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Restaurants Rally the Vote + Election Day Drink Specials

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Big Red F is happy to be a part of Restaurants Rally the Vote, a bipartisan effort to support our employees — and industry as a whole — to rock the vote in 2020. We’ve been using our channels to spread the message and doing everything we can to make sure our team members are supported in their voting efforts this election. Read more in Eater and 5280 Magazine. ELECTION DAY SPECIALS Cheers to voting with a $5 drink special at all of our restaurants all day long on Tuesday, November 3. Available for dine-in and call-in pick-up and delivery […]

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Video: Dave & Dana Query, Sheila Lucero, Talk Boulder Community During COVID-19

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Rory from Third Street Chai sat down with Big Red F to chat about taking care of the community through this pandemic. Boulder 4 Boulder is a brand new web series exploring how local Boulder businesses and their employees are navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Dave Query Speaks Out On the New Restaurant Reality

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When disasters strike, it’s usually the restaurant community that rallies and picks up the pieces. Hurricane Katrina, forest fires, 9/11, the 2008 economic crisis… the list of events and tragedies we’ve experienced in this country in recent years is long, and every recovery was anchored by chefs and restaurants showing up with our portable gear to do what we do—cook food for people. The simple act of eating in community during crisis is as soul-filling as it gets. Restaurants have always been gathering places. The word restaurant means to restore,and restaurateurs are therefore “restorers.” That’s what we do: We take […]

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How One CU Professor Uses Mole to Connect With Her Mexican Roots—and the Boulder Community

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Centro Mexican Kitchen features Carmen Pacheco-Borden’s delicious moles at a sold-out dinner, plus mole specials for the entire month of March Growing up in Sonora, Mexico, Carmen Pacheco-Borden remembers eating mole—a dish based on a thick, richly flavored sauce—for dinner at least once a month. Like many Mexican families, their mole typically came from a jar. The prepackaged Doña Maria brand was their go-to, meant to offer convenience and ease for busy families. As an adult living in Boulder, Colorado and fixing dinner for her own family, Carmen soon realized that prepackaged mole sauce was anything but convenient. “You always […]

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Culinary Director Kyle Mendenhall Finds Colorado Connection Through Foraging

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  Growing up in California, I always liked the outdoors. But when I combined the outdoors with cooking, it was really two passions coming together. Since I was a teenager, my family has had a cabin in Colorado. Our land is located between Rifle and Grand Junction, perched right at the edge of the incredible Grand Mesa National Forest. It’s the sort of off-the-grid place with no electricity that I try to make it out to every summer with my family. It was at the cabin that I first discovered how much I loved foraging. Finding special ingredients that naturally […]

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Sheila Lucero at James Beard Foundation

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Jax Executive Chef Sheila Lucero at the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change Earlier this fall, Sheila Lucero—the executive chef of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar—was invited to participate in the James Beard Foundation’s 11th annual Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. Held at scenic Shelburne Farms in Burlington, Vermont, the conference brought together 15 civically and politically minded chefs from around the country to learn effective policy and advocacy skills to help fuel their work in sustainability. The three-day hoe-down included classes led by chefs as well as politicians, focus groups, demos, and […]

Big Red F Sort-Of-Annual Boulder Rez Party

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            September 5, 2017 was a much anticipated day for the employees of the twelve Big Red F restaurants— the day of the annual Rez Party.  It was to be a day of intense inter-company competition, live music, delicious, local food, and an endless flow of Post beer—what could be better?  At high noon, men and women, clad in mermaid tails, chicken heads, and even a few strong men costumes, piled into buses and made their way from their home restaurants (from as far away as Jax Fish House in Kansas City) and began their […]

Jax Executive Chef Sheila Lucero Hits Washington D.C.

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  This summer Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar’s executive chef traveled to Capitol Hill to fight for our oceans. Jax Fish House’s very own Chef Sheila Lucero (center above) traveled to Capitol Hill this summer and tried her hand at politics. As a leading member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Blue Ribbon Task Force, she was invited to Washington, DC to meet with congressmen and policymakers to discuss sustainability and the health of our oceans. Several key policies are up for renewal this year, in particular the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which keeps coastal fishing practices at […]