Blackbelly is serving family-style meals with main dishes, sides and desserts, fit for 2-4 people. Take, for instance, the rotisserie chicken option: a whole bird with herb butter, field greens salad with sherry vinaigrette, crispy fingerling potatoes and two brownies with chocolate drizzle for only $40. Or, sink your teeth into the 7X Wagyu chuck roast with brown butter balsamic served with roasted veggies, mac and cheese and chocolate chip cookies. Get wine, beer and/or cocktails to-go (carry-out only), or order sundry meats and other goods from Blackbelly’s carry-out butcher shop and provisions menu. And view BW’s full list of restaurants offering takeout/delivery at boulderweekly.com/cuisine/restaurant-listings.Rotisserie chicken dinner, $40. Blackbelly, 1606 Conestoga St., Boulder, blackbelly.com
Boulder County Farmers Markets launches virtual market
Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is launching a virtual market starting the week of April 19, which will allow people to order local produce and foodstuffs from its member farms online for pickup at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, starting April 24. “Our goal for the season is to continue to be the community’s largest access point to the local food system, and ensure the maximum amount of food is flowing between producers and the community in the safest way possible,” said BCFM Executive Director Brian Coppom in a press release. BCFM has also created a list of offerings from its 30 member farms, with info on when produce is available and how to safely obtain it (visit: tinyurl.com/FindYourFarmer). One last bit of good news from BCFM: it will distribute 1,000 food access bags for those who qualify for and utilize WIC, SNAP and Fruit & Veg Boulder benefits.
Restaurants feed health care workers
Good news: A mutually beneficial partnership at a time when both health care organizations and restaurants are facing different but similarly unprecedented challenges. Feed the Frontlines Boulder launched March 20 and allows the community to “donate” meals from local restaurants to be delivered to frontline health care workers. Go to bch.org/feedthefrontlines to donate a meal. The initial phase of the program has already raised $200,000, with an additional $200,000 requested. First meals will go to Boulder Community Health, with more health care providers to follow, and the initial list of supporting restaurants includes The Big Red F Restaurant Group, Blackbelly/Santo, Community Table Kitchen, Japango, Next Door from The Kitchen Restaurant Group and Salt.