Sunday, July 28, 2013

Super Summer Saturday’s In Boulder, Colorado

One of our favorite things to do in the Summer is to visit Boulder on a Saturday!
We can take a stroll on the Pearl Street mall to observe a colorful selection of characters and street musicians. Browse the many shops and eat at some of the best restaurants in Colorado. 
Farm grown onions- Black Cat Farms

The Boulder Farmers market is to place to go for fresh local produce, flowers and herbs, ranch-raised meats and dairy. Local grown sweet corn is now available as well as zucchini, tomatoes and onions. Top stands include Black Cat Farms (owned by the Eric and Jill Skokan, who also own Black Cat Restaurant in town) and Munson Farms (famous for their Peaches and Cream Corn)

Homemade Ravioli w/Shrimp

Dessert at Oak At Fourteenth

Nearby top eats: Oak At Fourteenth, a hip restaurant that is famous for amazing cocktails, wines and new American cuisine focused in seasonal ingredients. The kitchens famous Oak Fired Oven is a focal point of the restaurant. Food (especially meats) cooked over the hot wood coals provides amazing flavors.

We love going to Oak for lunch! The menu is ever changing and reasonably priced.

For starters we tried the tangy Crispy Fried Pickles with Green Goddess Aioli ($5). We ordered an amazing bottle of 2012 Domaine de Triennes Rose, Vin de Pays du Var, France ($38) 4.5/5. This wine had a light salmon color, was full of Subtle citrus, tangerine, lychee.

I loved my homemade ricotta ravioli with hot red shrimp. My wife loved her handmade cheeseburger (double patties) that picked up the smoky flavor of the wood fired oven and came with homemade (square) tater tots!

We shared a decadent chocolate brownie dessert with fresh fruit, whipped cream and peanut brittle.

Further east on Pearl Street is Cured Boulder, a petite artisan food and wine purveyor that is every foodie’s “must visit” in Boulder. They have a very unique selection of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, fresh baked breads, spices, mustards and unique handcrafted wines.

Oak At Fourteenth
1400 Pearl St 
Boulder, CO 80302
Tel. (303) 444-3622

Cured Boulder
1825 Pearl St  
Boulder, CO 80302
Tel. (720) 389-8096

Boulder Farmers Market
Located 13th Street between
Arapahoe and Canyon, next to
Central Park in downtown Boulder
Open: Saturday 8am to 2pm
             Wednesday 4-8pm

1 comment:

Tina said...

That Ravioli w/Shrimp look really good. Now I'm starving.. :)