For anyone meandering up to Boulder for a bite this weekend, you’d be well advised to see if your eating place of choice is among the 47 participating in Boulder’s restaurant week, an annual event highlighting our foodie haven. If it is, make a reso. If not, change your plans.

Kicking off its seventh year tonight and cooking through November 17th, First Bite Boulder brings one full week of three-course prix fixe dinners for $26. “We went to Cafe Aion last year and it was perfection,” says dishwire’s Kate Lacroix of one of her most memorable First Bite experiences. “It was a chilly night and we all sat around with the FBB team eating, drinking and laughing for hours. Dakota Soifer is a culinary genius and he knows how to make people feel special.”

Photo courtesy Laurie Smith Photography

One of FBB’s founders, Lacroix got involved when Josh Dinar of DiningOut Magazine approached her eight years ago with an inkling that the two of them would be “a good fit to make this happen.” Six years of bolstered business during what’s normally a lull season for restaurant revenue would prove them right.

Let the week of feasting begin! This year’s headliners are…

  • 4580
  • Aji Latin-American Restaurant
  • Alba
  • Antica Roma
  • Arugula
  • Bacaro Venetian Tavern
  • Bacco Trattoria
  • Basta
  • Beehive
  • Boulder Chop House
  • Boulder Cork
  • Bramble and Hare
  • Brasserie Ten Ten
  • Cafe Aion
  • Carelli’s
  • Colterra Food and Wine
  • Flatz
  • The Greenbriar Inn
  • H Burger
  • Harold’s
  • Japango
  • Jill’s Restaurant
  • John’s Restaurant
  • The Kitchen
  • The Kitchen Upstairs
  • Laudisio’s “The L”
  • Leaf
  • Lyon’s Fork
  • Mateo
  • The Mediterranean
  • Oak at 14th
  • Parma Trattoria
  • Pastavino
  • Pizzeria da Lupo
  • Q’s
  • Radda Trattoria
  • Riff’s
  • Rio Grande
  • Shine
  • Sushi Tora
  • T/aco
  • Tahona
  • Trattoria on Pearl
  • Treppeda’s
  • Via Toscana
  • West Flanders Brewing Co.
  • Zucca

What’s your favorite and how many will you get to? Visit the First Bite Boulder website and enter to win a dinner for two.

About The Author

Heather B. Fried has been writing and editing professionally since receiving her journalism degree in 2005. She lives to eat and loves profiling businesses almost as much. Residing in Boulder, Colo., Fried can be found on the slopes, amid the trees or otherwise outside somewhere when she’s not at her desk, flexing her grammarian authority. You can reach her at fried.heather@gmail.com.

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