BOULDER WEEKLY STAFF
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THE BAMBOO SKEWER food truck. Mobile, throughout Boulder County. thebambooskewer.com
Coconut Shrimp Bowl @ The Bamboo Skewer
HOW DO THE FOLKS running the Bamboo Skewer food truck, which specializes in Japaneseinspired street food, get so much coconut flavor into the shrimp? That’s the question we were left with after ordering (and devouring) the coconut shrimp bowl from the truck on a recent sunny afternoon at Rayback Collective. Served alongside rice, slaw and a sweet chili sauce, the coconut shrimp is outstanding — fried in a seasoned coconut breading until golden and exceptionally crispy. Dip it in the chili sauce for a sweet-sour tang, and you’ll be happy.
1 FIRST BITE BOULDER GENERATES $82K FOR LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN NOVEMBER 2020, First Bite published A Bite of Boulder, a book in which 30 local restaurateurs and chefs shared recipes and stories in an effort to connect with diners while we were all stuck at home. Half of the proceeds from book sales have gone directly to those restaurants that contributed. As of the end of March, the cookbooks (sold along with take-home meal kits on the book’s launch weekend) generated over $82,000 for the participating restaurants. Says First Bite Owner and Producer Jessica Benjamin, “I am immensely proud of our team to be able to support our restaurants in this way. This cookbook has been such a special project that kept diners and restaurants connected throughout the last six months. Every single purchaser of the cookbook and diner at these restaurants should know that they contributed in making this possible, and we are grateful for their support.” You can still buy the book, and support restaurants, at firstbiteboulder.com/cookbook.
BOULDER COUNTY’S INDEPENDENT VOICE
WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET RETURNS TO BOULDER MAY 5 BOULDER COUNTY FARMERS Markets is hosting the first Wednesday evening market of the season in Boulder on May 5 from 4-7:30 p.m. In season now are cucumbers, lettuces, mustard and collard greens, chard, potatoes and more. You can also pick up meat, baked goods, eggs, dairy and other locally produced goods, as well as numerous packaged and prepared options. Reservations for the Wednesday evening market can be made (go to bcfm.org to do so and for more info), but they’re not required. You can still also pre-order goods for pickup. And in case you didn’t notice, the Saturday morning markets in Boulder and Longmont are currently open until November. APRIL 29, 2021