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Innisfree caters to save poetry

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café recently catered its first event, providing coffee and baked goods for a seminar in the geography department at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The store — one of the few remaining poetry bookstores in the country — will cater to groups of 50 people or less as a way to keep poetry alive in Boulder. When catering events, Innisfree will provide fairtrade Conscious Coffees in addition to organic scones, muffins, bagels, cookies, pastries, salads and sandwiches.

To contact Innisfree regarding catering, email the store at innisfreepoetry@gmail.com, or call 303- 570-1644.

The Kitchen seeds school gardens

The Kitchen [Next Door] has launched a “Community Day” program, and every Monday, all proceeds from kid’s meal purchases will be donated to the gardens of regional schools.

The program is based on the success of The Kitchen’s Monday “Community Night.”

The remainder of the week, The Kitchen [Next Door] will donate $2 for every kid’s meal sold to the same garden fund.

The Kitchen and the Growe Foundation have partnered on 14 Boulder Valley School District elementary school gardens over the past seven years, and they aim to have a garden in every school.

Culinary school marks 20th year

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts will celebrate 20 years of culinary education in Boulder.

The celebration, which is open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its campus at 637 S. Broadway. The event will include complimentary samples of food and beverages, chef demonstrations of popular cooking techniques and a tour of the school’s new expanded kitchens. Guests also will learn about farm-to-table philosophies, the school’s green commitment and how to create organic gardens.

For more information, visit www.escoffier.edu, or call 877-249-0305.

Q’s chef opens new restaurant

Riffs Urban Fare, located in the the space formerly occupied by the BookEnd Cafe at 1115 Pearl St., opened on Sept. 21.

Owned by Q’s chef John Platt, the 90-seat restaurant focuses on moderately priced and artfully created small plates.

Riffs also offers wine and other carefully selected beverages. The venue is meant to portray a comfortable social setting and an urban dining experience.

The restaurant is open from 4 to 11 p.m.

EFAA to benefit from Twisted Pine

The day after participating in Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, Boulder’s Twisted Pine Brewing Company will host a four course dinner paired with their six beer festival entries.

The dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Twisted Pine, located at 3201 Walnut St.

A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Emergency Family Assistance Association, a local organization that helps provide food, shelter and other services to families in need.

Reservations for the beer and food pairing can be made in person at Twisted Pine or by calling 303- 786-9270. The price is $40 per person.

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