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Openings/Closings

Rocket Fizz Boulder, a “soda pop and candy shop,” opened on Pearl Street. Twirl Boulder, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, opened on 15th St. West Flanders Brewing Company opened in the former BJ’s space on Pearl St. Harold’s Restaurant & Lounge opened in the space formerly occupied by Fusion adjacent to the Plaza Hotel in Longmont. Rincon Argentina Boulder is under construction at Folsom and Arapahoe. Much-missed Juanita’s will have a kind of resurrection as former cook Dylan Moore closes his Denver restaurants Deluxe and Delite to reopen as Juanita’s.

News

Comida launched its new happy hour with food and drink specials. The Colorado Chautauqua Association announced that Three Leaf Concepts, owners of the Dushanbe Tea House and The Huckleberry restaurants among others, will take over operations of the Chautauqua Dining Hall beginning Oct. 15. The Louisville outpost of Smiling Moose Deli celebrated its fifth anniversary in September.

Events

The Bitter Bar and FORK Social Lab will host a sausage making class Oct. 14 and a sauce making class Oct. 21. Tickets available through FORK’s website. Asti d’Italia has paired up with Color Me Mine pottery painting for a ladies’ night at Asti with family-style appetizers and wine to enjoy while painting pottery on Oct. 17. Reservations recommended.

Amuse Bouche

Kachina Southwestern Grill, which took over the former O’s space at the Westin in Westminster, offers a variety of northern New Mexico-inspired dishes that range from $4 Navajo tacos (served on fry bread instead of tortillas) to $50 bone-in bison rib eye specials. It puts a fresh twist on Southwest classics with entrees like duck confit Frito pie and lobster posole. A server will grill corn for you tableside and ask about the “Chef and the Butcher” specials with meats from local ranches. Dinner here was delightful, drinks were strong and tasty, and the luxurious patio an excellent place to relax.

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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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