Murray’s Cheese Shop has opened inside two of Boulder’s three King Soopers stores. / Tossa, a new fast-casual concept from the owners of Smashburger, opened at 2400 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. / Minglewood, a Grateful Dead deli, opened on Conestoga Street in Boulder. / Robin Chocolates celebrated the grand opening of its new retail location on Airport Road in Longmont. / Oak at Fourteenth announced it would re-open Dec. 15 after nearly a year of post-fire rehab following a booming first six months. / At 1035 Pearl St., in Boulder, Pearl Street Steak Room, opened in late November, owned by Mara and Peter Soutiere of Sushi Tora and Tahona Tequila Bistro. / Nothing Bundt Cakes opened at 10449 Town Center Dr. in Westminster. The shop, you guessed it, sells only bundt cakes. nothingbundtcakes.com.
Boulder’s Amu Sake Bar and Restaurant hired a new chef, Mune Taira, the first to be dedicated solely to Amu. / Naraya Thai and Sushi Restaurant in Boulder celebrated its first anniversary. / Former Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and celebrity bartender James Lee have announced they are partnering on a farm, a catering company and a restaurant. / Flagstaff House Restaurant was one of only four Colorado restaurants awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s four-star award. / The Meritage Restaurant at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield has a new menu inspired by French cuisine. / Comida taco truck signed a lease on a permanent space in Prospect New Town in Longmont. / Beloved chef/owner of Strings in Denver, Noel Cunningham, died unexpectedly at age 62. / Frasca Food and Wine was recognized as one of OpenTable’s top 100 American restaurants. / Colorado-based Smashburger took the top spot in Forbes magazine’s America’s Most Promising Companies list. / The owners of Boulder’s Frasca Food and Wine announced they will operate the fresh-food market at Denver Union Station if Union Station Neighborhood Co., one of two teams competing for the bid, gets the thumbs up to redevelop it.
Best of the Month
Excellent duck quesadillas and fried sweetbreads at Tahona Tequila Bar in Boulder. / Sweet and spicy molasses cookies and habanero mole truffles at Robin Chocolates in Longmont. / “Sandwich I Am” egg and sausage sandwich with smoked cheddar hollandaise at Snooze AM Eatery in Boulder.
The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 Foothills Hwy., Boulder, will host a Christmas Eve Dinner Dec. 24. Reservations are suggested, call 303.440.7979
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