With a crispy, charred bark, the deeply savory, tender, fall-apart St. Louis ribs in Efrain’s costillas plate are pure satisfaction. They’re smothered in a very spicy pork green chile and served alongside crispy country potatoes, refried beans and cheese. Fork it all onto a crispy, fajita-length flour tortilla for a handheld treat. We wish we could enjoy the plate in Efrain’s homey Boulder digs or in its open Lafayette dining room, alongside a house margarita, but getting the whole kit and caboodle to-go isn’t so bad.
Costillas, $14.95. Efrain’s, 1630 63rd St., Boulder, and 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, efrainsrestaurant.com
Boulder Food Rescue delivers
Boulder Food Rescue (BFR), the local nonprofit that takes would-be-wasted food from grocery stores and other food establishments and delivers it to those in need, is now bringing good food to those who live in affordable housing. BFR is picking up from grocery stores and taking surplus from the local school district food hand-outs and dropping off at 20 affordable housing sites, through no-contact deliveries. The need is great, and likely to continue — about 1,600 people receive food at no cost. “We were dropping off food to a resident with kids when we were stopped by another resident asking about the food. We are taking some food for her and her family tomorrow. We drop off on the porch. No contact,” says Wendi Calder, a BFR grocery program coordinator.