Boulder is home to an incredible number of restaurants that specialize in all types of cuisine. Whether you’d like to enjoy Italian fare, Mexican specialties, fresh sushi, or any other dish you can think of, we’ve got it all here. If you’d like to stay up to date with the latest restaurant happenings in Boulder, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a look at what’s going on in the restaurant scene:
Stella’s Cucina Opens On Walnut
Opening on January 4th at 1123 Walnut Street, Stella’s Cucina offers a combination of authentic Italian cuisine, elegant architecture and designs, and a sophisticated atmosphere. This restaurant is led by Chef Filippo Piccini and owner, Stella Spanu. The community is so excited to welcome Stella’s to our incredible restaurant scene!
The Sink Celebrates 100 Years
The Sink first opened in 1923, 100 years ago. In celebration of reaching this significant milestone, they are inviting everyone to share experiences they’ve had at the restaurant over the years. The stories will be published on their website, social media, in print, and possibly a documentary. Submit your Sink Story here.
Hapa Sushi Is Moving
Hapa Sushi is moving down the street from its current location on Pearl Street. This sushi joint’s new digs will be located at 1048 Pearl Street, which just so happens to be where Eureka previously resided. We’re not sure what’s taking Hapa’s current space (1117 Pearl Street) yet, so stay tuned for details!
Postino Is Coming to Pearl Street
A new restaurant is coming to town on the other end of Pearl Street. Arizona-based Postino will occupy 1468 Pearl Street (the former location of Kasa). Postino is a chain offering shareable foods and eclectic wines, and has several locations throughout Colorado.
Masas and Agaves Open On Walnut
If you remember Arcana and Super Moon on Walnut, this space is now home to Masas and Agaves. Located at 909 Walnut in Suite 100, Masas and Agaves is inspired by ancestral Mexican roots and brings an elevated twist to Mexican classics.
Avant Garden Bistro Is Coming to Boulder
The rumors haven’t been confirmed yet, but signs point to a new location of Avant Garden Bistro coming to the former Med space. Avant Garden Bistro is a New York and Los Angeles-based vegan restaurant that specializes in fresh, vibrant dishes.
Nopalitos Is Moving
Fast-casual Mexican restaurant Nopalitos is moving! This beloved Boulder staple that’s known for serving up extra-strong margaritas is currently located in the Diagonal Plaza and will be relocating to West Pearl (the previous home of a Chipotle location).
Blast From the Past: Remembering Bananas
Although not quite news, our restaurant roundup provides a great opportunity to pay homage to a Boulder icon from the past: Bananas! Bananas enjoyed a 10+ year stint on 30th and Walnut, and was the brainchild of the legendary late Wayne Dozier. Dozier was a famous restaurateur in Boulder who also founded the Walrus in 1973, as well as Sebastian’s. Bananas reigned in the 1970s and ‘80s, and was a one-of-a-kind contemporary rock-n-roll spot (and also the first place in Boulder to serve fried cheese, allegedly).
When you live in Boulder, it’s possible to enjoy a different restaurant every day if you wish. We have a truly incredible number of options here, and we’re always excited to welcome newcomers. The latest news in Boulder restaurants mentioned here are just what we know about now–there are sure to be more on the horizon!