Try this week: 303 Bowl @ The Fork n’ Frijole


Welcome The Fork n’ Frijole and its brand of “traditional and modern Colorado Mexican cuisine” to Boulder County. The spot, recently opened by a pair of fourth-generation Centennial Staters, has a menu of fresh bowls, burritos, tacos, tostadas and more, with plenty of offerings catering to the vegetarian and vegan crowd. We opted for the 303 Bowl on a recent visit — “southwest” rice topped with spinach, roasted corn and peppers, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, Colorado pinto beans and guacamole. It’s vegan, but you can choose a meat or veggie protein — we went with succulent pulled pork that’s crisped at the edges. It’s generally a food media rule of thumb that you give a restaurant a few months to open before you visit — let ’em sort out the details before you judge ’em — but The F-n’-F seems like it’s got it figured out. We’ll be back to try more of the menu and take advantage of Taco Tuesday specials and family dinners.  

The Fork n’ Frijole. 543 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303-284-0447,