Big Choice Brewing Company brings a craft brewery to Broomfield and Echo Brewing opened in Firestone. La Revolucion Taqueria y Cantina opened on Main St. in Louisville next to Lulu’s, and Miller’s Grille opened on S. Public Rd. in Lafayette. Bramble & Hare, a “farmhouse kitchen and pub” by Eric Skokan of The Black Cat, opened in Boulder next to The Black Cat. Beehive opened in Boulder in the old Saxy’s Café space on 10th St., and World Café opened in Boulder on the west end of Pearl St. where Cuvee Wine Bar & Bistro recently closed. Dizzy Donuts opened a permanent space in Boulder, making it the only donut shop in the People’s Republic. Upslope announced plans for the addition of a second brewery and taproom in Boulder. Comida of Longmont plans to open a second location in Denver. H|Burger took over The Pinyon’s space in Boulder, while Pinyon chef Theo Adley has started a catering company. Bloom at FlatIron Crossing closed in June, and Tutti in Lafayette shut its doors in May.
Dushanbe Tea House won the Nature’s Plate People’s Choice award for the greenest restaurant in Boulder from the Nature Conservancy of Colorado. Chris Donato, general manager of Pizzeria Locale, was named one of Eater.com’s Young Guns Class of 2012. Roma’s Catering’s burritos can now be purchased at Whole Foods, Alfalfa’s, Lucky’s Market, and several coffee shops in the area. Flagstaff House hired a new wine director, Melanie Kaman, in May and won their 29th Wine Spectator Grand Award. Smart Balance Inc. purchased Udi’s Healthy Foods LLC in June, and Mrs. Fields relocated its corporate headquarters to Broomfield.
After a memorable experience at Pica’s Mexican Taqueria in Boulder for their “El Milagro del Cerdo” (the miracle of the pig) family-style dinner (by special order only), I returned to try a few tacos off the regular menu. All the street-style tacos we tried were excellent, but extra points go to the hanger steak tacos. We’ll definitely be back to sample the enchiladas, smothered burritos and shrimp tacos—about which we’ve heard miraculous things.
Growing Gardens hosts its 13th annual iCultiva! Harvest Dinner Aug. 4; visit growinggardens.org/cultiva-harvest-dinner for details. Blackbelly Catering and Isabelle Farm will collaborate on a farm dinner Aug. 11; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and reservations. The Greenbriar Inn will host a garden harvest dinner Aug. 16. Terroir’s popular Uprooted farm dinner series continues with three more dates in Aug. and one in Sept; visit terroir-restaurant.com/events for info. Zolo Grill will partner with Isabelle Farm for two farm dinners on Aug. 27 and Oct. 1.