This month, there’s plenty of summer restaurant news to talk about. Mono Mono Korean Fried Chicken has finally made use of the beer making equipment it inherited when it took over the former UTurn Barbeque space in Lafayette. They’ve created a 4.8% ABV rice lager made with Sorachi Ace hops. A town over in Louisville, Main Street’s Waterloo is getting a historically-focused facelift to its 6,700, circa-1900s era building. During the process, they’ve moved to a temporary location just down the street.
A few towns away in Erie, beloved brunch spot Lucille’s put out the much anticipated welcome mat for their new location in Old Town Erie. Empanada maker Gaucho de Argentina is available for sale directly to the public again after closing their brick and mortar location last year. They made their re-debut at the Erie Farmer’s Market on Thursdays.
In Boulder, finding a new tenant for the old Ska Brewstillery space on Arapahoe didn’t take too long. Boulder Social is moving into the space. Just a few miles away, Efrains has moved to Canyon Blvd. on the north side of McGuckin’s where Shine restaurants used to be.
Area-wide, there’s now a food delivery service that creates nutritious, satisfying meals just for postpartum mothers. It’s called Doula at your Door and was founded by area doula Sarah Venzara and her husband, a chef and food photographer. The pair created meals that support lactation, digestion, and overall health. Most importantly, new parents can focus on settling in with their families, not cooking.
We are closely watching for area farm to table dinners and, at this point, know of just a couple. Black Cat Farm is starting their dinners and anyone interested can start the information process by calling 303-444-5500. Ollin Farms is having theirs as well kicked off with a first dinner by Farms Eats Direct and music by Antonio Lopez.
Elsewhere, statewide, the 2022 James Beard Award Winners for the Mountain Region have been announced. Caroline Glover of Annette in Aurora took home the prize, coming in ahead of a Colorado-slate of nominees including Boulder County’s beloved Erik Skokan.