The Kitchen – It’s Where to Eat This Weekend

July 23rd, 2010 Posted by Boulder, Chefs, Culinary Connectors, restaurants No Comment yet

I like The Kitchen, but I really enjoy The Kitchen [Upstairs]. Couches, a community table, fun lighting and the bar make eating at The Kitchen [Upstairs] a casual and relaxing experience. Open seven days a week, the Kitchen [Upstairs] serves rustic food prepared in a wood-fired oven. The beer and wine list is one of the best in Colorado.

The last time I was in I gorged myself on a beautiful carrot flan with peas, spicy green salad simply dressed with lemon and olive oil, lamb with roasted vegetables and chocolate sambuca mousse with fresh cherries. The menu also includes a roasted chicken, cheese and charcuterie boards, fries, garlic fries and a selection of housemade pastas.  Chef Ashley and Sommelier, Jake who both did time at Frasca, will take care of you, satisfy your cravings and pair exquisite wines or beer with your dishes.

The Kitchen is known for being one of the most “green” restaurants in the country. Everything from the straws to the to-go boxes are recycled and The Kitchen’s commitment to community doesn’t end there.  The restaurant is 100% wind powered.  Leftover food and food scraps are either given to staff at the end of their shift, composted, or recycled.  The menu evolves with the seasonal availability of mostly local herbs, greens, vegetables, and meat. Depending on the time of year, upwards of 70% of all ingredients are sourced locally. The menu changes daily to reflect what’s available.

Each Monday the Kitchen hosts “Community Night”. This is a family style dinner and 20% of all food sales during community night are donated to The School Food Project and Growe Foundation.  Additionally, the Kitchen hosts a Community Hour from 3:00 – 5:30 Monday – Friday featuring food and drink specials.  The [Upstairs] also offers a Tasting Hour 7 days a week – Sunday and Monday all night and Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30 – 6:30.

Check out The Kitchen this weekend. The Kitchen – 1039 Pearl Street in Boulder. For reservations to community night or to eat downstairs please call 303.544.5973.

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