Two Nine North 1st Annual Taste Off Today

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The Two Nine North Team is very excited to host our first annual Restaurant Week Taste-Off! Restaurant Week celebrates Boulder’s exceptional dining community and helps to bring our well-deserved reputation into the national spotlight. We invite you to take part as we celebrate the establishments that make Boulder the culinary destination it is. Please join us on January 17, 2012 from 3-6pm as some of your favorite restaurants come together for a cook-off that’s sure to please. What’s the best part? Well, that’s easy… YOU will be the judge! Just bring your taste buds and an empty stomach and we’ll take care of the rest.

 

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A Fresh Way to End the Spring… Compliments of Two Nine North

Kew Garden makes one drink

2 ounces Banks 5‐Island Rum* 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water – for the super-simple recipe, just click here) 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 8 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish 3 cucumber slices, plus 1 for garnish club soda

[*Banks 5-Island started rolling out in U.S. markets in the fall of 2010. If it isn’t yet available in your area, I’d suggest substituting another flavorful white rum, such as a rhum agricole.]

Add 8 mint leaves, 3 cucumber slices and the simple syrup to a mixing glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the club soda) and ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a cucumber wheel.

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YUM! Downtown Boulder Taste Tour! This Friday and Saturday.

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Eat your way through town on a guided food tour for a unique taste of Boulder. With over 100 restaurants in the downtown Boulder area, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to finding a great meal. Our Downtown Dining Tours feature some of Boulder’s most creative, award winning chefs. Thoughtfully selected wine and beverage pairings complement the gourmet Front Range Cuisine featured at these restaurants. This is a dining tour, not a sampling tour, so come with an appetite.

Set aside a couple of hours to enjoy a tour through the heart of Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall, and find out why we are a top-rated destination city for food lovers and chefs. Or, spend an hour and a half sampling specially crafted libations in Boulder or Denver. Don’t be shy about calling for more information- 303-909-5747.

For more information please visit: http://www.localtabletours.com/boulder-tours/

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Have you ever noticed that no other month in our calendar starts on the same day of the week as the month of May? The month of June is also similar in this pattern. No other month ends on the same day of the week as the month of May either. This is fascinating!

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Boulder Cruiser Ride-This Thursday! Come join the Dr. Seuss Fun!

The Boulder Cruiser Ride has started!  Come enjoy this Boulder bike ride EVERY THURSDAY on a beautiful and fun cruiser bike while meeting locals and other travelers.

This Thursday May 31, 2012 start at Scott Carpenter Park between 7:30-8PM.  This week’s theme is Dr. Seuss!

The Ride Guide
To have fun and to be nice to everyone…
To ring thy bell, To wish everyone well…
To sing, to dance, to make merry,
To not bring more than I can carry…
To leave no trace, to Cruise and not to race…
To ride in control and not be a troll…
To stay to the right and to ride with a light…

And of course to say… “Have a Happy Thursday!”

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1 out of 3 people eat the same thing EVERY DAY for lunch!

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but lunch is the most boring.

–A survey by Whole Foods found that one in three people eat the same thing for lunch EVERY SINGLE DAY. And half of THOSE people have eaten the same thing for at least SIX years.

–Cheese sandwiches are the most popular thing to eat on a daily basis, followed by ham sandwiches. And various types of chicken or chicken-salad sandwiches were also popular.

–One in three people say they’re sick of what they have for lunch, but 40% say they keep eating the same thing because it’s easy to make.

Read more: http://www.937thebull.com/pages/DitchCooper.html?feed=449319&article=10146055#ixzz1vnep0Uqa

Today spice up your lunch and check out one of the great restaurants at the 29th Street Mall!

  • San Francisco Soup Company
  • Zpizza
  • Smashburger
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Firehouse Subs
  • modMarket

Just to name a few!

What are you eating for lunch today?

 

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Boulder Boulder!!!

This coming Monday is the world famous Boulder Boulder!! It’s not to late for registration.

Two Nine North will actively be participating in the race this year. We will be handing out pre-race supplies and teaming up with the Colorado Athletic Club for pre-race stretching. Please look for us and say HI!! We look forward to seeing our residents out in the community.

The website to register is-

http://www.bolderboulder.com/

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50 Wedding Facts

Good Luck and Bad Luck

1. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove — according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.

2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

3. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the “best day” to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

4. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

5. Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny — it’s the most popular day of the week to marry!

6. Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.

7. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!

8. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!

9. Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye.

10. Peas are thrown at Czech newly weds instead of rice.

11. A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without.

12. A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.

13. Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony.

14. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newly weds’ home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

It’s Got a Ring To It

15. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

16. About 70% of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand.

17. Priscilla Presley’s engagement ring was a whopping 3 1/2-carat rock surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.

18. Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century.

19. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.

20. A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.

21. One of history’s earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. She was two years old at the time.

22. Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!

23. Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in Victorian England — the coils winding into a circle symbolised eternity.

24. Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage.

Fashionable Lore

25. Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 — before then, brides simply wore their best dress.

26. In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolises fidelity for the length of a marriage.

27. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.

28. On her wedding day, Grace Kelly wore a dress with a bodice made from beautiful 125-year-old lace.

29. Of course, Jackie Kennedy’s bridesmaids were far from frumpy. She chose pink silk faille and red satin gowns created by African-American designer Ann Lowe (also the creator of Jackie’s dress).

30. In Japan, white was always the colour of choice for bridal ensembles — long before Queen Victoria popularised it in the Western world.

31. Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million.

32. In Korea, brides don bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.

33. Brides carry or wear “something old” on their wedding day to symbolise continuity with the past.

34. In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!

35. The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolises purity, fidelity, and love.

Food and Family

36. In Egypt, the bride’s family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can…relax.

37. In South Africa, the parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newly weds’ hearth.

38. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revellers broke a loaf of bread over a bride’s head for fertility’s sake.

39. The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.

40. Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.

41. Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of groom’s cake under their pillows.

42. An old wives’ tale: If the younger of two sisters marries first, the older sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a husband.

Show Off at a Cocktail Party

43. In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”).

44. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.

45. Princess Victoria established the tradition of playing Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” during her wedding processional in 1858.

46. The bride stands to the groom’s left during a Christian ceremony, because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off other suitors.

47. There are over 110,000 weddings here in Australia each year.

48. Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve are the two busiest “marriage” days in Las Vegas — elopement central!

49. The Catholic tradition of “posting the banns” to announce a marriage originated as a way to ensure the bride and groom were not related.

50. Bucks parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.

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