The food scene in Boulder, Colo., is diverse, inventive and known for its focus on sustainability, providing foodies with locally sourced options.
With a citizenry that demands bold new menu options that meet dietary restrictions and preferences, this Front Range town offers restaurants that are held to a very high standard.
Luckily, at Bramble & Hare – one of Boulder's newest bistros – high standards along with farm-to-table options are the order of the day.
Bramble & Hare's scrumptious seasonal options in a relaxed setting — Photo courtesy of Bramble & Hare
A Charming Story
World-class chef Eric Skokan, along with his wife and family, operates Black Cat Farm, which is a 130-acre paradise located near Boulder. Along with other delights, the farm produces a variety of sheep, pigs, free-range chicken, turkey and geese.
Black Cat's farm also produces enough local fare to offer a booth at Boulder's well-known farmers' market. Skokan and his family strive to bring their community meats and produce free of hormones and pesticides, and they use the seasons to inspire their very unique Front Range creations.
Eats and Treats
As Bramble & Hare's menu changes daily and depends on the season, it's not possible to list any mainstays; however, here are a few delights that are indicative of Bramble & Hare's culinary creations:
The restaurant offers a three-course farm dinner at an affordable price, so guests can mix and match appetizers, entrees and desserts. For example, pork spring rolls and kimchi can start the evening, followed by Seafood Rague and then rounded out by Sheep's Milk Cheesecake for dessert.
Farm-to-table freshness at Bramble & Hare — Photo courtesy of Bramble & Hare
Furthermore, Bramble & Hare offers a $5 happy hour with delicious options that can't be beat, including lentil fritters, mac 'n' cheese and a variety of local beer and wine options.
The late-night menu offers some of the most savory comfort food in Boulder, perfect for a midnight meal and drinks, including grilled cheese and farmhouse soup.
Bramble & Hare is happy to accommodate any and all dietary restrictions by offering gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and Paleo options, too.
From the Pasture to Pearl Street
Situated just off of Pearl Street Mall, Bramble & Hare places you in the thick of Boulder's bustling downtown area. Stop in for lunch, and then do some shopping.
Or, since they're open late at night, grab a bite and drink after you take in a concert at the Boulder Theater.
If you enjoy Bramble & Hare's offerings so much that you simply must have more, be sure to stop by the Black Cat booth at the Boulder County Farmers' Market, which runs in the downtown area from April through November.