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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: Süti & Co

Food-Related Events and Announcements: September 23, 2022

Happy Friday, foodies! Autumn has officially arrived, and the past few days have definitely started to feel like it with cooler temperatures and sweater weather. Grab fall-flavored coffee and head downtown to stroll Pearl Street during one of the most wonderful times of the year!

If you’re looking to try a new coffee shop, turn down 16th Street and visit ​​Süti & Co. This brand new business opens its doors tomorrow, September 24, so be one of the first to sample all the delicious lattes, teas and pastries waiting inside! This Scandinavian-style cafe specializes in signature shortbreads made with Danish butter and locally milled flour. Pair with a chai latte and enjoy the simple pleasures in life!

For more cozy fall vibes, stop by Ozo Coffee on the East and West Ends to enjoy their drink of the month, the Cookie Butter Crumble Latte. Made with homemade cookie butter and a cookie crumble topping, what more could you ask for this autumn? Cheers to cooler temperatures and warmer drinks!

Join Jill's Restaurant & Bistro at St Julien for an autumn vegan harvest dinner. Chef Rich Byers has created a three course vegan dinner highlighting the best in seasonal vegetables and produce. Dinner will also include a welcome cocktail, wine pairings and appetizers for $110 per person. Ring in the fall season with a dinner celebrating the best of local food!

Speaking of autumn, football season is back…grab brunch at My Neighbor Felix this Saturday before the CU home game and enjoy a student special the morning of the kickoff! Indulge in $12 brunch plates and a $30 mimosa tower, available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm. And don’t forget to cheer on the Buffs at 7 pm the evening before every home game during the Pearl Street Stampedes!

If you just can’t get enough football, come back downtown Sunday and enjoy a variety of wing specials at Avanti Boulder. Every NFL Sunday, Avanti’s rooftop is the place to be! Bring your fellow fans and share unique wing offerings from New Yorkese, Rye Society, Rooted Craft Kitchen and Boychik. Ranging from classic buffalo wings to vegan cauliflower offerings, there is a dish for every fan to enjoy!

Don’t forget to download the Eat & Be Happy Pass from our friends at Visit Boulder! This interactive way to dine out lets you earn rewards and enjoy food specials all while supporting local businesses. Check-in at participating downtown restaurants and you’ll be entered into drawings for prizes - including a $50 Downtown Boulder Gift Card! 

A sure sign of fall is the return of apple season to the Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM)! Stock up on crisp Colorado apples and enjoy in pastries, desserts or all by themselves. And remember to Take 5 for local food by participating in BCFM’s Take 5 Challenge! Spend $5 at the farmers market by purchasing five items locally or visit five times during market season. Sign up today!

Looking to try something new with your dinner? SALT has just released a new mocktail menu, perfect for pairing with a seasonal dish. Order the Splash Zone (grapefruit, ginger, rosemary, lime and honey), Caught in the Rain (pineapple, coconut, cinnamon and lime) or Citrus Serenade (orange, passionfruit, pomegranate, mint and lemon) for an alcohol-free treat. 

If you love pancakes and you love pumpkin, run (don’t walk) to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery to taste their fall menu. Featuring a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pecan pie pancakes, a pumpkin spice martini and, yes, pumpkin spice bacon, this menu is a dream come true for autumn lovers everywhere. Prepare to feel extremely cozy after this meal! 

Did you know the restaurant industry represents the widest range of age, diversity, income and opportunity in the United States? Its 11 million employees collectively encompass nearly 10% of all jobs in the country. Several downtown restaurants have teamed together behind Restaurants Rally the Vote - an effort to ensure all employees are registered to vote. Centro Mexican Kitchen, West End Tavern, Jax Fish House and the Post Chicken & Beer have all signed the pledge to register. Check your voter status before the upcoming election! 

First Bite is back from September 30 - October 9! Explore the downtown Boulder restaurant scene through a variety of carefully curated dining experiences. Check out all the participating restaurants and get your reservations in asap! And keep an eye out on our social media channels (@downtownboulder) for a gift card giveaway to Süti & Co and Steakhouse No. 316 courtesy of First Bite. 

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

Meals on wheels boulder