Dead Day

On Saturday, June 15th from 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm come celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead with a far-out jamboree at Cellar West Artisan Ales. Local food trucks (TBA), live Dead tunes by The Hop Pickers and Stolen Moonshine, a Tie Dye tee shirt station, and special beer releases (Hazy River Road Double IPA & Cucumberland Blues). Free Dead Day coozies for the first 50 guests. Live music from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

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An Evening with Ghost Light – Dead & Co. After Party

On July 5th, 2019 the Boulder Theater will host Ghost Light – Dead & Co. After Party. Come out for an amazing evening! Though the performances on the album are laser-focused, the group’s live shows are a far looser affair, with tracks frequently blossoming into extended improvisational journeys dictated by the emotional temperature of the room on any given night. Songs turn into wordless conversations between all five members, a tide-like give-and-take that makes each show wholly engrossing and utterly unique. Tickets below. 

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Summer Picnicking with Cured

Cured, has the perfect summer picnic baskets and boxes for any occasion, whether you’re looking for something to accompany a day spent hiking, with the “Colorado Backcountry Picnic”, a pre-concert Red Rocks Box tailgate feast, or to go all-out with a “Proper Picnic”. One of the latest additions to the Cured collection is the Picnic and Puzzle box. Created in collaboration with Liberty Puzzles, also out of Boulder, the box includes hand-drawn puzzle pieces that fit together to depict an inviting picnic scene from American modernist painter, Florine Stettheimer. And because no picnic is complete without the accompanying cuisine, the box also contains:

A cheese board for two laden with Cured’s favorite cheeses, charcuterie, fresh and dried fruits, nuts and olives
Cured homemade Rancho Gordo Hummus
A demi-baguette
And two delicate lavender butter cookies

Photographer: Peter McEwen

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The String Cheese Incident Release New Single and Colorado Tour Stops

“The String Cheese Incident deliver a windows-down country-rock tune with the new single “I Want You.” The stalwart Colorado-based jam band, known for a genre-jumping fusion of bluegrass, rock, funk and EDM, go for reflective roots-driven sentiment in the earnest song, enhanced by uplifting harmonies and winding lap steel fills from guest dobro ace Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters,” says Rolling Stone Country. The String Cheese Incident are celebrating 25 years as a band all year long. To keep the party going, SCI are thrilled to release their newest single and video “I Want You.” For their 25th anniversary year, the band is hitting the road, for a limited number of tour dates, including stops in Aspen, St. Louis, New Orleans, Port Chester, Louisville and a three-night run at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. See Colorado dates below. 

July 16-17 • Dillion Amphitheater • Dillion, CO

July 19-21 • Red Rocks Amphitheatre • Morrison, CO

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Cocktail Squad Launches Two New Flavors – Whiskey Sour and Bourbon Smash

Boulder-based Cocktail Squad® announces the addition of two new flavors — Whiskey Sour and Bourbon Smash — to its line of premium, ready-to-drink canned cocktails fresh from the Rocky Mountains. With the new additions, Cocktail Squad® becomes one of the few brands in the nation with a product line crossing over four real spirits. Cocktail Squad also recently announced expanded distribution of its products to Arizona as of April 29, 2019. Whiskey Sour — Handmade bourbon whiskey with a juicy finish from pressed lemon and orange juice and some gomme syrup lend a distinct richness to this classic cocktail.  Bourbon Smash — The team mixes hand-crafted bourbon whiskey, Rocky Mountain blackberries, spearmint, and pressed lemons for a smash hit in this refreshing full-flavor cocktail. The full line of Cocktail Squad® products can be found in Colorado at fine liquor stores and grocery stores throughout Boulder, Denver, Longmont, Aspen, Vail, and Winter Park. They are also available throughout Arizona at various AJ’s in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler, and Glendale as well as Cellars Fine Wine & Spirits in Phoenix.

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Dancing Grains Woodworks opens in North Boulder

Dancing Grains Woodworks, a local Boulder custom furniture company has opened a new furniture gallery in North Boulder.  They’re offering a new slant on furniture and woodwork for the home and office made from local urban trees, live edge slabs, and other unique and sustainable materials.  Their designs range from modern and natural to well thought out classic designs, to highly unique and inspiring one-of-a-kind pieces.  The line includes dining tables and other accessory tables, sliding barn doors, cabinetry, handrails and staircases, and other stand-alone furniture and woodwork. Choose from ready-made pieces on the Gallery floor or pick out your own favorite rough slabs from the Board Room and put together your ideal table with all of the right details with the help of their expert staff and designers. Feel relieved knowing that they are doing extensive background work to find and mill logs literally from our backyards and public spaces and turn them in the most local, sustainable, and fun furniture option around. Pay a visit near Lee Hill and Broadway in North Boulder. Grand Opening Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm.

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Frasca Food and Wine Brings Home James Beard Foundation Award

Boulder’s own Frasca Food and Wine took home its third James Beard Foundation Award at the annual award ceremony held at the Lyric Opera in Chicago on May 6. Considered the “Oscars of the food and beverage world,” the James Beard Foundation awarded Frasca the Outstanding Service award for its dedication to superb hospitality, a sentiment that resonates deeply with co-founder and Master Sommelier, Bobby Stuckey. Frasca went up against five other nominated restaurants: Canlis in Seattle; Saison and Swan Oyster Depot, both in San Francisco; Brigtsen’s in New Orleans; and Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bobby accepted the award on behalf of the entire Frasca staff and partners Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson and Peter Hoglund, along with general manager (and Frasca employee since day one) Rose Votta, noting in his speech the importance of the entire team in creating a quality guest experience. Frasca previously won James Beard Foundation Awards for Best Chef: Southwest in 2008, under chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson, and Outstanding Wine Program in 2013. This year also marks Frasca’s 15th anniversary of providing outstanding hospitality to the Boulder community and beyond. For more information about upcoming events or to make reservations, please visit.

 FrascaFoodAndWine.com

(Photography: Galdones Photography)