First Bite team at River and Woods
2021 was A YEAR, amirite? I always believe in reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the new year, but the very end of 2021, and first few days of 2022 consumed our entire community as we experienced the Marshall Fire. I am so proud of our community and how quickly we jump to help our neighbors when tragedy strikes. So, the month of January certainly didn’t feel like a “Happy New Year.” So, let’s try this again, shall we? The weather is gorgeous, and there is lots to look forward to, even as we all continue to heal from 2021.
First Bite had a very eventful 2021. We continued to engage with you all through our cookbook through cooking classes, virtual talks and gifting galore. We have generated over $82,000 in revenue for the restaurants with A Bite of Boulder and still have a few boxes of cookbooks left to share. As vaccinations rolled out, the whole foodie world descended out of hibernation and enjoyed as many culinary adventures as we could. In September, our team enjoyed a fun farm dinner at The Lyons Farmette, hosted by Cured to support Growing Gardens. The unique picnic-style event is one we will never forget—and something that we hope sticks around post-pandemic! We were ecstatic to be able to reignite palates with First Bite’s restaurant week in October and heard so many exciting experiences and new tastes. We closed out the year focusing on highlighting the small business community that supports our restaurants day in and day out with our 12 Days of Giveaways. It’s always such a fun way to get to know our local small business community better and to encourage shopping local.
Our team grew by two this year, bringing us to the perfect fighting weight of six strong. We wanted to take this moment to do a quick intro of ourselves, and to share with you our own most memorable meals of 2021 and foodie resolution of 2022.