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Tidbites | OAK at Fourteenth reopens

OAK at Fourteenth reopens

OAK at Fourteenth re-opened Dec. 14 in downtown Boulder, featuring a New American menu that highlights the flavor profile created by OAK’s custom oak oven and grill.

Originally opened in November 2010, OAK had to close its doors just a few months after opening due to a fire. The restaurant used the opportunity to alter the establishment’s design, adding almost 1,000 square feet. The redesign also incorporated a private dining space.

OAK’s menu showcases local ingredients and changes seasonally, and is organized into shared plates, small plates and large plates. Shared plates include dishes such as wood-oven-roasted beef marrow with caviar and oak-grilled calamari. Small plates feature dishes such as Palisade pear and treviso salad, as well as ahi tuna tartare. Large, entrée-sized plates include items such as wood-fired Rocky Jr. Chicken “Under a Brick” and Fox Fire Colorado Lamb “Cannelloni.”

Co-owner and Beverage Director Bryan Dayton offers a variety of hand-crafted cocktails, artisan wines and beers. New to OAK’s beverage program are housecreated sodas, in flavors such as kumquat and tarragon, and cucumber and basil.

OAK is located at 1400 Pearl St. in Boulder. For more information, visit OAK’s website at www.oakatfourteenth.com.

Local chef on Cooking Channel

The Cooking Channel’s “Unique Eats” is featuring Chef Ian Clark of Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace in the third episode of season four. The show will air on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.

To celebrate the episode, Centro will be hosting a Breakfast at Dinner viewing party on Jan. 3. The celebration will start at 4 p.m. and the episode will be shown at 7 p.m.

Featured dishes from the episode will be available, including sweet potato hash, biscuits and gravy, and sopapillas. Bloody Mary and mimosa drink specials will also be offered.

Mojo Risin’ again

Boulder Beer Company is releasing its MoJo Risin’ Double IPA on Jan. 9, the ale’s sixth release since it was launched in 2007.

MoJo Risin’ Double IPA is an extreme version of the MoJo India Pale Ale brewed by Boulder Beer. The brewers add 50 percent more malt and twice the amount of Amarillo hops. The double dry-hop addition increases the grapefruit-like aroma and flavor, while the added malt raises the alcohol level from 7 percent to 10 percent by volume.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

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