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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: Gelato Boy

Food-Related Events and Announcements: September 22, 2023

Hey Foodies! How quickly is this month flying by? Nevertheless, downtown has plenty planned for you to kick off fall festivities!

Join us this weekend for our annual Fall Fest, a 3-day autumn festival featuring food, a beer garden and free live music with the added excitement of children’s activities (mostly all free) and incredible vendors from the Firefly Handmade Fall Market! Head downtown tonight from 5-9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.! 

Fall flavors are finally here at Gelato Boy! Head in to try their delicious Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake and Dairy Free Maple Pecan Biscotti! Yum!

Save the date! Who said cookies aren’t good for breakfast? Skratch Labs Cafe is hosting National Homemade Cookie Day on Sunday, October 1st with a free cookie for everyone, starting at 8 a.m. at their location on 1600 Pearl Street! They are celebrating the release of their limited edition Cookie Mix with a free cookie for anyone who comes into the Cafe while supplies last; no purchase is necessary. Variety is the spice of life, so they’re baking up different options to choose from, including some for our vegan friends! Grab a free cookie, a delicious coffee, fill up a bottle with free Skratch Sport Drink Mix on tap, grab a bag of Cookie Mix and enjoy some Energy Chews.

Grab your calendar and start planning out your 10-day tour of Boulder County’s best restaurants! From October 20 - 29, check out one-of-a-kind dining experiences during First Bite! First Bite proudly supports the local community through this incredible restaurant industry-focused event. This year, we have a large variety of downtown Boulder restaurants participating including: 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! We will keep you posted on the latest news as we get closer to the event! Be sure to keep an eye out for more information and see who’s participating at

Did you know the Museum of Boulder is hosting a new special exhibit called, The Sink: The Rest[aurant] is History in celebration of the famous restaurant's 100th anniversary?! Explore the exhibit before it closes on January 14, 2024. 

Have you heard of Board & Bottle Night at Postino WineCafe? Enjoy a bottle of wine of your choice and a customizable bruschetta board for only $25 every Monday and Tuesday after 8 p.m! 

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery has just released its fall menu items! Enjoy Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, Sweet Potato Veggie Smash Up, Blood Orange Punch, Carbonara Breakfast Pasta, Pumpkin Lattes and more! Be sure to check out their seasonal menu

Celebrate Negroni Week at Pizzeria Alberico and Frasca Food & Wine! From September 18-24 enjoy uniquely flavored Negroni cocktails in support of Slow Food’s mission of fostering a more equitable and sustainable world of food and beverage! 

What’s better than enjoying delicious bites while learning about ways to support your local community? Patagonia is hosting their Nonprofit Night on September 26 at 7:00 p.m! Stop by to hear about all the unique ways to stay involved in the community and mingle with fourteen, unique Boulder nonprofits! There will also be food catered by the incredible, Dedalus Wine Shop & Market! Be sure to RSVP before attending! 

Looking for somewhere to catch the CU Boulder v.s. Oregon game? Head to Rosetta Hall, Avanti Boulder, or Sophomore Bar + Bites to enjoy watch parties and delicious game day specials. 

There are only three weeks left of Wednesday nights at the Boulder County Farmers Market! Be sure to stop by and show your support for the incredible local food and farms. They are open on Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Meals on wheels boulder