Move over, Taco Tuesday. Say hello to Meatball Monday.
Eric Brenner, owner and executive chef of Red Gravy, 23 S. Tejon St., offers many specials, including meatball deals all day Mondays. The meatballs are bathed in the house special tomato cream sauce. The choices include meatball sliders, one meatball patty on a bun ($3); meatball appetizer, two braised meatballs ($6, normally $9); meatball sub, three meatballs ($9, normally $12); and spaghetti and meatballs ($11, normally $15). Add a salad for a buck to any of the meatball selections.
Not in the mood for meatballs? The $10 daily lunch special features a half order of any pasta dish with the Red Gravy salad or cup of soup. Wine Down Wednesday is when you can taste 3-ounce pours of three wines for $10. Thursdays are Ladies Night, with $2 off hand-crafted cocktails and glasses of wine. Special Ladies Night cocktails go for $7 each.
Details: 635-7661, redgravyco.com.
Pop-up farm dinner
Colorado Collective, an online quarterly magazine, offers the Collective Palate series of pop-up dinners designed as farm-to-table experiences at area farms. The Barn at Casey's, 32859 Colorado 67 in Woodland Park, is the site for the 5 p.m., Aug. 21 dinner prepared by Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food & Wine Bar. The meal will be paired with wine from Sette Dolori Winery. Cost is $65 per person.
The Go Wild Fish & Seafood Class, all about grilling fish and taught by cookbook author Judy Purcell, takes place at Ranch Foods Direct, 1228 E. Fillmore St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Cost is $42 per person. Visit savoringtoday.com/events to buy tickets.
Join the club
Tucanos Brazilian Grill, 3294 Cinema Point, is offering "Go for Gold" for those who participate in the ClubTucanos, a loyalty app for the eatery, starting Friday through Aug. 31 as a nod to the Summer Games in Brazil. Club members will earn double points for any purchase made at the restaurant. Following a second visit to the restaurant during the promotional period, guests will be moved automatically to the next reward level (regardless of actual points earned) for the remainder of the year.
On a third visit within the time frame, the member will receive a free meal reward, valid through January. Visit tucanos.com/clubtucanos to sign up.
Food for thought
The Lecture Series: Historic Restaurant Panel and Reception is at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13. Leah Davis Witherow, exhibit curator, will lead the discussion with representatives from the following longtime Colorado Springs restaurants: Edelweiss German Restaurant, Luigi's Homemade Italian Food, Juniper Valley Ranch and Vallejo's Restaurant.
A $5 donation is suggested for nonmuseum members. Reservations required. Details: 385-5990, cspm.org.
Taste the state
Sprouts Farmers Market, 1730 Dublin Blvd. and 13415 Voyager Parkway, will have the Taste of Colorado event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit sprouts.com/stores for a list of vendors offering samples.
'KVOR Table Talk'
Guests on the "KVOR Table Talk" radio show at 1 p.m. Saturday:
- Zac Chapman, executive director for Colorado Springs Food Rescue, talks about the free Harvest Celebration at Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. U.S. 85, 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28. Guests at the event will be asked to make a meaningful donation or to join the "Friends of Colorado Springs Food Rescue" campaign. The CSFR sustainably recovers food seven days a week from donor businesses in the Pikes Peak region and delivers it directly to local low-income communities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
- Patricia Kulbeth, clinical dietitian for Memorial Hospital Outpatient Nutrition Services, 175 S. Union Blvd., talks about the nutrition classes they offer. Details: 444-2273, uchealth.org\healthlink.
- Monse Hines, owner of Monse's Taste of El Salvador, talks about the pupusas and curtido she makes and where you can buy them. Details: 425-5913, healthy-tasteofelsalvador.com.
- Turu Marx Eurich, who with her mother, Michelle Marx, owns Coquette's Bistro & Bakery, 321 N. Tejon St., talks about the award-winning, gluten-free eatery. Details: 685-2420 (bistro), 651-3892 (bakery), coquettes bistro.com.
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