Asian eats, fair trade and whiskey espresso

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It's time for another inbox purge before the weekend:

• If you didn't hear, Denver's Westword reported Thursday on Chipotle's plans to launch a sustainably minded Asian concept, to test its model with another cuisine style.

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• Shop early for the holiday with good conscious at this weekend's Ten Thousand Villages International Festival Sale at the Beth-El Mennonite Church. Why?
Because:

Your purchase at this sale will help skilled artisans in over 30 countries receive a fair price for their handcrafted wares. Ten Thousand Villages works with over 130 artisan groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations, they build long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life.

• Learn "How to Put Your Garden Beds to Bed for the Winter" with Pikes Peak Urban Gardens from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Mann Middle School. Seats that benefit the Harrison School District's 2011 urban garden project are $5. Register here.

• This Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., head to the Impossible Playhouse in Pueblo to catch the Pueblo 24 Hour Film Festival. Production of films will have been started no earlier than 3 p.m. the day prior. So be nice ...

• Lastly, Colorado Coffee Merchants will release its second batch of Whiskey Barrel Espresso Monday, Nov. 8, with a free sampling to take place Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. There's a "very limited quantity" of the product, which sells for $25.50 per pound.

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