A TABLE OUTSIDE
The last time a picnic basket looked so good was when Boo-Boo was trying to keep his friend Yogi from stealing one. With its Art of The Picnic celebration, Cured is offering a choice of outdoor meals for Boulder denizens to enjoy with the beautiful weather this summer.
The specialty shop that opened last year on Pearl Street is offering its take on the outdoor social meal, offering three separate choices for diners on the go. “The Stolen Hour” is perfect for those looking to escape during lunch hour, and includes cheeses, salamis, crackers, fig jam and a chocolate bar. Or take “An Afternoon Off,” which includes more food choices, along with the option of bringing along a bottle of wine. If you want full immersion, the “A Night, Not, On the Town” package sets you up with an array of culinary delights and comes with a basket replete with china plates, wine glasses and a candle.
Cured will be offering its special picnic meals all summer long. Prices range from $35 to $85. Those looking for more control over their food intake can make their own picnic baskets by choosing food al a carte.
MORE THAN A PERKY SMILE
It seems the restaurant concept of paying a premium so scantily clad waitresses can bring you extra napkins has not gone bust. Tapping the same vein as Hooters and the Tilted Kilt, Twin Peaks has opened its second Colorado location, at Flatiron Crossing in Broomfield.
Featuring a hunting-lodge atmosphere replete with cold draft beer, HD televisions and Twin Peaks Girls (who wear pro-cheerleader-inspired “lumber-jill” costumes), the sports bar aims to become a man cave for the northern suburbs. First opened near Dallas, Texas, in 2005, the chain of restaurants serving American-inspired comfort food has expanded to 10 states. The other Colorado location at Colorado Mills in Lakewood opened in late 2011.
To check out your favorite sports on the tube, drink beer chilled to 29 degrees and take your eyes off the natural surroundings, head over to Twin Peaks to indulge your senses.
CHEFS VISIT FARMERS’ MARKETS
Two local chefs will be on hand at Boulder County Farmers’ Markets June 2, hosting “farm to table” cooking demonstrations highlighting local seasonal produce and their culinary techniques.
Chefs Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering and Tim Payne of Terroir Restaurant will showcase their talents with upfront lessons and insights into their culinary brilliance. Rosenberg, season 5 winner of Bravo Television’s “Top Chef” program, will appear at the Boulder Market on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Payne will be at the Longmont Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Boulder County Farmers’ Markets Executive Director Shanan Olson says the events are scheduled as an informal kick-off to their celebration of 25 years of serving local communities. “We’re so pleased that Chefs Hosea and Tim will showcase the best in local food for our customers and share in celebrating our milestone,” said Olson.
The Boulder Market is located on 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Longmont Market is located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, at 9595 Nelson Road, and is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
TATANKA FOR KIDS
Speaking of anniversaries, Ted’s Montana Grill is in the midst of celebrating 10 years serving its authentic beef and bison-based creations, rolling out new menu creations and offering a program that helps give something back to local communities.
The restaurant is teaming up with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry with a campaign to raise upwards of $150,000 for efforts to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Now through June 17, customers can give to No Kid Hungry through an online portal set up on Ted’s website and receive a special $2 bill in return. Or you can just round up your tab the next time you eat, with the extra cents going towards the cause.