Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Culinary Future of Boulder with Contributors to “A Bite of Boulder”
$5 – Or Free with Purchase of Cookbook

After the past year, the food industry in Boulder has undergone an evolutionary shift. In A Bite of Boulder, we were introduced to many of the deeper stories of our local restaurants, as well as their recipes. As this shift continues and the world slowly reopens, what is the culinary future of Boulder?

Join author and First Bite Owner, Jessica Benjamin, along with Owner of Japango, Erin Banis, Owner/Chef/Farmer of Black Cat Farm and Bramble & Hare, Eric Skokan, and Owner/Chef of Basta and Dry Storage, Kelly Whitaker, as they discuss what they discovered about themselves and their businesses this last year, what changes will stick around post-pandemic, and what they envision for our culinary future.


  • Tickets are $5 (plus a small convenience fee) for the access link to this virtual event. This access link will be sent 24 hours before the event.
  • The virtual event begins at 5:00 pm MT / 7:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event or if you’d like to ask a question during the Q&A portion, please email your questions to [email protected]
  • A Bite of Boulder is available to purchase from Boulder Book Store here: A code will be sent to you after purchasing a ticket to this virtual event that is good for $5 off the books at checkout. Email [email protected] if you don’t receive your code.
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1792 Spring Fling Whiskey Dinner at West End Tavern1792 Spring Fling Whiskey Dinner

When: Thursday, April 22 at 6:30pm
Where: West End Tavern
Tickets: $79

West End Tavern is welcoming spring on April 22 with—what else?—whiskey!
Guests at the Tavern’s 1792 Spring Fling Whiskey Dinner will sip their way through Barton 1792 Distillery’s award-winning Kentucky bourbons, paired with five delicious courses. Menu highlights include a duck pastrami tea sandwich amuse bouche, monkfish risotto, and smoked lamb. An ambassador for 1792 distillery will be on hand to lead guests through the tasting notes of each spirit selection.

Tickets are $79 plus gratuity and tax, and the dinner takes place on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Seats can be reserved here.
Full menu is below.

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Duck Pastrami Tea Sandwich
rye, apricot mostarda, cucumber, spinach
served with welcome cocktail

Spring Salad
fava Bean falafel, radish, asparagus, fennel, snap peas, watercress, ricotta, spring onion dressing
served with 1792 Small Batch

Monkfish Risotto
peas, housemade ham, herbs
served with 1792 Bottled Bond

Smoked Lamb
farro, grilled marinated artichoke, spinach, green garlic-mint yogurt
served with 1792 Full Proof (Winner of Jim Murray’s 2020 Whiskey of the Year Award)

Really Good Cheese
candied nuts, jam, crackers
served with 1792 Single Barrel

Pineapple Right Side Up Cake
brown butter, cherries
served with 1792 Sweet Wheat

Takeaway Treat
bourbon apricot-cherry jam