Torchy’s Tacos coming to Boulder later this year

A note on a window at the former Turley’s Kitchen, at 2805 Pearl St., is announcing the impending arrival of the fast-casual taco chain that got its start as a food truck in Austin, Texas, in 2006. “Torchy’s Tacos in Boulder is slated for opening in Winter 2019,” said Reid Schwartz, senior account supervisor for EDIBLE, on behalf of Torchy’s. “Currently, Torchy’s Tacos has six restaurants in Colorado, with five in the Denver area and one in Fort Collins.” The Turley’s Kitchen building is being renovated inside, and an application for minor modification for exterior aesthetic improvement has been filed with the city’s planning department. The Turley’s building will have room for another restaurant next to Torchy’s, according to the documents.

Explore Boulder this summer with new Cycle & Sip offer from the Embassy Suites Boulder

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder wants to help guests get outside and experience Boulder’s natural summer beauty while sampling a selection of locally-produced spirits from top local craft distilleries with the new Cycle & Sip Summer Package. Led by Beyond Boulder Adventures, the four-hour guided bike tour will cover approximately 6 miles and 2-4 local watering holes, depending on the group’s pace, abilities, and interests. The Embassy Suites Boulder offers 204 all-suite guest rooms, each with a living room and dedicated workspace, refrigerator and pull-out couch, along with a separate bedroom. The pet-friendly hotel is proximate to the University of Colorado Campus and close to the Pearl Street Mall and 29th Street Shopping District, as well as Boulder’s numerous local trails for biking and hiking.

Priced starting at $388 per night, the Cycle & Sip offer includes:

  • Overnight accommodations for two people
  • A 4-hour bike tour for two people guided by Beyond Boulder Adventures, including the use of beach cruisers and helmets, along with locally-made snacks and a keepsake water bottle
  • Complimentary covered parking

Happy to be Home

Boulder native Lisa Mickley Modica recently joined LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Boulder office as the Director of Boulder Marketing. After 12 years in Northern California working across industries in project management and small business start-ups, Lisa moved back to Boulder with her husband, Jesse, and two children. Lisa’s favorite thing about working at LIV Sotheby’s? The brokers (some old friends, some new friends, and all remarkable), building community partnerships and being back in the heart of Boulder. 

Yoga Pod Boulder Announces “Community Give Back Scholarship Fund”

Yoga Pod recently named the “Best Yoga Studio in Boulder” for the second year in a row, today announced a new community scholarship program with three leading Boulder nonprofits helping at-risk populations. Funded by anonymous donors and matched by Yoga Pod, the new “Community Give Back Scholarship Fund” will provide more than 600 single-use day Yoga Pod passes to individuals serviced by these nonprofits over the next twelve months. Yoga Pod has selected three outstanding nonprofit organizations providing care and essential services to at-risk populations within Boulder County for participation in the new scholarship program. The three nonprofits are: Attention Homes, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness; Mother House; which provides a safe haven for pregnant women and their babies facing crisis; and, SPAN, a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children.  “Our core values include ‘create community’ and ‘do the right thing,’ and we feel so fortunate to be able to partner with these incredible organizations to bring yoga to those who can benefit most,” said Gerry and Nicole Wienholt, co-owners of Yoga Pod. “This new Community Gives Back Fund simply could not be possible without our generous donor.”

Westword presents Cris Jacobs

On Friday, August 23rd, 2019, Cris Jacobs will be performing at Fox Theatre, tickets on sale now. When Cris Jacobs began dreaming about a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, he realized early on he’d have to do things differently this time around. His life had changed drastically since writing those songs: he’d toured extensively and attracted a legion of new, devoted fans; he’d come off the road into a world, with its divisive rhetoric and troubling headlines, he no longer recognized; and, most importantly, he’d gotten married and had his first child.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Earns Prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

The Fort Collins, LoDo, and Boulder locations of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar all earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2019. The highly regarded award is bestowed upon restaurants whose wine lists demonstrate excellence by appealing to a wide range of consumers, pairing appropriately with the food, and offering interesting selections. Jax’s Director of Operations, Adam Reed, has focused on the wine program for more than a decade, but this is the first year that he submitted the restaurants for the award. “It’s nice to have that validation from an entity as well respected as Wine Spectator,” he says.