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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Denver Restaurant Week Seeps Into Boulder



Calling all broke boyfriends--here is your chance to make up for that little Valentine's Day snafu: Denver Restaurant Week. Every year, 5280 Magazine offers foodies-on-a-budget the opportunity to sample the haute faire at dozens of leading restaurants in the metro area for the low, low price of $52.80/couple. Even better, this time around there are four Downtown Boulder restaurants participating, and since everyone knows that Boulder cuisine is better, now would be a good time to pick up the phone and make reservations at one of the following hot spots:

SALT: New kid in town, chef Bradford Heap is serving up three different courses with choices like homemade buffalo cannelloni or a mahi dish, and a chocolate caramel salt tart to top it off. P.S. You can upgrade with a wine flight for only twenty-five bucks.

Black Cat: This European-inspired bistro offers creations based around fresh ingredients from the Black Cat organic farm and root cellar. Think winter root vegetables and warm, savory grain dishes.

Jill's at the St. Julien: When the first course on the menu is a beef carpaccio, you can only expect what follows to be at least as equally tantalizing. You won't be disappointed by a menu featuring Colorado-raised proteins served up with a Mediterranean flair.

Trattoria on Pearl: Italian, both modern and traditional on this menu--think prosciutto, homemade pasta and delicious sauces to suit every taste. Trattoria also offers an optional wine flight for $15/person.

I'm seriously drooling already.

The "week" actually started February 20th and goes through March 5th, so you have plenty of time to get in on the action, but don't wait too long or you'll be stuck scheduling a date night on a Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. So come on, go get your fancy on!

- Stacy

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Stilettos, cycling shorts and Jeremy Bloom…Fashion Under the Flatirons at the Boulder Theater



What do you get when you highlight more than 20 fantastic Downtown Boulder retailers on a catwalk featuring the latest in spring fashion all while dining on delicious treats from some of downtown’s best eateries?... Downtown Boulder’s inaugural Fashion Under the Flatirons event!

As added bonuses, Jeremy Bloom (Colorado native, former CU Buffs football player, ex-NFL player, World Cup freestyle moguls champion skier & Olympian) will emcee the event AND a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Impact on Education.

The Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) event team is busy finalizing details, sending out collateral and selling tickets. The event was developed late last year with the intent of shining a spotlight on the Downtown Boulder retail scene. Walking around our 49 block district, you will find no less than 54 apparel & accessories stores catering to fashionistas who want to look good at work and at play. Whether your style is casual, sporty, trendy or elegant, Fashion Under the Flatirons will showcase something for everyone at a variety of affordable price points. In addition to the runway show, guests will enjoy beauty stations and a silent auction filled with more fabulous items from downtown businesses.

Facts-at-a-glance:

Thursday, March 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Boulder Theater (2032 14th Street)

Ticket prices:
$35 – General Admission
$50 – Reserved seating (includes one drink ticket & goody bag)
$100 - VIP seating (includes runway seat, VIP service, two drink tickets & goody bag)

Tickets on sale now through the Boulder Theater Box Office!

Insider tips:
  • During the runway show, keep your eyes opened for a senior citizen model. Through Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, we are hoping to grant a wish to a local area senior who wants to strut down the catwalk. Click here to learn more about Wish of a Lifetime.
  • Check your gift bag for a one year subscription to 5280 Magazine – one of our generous media sponsors!
  • All attendees will also receive a 20% off savings card for use at all of the retail businesses & restaurants featured in the runway show/at the event (valid March 12 -14. Some restrictions will apply.)
  • A limited number of VIP tables of four are being offered at $440 through the Downtown Boulder office – not available through the Boulder Theater box office. Get all of the perks of the VIP tickets price- early admittance, a VIP service (mini-massage, updo/blowout or make-up session, two drink tickets) and enjoy a reserved table next to the runway! Call 303.449.3774 or email events@dbi.org for more information.


Fashion Under the Flatirons is presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and sponsored by Flatirons Bank, Goodness Knows, Studio One Dental, 5280 Magazine, the Camera



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Monday, February 08, 2010

Once, Many, and Repeat....


Found this one in a round-about way, as it was featured on notcot.org. But check out OnceMany.com, which is Boulder artist Shane Rich's 365 day photography project that is definitely worth a look. Sort of art meets non-traditional marketing and media, and allowing anyone to "endorse YOU and any message/theme of your choice through photography". Kinda awesome.

Check it out http://oncemany.com/about and a random page of it here http://oncemany.com/page/3/. Just more cool stuff happening in and around downtown....

- Eli

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