Colorado’s superfood smoothie and bowl purveyors Whole Sol Blend Bar (Boulder locations at 1420 Pearl St. and 1810 29th St.) is supporting the LGBTQ community and Pride Month with its Pride Bōl.
This dish builds upon a dragon fruit foundation and is topped with fresh and organic strawberry, mango and kiwi. Other ingredients include blue spirulina chia pudding and locally produced granola, all topped off with a mini Pride flag. One dollar from every Pride Bōl sold on Whole Sol Wednesdays in June will benefit One Colorado, a leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.
Food on film
In addition to the CineCHEF event taking place at Rayback Collective on Thursday, this year’s Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) will also be screening two food-focused films: “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” will screen on June 26 and “Breaking Bread” will screen June 24 and June 27. “Roadrunner” is directed by Morgan Neville, who will be receiving BIFF’s inaugural Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award. “Breaking Bread,” also a documentary, spotlights a food festival in Haifa, Israel, that pairs Israeli and Palestinian chefs working on social change through food. Tickets are available at biff1.com.
Piece, Love & Chocolate, 805 Pearl St., is serving up a slate of dessert cooking classes throughout the summer that will be focused on a number of cocoa-based sweets and other treats. Class offerings include Tasty Truffles and Ganache Techniques, Chocolate Eclairs and Cream Puffs, and Chocolate Soufflé and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Also available is a less-chocolate focused course that seeks to demystify crafting French macarons. Shop discounts are also available to class participants. Piece, Love & Chocolate can set up private classes for larger groups. Additional details and class registration are available at pieceloveandchocolate.com.
Party like arena rock stars
Known for its award-winning IPAs and real fruit-infused hard seltzers, Longmont’s Bootstrap Brewing, 142 Pratt St., celebrates its ninth anniversary starting at noon Saturday. The festivities include live music, an arena rock attire contest (dust off your Night Ranger T-shirts), brewery tours, food trucks and special beer tappings. Advance tickets, which include a free beer token, are available for $15 at bootstrapbrewing.ticketleap.com/9th-anniversary, or at the door for $20.
Going well beyond a mere Taco Tuesday, the 2021 Boulder Taco Fest returns to Foothills Community Park, 800 Cherry Ave., on Aug. 28th. Over a dozen county taquerias will be representing their wares, including McDevitt Taco Supply and Verde, but only one will be crowned Boulder’s Best Taco. Beverages will include a host of margaritas and beer from such standbys as New Belgium Brewery.
The festival will also feature live music and Lucha Libre wrestling performances. General admission tickets are available in advance for $25 ($30 at the door) and a VIP wristband is $50 in advance ($55 at the door), and this includes additional tickets for tacos, beer and margaritas — and admission to a VIP lounge with tequila tastings. Admission is free for kids under 12 with the purchase of a parent/guardian ticket. Purchase tickets at bouldertacofest.com.