Beer, wine and glass slippers

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Alright, enough pouting about all the closures, let's talk about what's still happening on our food and drink scene. Here's a few upcoming events:

Fossil Brewing Company launches its monthly series of Talk Nerdy to Me nights at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15. The guest speaker for the inaugural event is Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center curator Anthony Maltese, presenting "How to Find a Dinosaur," regarding the process of locating fossils. Treehouse BBQ will set up to sell eats, and the brewery will release two new brews: the Kunda Baltic Porter and Strata Stout (which is a milk stout aged on peanut butter). 

The Broadmoor's Ristorante del Lago will feature three Italian wine dinners with presenting winemakers on Tuesday evenings in the coming months: Enrico Rivetto of Rivetto, Jan. 20; Erica Abate of Bersano, Feb. 17; and Daniela Mastroberardino of Terradora Winery, April 21. From the Broadmoor, here's the details: 
Chef Justin Miller creates an innovative yet comforting menu to pair exquisitely with the beautiful wines of Italy. $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 719.577.5733 or email mwest@broadmoor.com. A special room rate of $150 per night, plus taxes and service fees will be offered for this event. Call 866.696.1974 to reserve a room. 
• Saturday, Jan. 24 ushers in the ninth annual Glass Slipper Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton that benefits both the Junior League of Colorado Springs and the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area. The event runs 7 p.m. to midnight, with entry costing $110 to sample widely from more than 20 fine food and drink establishments from around the city. International trips up for grabs in a live auction as well as a silent auction will raise much of the proceeds otherwise.  

All kinds of prettiness finds display at the annual Glass Slipper Ball fundraisers. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • All kinds of prettiness finds display at the annual Glass Slipper Ball fundraisers.

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