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A new restaurant specializing in gourmet tacos went online this week in Boulder as T/ACO: An Urban Taqueria attempts to bring street fare indoors to Walnut Street.

Former Kitchen sous chef Matt Collier and the owners of H Burger Concepts have come together to form more than a dozen different flavor combinations for the handheld meal.

In addition to its namesake, T/ACO, pronounced “tee-ako,” will serve up different fresh ceviche and tamale options weekly, as well as their take on Mexican Pizza. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available in the small restaurant, which features a bar to wash down the pocket meals.

Contact www.t-aco.com or call 303-443-9468.


Fort Collins favorite Odell Brewing will release its new Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale beer in early June at the SAVOR American Craft Beer & Food Experience in Washington, D.C.

A collaboration with UK craft brewer Thornbridge Brewery, inspired by owner Doug Odell’s frequent pondhopping to “research” his industry, has resulted in an elixir that is high quality and strong in flavor. Thornbridge head brewer Caolan Vaughan made his way from the UK to work on the project, proving beer culture knows no bounds.

“This beer has a rich golden color with aromas of grapefruit, orange pine and ripe melon,” Doug Odell says of the 8.9 percent ABV brew capped with cork-and-cage bottles.

Pond Hopper will be available soon in the Odell distribution realm.


The Colorado Cider Company recently celebrated one year in the business, thanks to an old-fashioned work ethic, thirsty mouths and craft-brewed hard cider. Having teamed up with Elite Brands of Colorado late last year, the company now offers its flagship Glider Cider statewide. In the meantime, Colorado Cider has introduced a dry-hopped Grasshop-ah cider and the premium barrel-aged Ol’ Stumpy cider, broadening the local scope of cider sales and craft offerings available.

The Colorado Cider Company’s production facility in Denver is open for tours and features a tasting room that will be open seven days a week beginning June 3. A new cider with honey and herbs is slated for June, with barrel-aged specialties a possibility for the future.

Visit www.coloradocider.com for hours and availability.


Sunrise of Boulder is showing off some culinary skills during its ninth anniversary of serving the local area with a “Taste of Sunrise,” featuring a world tour of kitchen creations from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 24.

The local senior living community is inviting the general public to an event intended to showcase the nutritional value and culinary expertise of its chefs, celebrating with international cuisine and entertainment. Culturally themed dining areas including traditional samplings from French, Italian, Mexican and Asian food, along with dishes inspired by Sunrise of Boulder culinary experts.

With its focus on homemade meals and a satisfying dining experience, Sunrise hopes to show senior living facilities have changed over the years.

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