Some brief Side Dish extras this week:
• For foodies with big-ass belt buckles: Catch the chuckwagon cook-off portion of the Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo beginning at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2, at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.
• Lastly, the Melting Pot will get its blue-collar groove on at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, with a four-course Coors Beer Dinner. Sample Coors-distributed beers like Blue Moon (White, Blond and Honey Wheat flavors); Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy; and Pilsner Urquell and Colorado Native, plus eat fondue made with beers like Coors Banquet and George Killian's Irish Red. Seats are $42 per person plus tax/tip.