Downtown Boulder's Taste of Pearl - SOLD OUT

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Downtown Boulder’s culinary extravaganza sells out for the second consecutive year

[Boulder, CO]  April 10, 2013 –   For the second year, Downtown Boulder, Inc.’s Taste of Pearl has reached attendance capacity prior to the event date.  Because of this, there will be no additional tickets sold.  Just over 500 attendees will enjoy this one-of-a-kind food and wine festival on Sunday (April 21) from 2 – 6 p.m.  (Tickets for Taste of Pearl 2014 will go on sale in mid-March.)

Taste of Pearl marks a unique collaboration between Downtown Boulder boutiques, some of Boulder’s most celebrated chefs and the state’s thriving wine industry.  The event features a delectable array of offerings from 15 local restaurants paired with 15 Colorado wineries.

After its wildly successful debut in 2010, Taste of Pearl received the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence – Best Promotional Event in 2011 from Downtown Colorado, Inc.    Downtown Boulder is excited to welcome several new restaurants, wineries and hosts to this year’s lineup.  Participants include:

Restaurants: Aji Latin American Restaurant, Beehive, Brasserie Ten Ten, Centro Latin Kitchen, Flagstaff House, Frasca Food and Wine/Frasca Caffe, The Kitchen [Next Door], Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Mateo, The Mediterranean, OAK at Fourteenth, Pizzeria Locale, Q’s Restaurant, Riff’s Urban Fare and SALT the Bistro.

Wineries: Aspen Peak Cellars, Augustina’s Winery, Avanti Winery, Balistreri Vineyards, Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery, Ciatano Winery, Garfield Estates Winery, Garrett Estate Cellars, Jack Rabbit Hill Winery, Redstone Meadery, Settembre Cellars, Snowy Peaks Winery, Turquoise Mesa Winery and Verso Cellars.

Hosts: Art & Soul Gallery, Art Source International, Athleta, Barbara & Company, Boulder Book Store, Design Within Reach, Earthwood Gallery, Gaiam Living, Island Farm, Oliverde, Patagonia, Pedestrian Shops, Retail Therapy, Starr’s Clothing & Weekends.

"We are thrilled that there is so much excitement for this event,” said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder, Inc. "The fact that we’ve sold out so early this year, shows us that we’ve come up with a concept that people truly enjoy and one that benefits downtown retail and restaurants tremendously.”  Event Director, Anna Salim added, “I love hearing attendees talk about the new boutique(s) that they’ve discovered thanks to the event and to witness the phenomenal reactions to the restaurants and wineries.”

A portion of the events proceeds will benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa), a local non-profit helping those in Broomfield and Boulder counties whose immediate need for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency.   Over the past three years,  Taste of Pearl has raised over $23,000 to support efaa’s mission.

The fourth annual Taste of Pearl is presented by Flatirons Bank; supported by the Daily Camera, 5280 Magazine, Eldorado Natural Springs Water & Eco Products and produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI).

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About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)

Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.  (



Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
Anna Salim, Event Director
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
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