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Food for thought

Robyn O’Brien — mother, former food-industry analyst and author of The Unhealthy Truth — will give a presentation at the Dairy Center for the Arts on Nov. 3 about our food system, our children’s exposure to additives not found in kids’ foods in other countries, and what that is doing to the health of our families.

O’Brien is the founder of the AllergyKids Foundation (www.allergykids.com), an organization designed to protect children with autism, allergies, ADHD and asthma. She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times, and in her first book, The Unhealthy Truth, she sheds light on the food industry and the impact that new ingredients and additives now found in everyday foods are having on the health of our families.

The Dairy Center is located at 2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. For more information, call 303-440- 7826.


Noodles raises funds

During a week-long fundraiser, Noodles & Company’s Boulder and Longmont restaurants raised $10,000 for the Four Mile, Gold Hill and Sunshine fire departments.

The three Boulder-area fire departments were at the center of the recent Fourmile Canyon Fire, and one dollar from every entrée sold at the four restaurant locations was donated to support the repairs and replacement of equipment lost battling the blaze.

The fundraiser was held Oct. 4 through 10.


Meatloaf with a twist

For decades, meatloaf has been a cornerstone of many family meals, but Baker St. Pub & Grill in Boulder is offering a twist on the traditional ground-chuck, ketchuptopped formula.

Mum’s Meatloaf features seasoned ground beef that is grilled for added flavor, then topped with crispy onion rings, creamy mashed potatoes and finally, the piece de resistance, a liberal coating of the local pub and restaurant’s Guinness mushroom gravy. The platter is served with a side of seasoned green beans for added texture. Baker St. Pub & Grill is located at 1729 28th St.

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