Because the next YS issue does not come out until mid-August, we wanted to make sure our readers were updated on local foodie happenings. Here, tid bits and foodnik trends for the month of June (and part of July):
Boulder sports hub The Lazy Dog has announced a second location in Erie’s Village at Vista Shopping Center, taking up the old spot of abandoned Benchwarmer’s Tavern and Grill; they expect to open in mid-July. /With locations in Boulder and Denver, Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar opened a new restaurant at 123 North College Ave. in Old Town Fort Collins. /From the people who brought you Tahona Tequila Bistro and Sushi Tora comes an intimate restaurant that shares a kitchen with Tahona in downtown Boulder: The Pearl Street Steak House. Look for its opening late this summer. /Though Juanita’s closed its doors in March, Pearl Street officially says goodbye to the Mexican-food eatery after owners ditched a plan to re-invent the restaurant. /This September, popular Denver breakfast stop, Snooze, will make its Boulder debut at 1617 Pearl St. /The Italian Angelo’s Apeizza e Cucina is now open in downtown Lafayette at 300 South Public Rd. /The cheaper, pub-style The Kitchen [Next Door] (pictured) opened in a chic spot just west of the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder—not surprisingly, next door to The Kitchen. /A second Longmont Noodles & Co. is set to open on north Main Street this December. /A new La Mariposa opened at 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd. in Longmont. /Still a year away, Sprouts announced it will finally come to Longmont’s Fairgrounds Marketplace in summer 2012. /Farm owner Jim Docheff announced that Diamond D Dairy-brand milk will no longer be available, due to a financial decision. His farm will remain open, otherwise. /The people behind Rose’s Hot Dawgs, a stand hot dog in Longmont that closed in 2002, are making a comeback with Celestial Dawgs, open outside of Warren Appliance on Main Street, Tuesdays through Saturdays. /Georgia Boys BBQ has set up shop in a 110-year-old house at 237 Collyer St., Longmont. /Udi’s is now sporting pita bread at it’s brand new Pickled Lemon, which serves Middle Eastern food on The Hill, Boulder. /The movie-themed Louisville Rex opened at 817 Main St., in the former spot of Alley Cat. /A sign at 503 South Public Rd. says it will be the future home of the Five 03 Café. More details to come. /An 11,000-square-foot void on 13th, between Pearl and Spruce—the former home of b.side Lounge and The Draft House—has been filled with Los Oasis Latin Grill and Cerveceria and Shug’s Low Country Cuisine. /The barbecue masters behind Waterloo are so close to opening Lulu’s in downtown Louisville you can smell it (literally, rich, smokey, bbq fumes are wafting through the air outside the 701 B Main St. locale). Expect the “coming soon” sign to turn into a “now open” sign any minute.
The classic Greenbriar Inn, located near Lefthand Canyon on the Foothills Highway, is updating its traditional vibe with renovations and is expected to be complete in early August. /The Healthy Gourmet’s new app The Healthy Gourmet: Inspired Eats features gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options in addition to other recipes. It’s available on the iTunes store for $2.99. /All summer long, Mateo will serve half-priced mussels on “Mussel Mondays.” /The Pinyon now features brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm.
Frasca chef Lachlan McKinnon Paterson’s recipes are being featured in a series in the Wall Street Journal; he also revealed to Travel & Leisure that he loves to track down the Comida Food Truck for lunch. /Sunset Magazine debated which city had more foodie cred: Boulder or Denver. We don’t want to spoil the outcome, but let’s just say…we would have picked a different winner. /Black Cat Farm Table Bistro chef Eric Skokan shared a chilled cucumber soup recipe in the June Food & Wine.
On July 9, Mile High Swappers offers a chance to B.Y.O. homegrown or homemade food in exchange for someone else’s treats. The event will be held in West Washington Park Community Garden in Denver from 11am-1pm (If you go, keep an eye out for YS foodie Lacy Boggs and her jams). /Boulder’s Mateo will head to Lafayette for its second annual Farm Dinner at Isabelle Farms on July 11. Tickets are $80 per person. /Colterra Food and Wine in Niwot announced a Wine Dinner on July 28 featuring a four-course dinner paired with French wine for $65 per person. /12Seasons chef Robert N. Corey will prepare Dinner in the Country, a nin-course feast held in a NoBo country home for $90 per person on Aug. 6. /The 28th annual A Taste of Colorado, a foodie paradise with entertainment and activities, will be held in the Civic Center Park in Denver over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5. atasteofcolorado.com /In July and August, Terroir Restaurant will present it’s annual Terroir Uprooted series, a chance to serve dinners at several local farms. Dates at terroir-restaurant.com /It’s time for tea connoisseurs of Colorado to unite at the 12th annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, held from July 23-24 at the Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder.
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