Food News | June 2022

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This month, there’s a lot of summer restaurant news to tell. Mono Mono Korean Fried Chicken finally used the beer-making equipment he inherited when he took over the former UTurn Barbeque space in Lafayette. They created a 4.8% ABV rice lager made with Sorachi Ace hops. A town in Louisville, Main Street’s Waterloo is getting a makeover for its 6,700-seat building dating from around the 1900s. During the process, they moved to a temporary location just down the street.

A few towns further in Erie, a beloved brunch spot At Lucille’s rolled out the much-anticipated welcome mat for their new location in Old Town Erie. empanada maker Argentinian Gaucho is once again available for direct sale to the public after closing its physical location last year. They made their re-debut at Erie Farmer’s Market Thursdays.

In Boulder, finding a new tenant for the former Ska Brewstillery space on Arapahoe didn’t take too long. Boulder Social moves into space. A few miles away, Éfrains moved to Canyon Blvd. on the north side of McGuckin’s where the Shine restaurants were.

Across the region, there is now a food delivery service that creates nutritious and satisfying meals just for postpartum mothers. It’s called Doula at your doorstep and was founded by area doula Sarah Venzara and her husband, a chef and food photographer. The couple created meals that support lactation, digestion and overall health. More importantly, new parents can focus on settling in with their family, not cooking.

We keep a close eye on farm-to-table dining in the area, and at this point we only know of a few. black cat farm is starting its dinners and anyone interested can begin the information process by calling 303-444-5500. Ollin Farms also kicks off theirs with a first dinner by Eat Direct Farms and music by Antonio Lopez.

Elsewhere across the state, the winners of the 2022 James Beard Mountain Region Award have been announced. Annette’s Caroline Glover in Aurora took home the award, beating out a list of nominees from Colorado, including Boulder County’s beloved Erik Skokan.

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