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Foodie Friday


There's a good reason Bon Appétit called Boulder, America's Foodiest Town. This weekly blog will help you understand why!  Every Friday, check out downtown's food scene and all the incredible opportunities available to tantalize your taste buds!  Check out this list of restaurant specials and promotions compiled weekly - just for YOU!  


Photo Credit: Fuji Cafe & Bar

Food-Related Events and Announcements: January 27, 2023

Happy Friday, foodies! Bundle up and take a trip to downtown Boulder to feast on this week’s food specials. 

Did you know that Fuji Cafe & Bar offers drink specials every Friday and Saturday? Sip on $3 kombucha, $3 beer, $4 sake and $5 wine to kick off your weekend. And if you’re looking for all the cozy vibes, enjoy a Sherpa Chai Latte with miso soup and fresh dumplings. This is the perfect spot to catch up with some old friends over a few drinks!

Your Super Bowl party just got tastier! Rooted Craft Kitchen, located in Avanti Boulder, is now taking pre-orders for the Super Bowl. To-go options guaranteed to score with your friends include Nashville chicken wings, homemade craft mac & cheese and arugula salad. Orders can be placed online (get yours in ASAP!) and picked up on Sunday, February 12 before the game.

Got a sweet tooth? Swing by Ben and Jerry's to satisfy your cravings with high-quality sourced ice cream. If you are lactose-intolerant or vegan, pick from a sunflower butter based ice cream like Mint Chocolate Cookie or Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled. Treat yourself after a long day of work - you deserve it!

If you’re in need of a lunch spot, check out Illegal Pete's - a Mexican restaurant dedicated to more than just the standard burrito. Pick from steak, chicken, pork or veggies, and have your burrito with queso and cilantro to devour the saltiest creation. This choose your own adventure foodie experience offers something for everyone to enjoy! 

Are you looking for adult libations and stunning mountain views? If so, bundle up and get cozy at the Laughing Goat Coffeehouse! Open until 8 pm all days of the week, you can order a variety of drinks ranging from cozy hot chocolate to a bottle of De Martino Estate Sauvignon Blanc! With temperatures cooling down this next weekend, it is the perfect time to warm up inside this coffeehouse.

If you are on the hunt for a weekend happy hour, visit the West End Tavern from 10 - 11 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Sip on a cold beer or bourbon while indulging in barbecue plates like buffalo style wings or the smoked prime brisket sandwich. Located in a historic West End building, this tavern has never failed to keep the good times rolling!

Sforno Trattoria Romana, dedicated to the use of local produce and organic ingredients, is known for its refreshing caprese mozzarella salad (complete with housemade mozz). Spotlighted on their menu this week is the Polpette alla Romana, a pasta made of tomato basil sauce, sheep’s milk ricotta, basil and homemade meatballs. Make a reservation to ensure you get a spot at this classic Italian spot!

Are you a tea drinker? Old Barrel Tea Company has many unique bends sure to please your taste buds! From matcha tea powder and pumpkin pie chai to a honeysuckle blossom oolong blend, their expert staff can walk you through new flavor profiles. Relax and unwind as you taste test some of the options they offer!

For a fun night out, meet up with your friends at The Spotted James. Grab a Bud Light Pitcher for only $8 and enjoy free games all night long. If you enjoy DJ’s, dancing, pool tables, darts, and lounging areas, this spot will help to take the load off your shoulders after a long week. 

Sushi lovers unite! Indulge in fresh mountain sushi at Blofish. Start with the Hamachi Jalepeño appetizer, then indulge in a couple spicy tuna rolls. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try out the Uni (sea urchin) which has a light, sweet, creamy flavor. And if you are not a huge fan of fish, there are assorted avocado and cucumber rolls that taste just as delicious!

And, don’t forget - Visit Boulder launched a winter round of the Eat & Be Happy Pass! Sample, sip and savor your way through Boulder, unlocking deals and entries for amazing prizes along the way. It’s as simple as downloading the pass onto your phone and checking in to restaurants where you are dining. (View all participating downtown restaurants here). The grand prize sweepstakes ends March 31, 2023!

Happy eating!


Ways to Help

Emergency Family Assistance Fund (EFFA) helps those in our community whose immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot be adequately met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency. You can help them with a financial contribution, volunteering, or donating non-perishable food and cleaning supplies.

Emergency family assistance fund

Harvest of Hope's sole mission is food assistance. They offer clients a choice shopping experience where individuals select preferred foods within their shopping allowances. You can help them with financial assistance, volunteering or by donating the food items on their shopping list. Learn more here.

Harvest of hope

Boulder Food Rescue aims to create a more just and less wasteful food system by facilitating the sustainable redistribution of healthy food that would otherwise be wasted to low-income communities, by bicycle. The best way to help them currently is to donate or volunteer. You can learn more about the work they are doing here.

Boulder food rescue

Meals on Wheels Boulder provides nutritious meals and a daily well-being check to Boulder residents, regardless of age or income. The number one way to support them during this time is to contribute financially. You can do that here

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