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Restaurant Rumblings


Eat Much Slower
These days, eating out is hurried affair—get in, order, eat, get out. But the Boulder Slow Food Movement is countering this quick-eat American trend by hosting events throughout the year designed to rebuild an appreciation for what we eat. Next up, The Cork Restaurant’s Wild Mushroom, Beer and Wine Dinner on Oct. 5, featuring the, ahem, magical properties and possibilities of mushrooms. Apparently, this same dinner was a success back in 2006, so make reservations. The Cork is at 3295 30th St., Boulder.

Frasca on the Move
Already one the most esteemed restaurants in Boulder, Frasca Food and Wine is about to get some new digs that could bust the popular Italian eatery into a new realm. Plans are in the works for a three-story building to be finished next winter on the northeast corner of Pearl and Ninth streets. The building will be named after the late Boulder City Councilman Tom Eldrige (of Tom’s Tavern notoriety). It will be anchored by Frasca, which will move down the street to expand to 5,000 square feet. The building is expected to get a LEED gold certification, too. There will be photovoltaic panels and several vegetable gardens for Frasca’s use on the roof. For information on Frasca, 1738 Pearl St., call 303.442.6966.

Elk Running Estes
Estes Park is known for more than just the Stanley Hotel, or at least it should be. For example, the Elk Fest. Featuring seminars, elk tours, bugling, and, perhaps most importantly, a sampling of edible elk products including barbecue and fine elk cuisine, this makes for a good excuse to head up to the Gateway of the Rockies. The festival runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at Bond Park, Estes Park. Call 970.586.6104 for info.

New Name, Same Plates
There are many Siamese Plates around. So in an effort to stand out from the mini-chain, the independently owned Broomfield location has changed it’s name. We introduce Zo Sushi and Japanese, an upscale Thai and Japanese fusion restaurant. For info on Zo, 1275 E. 1st Ave., Broomfield, call 720.566.0161.

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