Saturday, Aug. 25, 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Marczyk's on Colfax | $50 per person

What exactly is the Chef Throwdown? Some of Denver's finest chefs gather together, each one cooks a flippin' fantastic dish using a Niman Ranch protein (beef, pork, lamb — sorry, no vegetarian offerings), serves it to you, and then you eat it. And then you eat some more: You get to enjoy ALL of the dishes, and ALL of the money goes to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund (read about it here and here). You can buy "tickets" on our website by going right here (really, what are tickets anymore? — we'll check you in when you get there). And while we can't guarantee an actual throwdown involving Lucha Libre masks, we're not ruling it out.
And just who are these chefs? Glad you asked.
• Chef Justin Brunson (Old Major, Masterpiece Deli, Culture, Red Bear)
• Chef Paul Reilly (Beast & Bottle, Coperta)
• Chef Goose Sorenson (Solera)
• Marczyk's fantastically gifted chefs
They'll be donating their time to cook for you, Niman Ranch is donating the meat, so all of this money goes to the Scholarship Fund.
Plus it's just a really fun afternoon.

THIS WEEK'S MEAT & SEAFOOD SPECIALS

NIMAN RANCH BEEF BACK RIBS
F&F $2.99/lb (reg $3.99)
Similar to their siblings, the short ribs, beef back ribs are made for autumn and winter dining; however, unlike short ribs, back ribs also are very popular at warm-weather barbecues. Beef back ribs are finger-lickin' meat all year 'round. (Go here for more even more about beef back ribs AND a recipe.)
COD LOIN
F&F $14.99/lb (reg $16.99)
The cod loin is the middle third of a cod fillet, and is majorly moist and flaky. Like the rest of the cod, the loin has a sweet, subtle flavor and is equally as good in a full-flavored sauce, finished with olive oil and salt, or coated in batter.
Prices good through Sunday, August 19.

SOUPS OF THE DAY: 8/13

Why do we put our soups of the day on our homepage? Because they're so good you need to know about them posthaste.
17TH AVE:
Lemon Chicken Rice | Chicken Noodle | Roasted Butternut Squash | Broccoli & Ham & Cheese
COLFAX:
Cream of Potato with Bacon  | Black Bean & Lime  | Tomato Basil

BURGER NIGHT ALL SUMMER!

Join us for the gloriousness that is Burger Night — Fridays, 5:00 to 7:30, at both stores, all summer long (technically all late-spring & all summer & all early-fall long).