A Taste of Colorado and soul food on the culinary calendar this week
The thirtieth annual A Taste of Colorado runs from Friday, August 23 through Labor Day. The four-day, free festival features food (well, you have to pay for that), music, and more. Festivities will be held at Civic Center Park and will showcase eats from over fifty local restaurants; visit the website for the full list of participants.
Turkey legs from the Taste of Colorado are a must.
Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week.
Monday, August 26:
Local author Adrian Miller will be signing copies of his book on soul food Tuesday evening.
Every Monday, Urbiculture invites yoga instructor Lesia Wasylkevych to lead a yoga class at Gabrielle's Garden, 832 Kalamath Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. There's a suggested donation of $5; RSVP to email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 27:
Ace, 501 East 17th Avenue, hosts a table-tennis tournament from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. All matches are singles, and the event is limited to sixteen participants; registration begins at 6 p.m. Prizes (gift certificates, T-shirts and more) for the winners vary each week; call Ace at 303-800-7705 for more details.
Denver attorney, author and politico Adrian Miller will be signing copies of his new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time ($30, University of North Carolina Press), at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue; call 303-322-7727 for more information.
Civic Center Eats rolls on at Civic Center Park. The food-truck fest lands at the park at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26 (with the exception of August 29 and September 3). The movable feast, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features live music in addition to food and other vendors; check the website for the full schedule of both trucks and entertainment.
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