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New restaurant coming in April

A new restaurant called Tangerine will be hitting the Boulder breakfast scene in April.

Created by Alec Shuler, the chef and owner of Arugula Bar e Ristorante, and Phil Armstrong of Hush Denver, Tangerine is set to open at 2779 Iris Ave. The menu, inspired by the typical American brunch with a Mediterranean flair, will feature natural and healthy dishes like the caprese frittata, an open-face omelet topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, pesto and fresh arugula salad; or cassoulet and eggs, two poached eggs over baked white beans, pork shoulder, sausage, duck confit and tomatoes. Freshly squeezed tangerine juice will also be available.

Tangerine will be open for breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

More details will be posted at www.tangerineboulder.com.

Backcountry Pizza open

The Boulder location of Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse finally opened its doors on Feb. 1. With 54 craft beers on tap and a wide selection of pizzas, salads and sandwiches, the new location promises to be as popular as its original Nederland spot.

Backcountry Pizza is located at 2319 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder, at the former Dolan’s location, and opens at 11 a.m. daily.

For more information, call 303- 449-4285.

Go Big on V-Day

You can go “Big” this Valentine’s Day with specialty menus offered by the Big Red F Restaurant group.

Restaurants that will have specialty menus for Valentine’s Day include Centro Latin Kitchen, Jax Fish House, Zolo Southwestern Grill and Happy Noodle House.

Centro’s four-course menu is $80 for two people, with an optional $30 wine or cocktail pairing. Highlights include chilled oysters, pan-roasted diver scallops and molten ancho-chocolate cake.

Jax has a five-course prix fixe dinner for $75, with an optional $25 wine pairing, featuring West Coast spot prawns, Dungeness crab bruschetta and pan roasted turbot, among other menu favorites.

Zolo has Valentine’s Day specials in addition to its regular dinner menu, as well as live guitar music.

Happy Noodle House’s $49 menu, with an additional $35 drink pairing, features West Coast oysters, charred beef ribeye steak and chocolate coffee torte. An a la carte menu is available.

Reservations for Valentine’s Day are recommended for each of the restaurants. Full menus can be found at www.bigredf.com.

Keeping hearts healthy

With a selection of Valentine’s Day goodies, Door to Door Organics is helping keep your heart — and your sweetheart — healthy and happy.

The Door to Door Organics delivery service is offering items from local Colorado companies Beautiful Sweets Organic Bakery and Seth Ellis Chocolatier, in addition to its regular selection of fruits and vegetables. They’re also donating 10 percent of the proceeds from these special items to the American Heart Association.

Orders can be placed online through Feb. 13, and the Valentine’s Day goodies will be delivered directly to your door. For more information or to place an order, visit www.colorado. doortodoororganics.com.

Longmont Symphony benefit on tap

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra is looking for support on Feb. 5 at its Evening to Benefit the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.

The 7 p.m. event at the Dickens Opera House includes a four-course meal, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of champagne and entertainment for $65 per person, tax and tip included.

A jacket and tie are suggested, and tickets are available at the Dickens Tavern and at the Longmont Symphony Orchestra office. For more information, call 303-772-5796.

Healthy reading

The Vitamin Band, a book published in Broomfield, is aiming to teach children about eating healthy.

Written by Olena Burda-Lassen, Ph.D, the book features seven fruits and vegetable that get together to form a band. The book also teaches kids musical notes and how to read sheet music.

Burda-Lassen will be playing music and talking about fruits and vegetables from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Baker’s Piano Center, 3111 Walnut St., in Boulder.

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