There was plenty of news coming out of Boulder this week, as three popular metro-area eateries opened new outposts in the city. Local brewery/restaurant Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats took over the space next door for Heifer and the Hen, an upscale ice cream shop with creative, seasonal flavors. And Top Chef champ Hosea Rosenberg followed a similar path just across Arapahoe Avenue from Bru; he opened Blackbelly Butcher next to his flourishing Blackbelly restaurant. A Denver chef got in on the Boulder action, too; Biju Thomas opened another Biju's Little Curry Shop in the bustling Pearl Street Whole Foods Market.
So it was appropriate that the subject of Gretchen Kurtz's Chef & Tell this week was Matt Collier, who runs the Seeds Library Cafe inside the downtown Boulder Public Library — a totally Boulder concept.
In other news:
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Biju's Little Curry Shop (inside Whole Foods Market), 2905 Pearl Street, Boulder
Blackbelly Butcher, 1606 Conestoga, Boulder
Cowboys Saloon, 8260 Northfield Boulevard
Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Pie Five, 6105 South Main Street, Aurora
Valhalla Cakes, 4426 Tennyson Street
RESTAURANTS/BARS REOPENING THIS WEEK:*
Palm Restaurant, 1672 Lawrence Street
Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street (after a renovation)
RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Tengu, 3053 Brighton Boulevard
*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.