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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!  

Jungle drinks on a table

Photo: Jungle

Food-Related Events and Announcements: May 26, 2023 

Happy Friday, foodies! Happy Friday, foodies! Whether you are running the BOLDERBoulder, attending Boulder Creek Festival or simply strolling downtown, there is plenty to enjoy in the heart of the city this weekend. Fuel up for your adventures with this week's food specials!

Need a delicious pick-me-up after a long week? Head over to Jungle! This tiki bar and burger shack serves up incredible tropical flavors in their one-of-a-kind cocktails. Served in a different funky cup with every drink you order, this will definitely be exactly what you need to start your Memorial Day Weekend. Cheers!

Boulder Olive Oil Company offers custom labels on their bottles at no additional charge! This is the perfect gift for your foodie friends. This locally owned food market brings the taste of the Mediterranean and specializes in olive oils, balsamic vinegar and local honey. If home cooking is your thing, they have perfect new additions to your kitchen staples. 

Looking for an international bite? Head over to Bohemian Biergarten. This authentic central European Biergarten brings the tastes of the Alps to the Rockies. Don’t miss out on their Polish pierogies and crispy Czech-style gnocchi! They also serve an incredible selection of European beers to really set the scene for your Europe staycation. 

Summer date night on your mind? Postino WineCafe is launching Battle of the Bruschetta - a summer-long, bracket-style competition between eight new bruschetta recipes developed by Postino executive chefs. Postino’s innovative bites include a Mexican Street Corn flavor, Spicy Brussels Sprouts and even a Strawberry Cheesecake bruschetta with vanilla bean cheesecake spread. From June 1 through Labor Day, during each two-week battle round, guests can order two competing bruschetta flavors and vote on their favorite by texting “BATTLE” to (602) 637-1510. The champion bruschetta will earn a permanent spot on the Postino menu this fall for all to enjoy! 

Capital One Cafe is kicking off summer early with a $1 off drinks on tap special now through May 29. From delicious Tractor bevs, to cold coffee and other nitro-infused options, there's plenty to choose from. There is no transaction limit on this offer, so head in and grab one for you and a friend! 

What could be a better summer snack than a delicious hot dog? Head over to Mustard’s Last Stand. Bring a taste of Chicago to Boulder with their delicious Chicago Style Hot Dog served with relish, tomatoes, pickles and hot peppers. If you’re not in the mood for a hot dog, try their hand-cut fries and their variety of incredible sandwiches, including Italian beef. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available as well. 

Give yourself the taste of an Italian summer this season at Sforno Trattoria Romana. With delicious Roman Italian cuisine, this local Italian gem will certainly not disappoint. Be sure to try any dish with their famous mozzarella (made in-house) or pizzas from their original wood-burning pizza oven. Their Salamino pizza made with spicy salami is a must-try!

Looking for a place to dine with friends? Head to Corrida. This Spanish-inspired steak restaurant has a gorgeous rooftop view of Boulder’s flatirons. This is the perfect place to show off Boulder to a visitor, friend or just to remind yourself of the stunning views this town has to offer. Corrida has an extensive cocktail menu and wine list to pair with delicious tapas. Looking to make it a fun night out? Head in on June 1st for their Fiesta De Pacha Luna to kick off the summer festivities - grab your ticket today! 

For a delicious sweet treat downtown, head over to Ben & Jerry’s! No matter your flavor preference, there is an ice cream for you. They offer vegan, non-dairy and gluten-free flavors. This is the perfect stop to beat the summer heat. Sink your teeth into the fan-favorite, The Tonight Dough, with peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie dough. 

Happy dining!

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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