through Sunday, September 4. The third annual festival in Parker features barbecue from championship teams in five states. For more info, call 303-596-6756 or visit www.smokinbrewbbq.com.
A Taste of Colorado, the annual Labor Day celebration, returns for its 28th year, and will feature food samples, live entertainment and much more at Civic Center Park through Monday, September 5. For a complete schedule, go to www.atasteofcolorado.com.
Saturday, September 3:
There will be a closing/farewell party for Dixons Downtown Grill, 1610 16th Street, from 2 to 6 p.m. today; the restaurant will serve its last meal on Labor Day. For details, call 303-573-6100 or visit www.dixonsrestaurant.com.
The Colorado State Fair's Green Chili Championship and Salsa Challenge take place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo today; call 719-561-8484 or visit www.coloradostatefair.com/index.php?page=competitive_special_contests.