Alright, everybody, it’s here. The news you’ve been anxiously awaiting, and probably salivating over. We’ll cut to the chase.
First up: If you’ve been waiting as impatiently as we have for a stroll through the farmers market, we have amazing news: Boulder and Longmont markets will be opening a whole month earlier than usual! Opening day was on April 7, and they go through Nov. 17. Don’t miss out next week! · Cured closed its doors in the Boulder’s West End, but have no fear: They’ll continue serving up your favorite meats and cheeses (and those outrageous pretzel dogs on Fridays) at their East Pearl location. · Since we’re on a slow food kick, we wanted to give you a heads up about a Slow Food Boulder County event: rub elbows with members of the local food community at The Roost on May 23 from 5-7pm for happy hour. You could also join in on a cheese class at Cure Farm on May 6 at 2pm. Rumor also has it they’re also considering locations and chefs for some community-style feasts in BoCo that will showcase, dare we say it, up to eight different chefs and adult beverage specialists—that’s per event, friends. · Five businesses on east Pearl Street in Boulder, including Snarf’s Sandwiches and Jet’s Espressoria, will be displaced by a high-end townhome development plan, though the date is as yet unannounced. · This month, Pasta Jay’s in Boulder celebrates 30 years of business! To keep the party going all year round, they’re making first Mondays’ Spaghetti Nights a throwback to when they opened in 1988: in both cases, a meal is only $2.99. · Harpo’s Sports Grill in Boulder closed its doors after 15 years of serving up raucous game viewings with giant sides of pub fair. · Two new restaurants have settled into downtown Boulder. Taking the place of Sushi Tora, Edwin Zoe (as in Zoe Ma Ma) will be serving up a menu reminiscent of the Pacific Rim in a new setting, Chimera. Corrida, a Spanish steak restaurant featuring a menu inspired by the Basque Country and the Mediterranean, has perched on a rooftop spot at 1023 Walnut Street that promises a fantastic mountain view. The masterminds behind Corrida are Bryan Dayton from Acorn, Oak at Fourteenth, and Brider, with chef Amos Watts of Old Major, Acorn, and Jax Fish House (the Denver location). · If you feel like exploring the technical side of coffee and trying new roasts, Ampersand Coffee Roasters have public “cupping” sessions every first Saturday. Sessions cost $25, and include a bag of your favorite beans, a $10 gift card to Ampersand, and a tour of their laboratory. The next one is May 5. · Once again, the harvest season is almost here, and it’s time to think about investing in Community Supported Agriculture. Whether you want fresh vegetables, meat, or dairy, Boulder County farmers have got you covered. Check out 63rd Street Farm, Cure Organic Farm, Aspen Moon Farm, Black Cat Farm, Boulder Family Farms, Kilt Farm, Miller Farms, and so many more. · Got leftover pesos from spring break? Centro Mexican Kitchen is offering a unique opportunity to cash them in every Saturday and Sunday in exchange for brunch. Now you can reminisce about your holiday over huevos rancheros and a grapefruit margarita.