Tidbites | Week of Oct. 15, 2015

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ADULT HALLOWEEN IN LONGMONT

The first annual Haunt in the ‘Mont provides the opportunity for adults in Longmont to organize, drink, eat and support a pretty good cause this Halloween season.

On Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m., attendees will crawl through some choice downtown Longmont bars and restaurants, where they’ll be able to sample some drinks and dishes selected by the participating businesses.

Oh, and it’s also a costume contest with prizes being awarded to the best costumes, so get ready for that.

Participating businesses include 300 Suns Brewing, Pumphouse Brewery, The Brew, Wibby Brewing, Ziggis Coffee, Samples World Bistro, the Dickens Opera House, Rosalee’s Pizzeria, The Roost, Modena Wine Café, La Vita Bella, Breaker’s, Mike O’Shay’s and many more.

All proceeds from the event go to the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley School District; local elementary and middle schools will benefit from your rip-roaring good time.

Tickets are $20 and include all participating businesses’ pre-determined food, drinks, entertainment and prizes. For more information, visit www.hauntinthemont.com.

IN WITH THE NEW

Ella, a restaurant at Ideal Market in old North Boulder, is closing its doors after a short run. They replaced Radda this past winter, but couldn’t make it work at the Broadway shop. Ella will be replaced by a new restaurant, Scott’s on Alpine, in the next few weeks.

NEW DISHES AT PROTEIN BAR

The Protein Bar in Boulder rolled out its new fall menu this week, marking the first menu reincarnation since the restaurant opened earlier this year.

The menu features three new items. One is a bowl of all-natural chicken, roasted poblano and corn, salsa, chipotle greek yogurt and an organic quinoa blend. Another is a barbecue beef and quinoa blend burrito with Korean chili sauce and pickled veggies all wrapped in a flaxseed tortilla. And the last is a barbecue salad with beef, corn, seasoned black beans, and Greek yogurt ranch dressing.

WINE AND SPICES

Settembre Cellars in North Boulder is teaming up again with Savory Spice Shop for a spice and wine pairing on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 3-6 p.m.

Settembre’s syrah and dry riesling will be paired with “synergistic spices” at the event, allowing sippers to see how different wines interact with different spices at the most fundamental level.

Ticket’s are only $8 and you can pick the brain of Savory Spice Shop’s Dan Hayward while you’re there on food pairings, recipes and spice blends. For more information, visit www.settembrecellars.com.

LOCAVORES UNITE!

Oliverde in Boulder is hosting its semi-annual fall locavore event on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their off-Pearl Street location.

Attendees will get to taste the products of, and chat with, the purveyors of Salerno Foods (sauces), The Good Jar (pickled veggies), Chiporro Sauces (sauces), Modern Gingham Preserves (preserves) and Debeeze Honey (honey).

Pancrepes, a crepe making company, will also be on hand to serve up crepes topped with pumpkin mousse. You’ll also get a free mystery gift if you buy something there. That’s pretty tempting.

For more information, visit www.oliverdeoil.com.

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