Tiffin’s, a vegetarian Indian restaurant opened at 416 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder, specializing in vegetarian proteins that go beyond tofu. While a date has not yet been set, Oak at Fourteenth hopes to reopen early this fall, after a fire earlier this year required a complete remodel of the space. Magnolia Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Lafayette closed and has reopened under new ownership as 95a Bistro and Sushi. Cured cheese shop opened at 1825 Pearl St. in Boulder, offering cheese, meats, some produce and specialty items. The Super Mini Walnut Café opened at 2770 Arapahoe Rd., Suite 116, in the Atlas Valley shopping center in Lafayette. Riff’s Urban Fare is slated to open this month at 1115 Pearl St. in Boulder serving small plates of seasonal, international dishes.
Lucky’s Market in Boulder added its own organic farm and now offers produce “organically grown 3 miles away.” Bon Appetit named the wine list at Pizzeria Locale one of its top-five one-page wine lists.
Best of the Month
Tasty Waldorf-style chicken salad sandwich and fries at Off Campus Cafe in Lafayette. Melt-in-your-mouth beef and lamb kebabs with roasted eggplant and a pickled lemon margarita at Pickled Lemon in Boulder. An astonishingly beautiful squash blossom galette from Terroir. Linguini with pesto, corn and green beans at Salt that tasted like summer on a plate. Tostada with nectarine and smoky bacon at Tahona—a fascinating taste sensation. Roast pork loin with pickled “tongues of fire” beans and green tomatoes at The Pinyon that made us want to lick the plate. Strawberry margarita cake and the amazing vegan, gluten-free Boulder Chocolate cake from Kim and Jake’s Cakes. A fresh, nut-crusted filet of trout with house-made farmer’s cheese and peaches on bed of fresh greens at Zucca in Louisville.
On Sept. 25, Bloom at Flatiron Crossing will host cooking demonstrations paired with a three-course meal. Call 720.887.2800 for reservations. Centro Latin Kitchen hosts its Hatch Green Chile Festival & Cookoff on Sept. 11 featuring street food, restaurant specials and fresh roasted chiles. The annual “Feast In The Fields” in conjunction with the Colorado Mountain Winefest takes place Sept. 16 in Palisade with chef Eric Skokan at the helm. Sponsored by the Aar River Gallery, the Historic Westminster Orchard Festival Bake-Off will take place Oct. 8 from 10am–6pm. The second annual Boulder Country Dinner, presented by 12Seasons, will be held Oct. 1 in Niwot. Call 303.667.3768 or email 12Seasons@comcast.net for information and reservations. Flagstaff House celebrates its 40th anniversary on Oct. 16 with an anniversary gala. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation. Tickets are $125 and reservations are available