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Smashburger deals

Smashburger is offering several specials in honor of “National Burger Month.”

Through May 20, the restaurant is offering a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. The week of May 24, the restaurant is offering a free 1/3pound All-American Smashburger with the purchase of an adult entrée. And on National Burger Day, May 28, one lucky person in each store will win a Golden Smashticket and free Smashburgers for one year.

In addition, all Smashburger locations are collecting food for Feeding America affiliate food banks in Colorado. Every dollar donated to Feeding America provides nine pounds of food and grocery products to men, women and children facing hunger.

Smashburger has locations in Boulder, at Twenty Ninth Street Mall, and in Lafayette, at Arapahoe Avenue and N. 95th Street. For more information, see www.smashburger.com.

Gluten-free beer

Coloradans following a glutenfree diet can finally partake in locally produced craft beer. Boulder-based New Planet Gluten Free Beer is now widely available throughout the state in both liquor stores and restaurants.

While Colorado has the largest number of local beers brewed per capita in the nation, only New Planet offers a gluten-free Colorado craft beer.

New Planet Beer was established in 2008 with a mission to help everyone celebrate life with a greattasting beer and help do great things for the planet. Its certified glutenfree beers are locally crafted by brewers, and the company donates a portion of its proceeds to ecosystem conservation.

New Planet Beer was started by Pedro Gonzalez, who is glutenintolerant himself, and his wife, Seneca Murley.

“When I first learned I had to remove gluten from my diet I was amazed how many products contained the protein, and ended up with very restricted food choices. But after a period of time new gluten-free (GF) products started popping up. I really missed craft beer so I started drinking GF beer, but I really couldn’t find a brand that truly satisfied. I began my quest to make a truly special gluten-free craft beer that everyone could enjoy.”

To learn more about New Planet Beer see their website at www. NewPlanetBeer.com.

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