Tidbites | Week of Oct. 22, 2015

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FIRST BITE BOULDER RETURNS

It’s hard to believe that Boulder’s beloved restaurant week, First Bite Boulder, is already returning on Nov. 13 and running until Nov. 21.

The annual tradition allows restaurants to offer $29 three-course prix fixe meals. It’s a great opportunity to chow down at your favorite places or experience new restaurants, all for not that much money. More than 40 restaurants will participate in this, the 10th year of the event.

Examples of this year’s prix fixe meals include a house-made lemon whipped ricotta, an apple fennel bisque and chicken confit at Brasserie Ten Ten; or local lamb meatballs, grain-free ravioli and vegan chocolate mousse at Shine. Check the full list of participating restaurants at www.firstbiteboulder.com.

ONE MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD SAVED IN BOULDER

Boulder Food Rescue, a local organization partnering with grocery stores to save food they otherwise would’ve thrown out, announced last week that they had reached a big milestone: they’ve now saved 1 million pounds of food and delivered it to the hungry in Boulder.

The group says virtually all of the saved food was transported by bicycle by one of the over 100 volunteers that have signed up to work with them. Rescued food often is delivered to needy families, the homeless and the elderly.

You’ll also be able to stop by their annual Feast of Fermentation fundraiser on Nov. 7 from 6-10 p.m. Visit www.boulderfoodrescue.org for more information on the milestone and the fundraiser.

RIB HOUSE TO BE ON TV

The Rib House in Longmont will be featured on TV on Oct. 24 and Oct. 27. The Official Best of Colorado show will air on CBS Channel 4 at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, and The Discovery Channel on Oct. 27 at 4 a.m.

And you better believe there’s nothing we’d rather do than wake up at 4 a.m. on a Tuesday to catch a repeat.

The Rib House was selected by the group for their Kansas City-style barbecue. The show will also feature Prospect Sound Bites, a concert and food-truck event organized by The Rib House co-owner Merry Ann Webb that runs every Monday in the summer.

“The Original Best Of” show is a franchise, and they send a team out to scour the country for two months every year to find the best local attractions.

FALL FESTIVAL AT CENTRO

Centro is hopping in on the Fall Festival scene with their own twist of the seasonal celebration.

On Oct. 25 from 3-6 p.m., Centro will be dishing out Day of the Dead cocktails to wash down some slow-cooked pork tacos. There will be live music from Los Bohemios and Son Tres.

THE DUDE RETURNS

Boulder Beer will release the next barrel-aged beer of their Dude Series on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 12-3 p.m. at their Boulder pub.

The third in the series, The Dude’s D’Spare, is the sequel to their original, The Dude’s Bane, and the follow-up, Scourge of the Dude. At the release party you’ll be able to chat with and get your bottle signed by Brewmaster David Zuckerman and the “infamous Shipping Dude.”

Also, the first 150 guests will get a complimentary pour of The Dude’s D’Spare, so that’s pretty good.