Alvarado obtained a liquor license in early September, and plans to expand into full liquor service soon. The dinners take place most weeks alongside live music at 7. Call 520-9900 for reservations and dates.
Cheap Monday hangover
Jos Muldoon's (222 N. Tejon St.) has announced $2 pints of Dos Equis, Bud Light, Coors Light and Tecate cans during NFL games, which it'll show on six 42-inch HD TVs. Visit josemuldoons.com for more.
Vino events galore
The Craftwood Inn (404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs), Sergio Carlei Wine Makers Dinner: five wine-paired courses, 6 p.m., Sept. 22, $60 plus tax/tip. Call 685-9000.
The Blue Star (1645 S. Tejon St.) wine and cheese tasting: five diverse wines, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26, $20, tax/tip included. Call 632-1086.
Cañon City Harvest Fest fifth annual Winemakers Dinner (Shadow Hills Golf Club, 1232 Fremont County Road 143, Cañon City): seven Holy Cross Abbey-paired courses, 6 p.m., Sept. 28 (reserve by Sept. 24), $125, tax/tip included. Call 719/276-5191.
Gertrude's Restaurant (2625 W. Colorado Ave.), Across the Andes: Wines from Argentina and Chile: four courses, eight wines; 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 24, $49 includes tax/tip. Call 471-0887.
Speaking of Gertrude's...
The restaurant's executive chef and owner of 11 years, Robert Wooldridge, will sell this week to former The Famous partner Tom Lazaron. Wooldridge says he's taking a break from the business to enter Web site building and interior decorating locally.
"It's like having a child," he says. "I want to leave the restaurant in good hands."
Assures Lazaron, a 30-year restauranteur inheriting a veteran staff: "The only change is a different face."
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