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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!  


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Food-Related Events and Announcements: April 12, 2024

Happy Friday, foodies - it’s time to do what we do best…let’s love the local!

Last week's unexpected windstorm created havoc in the downtown business community - especially for local restaurants. With support and understanding of preventing another wildfire, many restaurants were caught off guard with little communication leading up to the shut down and had to scramble without advanced notice. Read more of the restaurants' perspectives in this Dining Out piece. This week, we humbly ask you to head downtown and show some downtown dining love - a simple take out order, kind words of encouragement and a gracious tip for service workers can make the biggest difference. Thank you and happy dining!

Calling all GF foodies…Did you know that Maine Shack has their own gluten-free menu? Don’t miss out on the delicious tastes of the East Coast on the East End of downtown and be sure to try their lobster lettuce wraps, Maine steamers and any of their lobster rolls (made with gluten-free buns). Enjoy!

On Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, purchase a ticket ($69 per person or $89 w/wine pairing) for Jill's Restaurant & Bistro’s Earth Day Vegan Celebration. From 6 PM-8 PM, guests can indulge in an eco-friendly culinary journey that celebrates sustainability, veganism and the vibrant flavors of the season. Make your reservation today. 

Saturday, April 27th, Rosetta Hall invites you to a special Gran Fête, an all day celebration of Spring, happening on their rooftop patio from noon to 10 PM/. Enjoy live music from Audio Mocha, ONDA and DJ Carlos Real as you snack on delicious oysters, caviar and shrimp cocktails. Properly top the night off with a glass of Moutard Champagne from their cellar and dance the night away. Resort chic dress is encouraged and each hour bartenders will buy a round for the best dressed tables. Rooftop space is limited - so get there early. See you there! 

Did someone say F-R-E-E? Thursday, April 16th is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. This year, Ben & Jerry’s benefits the YWCA - a local non-profit that works to eliminate racism as well as empower women through an array of services. Grab a scoop of your favorite flavor and support an amazing local organization - it’s a win-win!

Speaking of free…start your work week at Capital One Cafe’s MLB™ Mondays! Download their MLB™ Mondays coupon to get a free 12 oz. drip coffee (keep the pass to use every Monday). Happy sipping & happy baseball season!

Is it just us or does this weather also have you craving sushi? Luckily for us, downtown has some of the hottest spots in town to grab a roll for a quick lunch or enjoy for a date night. Make your next reservations at some of our favorites including Japango, Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar and Sushi Zanmai

This weekend’s Taste of Pearl event is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who purchased tickets - we can’t wait to see you there this Sunday. Enjoy!

~Happy Dining~

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