Foodie Friday (4/29 - 5/5)

Posted on April 29, 2016

Are you looking to enjoy downtown Boulder’s fabulous foodie scene on the most bang for your buck? Check out this list of restaurant specials and promotions compiled just for you.

As always, check out our online list of Happy Hours for the best in daily drink specials from all of your favorite spots. Looking for somewhere to catch a late bite? Our list of Late Night Eats lets you know whose open. Find a new spot for brunch with our Weekend Brunch list. Want even more to explore? Check out our full list of downtown restaurants.

In this issue...

  1. "Specials this Week" (daily food specials)
  2. "Food-related Events"
  3. "Late Night Happy Hours"
     

Specials this week (April 29 - May 1):

Friday 

  • Aji: Pig Roast Fridays

  • the Attic: $8.95 Fish & Chips

  • Jill's:  Vegan Fridays (lunch from 10:30 am - 1 pm)

Sunday 

  • Centro: Family Night (kids eat free)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • Ku Cha House of Tea: Free Tasting from 1:30 - 4:30 pm

  • West End Tavern: Smoker Sundays (see what Chef Greg is smoking)

Monday 

  • the Attic: $5 Burgers

  • the Corner Bar: "Aw Shucks, It's Monday" ($1 "shucker's choice" oysters from 11 am - close)

  • Japango: All Day Happy Hour Sushi

  • the Kitchen: Community Night Dinner ($35 per person)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • PMG: 20% off Bottles of Bubbles and small selection of $5 fried snacks (because what goes better than champagne and fried food)

  • West End Tavern: Wings & Whiskey ($.87 wings and ½ priced select whiskey)

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

  • the Attic: All-you-can-eat Spaghetti and Meatballs ($9.95)

  • Japango: All Day $.99 Salmon and Shimp Nigiri, Half of Bottles of Wine

  • West End Tavern: Extreme Sports Movie Night (featuring food and drink specials)

  • Jill's: Wine Wednesday (half of select bottles and wines)

  • Cured: Hand Rolled Pasta Wednesdays

  • Kilwins: Waffle Cone Wednesday's (buy one get one free)

Thursday 

  • Centro: BBQ Duck Taco ($15)

  • Riffs: Fried Chicken and Bourbon Cocktail ($20 after 4 pm)

  • West End Tavern: Throwback Thursday (DJ, food and drink specials)

  • Cured: Thursday Night Roast Chicken

  • Kilwins: Free Fudge Thursday's (buy one get one free)

 

Food-related events and announcements:

  • Best of Boulder 2016 results are out! Downtown first-place restaurant winners include: The Kitchen, Shine Restaurant, Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Sushi Zanmai, T/ACO, Lucile's, Pizzeria Locale, Sherpa's Adventurers, The Med, Mountain Sun Pub, Zoe Ma Ma, Snooze, Piece Love & Chocolate, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Jax & more!
  • Next Door launched weekend brunch last week!
  • The Blissful Sisters, Jill, Jessica and Jennifer Emich, the creative force behind Shine Restaurant and Gathering place and Shine Brewing Co release their debut gluten free and paleo friendly cookbook Eat Drink Shine on May 5. Pre order now and enjoy over 100+ of the sisters favorite recipes and inspirations from their kitchen to yours.
  • April is Grilled Cheese Month at West End Tavern, try a delicious new cheesy creation each week.

Saturday (4/30)

Sunday (5/1)

  • Weekend brunch launches at The Ghost BBQ (visit them every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm for a special brunch menu)

Monday (5/2)

Tuesday (5/3)

  • Drinks with John Tayer (CEO of Boulder Chamber) at The Ghost BBQ

Wednesday (5/4)

Thursday (5/5)

 

Late Night Happy Hours: (View the complete list of details and daily Happy Hours)

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Related Tag: Dining

Foodie Friday (4/22 - 4/28)

Posted on April 22, 2016

Are you looking to enjoy downtown Boulder’s fabulous foodie scene on the most bang for your buck? Check out this list of restaurant specials and promotions compiled just for you.

As always, check out our online list of Happy Hours for the best in daily drink specials from all of your favorite spots. Looking for somewhere to catch a late bite? Our list of Late Night Eats lets you know whose open. Find a new spot for brunch with our Weekend Brunch list. Want even more to explore? Check out our full list of downtown restaurants.

In this issue...

  1. "Specials this Week" (daily food specials)
  2. "Food-related Events"
  3. "Late Night Happy Hours"
     

Specials this week (April 22 - April 28):

Friday 

  • Aji: Pig Roast Fridays

  • the Attic: $8.95 Fish & Chips

  • Jill's:  Vegan Fridays (lunch from 10:30 am - 1 pm)

Sunday 

  • Centro: Family Night (kids eat free)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • Ku Cha House of Tea: Free Tasting from 1:30 - 4:30 pm

  • West End Tavern: Smoker Sundays (see what Chef Greg is smoking)

Monday 

  • the Attic: $5 Burgers

  • the Corner Bar: "Aw Shucks, It's Monday" ($1 "shucker's choice" oysters from 11 am - close)

  • Japango: All Day Happy Hour Sushi

  • the Kitchen: Community Night Dinner ($35 per person)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • PMG: 20% off Bottles of Bubbles and small selection of $5 fried snacks (because what goes better than champagne and fried food)

  • West End Tavern: Wings & Whiskey ($.87 wings and ½ priced select whiskey)

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

  • the Attic: All-you-can-eat Spaghetti and Meatballs ($9.95)

  • Japango: All Day $.99 Salmon and Shimp Nigri, Half of Bottles of Wine

  • Tahona: Season Pass Holders get All Night Happy Hour

  • West End Tavern: Extreme Sports Movie Night (featuring food and drink specials)

  • Jill's: Wine Wednesday (half of select bottles and wines)

  • Cured: Hand Rolled Pasta Wednesdays

  • Kilwins: Waffle Cone Wednesday's (buy one get one free)

Thursday 

  • Centro: BBQ Duck Taco ($15)

  • Riffs: Fried Chicken and Bourbon Cocktail ($20 after 4 pm)

  • West End Tavern: Throwback Thursday (DJ, food and drink specials)

  • Cured: Thursday Night Roast Chicken

  • Kilwins: Free Fudge Thursday's (buy one get one free)

 

Food-related events and announcements:

  • All month is Grilled Cheese Month at West End Tavern, try a delicious new cheesy creation each week.
  • The Blissful Sisters, Jill, Jessica and Jennifer Emich, the creative force behind Shine Restaurant and Gathering place and Shine Brewing Co have released their debut gluten free and paleo friendly cookbook Eat Drink Shine. Pre order now and enjoy over 100+ of the sisters favorite recipes and inspirations from their kitchen to yours.

Friday (4/22)

Saturday (4/23)

Monday (4/25)

Tuesday (4/26)

Wednesday (4/27)

Late Night Happy Hours: (View the complete list of details and daily Happy Hours)

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Related Tag: Dining

Taste of Pearl Recap Blog

Posted on April 18, 2016

7th Annual Taste of Pearl Recap:

I don't know about rain, but the snow sure didn’t stop our Taste of Pearl extravaganza this past Sunday. Although we got off to a snowy start, Mother Nature seemed to get the whole “hey, it’s spring can we get some warmer weather up in here” memo as the day progressed. Fifteen of Pearl’s finest shops along with Boulder restaurants and Colorado Wineries put their best snowboot forward to showcase Boulder’s unique culinary arts scene. At the end of the event my fitbit tracked 20,000 steps and my camera totaled 75 pictures. Here’s the best of the best I captured this Sunday for those who attended; those who wished they could’ve but will next year; and those who are just curious about the event in general. Take a look at this year's Taste of Pearl through my personal recap of the day: 

Photo Highlights

I can’t think of any better way to start off this photo blog than a picture of the Pearl Street Mall’s famous tulips. These flowers are tough cookies to handle Colorado’s crazy weather and still look this beautiful doing it.

Japango showed their A-game this weekend by offering up marinated calamari with a Settembre Cellars Dry Rose wine pairing. In spite of the large number of plates that were being prepared, they impressed me with their level of professionalism, even with the littlest details.

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle when you walk through the stores, but preparing food behind the scenes is a huge task to keep the day running smoothly for the restaurants. Check out the lengths Leaf's Vegetarian Restaurant went through to make sure no ticket holder was left unfed.

Art & Soul Gallery was a hit on Sunday, especially when it came to their wine partner Verso Cellars. Seems like I was running back and forth taking countless bottles to wine to check for them. If that’s not a red alert to check them out then I don't know what is.

Maybe it was the smell of the food prepared by Flagstaff Hose, or possibly my shopping addiction, but something in Starr's Clothing Co. store kept me coming back for more. (The final verdict is still TBD).

I think those bottles from Aspen Cellars have more metals on them then I ever won as a kid. (Do participation trophies count?) I guess they just must have had an award winning selection of wine (Ha. Get it? You can laugh now...)

I can't tell you how torturous it was to watch all of these chefs prepare their food and not be able to try it **cue sad puppy dog eyes**. Seeing Jill's Restaurant load up their plates was enough to make me start drooling. But I snuck in a bite or two at the end, (don't tell my boss!!)

Please, indulge me, what could be classier than sipping on wine and shopping at high end retailers? NOTHING. That’s what. Next question please.

Sorry one more... I started my blog out with a tulip picture so it only felt right to end it with one. "Snow, shmow", the flowers are here to stay.

Forty-Five of the best-of-the-best came out Sunday to cook/serve/pour their hearts out and all 45 went home winners. It’s hard to play favorites when each participant is so unique to the Downtown Boulder vibe. So cheers to the hosts, the restaurants, the wineries, the volunteers, and the staff, not to mention everyone who came out for this event. I don't even think I need to ask you if I’ll see you next year because I know I will. So I’ll say it as a statement, see you next year for the 8th annual Taste of Pearl!

Until next time,
Emily

Related Tag: Festivals

Foodie Friday (4/15 - 4/21)

Posted on April 15, 2016

Are you looking to enjoy downtown Boulder’s fabulous foodie scene on the most bang for your buck? Check out this list of restaurant specials and promotions compiled just for you.

As always, check out our online list of Happy Hours for the best in daily drink specials from all of your favorite spots. Looking for somewhere to catch a late bite? Our list of Late Night Eats lets you know whose open. Find a new spot for brunch with our Weekend Brunch list. Want even more to explore? Check out our full list of downtown restaurants.

In this issue...

  1. "Specials this Week" (daily food specials)
  2. "Food-related Events"
  3. "Late Night Happy Hours"
     

Specials this week (April 15 - April 21):

Friday 

  • Aji: Pig Roast Fridays

  • the Attic: $8.95 Fish & Chips

  • Jill's:  Vegan Fridays (lunch from 10:30 am - 1 pm)

Sunday 

  • Centro: Family Night (kids eat free)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • Ku Cha House of Tea: Free Tasting from 1:30 - 4:30 pm

  • West End Tavern: Smoker Sundays (see what Chef Greg is smoking)

Monday 

  • the Attic: $5 Burgers

  • the Corner Bar: "Aw Shucks, It's Monday" ($1 "shucker's choice" oysters from 11 am - close)

  • Japango: All Day Happy Hour Sushi

  • the Kitchen: Community Night Dinner ($35 per person)

  • the Kitchen Upstairs: "Wisdom and Wine" special (beginning at 5:30 get a $40 roasted half chicken from Wisdom Farms over a bed of garlic fries with bottle of house wine - also available all week during happy hour)

  • PMG: 20% off Bottles of Bubbles and small selection of $5 fried snacks (because what goes better than champagne and fried food)

  • West End Tavern: Wings & Whiskey ($.87 wings and ½ priced select whiskey)

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

  • the Attic: All-you-can-eat Spaghetti and Meatballs ($9.95)

  • Japango: All Day $.99 Salmon and Shimp Nigri, Half of Bottles of Wine

  • Tahona: Season Pass Holders get All Night Happy Hour

  • West End Tavern: Extreme Sports Movie Night (featuring food and drink specials)

  • Jill's: Wine Wednesday (half of select bottles and wines)

  • Cured: Hand Rolled Pasta Wednesdays

  • Kilwins: Waffle Cone Wednesday's (buy one get one free)

Thursday 

  • Centro: BBQ Duck Taco ($15)

  • Riffs: Fried Chicken and Bourbon Cocktail ($20 after 4 pm)

  • West End Tavern: Throwback Thursday (DJ, food and drink specials)

  • Cured: Thursday Night Roast Chicken

  • Kilwins: Free Fudge Thursday's (buy one get one free)

 

Food-related events and announcements:

  • Centro breakfast burrito service now begins at 7:30 am (previously 8 am) so you can start enjoying their hearty breakfast creations even earlier. Centro launched a "grab and go" breakfast burrito program last month.
  • All month is Grilled Cheese Month at West End Tavern, try a delicious new cheesy creation each week.
  • Every Wednesday is #WhatsCookinWednesday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Share your Boulder Farmers Market-inspired meals with the hashtag #WhatsCookinWednesday to join in the conversation and Photo Contest by April 27. The Farmers Market is giving away two tickets to a Food Lab Boulder cooking class highlighting Farmers Market Bounty

Saturday (4/16)

Sunday (4/17)

Monday (4/18)

Late Night Happy Hours: (View the complete list of details and daily Happy Hours)

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Related Tag: Dining

Earth Day Blog

Posted on April 13, 2016

Although Every Day Should Be Earth Day...

 

 

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they hold shovels or finish their shower a minute or two early, to, you know, save the Earth! Humans haven't always been kind to Mother Nature but living in a community such as Boulder, everyone knows and understands the importance of Earth Day and what it stands for. Why have one day when you can fill an entire week with events? #BoulderEarthWeek is an opportunity to come together as a community and strive to create the future we hope to see in Boulder and the rest of the world.

“As home to more climate scientists, activists, start-ups and wealth managers per capita than any place on Earth, Boulder is in a unique position to prototype a thriving, sustainable and just community”. - #BoulderEarthWeek’s website

In down-to-earth terms (pun intended) Boulder Earth Week 2016’s mission statement means our community is one of the most forward-thinking towns in the US - which gives us a unique opportunity to start a chain reaction of change. Feel inspired and want to get involved? Here’s a selection of events worth checking out:

  • MONDAY, APRIL 18TH, #BoulderEarthWeek Kick-off party
    • 5 pm - 7 pm @ eTown
    • #BoulderEarthWeek Collaboration Kick-off: a fun, happy hour-style gathering of climate leaders from all sectors. Music and food. Event space is limited.
    • RSVP here
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH, #TogetherWeWill Community Celebration
    • 7 pm - 9 pm (doors at 6 pm) @ eTown
    • #TogetherWeWill: A Community Celebration of People and Planet. An evening to honor community leaders who are embracing the spirit of collaboration and sustainability. Join us for the BoCo Youth Climate Challenge and a visit from the executive director of the Sierra Club, Michael Brune. Music and Food.
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND, 1st Annual Spring Network and Community Clean Up
    • Time is based on shift (sign up here). Check in behind the city of Boulder Urban Parks and Maintenance Facility, 1720 13th street, next to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
    • A neighborhood effort to clean up trash, recycling, and compost. Gather your friends and co-workers for one hour of taking care of our community.
    • Please RSVP by Friday April 15th
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND,  Jill's at the St Julien  Earth Day Vegan Buffet
    • Jill’s Restaurant presents a special 6 course vegan dining experience. The dinner is $49.95 per person and reservations are highly recommended.
    • For questions, or to reserve a table, please call 720-406-7399.

 

So, how will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Maybe, pledge to start buying locally, or plant a tree, how about walking or biking to work? Whether you decide to take action, donate, or just simply spread the word, all Mother Nature wants us to do is to remember to participate this year!

For more information on how to take action during Boulder Earth Week check out their website 
 

Until Next Time,

Emily

 

Related Tag: Holidays

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