Tidbites | Week of January 31, 2013



One of Colorado’s favorite food sons, Chipotle Mexican Grill, launched a catering service Jan. 21 with the goal of appealing to gatherings of 20-200 people.

The fast-casual Mexican eatery chose its home state to launch the catering service, which is set up so customers can make their own meals much like Chipotle employees put together burritos behind the counter.

Chipotle is offering the service for the Super Bowl Feb. 3. Any customers ordering catering for game day will receive two free entrées redeemable on a return visit. Customers who return the catering service stands will receive an additional free entrée card.

Over the coming months, the company plans to eventually provide the service from every Chipotle restaurant. For more information, visit www.chipotle.com. To order, call 1-800-CHIPOTLE, allowing at least 24 hours between order and pick-up.


Cured is setting a higher standard for Super Bowl eats, offering a meat lover’s platter and “Fearless Footlong” subs for Feb. 3, the date of the game.

The meat and cheese shop’s “Super Bowl Feast To Go” averages $10 a person, the store says. The meat platter includes prosciutto and salamis as well as some cheese. The sandwiches are $24 each.

Cured will also offer local microbrews by the six-pack and in Pick Six mixed collections. See www.curedboulder.com for more information.


IHOP will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, while raising money for Shriners Hospitals. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million.

During National Pancake Day, the company’s largest philanthropic event of the year, IHOP restaurants will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP¹s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Shriners Hospitals or other local charities.

Now in its eighth year, IHOP’s National Pancake Day event has raised more than $10 million for Shriners and other local charities.

For more information on National Pancake Day, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.