Not much news this week but here are the things that we have been told about.
DENVER CHOPHOUSE RESTAURANT & BREWERY TO HOST 15TH ANNUAL ‘MIRACLE ON 19TH STREET’ EVENT ON CHRISTMAS DAY, PROVIDING WARM MEALS FOR 2,000 HOMELESS AND IN-NEED FAMILIES IN DENVER
Who: The Denver ChopHouse Restaurant & Brewery, a division of Louisville, Colo.- and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CraftWorks; Samaritan House, Delores Project, Denver Rescue Mission’s Champa House, Lawrence Street Shelter & The Crossing locations, Denver Children’s Home, SafeHouse Denver, Joshua Station, New Genesis, Urban Peak and Volunteers of America’s Family Motel, Theodora House & Brandon House locations; the Rock Bottom Foundation, a 501c(3), non-profit dedicated to combating hunger in the local markets around the country where CraftWorks brands operate restaurants; sponsors Shamrock Foods, Health Grades, Pepsi, Alpha Baking Company, Bank of America, Robinson Dairy, Radiant Systems, Merchant Link, NTN Buzztime, Anthem, Rocky Mountain Valet, Northwest Seafood Inc, Colorado Trailer Company, Cheer Central Suns and the local Denver community.
What: On Christmas Day, Denver ChopHouse Restaurant & Brewery employees and more than 300 volunteers will come together to provide a warm holiday meal and Christmas cheer to approximately 2,000 homeless and in-need families from Denver.
In addition to a delicious meal that is served on white linen table cloths, Santa will make an appearance to take photos with children. Attending families will receive new winter clothing, pajamas and books for all children, and the opportunity to take a professional family portrait to commemorate the day.
When: Christmas Day – Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Opportunities: Eager volunteers serving Christmas meals to attendees; children visiting with Santa and having their photos taken; Christmas carolers strolling and singing through the event; and families taking part in professional photos to commemorate the holiday.
Where: Denver ChopHouse Restaurant & Brewery, at 19th & Wynkoop, in downtown Denver.
Why: The ChopHouse Restaurant & Brewery and Rock Bottom Foundation are dedicated to combating hunger in the local markets around the country where they operate restaurants. The Foundation is continuously active in giving back to its local communities and is especially passionate about recognizing the meaning and importance of the holiday season through providing meals and other necessities to adults and children in-need.
Frasca Food and Wine
is proud to announce an evening with
(RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco)
(Wine Director, Michael Mina Group)
(Co-author Secrets of the Sommeliers)
(Wine and Spirits Writer, San Francisco Magazine)
(Co-author Secrets of the Sommeliers)
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
$100 per person*
*not including tax or gratuity
*4 course menu
*Parr Selections wine pairings
*signed copy of Secrets of the Sommeliers
Call 303.442.6966 for reservations
Rajat Parr's profound knowledge of wines, enduring relationships with producers, and renowned tasting abilities have made him a legend in the business. Director of the wine program for the Mina Group, Parr presides over the lists at some of the country's top restaurants. In Secrets of the Sommeliers, Parr and journalist Jordan Mackay present a captivating portrait of top wine professionals and their trade.
Rajat Parr is the wine director of the 17-restaurant Mina Group, which includes properties in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington D.C. His program at the flagship restaurant in San Francisco holds a Wine Spectator Grand Award. He is also the co-owner, with Michael Mina, of RN74, in San Francisco, which was a finalist for the 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.
Jordan Mackay is the wine and spirits writer for San Francisco Magazine and the author of Passion for Pinot. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, and Chow.com
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