It’s all new, that’s why it’s called news. But this is the important stuff. No budget committees or drama. This news is nourishing. Enjoy your monthly food news round-up. Go forth and keep that belly happy:
• Spring doesn’t just happen here in foodie paradise – it erupts. As the ice melts and the mud flows, restaurants and breweries break out the patio furniture and unleash the umbrellas. Let’s see what’s on the menu for your calendars.
• Taste of Pearl on April 19 takes pass holders on a journey through Boulder’s food scene, galleries and boutiques. This is a ticketed event for 21+. We might dress up for this. Check their site to see if flip flops are allowed, though.
• Looking for another upwardly mobile affair? An Evening with Wine and Food at Bookcliff Vineyards includes a three course dinner and a chance to meet a real life chef, Matt Collier, who sources all his ingredients from local farmers and ranchers. $65.00, but some of us spend that at Starbucks in three days, so go for this platinum treat. Bring your instagraming skills to this fete.
• Feeling altruistic, but not towards people? Animals need you. Volunteer at the EFAA Pet Food Bank in Boulder on April 23. Sponsored by the Colorado Pet Pantry, Must be 13+. Do good, feed the pets.
• Don’t be holier than thou – get old school “spiritual” with a fresh brew at Dickens Theater in Longmont on Sundays for Beer and Hymns Northern Colorado on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. While attendees sing along with vintage hymns and pop songs from the 60, 70, 80, and 90s, the beer flows and the super savory menu is available to all who gather. Event is open to all, $5 to join in.
• Want to show off your high I.Q.? Liquid Mechanics Brewing in Lafayette holds trivia night on Wednesday nights 7:30-9:30 p.m. First place winners get $25 gift certificates. Free pint cards are doled out through the night. Don’t spend it all in one place, friends.
• What the cluck? We’re still trying to wrap our head around this one, and that usually means it’s gonna be fun. Chicken Fight, The Denver Fried Chicken Championships 2020, will happen May 21 from 6-10 p.m. at Mile High Spirits in Denver. Tickets are $60-120 but we spend our money on food fights like this. The event is part of the Denver Fried Chicken and Whiskey Festival. We can’t…but, we will.
• Feeling naughty? The Improper City Can Fest is duly unruly and fun. Beer Fest hosts over 20 breweries, delicious food options from food truck vendors, with contests for best beer and best can design from local artists. Can Fest is April 25 with $35 advance tickets including unlimited tastings and a Can Fest tasting glass. $40 at the door, folks.
• We were saddened to hear about the closing of Old Chicago Pizza in Longmont. While that location closed due to poor financial performance, shops in Greeley, Broomfield, Westminster and Loveland remain open. Maybe give them some love.
• We are all sad that #theRona has hit our favorite industry the hardest. While we know many shops have temporarily closed to save money and lives, and while many have limited hours, we’re happy to be able to support many of our local shops that are still open and we encourage you to go online to yellowscene.com to see the our publisher’s article on supporting local. Let’s be there for each other.