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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: Bitty & Beau's Coffee Facebook

Food-Related Events and Announcements: September 29, 2023

This Saturday, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is hosting their grand opening! Bitty & Beau’s Coffee aims to change people's values, include, love and accept other people. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee — it’s an experience. The shops are run by people with disabilities and guests love the vibe — come check it for yourself! Their grand opening will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am! Following the festivities, the store will be open for business every day from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 

We are wishing a happy 30th anniversary to our beloved Mountain Sun Pub! What’s a better way to celebrate than with an all-day happy hour on Tuesdays? Enjoy $1.50 off Mountain Sun Pints and $1.50 off House Margaritas. 

Savory Spice is one of the best places to enjoy all things fall with its incredible assortment of fall blends and spices! Looking to make a delicious fall treat this season? Check out their Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Jax Fish House will be opening early at 1 p.m. for all CU Football home games with happy hour food and drinks! They will also be having game-day specials like the Famous Sea Dog, a special hot dog with crab, chives and mustard, and Gumbo Fries with Calamari! Yum! 

Watch parties are a must all season long! Stop by The Sophomore for all-day watch party weekend specials happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Specials include, $3 “Buff Shots” (Jack Daniels Black & Gold), $5 Herradura and Ginger, $25 game burger, fries and select tap beer combo and $28 bucket of Avery stampede cans! Feeling lucky? Make sure to enter The Sophomore's special giveaway to win a $100 gift card to The Sophomore and a reserved table for four to watch an upcoming CU game (or other sporting event of your choice)! A winner will be chosen by October 9th, enter this amazing giveaway here!

Did you know Pasta Jay’s sells their delicious pasta sauce? Enjoy a taste of downtown at home with delicious Creamy Tomato and Classic Marinara sauces available at the restaurant! Show them some love as they celebrate their 35th anniversary! 

Looking to make some fall meals and treats? Every Wednesday evening from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., stock up on fresh produce from local vendors at the Boulder County Farmers Market. Did you know they also host a food court with delicious local eats? Enjoy a delicious, healthy meal as you shop around the market. (Don’t forget: Wednesday markets will be coming to a close for the season on October 4th!) 

You’ve got to try Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant’s limited edition Birria Taco! For all CU students, be sure to check out their College Nights every Thursday with awesome specials from 9  p.m. -11 p.m.! 

Calling all foodies!! It’s time to enjoy all the delicious bites Boulder has to offer at the annual dining event, First Bite Boulder! This event will happen from October 20-29th! This year, the district is thrilled to announce that 11 downtown restaurants are participating! These restaurants are Bohemian Biergarten, Gemini, Japango, Jill’s Restaurant, Masas & Agave Boulder, Organic Sandwich Company, Pasta Press, Postino WineCafe, River & Woods, Rosetta Hall, Sforno Trattoria and a special shoutout to University Hill’s The Sink! Dine at these non-ticketed events, but don't forget to make a reservation directly through the restaurants themselves!

Dish Gourmet is serving up amazing sandwiches to fuel your fun activities downtown this fall. Their menu offers over 30 unique sandwich options, as well as salads and soups. They strive to serve fresh and delicious food by roasting all their meats in-house and partnering with local, small businesses in Colorado to source produce!

Bon Appétit!

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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