Local food news: May 14, 2024

What's opening, what closed and who is winning awards

Boulder-baked Full Stop Bakery sourdough crackers. Courtesy: Full Stop Bakery

Winning Boulder crackers 

Three Boulder companies recently picked up 2024 Good Food Awards, the Oscars of American artisan food: heirloom grain pasta maker Pastificio; pickle, relish and salsa packer Mountain Girl Pickles; and cracker-baker Full Stop Bakery

Coming soon in Louisville: Shamrock Food Service Warehouse, a new grocery option in the city’s former Alfalfa’s Market; Relish Food Hall and Pickleball will open in 2025 at 550 McCaslin Blvd. Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse is scheduled to open in 2026 at 1303 Empire Road.

Learn how to make empanadas, roasted salsa roja, and steak with chimichurri May 23 at Boulder’s Food Lab cooking school. Information: foodlabboulder.com

One of Colorado’s most celebrated fine dining destinations, the 74-year-old Palace Arms Restaurant at the Brown Palace Hotel, has closed. 

Niwot’s 1914 House restaurant is set to close at the end of July. 

Words to chew on: Dua Lipa in dairy? 

“Say a grocery chain is known for being organic and trustworthy but still progressive and modern. We can help them interpret what
those brand characteristics mean in background music.” 

— Ola Sars, CEO of Soundtrack Your Brand, which licenses songs for grocery stores.

John Lehndorff is the former dining critic of the Rocky Mountain News. Send your critiques and comments to [email protected] 


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