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Eatery News: May 2011

Published on: May 20th, 2011

Openings/Closings

Tres Pupusas, a favorite at the Boulder County Farmer’s Market, opened a brick-and-mortar cafe at 2825 Wilderness Place, Suite 500 in Boulder. /The salad slinger, Mad Greens, recently opened a new location at 2341 Clover Basin Dr. in Longmont. /Briggs Station—Colorado Grille opened at 51 Erie Parkway in Erie. /Alfalfa’s Market opened on Earth Day at its original location at 1651 Broadway in Boulder. /Five Guys Burger and Fries, the Chicago burger chain Obama and Biden famously visited in the Windy City, has opened an outlet on The Hill at 1143 13th St. /Alec Schuler of Arugula is opening two new restaurants this year next to his
original space: Tangerine will open for breakfast and lunch and Amaro will be an extension of Arugula offering hand-crafted cocktails in a lounge setting. Both are set to open in June. /Georgia Boys BBQ, currently a sack-lunch delivery service, is looking for a permanent retail location in Boulder County. They hope to open by June. /In Centennial, construction started in April on the state’s first Steak ‘n Shake. (Who do those Centennial folks know? First Ikea, now Steak ‘n Shake…) /Smiling Moose Deli plans to open a new store in Boulder. /FlatIron Crossing has a few new food outlets including The Dessert Stand cupcake cart, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, frozen yogurt store Red Mango and Street Legal Burgers to be operated by the owners of Street Legal Pizza. /StrEat Chefs, the mobile food offering from Hosea Rosenberg, is officially putting the AirStream in the garage, citing problems with regulations for food trucks in Boulder. The chef hopes to open a new restaurant in Boulder by the end of the year. /The long-awaited K2 Coffee opened on Wells Street in downtown Erie.

News

Too late to save StrEat Chefs, Boulder officials announced new rules for mobile food trucks, allowing them to sell from the city’s rights-of-way in industrial zone districts, or as part of an organized special event. Reportedly because of objections from brick-and-mortar restaurants, food trucks would still not be allowed to operate downtown. /The Pub at Boulder Beer Co. is now open on Saturdays from noon to 8pm. /Boulder institution Lucile’s has opened an outpost in Littleton, so our South Metro friends can learn the beauty of the biscuits as well. /Executive chef Kevin Kidd and beverage manager Evan Faber of SALT will headline the 20th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade this September.

Kudos

Café Aion’s chef Dakota Soifer offered Bon Appetite magazine a recipe for warm potato and tuna salad for their feature on using canned tuna. /Frasca and Denver’s Fruition both earned a spot on Grub Street New York’s list of 100 best pastas in the country.

Events

Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and Black Cat chef Eric Skokan—and two kid assistants—will participate in an Iron Chef-style competition at ZisBoomBah’s Pick Chow! Kid’s Cook-off 1pm May 30 during the Boulder Creek Festival. pcaa.zisboombah.com /The Big Eat, May 22 at Union Station in Denver, features food and drink from some of Denver’s best independent restaurants and breweries. $20 for entry and food; drinks and games extra. eatdenver.com/community/bigea /The Colorado Winefest Denver will be held at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, June 10 and June 11, and will offer tastes from many of Colorado’s wineries and local restaurants. ColoradoWineFest.com /The second annual Boulder SourFest—featuring more than 80 sour ales—will take place on June 11 at Avery Brewing in Boulder. Tickets are $45 and will be capped at 450. averybrewing.com /A sign at 10th Ave. and Hwy. 287 in Broomfield announces that the space will be home to a new Broomfield farmer’s market beginning in June. /Niwot’s Colterra unveiled its “Tastes of Summer” happy hour in its patio gardens 4–6:30pm daily with cocktails and small plates.

An Aurora couple will get free Smashburgers for a year after having their wedding reception at the joint. Would you make that deal? E-mail foodie@yellowscene.com.

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