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Pork chops and hair chops

February marks the 18th annual Stout Month and the 13th annual Chop Month at all three Mountain Sun pubs.

Several owners and employees will chop their hair into unusual styles in preparation for the Denver and Boulder Chop King competition that will take place at the end of the month.

Vine Street Pub in Denver will hold its Chop Month competition on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m.

Public voting on contestant hairstyles will be encouraged, and winners will receive prizes of pork chops, cash and beer.

The event will also feature live bagpipe music and Stout Month drink specials.

The Boulder version of the Chop Month competition will take place at 10 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery.

Rare food, rare experience

Arugula Bar e Ristorante is hosting a Le Marche wine dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The dinner, inspired by cuisine typical of the Le Marche region of Italy, will consist of five courses accompanied by a variety of unique wines.

For $40 a person and a $25 optional wine pairing, Arugula Chef Alec Schuler and wine connoisseur Antonio Race of Bacco Imports will present and discuss each course and wine selection, from hand-rolled semolina ravioli to the rare Pignocco Rosso.

For reservations, call 303-443- 5100.

Juanita’s closing to reinvent itself

Juanita’s Mexican Food, a Boulder landmark for almost 28 years, is scheduled to close March 1.

Though the restaurant is closing, owner Roger Berardi and partners Michael and Annette Kretz aren’t going anywhere. The 1043 Pearl St. location will be renovated and reopened as a new restaurant that Berardi feels will have a unique atmosphere that’s more in tune with the times.

Until then, staff ask that guests come in for one more chili relleno and “juanitarita.”

Whole Foods delivers

Colorado Chautauqua guests can now get Whole Foods groceries delivered even before they arrive at their room.

Whole Foods will work with guests to determine a shopping list and will deliver food Monday to Friday from 4 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.

The delivery service is free during those times, and additional delivery times are available for a $10 charge.