Benefit for Fourmile fire victims
On Sept. 27, Dave Query and the Big Red F Restaurant Group, in conjunction with John Platt at Q’s Restaurant and Bradford Heap’s restaurants Salt and Colterra, will host the Fourmile Benefit Dinner at the Hotel Boulderado. The night will include a four-course dinner prepared by awardwinning chefs, cocktail hour with mixologist Mark Stoddard, a live performance by eTown’s Nick & Helen Forster and friends, and an auction with the Gary Corbett Auction Group. All of the proceeds from tickets sales, the silent auction and the live auction will benefit the Boulder County Firefighters Association. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information visit www.bigredf.com.
Artisan food market
On Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Root Sellers artisan food cooperative will host Taste of Place, a marketplace for amateur food artisans and artisan food enthusiasts. The aim is to provide a venue for people to sell products that come from their own kitchens, pantries and backyards.
Taste of Place celebrates the picklers, canners, gardeners, cheese-makers and bread-bakers that may not have access to commercial kitchens and industrial manufacturing facilities, or that might not be ready to jump through the regulatory hoops necessary to sell foods in more traditional venues. More than 30 vendors are already slated to participate.
The event will take place at 3280 Valmont St., Boulder, and membership in The Root Sellers is required to attend the event. Membership is free and you can sign up at the door on the day of the event. For more information, visit. www.therootsellers.org.
Drinks on film
In tribute to director Wes Anderson, The Bitter Bar is presenting a Wes Anderson Cocktail Social at 10 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Mixologist Mark Stoddard will be creating cocktails to represent Anderson’s award-winning, hilarious and outright interesting movies. Featured cocktails will include the Tom Collins for the film Bottle Rocket, a Jack Rose for Fantastic Mr. Fox, a Royal Martini for The Royal Tennanbaums and Sweet Lime Punch for The Darjeeling Limited, to name a few. Advance tickets are available at The Bitter Bar. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character.
For more information, visit www.happynoodlehouse.com.
Have a batch of Hatch
Green chiles from Hatch, N.M., are in season, and on Sept. 25 these famous capsicums are getting their own festival at Centro Latin Kitchen. Chef Ian Clark will be roasting them, cooking them, and even bagging them to go. From the Hatch Green Chile Relleno Taco to the Hatch Pork Green Chile, Hatch chile aficionados can get their fill.
If you still haven’t gotten enough, Smoked Hatch Chile and Tomatillo Salsa, bags of roasted hatch chiles and Hatch Chile Relleno Kits will be available to take home. And Twisted Pine Brewery has brewed up an exclusive green chile beer just for the occasion. Add live Latin music and a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Fourmile Canyon fire, and it’s sure to be a memorable day. For more information, call 303-442- 7771.