J Wells Brewery opened on 49th St. in Boulder. /Ian Clark will be leaving Jax Boulder to open BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats in Boulder in April. /Fresh Thymes Eatery is slated to open in the former Elephant Hut location in the Steel Yards this spring. /Rumor has it that Boxed, a California-based pizza company, will take over the former Pickled Lemon space on the Hill. /Folsom Street Coffee closed in Boulder. /Paul Roberts of Two Dog Diner is taking over the old 7West location in Longmont to open Joe’s Restaurant. /The Corner, a new restaurant offering healthy fare and local baked goods, opened on the Hill in Boulder. /Under the Sun, from the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery family, opened in Boulder. /Larkburger opened a new location in Broomfield near 120th Ave. and Sheridan. /Very Nice Brewing Co. opened in Nederland. /The Porch Deli Market in Louisville expanded their space to include more seating. /Westminster’s Little Brazil relocated to Wheat Ridge. /Zanitas in Boulder closed, as did Tossa Pizza.
The Sink celebrates its 90th birthday in 2013, with a birthday bash planned for this summer. /TheDailyMeal.com listed Frasca as one of the 101 best restaurants in America. /Denver.Eater.com named Café Aion’s Joanna Powell Denver’s hottest chef by an online poll. /Dishcrawl had its first food tour in Boulder. /Twisted Pine Brewing Company received a business incentive package from the city of Boulder to expand. /Cured announced the addition of “The Larder,” a micro-grocer inside their Boulder location. /Suerte Tequila, a Boulder-based artisan tequila, has popped up on cocktail menus and in liquor stores across Boulder. /Oak at Fourteenth was featured in Food & Wine for their “lighter” cocktails. /Several Colorado received Good Food awards: Syntax Spirits, Dancing Pine Distillery, Leopold Bros., Avalanche Cheese Company, Ritual Chocolate and Serendipity Confections.
On a cold and snowy evening, I popped into the Corner Bar at the Boulderado for a late supper. For $6, the roasted chicken gumbo with Andouille sausage, basmati rice and fried okra was a steal and deliciously warming. The hit of the table was the meatloaf on special for the night, smothered in mozzarella and a rich tomato sauce. The flourless chocolate cake made its way around the table to our delight.
“BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap” is open at the Boulder History Museum. /Downtown Bolder will hold a Dishcrawl on March 27 at 7 pm. Tickets at dishcrawl.com/pearlstreet2. /Colorado Craft Brew Week will take place March 18–24; tickets at coloradocraftbeerweek.com. /BookCliff Vineyards will host its Wine and Food Pairing series with John Platt of Q’s on March 21.