"There's a pretty tight group of Boulder restaurants," says Dave Query, whose Big Red F Restaurant Group includes Denver's Lola, Boulder's Zolo Grill and Rhumba tavern, and Jax, which has venues in both cities. "Maybe because this is a smaller community than Denver and there are a lot of restaurants per capita. So there's a bit of nice incestuousness. When somebody like Kate approaches us, it's an easy sell. She saw the opportunity and roped us in in a simple, seamless way."