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Eatery news: Tid-bits and trends for BoCo foodies


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Openings/Closings

Big Choice Brewing, a 2,500-square-foot brewery and tap room, opened in Broomfield. / Azteca opened on Briggs Street in Erie in the space previously occupied by Delicioso (and countless previous Mexican restaurants). / Miller’s Grille took over the spot previously home to Tutti on South Public Road in Lafayette. / La Revolucion Taqueria Cantina took over the Cactus Wheel space on Main Street in Louisville. / A new tap house will open directly below Southern Sun Pub & Brewery—from the same owners. / Rumor has it that Boulder’s Boxcar Coffee Roasters is opening in Denver and Boom Yogurt Bar will open a second location in Lowery. / Hapa Sushi in Boulder has changed ownership and reopened as Sushi Hana. / Boulder Organic Pizza closed. / Matt Collier, who was a sous chef at The Kitchen and worked in some of the best restaurants in Chicago, was named the new executive chef of T|ACO, which opened in late May at 1175 Walnut St., Boulder.

News

Zagat plans to launch a Colorado restaurant guide for the first time. / Café Aion has begun offering Thursday night communal dinners on their patio at 6 p.m. for $35 per person, excluding beverages./ Travel+Leisure listed Boulder’s Ku Cha House of Tea as one of the best places in America to drink tea. / Boulder Family Farms has a farm stand at 1005 Cherryvale Rd. that operates 24/7 on the honor system. / The Food & Wine 2012 cocktail book includes recipes for Irish coffee from Bryan Dayton of Oak at Fourteenth.

Amuse Bouche

Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar on Dillon Rd. in Louisville offers a vast menu of Italian specialties in a fast-casual atmosphere for lunch with table service at dinner.  We enjoyed the bufala mozzarella with pesto, organic roasted peppers and Parma prosciutto. The parma salad (with walnuts, gorgonzola and pears) and the fresca bruschetta (with eggplant, tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano) were also both a hit.

Events

Every Tuesday from 5–8 p.m., Vista Ridge in Erie hosts a food truck rally with Rollin’ Greens and other local food trucks. / Piece, Love & Chocolate has four classes in June, including Bean-to-Bar-to-Love, How to Build a Cake, Eclairs and Cream Puffs, and Molten Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Creme Brulee. See www.peaceloveandchocolate.com for dates and details. / The Escoffier Cooking School hosts chef Suvir Sarah for a two-day workshop on Indian cuisine June 16–17. / Dining out days for the Boulder County AIDS Project returns June 17 at Pizzeria da Lupo. Check other dining out days on the BCAP website, www.bcap.org. / Colterra offers “The Thrill of the Grill” as part of its cooking class series, June 24. / The Uprooted dinner series from Terroir in Longmont returns on June 24 at Colorado’s Best Beef in Boulder. / VegFest Colorado will take place July 7–8 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Colorado.

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Lacy is an award-winning food writer and blogger. She lives in Westminster with her family. Google

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