Brice Young pours a cold coffee at his store, Precision Pours, in Louisville last year. Young has recently added homemade sourdough bread to the menu at
Brice Young pours a cold coffee at his store, Precision Pours, in Louisville last year. Young has recently added homemade sourdough bread to the menu at Precision Pours. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

Brice Young, the driving force behind Louisville's Precision Pours Coffee House, 1030 E. South Boulder Rd., Louisville, possesses his impeccable attention to detail when it comes to brewing coffee. Recently, he's turned his meticulous approach to a new offering, sourdough bread, and the results are as rewarding as they are for his coffee. Available by the slice or the loaf, his sourdough boasts a substantial, but not tooth-shattering crust. More important, loaves possess a flavor profile that reminded me of the bread one would get at a first-rate San Francisco seafood house. While terrific preserves made in-house are an option for this sourdough, it really needs nothing more than a light buttering for an enjoyable experience.

Fall will be here soon, and one of the foodie highlights of the season will be the Flatirons Food Film Festival. In the meantime, the festival will be holding a cocktail fundraiser Tuesday at the Boulder Brands office, 1320 Pearl St.. Highlights include small plates and libations from Blackbelly, Bramble and Hare and Emmerson. Pastificio Boulder will dish out heirloom grain pasta, and Bryan Dayton, owner of Corrida and Oak at Fourteenth, will give a cocktail presentation The $75 tickets are available at bit.ly/2LQos6N or are $85 at the door.


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Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids,1555 South Hover Road, Longmont, continues to supplement its offerings of local brews, barbecue, pizza and Southern cuisine with live music. This month's highlights include a performance by Bonnie and the Clydes, self-described Rocky Mountain Country Soul music on Aug. 11. Award-wining singer-songwriter Lee Johnson will bring a performance of his unique mix of rocking folk-pop country Aug. 30.

Chef Bradford Heap's Wild Standard, 1043 Pearl St., breaks up the working week with Tuesday and Wednesday night specials. Tuesday night is date night, spotlighting a $45 three-course meal for two and a bottle of Colorado Bookcliff wine. The rotating date-night menu includes favorites as fried calamari, a shellfish Martini and miso-marinated cod, along with dessert. Wine Down Wednesdays feature a half-off offer on select vintages all day. The list features a rotating selection of reds, whites and sparkling wines.

Wild Standard will also be presenting a $75 per-person Provence-themed wine dinner on Aug. 23. The five-course meal will be paired with a like-number of vintages from South of France. Featured courses will include a green garlic panisse, watermelon and goat cheese salad and pan-roasted ahi steak.