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Food News – August 2018


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Get your grub on at the James Beard Award Celebrity Chef Tour on Sept. 8 at Black Cat. The dinner will feature some of the area’s most celebrated chefs as well as a few out-of-state folks. Beleza Coffee Bar is expected to open around Halloween at the former flagship site of Vic’s Espresso, and will be owned and operated by former Vic’s barista and Ozo Coffee co-owner Greg Lefcourt and his partner Nafisa Ramos. Tangerine is opening its third location in Longmont at the former Sun Rose Cafe in spring of 2019. Fifth Annual Boulder County Beer Fest kicks off on Aug. 18 with the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond will offering up samples of various brews, live music and food. Wino and hoedowns at Grapes and Grass on Aug. 24 and 25. The wine and bluegrass festival in the heart of downtown Boulder, features two days of music, wine, and food, as well as wine tastings and food talk with private chefs and master sommeliers.Unnamed Beer Company is expected to open its first location on 55th Street sometime in August. New restaurant on the block: Lunetta Italian opened at the end of June at the former Arugula spot. Get some Dim Sum, Moroccan favorites, and Spanish tapas, to the foods of Provence and Israel, take a journey in culinary delights with classes at Food Lab Boulder. River and Woods and Acreage Cider House and Tap chef Daniel Asher is opening a new Israeli restaurant in Denver soon. The site of the Pop-Up, which closed in May, loses its tavern license but will likely reopen as a ‘food hall restaurant’ called Nomad Station. Dinner and a movie or both at once? A film screening of the short documentary, “The Truth About Food” will play at Etown on Aug. 15. Louisville couple gets into canine cuisine with a food truck for dogs, you might see it cruising around this summer. All aboard! The Brewhop Trolley in Longmont offers a hop-on, hop-off brewery tour service every Saturday with a recently added Gunbarrel and Niwot loop. Two Longmont breweries shut their doors: Skeye Brewing and Open Door Brewing are no more, but Open Door will continue brewing at another location, although the taproom will remain closed.

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