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 BONE-IN RIBEYES
F&F $19.99/lb (reg $21.99)
With voluptuous marbling, huge taste, and splendid tenderness, the ribeye is, to many, the be-all and end-all of steaks; to others it is the greatest steak that ever lived; still to others it is one of the finest eating experiences there is. But get one with a bone? Pure nirvana (but even tastier than the band). (Go here to read what Bill St. John says about bone-in steaks.)
10-12 RAW SHELL-ON SHRIMP
F&F $24.99/lb (reg $26.99)
These are big shrimp, 10 to 12 to a pound, meaning they're 1-1/3 to 1-2/3 ounces each. Perfect for using as flotation devices in a swimming pool, installing onto a skewer and grilling, and snuggling with in a stuffed animal's stead, although that may attract a great many neighborhood cats.
Prices good through Sunday, August 26.

SOUPS OF THE DAY: 8/26

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:
Broccoli Cheddar | Sausage & Bean | Chicken Green Curry | Roasted Garlic Tomato
COLFAX:
Broccoli Cheese  | Asparagus Cheese w/ Chorizo  | Roasted Tomato & Jalapeño

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).