Learn the magic behind Voodoo Doughnut and Chinese New Year dishes

Categories: Culinary Events

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Danielle Lirette
The "Magic is in the Hole" at Voodoo Doughnut.
Voodoo Doughnuts has had lines out the door since it opened last month on East Colfax. And although some of this popularity is just luck -- luck, and really sweet doughnut flavors -- there must be some magic in the air, too.

Anythink, an interactive library, will host "The Magic of Voodoo Doughnut," a program with Voodoo Doughnut's chief operating officer, Robin Ludwig, for students in grades 6-12. The discussion will touch on the responsibilities of running a business, the process of designing new and creative doughnut recipes, how the doughnuts are made -- and the talk will be illustrated with free samples! "This program is a wonderful opportunity to show teens that anyone can take something they love and turn it into a fun business," says Michelle Hawkins, Anythink teen guide. "Teens will be able to interact with Voodoo Doughnut staff and ask questions about how to start and run a business and make work fun." Register at Anythink's website..

See also: Photos: Voodoo Doughnut casts a spell on Denver

And if you are blessed with the ability to resist the temptations of fried and frosted dough -- or just exceed the age limit for the doughnut class -- you can prepare for the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year, at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School . From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Chef Andrew Lubatty of the Avenue Grill will demonstrate how to make dishes on this Year of the Horse menu including Szechuan Bang Bang Chicken Lo Mein, Kung Pao shrimp with snow peas, and tempura bananas with red bean paste and vanilla ice cream. Tuition is $80,and can be purchased online.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.


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Anythink York Street

8990 York St., Thornton, CO

Category: General

Seasoned Chef Cooking School

999 Jasmine St., Denver, CO

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18 comments
Sterling Meeks Isatool
Sterling Meeks Isatool

I'm not allowed to drink beer because it;s too manly. I drink apple juice boxes...nummy nummy

Kurt Dzaman
Kurt Dzaman

6. Their menu is literally on 13" tv's 15 feet in the air. (I feel as if I'm drunk trying to read chinese manual)

Kurt Dzaman
Kurt Dzaman

There is NO magic.... HERE IS A LIST OF WHAT THERE IS! 1. A ridiculous line. (as if it's not cold in Colorado) 2. Cash only business. (Money laundering, pot money that can't use federal banks, or just too cheap to pay credit card fees?) 3. The ATM inside is out of order. (You know of things like square and such for your phone or ipads right?) 4. They give dollar coins as change?!?! (what is this RTD light rail, is the federal reserve giving you kickback to get these into circulation??) 5. The cashier is also the donut picker and moves as if there isn't a 45 minute wait. (high on a hybrid Oregon/Colorado Mega pot.)

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You forgot about the endless articles on craft piss.

Gina Ricciardi
Gina Ricciardi

STOP WITH THE FUCKING DONUTS!! There is sooooooo much more to Denver than donuts, weed, and football. Do you think, perhaps, it may be time to pay attention to ANY thing else in town? For fuck's sake.

Amanda McKenzie
Amanda McKenzie

Overpaid for exposure, went there countless times and guess what- not open or ran out. Fail!

Evan Gibbard
Evan Gibbard

Here's a Westword budget meeting: "OK, before we get to the Broncos and weed, what's been going on in the past 24 hours at that place that sells doughnuts?"

Ski Steve
Ski Steve

Stick a donut dick Westword into your asses. Enough!

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

I know it's like Christ himself came down and walked the earth.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Damn, I thought you'd make it a whole week without a mention. They must have paid you huge for all the exposure.

Evan Gibbard
Evan Gibbard

Could be magic. Could be that one of the biggest magazines in Denver has posted more blog entries and Facebook posts about a single freaking doughnut shop than almost any other topic since it opened. It's a pretty big city, guys.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

Great topic for 6th graders! The real answer to succeeding in business, kids, is to just sell a breakfast pastry in the shape of someone's junk.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... they are Closed more often than they are Open ... in spite of the numerous FALSE headlines and stories from Wasteword claiming they are open 24 hours!



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... like when Lori reviewed Slotted Spoon 4+ times ... BEFORE they were even open for business.



Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@GregMaher @Mantonat  Who's hating? It's a simple fact that Voodoo sells some doughnuts geared toward an adult clientele - Cock-N-Balls doughnut, blunt doughnut, etc. Do you see anything in my comment that is critical of Voodoo? Maybe, however, it's not the best example for use in a class that includes 6th graders.


Also, how do you know whether I have a business or not?

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