December 2018 Around Town 1

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon bring their charming Pride and Prejudice sequel to Boulder for the holidays at the Dairy Arts Center. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet, the bookish middle child, longs for a “large life.” As she searches for her own identity, she unexpectedly discovers something else…the possibility of true love. If only she can survive the holidays with her sisters! Winner of Chicago’s 2017 Jefferson Award for Best New Play.

Osaka’s Brings Japanese Comfort Food and Hospitality to Boulder

Osaka’s—a new Japanese comfort food restaurant specializing in a unique Okonomiyaki-style burger—will be opening its doors at 2460 Canyon Blvd. (across from McGuckin Hardware) for guests on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Osaka’s owner, Koji Tamura, is from Osaka Japan and his two chefs are from the area as well. The Osaka Burger is a unique hamburger-like concept where the bun is replaced with an ‘okonomiyaki’ savory cake made with either cabbage or kale, which is gluten-free. Osaka’s will offer a full bar menu with an extensive sake list during dinner and weekend service as well as Japanese teas and other specialty drinks throughout the day and night.

“At Osaka’s, we’re introducing Boulderites to ‘a new way to eat Japanese food,’” says Koji Tamura, owner of Osaka’s. “We are the first restaurant in the U.S. to serve this special, easy-to-eat Okonomiyaki-style burger that we think will be very popular among the city’s health-minded eaters. We’re excited to share our country’s ‘omotenashi’ dining experience in the evenings with our guests and show them what true Japanese hospitality feels like.”

Boulder Nordic Sport Announces New Boulder Location and Grand Reopening

Boulder-based Nordic Ski Retail Leader Celebrates New Headquarters with the grand reopening after the recent business merger with Boulder Cycle Sport (BCS), an industry-leading bicycle retailer with two locations in Boulder. The exciting merger is part of a shared vision to support and promote year-round outdoor activity by providing exceptional service and products for skiers and cyclists at all levels.
The new location of Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) is inside the existing Boulder Cycle Sport South Broadway location at 629 S Broadway in Boulder. While under one roof, both retailers will continue to operate as individual entities, providing the same expert advice, equipment, fitting and service for both cycling and Nordic skiing communities.

“We’re thrilled to have our new store open in the new location with Boulder Cycle Sport,” says Nathan Schultz, BNS founder and CEO of Boulder Sports, LLC. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to combine strengths, mitigate seasonality and share our passion for helping people have fun with two amazing sports.”

The Zero-Waste “To-Go” Revolution

Seemingly harmless paper coffee cups could be recycled in theory, but there’s a major problem: the plastic lining inside each cup that prevents coffee from leaking out also prevents the cup from being recycled. Thus, more than 58-billion paper cups end up in landfills every year. Boulder-based Vessel Works has a disruptive and bona fide solution, founded by sustainable business entrepreneur Dagny Tucker. Vessel Works takes plastic waste reduction a significant leap forward with its revolutionary “bike-share for cups” concept. Vessel Works has launched at Boxcar Coffee Roasters and Trident Booksellers & Café.