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TIDBITES | Salt, Dolan host Earth Week dinner

Salt, Dolan host Earth Week dinner

Chef Bradford Heap of Salt Boulder Bistro has partnered with organic winemaker Paul Dolan to present an organic and locally sourced dinner in honor of Earth Day. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature seven courses designed to complement Paul Dolan’s wines. The dinner menu features dishes such as sevenhour-braised Meyer Ranch short ribs with creamy polenta and wood-roasted Hazel Dell mushroom tartlets. The dinner is $75 per person, including wine, and a suggested additional donation of $25 will go to the Boulder Valley School Food Project. Only 64 seats are available; for reservations, call 303-444-7258.

‘Art After Dark’

Boulder 2140 has partnered with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to present “Art After Dark” at the museum on Friday, April 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. The event will feature a tasting tour of local restaurants, cocktails, conversations with museum Executive Director David Dadone and featured artist Pattie Lee Becker, and music by the Patrice LeBlanc Duo and DJ CJ.

Tickets are $45 and include a oneyear BMoCA membership, eco-conscious swag bag, two drinks, and a tasting tour of Boulder restaurants. Membership offers free unlimited exhibit admission, invitations to exclusive members-only events, exhibit previews with artists’ talks, framing discount at 15th Street Studio, a Boulder Dushanbe Tea House discount, and free bicycle tune-ups through Community Cycles.

Sponsor restaurants featured include Aji, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Hapa Sushi, Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, ModMarket, Pasta Jay’s and Restaurant 4580. Register at boulder2140.com.

Mountain Sun brews spring beers

Warm weather has inspired several new beers at Mountain Sun and Southern Sun Breweries. Available now are Minor Threat Mild, Lost Virtue and Onslaught. Minor Threat is a brown ale based on the mild ales made popular in England, with a slightly sweet and nutty caramel malt profile and under 4 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Lost Virtue is a version of the brews popular in the early days of monastic brewing, with 6 percent ABV and a crisp, refreshing flavor. Onslaught includes lots of hops and is a Belgo- American Imperial IPA that features the spicy, fruity character from Belgian yeast. Resinous Rye is an American-style IPA featuring a hearty dose of malted rye and a strong flavor of pineapple and grapefruit. Finally, Bombshell Blonde debuts on April 20, and offers subtle malt sweetness balanced by hints of fruit and spice.

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