Openings and Closings
Poppy Café opened in the Peloton Building in Boulder. Boulder got new brewery when Wild Woods Brewery opened on Conestoga Court. Oskar Blues is opening CHUBurgers in Longmont in 2013. Lucky’s Market will expand to Longmont in 2013. Arlene’s Bistro and Creperie moved into the former Crepes á la Carte space on Broadway. Spirit Hound Distillers opened in Lyons, specializing in gin and, soon, whiskey. Oak at Fourteenth will a second restaurant, Acorn, in the Denver River North neighborhood. Pickled Lemon is closing its location on The Hill in Boulder and looking for new digs. Apeizza opened in the former Angelo’s Pizza Parlour, and Headliners Pub and Pizza opened in the former spot of Hanna’s; both on South Boulder Road in Lafayette.
Edwin Zoe, owner of Zoe Mama, became CEO of Radda Tratoria. The executive sushi chef of 95a, Craig Amidon, has moved to Sushi Leo in Longmont.
I was duly impressed by the soft opening of Lucky’s Bakehouse & Creamery. The shop is adorable, but more importantly, the sweets are delectable. We loved the red velvet cupcakes and the gluten-free s’mores cookies as well as the caramel brownies. They serve coffee and gelato, making this a perfect stop to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Bitter Bar has live music every Thursday night beginning at 9 p.m. with no cover. The St. Julien’s Gingerbread Teas started Nov. 24. They sell out quickly, so make reservations. Illegal Pete’s will be hosting Illegal X-Mas parties at both Boulder locations on Dec. 15. Black Cat is offering a special Christmas Eve dinner for $55 or $86 with paired wine. Reservations required. Arugula will host a Barolo Wine Dinner with Mauro Molino Wines on Jan. 10. Reservations are required.