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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!  

Pizza at Mateo

Food-Related Events and Announcements: May 13

Happy Friday, foodies! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. Get outside and enjoy some sunshine, then refuel with good eats downtown!

Pizza night is back at Mateo starting Monday, May 16! Enjoy a variety of wood-fired pies paired with a glass of wine and a tossed salad. Be sure to make a reservation to secure your spot at a table, or call ahead for takeout. What could be a better way to start your week? 

Looking for a refreshing beverage to enjoy while reading a book or browsing bookshelves? Head to Trident Booksellers & Cafe to sip on their spring iced tea flavors!  Enjoy a cool beverage while exploring this historic Boulder spot. From stocked bookshelves to a back patio, there is no better spot to kick back and treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation.

Seeking a beach getaway in the heart of Boulder? Visit Jungle to try their Tiki LA Sunrise cocktail (ripe mango, bell pepper, cucumber, pineapple, aloe and mint atop a base of vegetable Blanco Tequila). This tiki bar will transport you to an ocean state of mind in no time!

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
is showcasing a new selection of summer cocktails. From the easy drinking Dewdrop Margarita to the fresh and raw tasting Ginseng Seoul, their wide variety of stunning and flavorful cocktails offer something for everyone. Pair with a veggie appetizer like mushroom calamari - enjoy!

Speaking of summer drinks, Rosetta Hall’s spring spritz line-up is out! Sip on The Dahlia, Garden or Barcelona spritz while soaking in Flatiron views from their rooftop. Want a non-alcoholic drink? Try The Sonrisa lemonade, featuring lemon, strawberry and almond orgeat. It looks just as good as it sounds! 

If you’re feeling like an adventurous eater, stop by Blofish to enjoy chirashi - only offered at lunch. Chirashi translates to “to scatter,” as in to scatter pieces of fish around a plate. Unlike poke which only features a few types of fish, chirashi includes several types of fish like salmon, tuna, eel, prawns and more served over a bed of rice. This decorative plate will treat your tastebuds to a huge amount of flavor!

Pizza AND a self-serve tap wall? Count us in! Barchetta makes delicious pizzas packed with flavor, and they are always coming out with new menu options. Try their most recent creation, Mrs. Robinson (red sauce, mozzarella cheese, garlic, prosciutto, arugula, burrata, parmesan). Don’t forget to pair your pie with beer or wine that you can pour yourself from their self-serving tap wall!

Patio season is back at OAK at Fourteenth! Enjoy shared plates with friends and family like mushroom tempura and an apple and kale salad. Then choose your main entree, from a half roasted rotisserie chicken to an 8 oz hanger steak. Pair with wine and cheers to springtime!

In Italian, sforno means “from the oven.” This is the inspiration for Sforno Trattoria Romana - to provide authentic Roman and Italian dishes, with all the goodness of being straight from the kitchen. Sforno is famous for its homemade mozzarella cheese and wood burning pizza oven, offering some of the tastiest pizzas around. Dine in for a taste of Italy right in Colorado!

Cinnamon rolls, cheese danishes, almond croissants…need we go on? Indulge in made-from-scratch pastries at Spruce Confections - always fresh, always made daily. Go classic with a cinnamon pecan schnecken (streusel), or mix it up with a meat and veggie quiche. Wash it down with a warm cup of coffee. Nothing compares!

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.


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.


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.


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